Episode 26

Tango Alpha Lima: GIBill.com, “The Pledge” unveiled in Arlington and Suicide Prevention news


October 28th, 2020

37 mins 26 secs

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About this Episode

CV is befuddled by VA losing rights to the GIBill.com website.

Ashley celebrates the unveiling of "The Pledge,” a new statue dedicated to women in the military and service dogs at The Women In Military Service For America Memorial.

Jeff shares the news of progress addressing Veteran Suicide:

  • The 988 National Crisis Hotline will go live in Fall 2021
  • The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 includes mental health elements
  • More measures could be coming with agreements to fast track a package of 9 House bills related to veteran suicide (COMPACT Act) which includes VA mental health care services to ALL veterans, regardless of their discharge status

Rapid Fire
Vanessa Guillen death ruled "in the line of duty"
46 books on the 2020 Marine Commandant’s Reading List
World War II all-volunteer jungle fighters known as Merrill's Marauders will recieve Congressional Gold Medal
Army says viral video showing a soldier drinking Ocean Spray and lip-syncing Fleetwood Mac during parachute jump may be a safety violation.

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