Sunday, January 29, 2017

Remembering Apollo 1

In memorium.

Lt Col Virgil I "Gus" Grissom, USAF
Lt Col Edward H. White, USAF
Lt Cmdr Roger B. Chaffe, USN
Who 50 years ago yesterday gave thier lives in service to this country and the exploration of outer space.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Exemption From Fed Hiring Freeze for Essential Positions at the VA

News Releases VA

News Release Statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs on federal hiring freeze 01/27/2017 01:55 PM EST
 Statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs on federal hiring freeze

 WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced exemptions to the federal hiring freeze in the President's memo dated January 23rd, 2017. The authorities outlined in the President's memo provide VA the ability to continue filling essential positions that provide public safety services to our Veterans. We strongly believe that these exemptions are in line with the President's intent. "The Department of Veterans Affairs intends to exempt anyone it deems necessary for public health and safety, including frontline caregivers," Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Snyder said. "The President and VA remain committed to seeing that our Veterans receive the quality care and benefits they've earned. This is the right thing to do for our Veterans." The memorandum is available for viewing here. # # # Media Inquiries: Lydia Blaha VA Deputy Press Secretary 202-461-7458 Keep updated & let us know how we're doing. Facebook Twitter Google Plus Blog Website Subscribe You have received this message because you are subscribed to Veterans Affairs. Access your Subscriber Preferences to make changes to your subscription or Unsubscribe. Get this as a forward? Sign Up to receive updates from Veterans Affairs. Having questions or problems? Please visit for assistance. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call 1-800-273-8255 and (PRESS 1) or visit Please remember the only secure way to ask personal questions is at Explore VA benefits at

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

HVAC Leadership Announced


Thursday, January 12, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tiffany Haverly

(202) 226-6340


Roe Announces Committee Leadership


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) announced the leadership for the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs for the 115th Congress.


Roe released the following statement:

"These incoming subcommittee chairmen have impressive backgrounds in public service, and many of them have served in the military. They've each been tireless advocates for veterans, and I'm confident they will keep fighting to improve the lives of our nation's heroes as chairmen of their respective subcommittees. I am also glad Rep. Bilirakis will continue serving as vice chairman. I look forward to working with Rep. Bilirakis and the subcommittee chairmen to pass meaningful legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and continue the committee's diligent oversight."

115th Congress Leadership:


Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL): Vice Chairman


Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL): Chairman, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs


Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX): Chairman, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity


Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH): Chairman, Subcommittee on Health


Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI): Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations


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