“You Picked the Wrong Fight Burr, The Wrong Fight Indeed!!”

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Rachel Maddow ‘SLAMS’ Republican North Carolina Senator Richard Burr because of his obstruction of confirming Tammy Duckworth to the Veterans Administrations

And Jon Soltz Speaks What Many Vets Are Saying and Thinking

His actions angered some veterans groups Friday.

“Senator Burr has had plenty of time to ask questions of her,” Jon Soltz, the chairman of VoteVets.org, an organization of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, said in a statement. “Senator Burr is only hurting American veterans with this nonsense. He should stop playing petty partisan games, stop needling the White House for the sheer fun of it and grow up.”

Burr still has questions about Duckworth’s nomination, his office said. >>>>> Rest Here

Contact Sen. Richard Burr’s Office Through his Online Contact Form



Federal Building

151 Patton Avenue, Suite 204

Asheville, NC 28801

Phone: (828) 350-2437

Fax: (828) 350-2439

Rocky Mount

100 Coast Line Street, Room 210

Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Phone: (252) 977-9522

Fax: (252) 977-7902

Washington, DC

217 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

Phone: (202) 224-3154

Fax: (202) 228-2981


2000 West First Street

Suite 508

Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Phone: (800) 685-8916

Phone: (336) 631-5125

Fax: (336) 725-4493


City Hall

181 South Street, Room 222

Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: (704) 833-0854

Fax: (704) 833-1467


201 North Front Street

Suite 809

Wilmington, NC 28401

Phone: (888) 848-1833

Phone: (910) 251-1058

Now most reading will think, “He’s not my Senator so what good would my contacting do, and it’s a waste of time and effort.”. NOT, the Veterans Administration and the Military are not there just for North Carolina, we serve the Country and it’s Constitution. So Contact Today, let him come to work on monday and know, as Jon said: “Grow Up Senator Burr, Grow Up!”


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    • jimstaro on April 4, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    His offices with correspondence, You Civilians Owe It To Those Who Serve and Their Families!!!!

    • jimstaro on April 4, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    “”Tammy Duckworth, a helicopter pilot badly wounded in Iraq and now up for a top position in the VA, told lawmakers Wednesday that “If (the VA) cannot be in every hometown across America, we will find partners who are.”””

    WASHINGTON – For years, government care and benefits for veterans were often hard to get because of bureaucratic or geographic hurdles.

    But that may be changing.

    Veterans’ advocates – including lawmakers and the newly appointed leaders of the Veterans Affairs Department – are pushing sweeping reforms in benefits and management practices to modernize the system.

    Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, is shepherding a raft of legislation that would enhance education benefits, increase access to medical care and raise income ceilings that cut off access to services. >>>>>Rest Here

    • jimstaro on April 4, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    to Treat Soldiers with PTSD and TBI

    HIMSS 2009 Annual Conference

    FALLS CHURCH, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Planned Systems International, Inc. (PSI), a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions and services to the federal government, is involved in three major initiatives which support the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Veterans Administration (VA) in their mission to deliver critical Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) care for our nation’s Wounded Warriors.

    An article in US Medicine reported that service members returning from war with PTSD and/or TBI has been a growing concern in the military. In the article, Mike Veasey, Defense Health Services Systems principal deputy program manager, indicated that many of these service-members live in rural areas where they receive care through TRICARE’s civilian network. The article highlighted the importance of these civilian physicians having the training they need to care for our veterans.

    The Civilian Provider Training Portal, a pilot web portal developed by a team of PSI specialists for the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), provides training to civilian health care providers who care for service members and veterans with PTSD and TBI. With PSI’s assistance, MHS Learn delivers this training through a new front-end portal, complete with continuing medical education certificates, custom reports, and a refined Self Registration process. The pilot program is taking place for six (6) months and will then be evaluated for potential production of additional education courses to help providers treat patients suffering from disorders related to military experiences. The Civilian Provider Training Portal is also supported by Oracle Corporation’s (Oracle) iLearning software and On Demand services and can be accessed at Mil/Civilian Provider Education.***** >>>>>Rest Here

    • jimstaro on April 4, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    HatTip to Ilona Meager

    Rutgers University to count military training for college credit

    Veterans who attend Rutgers University in Camden will likely be able to count military training courses as college credit starting in September.

    The university faculty voted this week to apply to become part of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium, a group that helps colleges determine what type of credit should be given for experience gained while in the military.

    • jimstaro on April 4, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Vets’ homelessness, mental problems expected to last decades

    Homelessness, family strains and psychological problems among returning veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will persist in the United States for generations to come, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday.

    “This is not a 10-year problem. It is a 50- or 60- or 70-year problem,” Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told an audience of the Hudson Union Society, a group that promotes non-partisan debate.

    Something us ‘Nam Vets already know as many of our Brothers have gone through and continue to, for the decades since, as the Nation looks the other way!!!  

    • jimstaro on April 4, 2009 at 8:10 pm


    “I did not hear any concerns expressed at the hearing that would block her confirmation … This is a disappointing setback.”

      Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka issued the following statement tonight after the nomination of L. Tammy Duckworth to be VA Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs was not considered at a business meeting of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee:

    Larry Scott at VA Watchdog!!  

  1. … and he will be hearing from me on Monday morning. Oh yes.

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