en-us Copyright 2015, SaxoTech Online Thu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Thu, 28 May 2015 21:00:43 -0400 15 Shipping delays appear to be easing for troops' personal vehicles The backlog of troops' privately owned vehicles has almost been cleared, according to an analysis of numbers provided by the contractor responsible for shipping troops' cars on reassignment moves to and from overseas. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 10:26:00 -0400 Justice Department's influence in VA cases up for debate When Congress passed new rules for firing Veterans Affairs executives in July, the goal was to get rid of problem employees faster and without bureaucratic confusion. So far, it's done neither. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:50:00 -0400 Death prompts changes at Hampton VA hospital A patient's death has prompted policy changes at the Hampton VA Medical Center. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:15:00 -0400 Medical tests for PTSD and TBI not far off Researchers are inching closer to creating medical tests to detect post-traumatic stress or mild traumatic brain injury - conditions that now are diagnosed only with self-reported symptoms and subjective exams. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:51:00 -0400 Autism therapy benefit to be analyzed for DoD The Defense Department has hired Rand Corp. to analyze its autism therapy benefit to determine whether the level of coverage is appropriate and how well it stacks up against private insurers. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:27:00 -0400 VA names new director for Phoenix medical center The Department of Veterans Affairs has named longtime administrator Glen Grippen as the third interim executive to oversee the Phoenix VA Health Care System since it became the hub of a national crisis over mismanagement and delayed care. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 09:26:00 -0400 Some veterans to receive health care 'choice cards' this week Veterans Affairs Department 'choice cards' will arrive in some veterans' mailboxes this week, allowing them to seek out private medical care and have VA pick up the bill. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:35:00 -0400 DoD proposes consolidating Tricare regions into two The Defense Health Agency is proposing to cut the number of Tricare regions from three to two, a cost-savings plan that would sharply increase competition for the next round of lucrative Pentagon health care contracts. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:42:00 -0400 Mission Family: Limits on nonprofit groups designed to protect military families You may not have realized there was a problem. You may not have known that some nonprofit groups have been trying to make your life easier but are hitting roadblocks when military installation officials won't allow them access. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 10:27:00 -0400 Tricare Help: How to disenroll from Tricare Young Adult Q. I'm enrolled in Tricare Young Adult. But I just graduated college and got a job that offers health benefits. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:39:00 -0400 Ask the Lawyer: Uncharged offenses relevant in sexual assault cases A. Under the Military Rules of Evidence, prosecutors generally can't use evidence of other crimes, wrongs or acts to prove that it was within a service member's character to commit whatever offense he or she is charged with. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:33:00 -0400 'Ask the Lawyer' columnist to appear before Supreme Court Attorney Mathew Tully, the longtime 'Ask the Lawyer' columnist for Air Force Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times and Navy Times, will appear before the Supreme Court on Tuesday in a case pitting the Homeland Security Department against a federal whistle Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:49:00 -0400 E-mails: VA secretary sought changes in Phoenix report A top Department of Veterans Affairs official and a White House appointee successfully pressed for changes in an inspector general's report on the Phoenix VA medical center. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:01:00 -0400 DoD to monitor troops exposed to Iraqi chemical weapons The Defense Department will provide medical assessments and health surveillance for troops and veterans exposed to chemical agents during the 2003-2011 Iraq War who may not have received proper treatment, senior officials said. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:39:00 -0400 Troops' sleep problem may be new disorder A 39-year-old soldier arrived at the sleep clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center with symptoms not uncommon in combat soldiers: nightmares of his war experiences and thrashing in his sleep, at one point clocking his wife hard enough to leave bruises. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:39:00 -0400 U.S. military to train more Ebola response teams The U.S. military will train more medical personnel to respond to domestic cases of Ebola should they occur, a senior Defense Department official said Thursday. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:24:00 -0400 Online shopping privileges for all vets is likely, official says Expanding online shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans isn't a matter of 'if,' but 'when,' the chief executive officer of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service said at a meeting in Washington on Wednesday. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:50:00 -0400 Kevlar for the Mind: Private groups offer mental health care The government spends hundreds of millions of dollars a year on mental health treatment for service members and veterans. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:18:00 -0400 Consumer Watch: Diligently protect your financial accounts The unfortunate experience of a military retiree who recently had his retired pay stolen from his bank account offers a stark reminder to be vigilant about our finances. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:40:00 -0400 Tricare Help: Dad's mad - can he cut off child's Tricare? Q. I am a 20-year-old dependent of my father, who is retired from the Air Force. I have Tricare Prime through him. Recently he became upset with me, and I am worried he will take me off Tricare insurance. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400 Virginians to vote on tax exemption proposal for spouses of troops killed in action Virginians were being asked to decide Tuesday whether to approve a constitutional amendment that would exempt the surviving spouses of U.S. military members killed in action from paying real estate taxes. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:27:00 -0400 Senate to vote on advance funding for VA When Congress returns next month, the Senate will vote on legislation to provide all Veterans Affairs Department funding a full year in advance, preventing government shutdowns or budget gridlock from interrupting veterans services. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:43:00 -0400 New prosthetic limb may prevent chafing, swelling Prosthetic technology has come a long way in the last few decades, offering state-of-the-art robotic arms, carbon-fiber blades and joints that contain microchips and processors. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:36:00 -0400