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Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 02:06 PM EST
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Washington, DC: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it began mailing Veterans Choice Cards on November 17 to Veterans currently waiting more than 30-days from their preferred date or the date that is medically determined by their physician for an appointment at a VA facility.


  
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Veteran's Day Discounts: 2014 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 12:56 PM EST
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As many of you know, each year many companies provide discounts for food and fun on Veteran's Day.  This year there are many participating and you find the list from the link below.

Trivia Fact: The Marine Corps League's own PNC Jack Ryan and our National Executive Director. Michael Blum had the honor of being prominently featured in Applebee's Veteran's Day commercial for several years now (without pay).
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Secertary of Veterans Affairs Message Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 12:39 PM EST
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November 4, 2014: An Open Letter to America’s Veterans

At the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), we have one of the most noble and inspiring missions in Government.  I accepted this job and joined this mission to better serve you—our Veterans—and improve the delivery of the care and benefits you have earned.  It is our privilege to serve you, and I have made clear that as we move forward as a Department, we will judge the success of all our efforts against a single metric—the outcomes we provide for Veterans.


  
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Commandant of the MCL - Birthday Message: 2014 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 09:01 PM EST
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October 31st 2014: Birthday Message - Commandant of the Marine Corps League

Marines, Sailors and Friends of the Marine Corps -
I wish to extend a Happy Birthday to all our Corps. It was just 239 years ago that we became the U. S. Marine Corps.


  
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Commandant of the USMC - 239th Birthday Message Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 04:41 AM EST
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In his birthday greeting 70 years ago, General Alexandar Vandegrift, our 18th Commandant note that, "A birthday is a fitting time to peer backward - and forward.


  
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Attention on Deck! 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 07:58 AM EST
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The 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps accepted the Battle Colors of the Corps in the Passage of Command Ceremony at 8th & I on Friday - October 17th, 2014.
First order: "Continue to march!". General Joseph Dunford, 58, became Commandant of the Marine Corps at Marine Barracks in Washington D.C. Friday morning with V.I.P.s  Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and close friend General John Kelly in attendance. In honor were Commandant Dunford’s wife, Ellyn, and children, Joseph Jr., Patrick, and Kathleen.

General Amos also received a citation and letter of gratitude for his 44 years of service to the Nation from President Obama. The First Lady of the Corps Mrs. Bonnie Amos also received a Distinguished Service Medal for her tireless work on behalf of all Marines over many years of service.

General and Mrs. Amos have been great friends and supporters of the Marine Corps League for many years and will be missed.  We wish them “fair winds and following seas” as they move to the next chapter of their lives.

General and Mrs. Dunford have always been great supporters and we look forward to working closely with them as the Corps and the League move forward.


  
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VA Modernized Scheduling System Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:37 PM EST
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Washington, D.C.: August 25, 2014
VA Takes Next Step to Modernize Scheduling System

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a new Medical Appointment Scheduling System; the next step in a series of actions VA has taken to replace its antiquated legacy scheduling system.  The new system will improve access to care for Veterans by providing medical schedulers with cutting-edge, management-based scheduling software.  The RFP will be made public by the end of September 2014; eligible vendors will have 30 days to respond from the day of issuance.

  
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Notes From The Comandant - July 2014 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 04:03 PM EST
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As you read this column, many departments are concluding their annual department conventions. Some of those departments will see an influx of newly elected and appointed officers. Those officers will be responsible for leading their members for at least the next 12 months. I hope these Marines have reviewed all of the modules of the Professional Development Program (PDP), especially the one titled “Leadership Principles.”
Since many of you are going to be in the forefront of working with members to keep the department on a steadfast course, you need to have a good knowledge of the Marine Corps League and the duties of the Board of Trustees. It's also important to conduct meetings in a manner that ensures your audience is getting your message loud and clear.


  
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Notes From The Director - July 2014 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 04:00 PM EST
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Aside from the current events in Iraq and the potential issues that raises, nothing has rocked our world more than the problems that have recently come to light with the Veterans Administration and more specifically the VA healthcare system. Rather than rehashing the details that have been in the national news, I thought it most Important to share with you what the Marine Corps League is doing and the position we have taken.
On 17 June, we joined with many of our sister Veterans Service Organizations and signed the following letter that was delivered to both the House and Senate Committees on Veterans Affairs, specifically Chairman Bernie Sanders, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; Chairman Jeff Miller, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; Ranking Member Richard Burr, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; and Ranking Member Mike Michaud, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


  
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Memorial Day: From the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014 - 01:03 PM EST
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Memorial Day is our most solemn national holiday. It is a unique time for both celebration and poignant remembrances. We celebrate our freedom and way of life through backyard barbeques, ballgames, and beach outings. But, we also pause to remember our Fallen in ceremonies mourning the loss of those who gave their lives so that we might live ours in peace and freedom.  At its core, the eloquence of Memorial Day speaks of personal sacrifice for a greater, common good. It resonates in the stories of ordinary Americans, who fought and died, drawing on extraordinary inner strength and determination to preserve our Nation. They did so out of an abiding sense of duty and immense personal courage.

  
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White House: Marine Will Receive Medal of Honor Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014 - 09:41 AM EST
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The White House announced May 19 that Marine veteran Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter will receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan. Carpenter will receive the medal from President Barack Obama on June 19, and will be the eighth living recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  
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Fellow Veterans and Family Members Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 06:33 PM EST
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After 38 years in The Army, I am now honored and privileged to serve as your Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA).  VA remains committed to providing the high quality benefits you have earned and deserve.
Allegations of VA employees’ misconduct have surfaced over the last several weeks, beginning with scheduling delays at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. As I testified before Congress on May 15, I take any allegations about patient safety or employee misconduct very seriously.

  
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Marine Corps League co-hosts Congressional Caucus Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 05:52 PM EST
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On Tuesday, 20 May 2014, before the House puts H.R. 4435, the Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on the floor, AUSN and the Marine Corps League hosted a roundtable discussion for the Congressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus.  Held by its co-chairs, Representative J. Randy Forbes (R-VA-04) and Representative Susan Davis (D-CA-53), the Caucus, with AUSN and the Marine Corps League, hosted Admiral Jonathan Greenert, USN, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and General John Paxton, USMC, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps (ACMC) emphasizing that the importance of hearing from the CNO and ACMC on the future readiness of our Navy and Marine Corps.  Admiral Greenert remarked how he still hopes to achieve his goal of a 306 ship Navy, despite the current challenges this fiscal environment presents.


  
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Passing of Gen. Carl E, Mundy 30th Commandant Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2014 - 12:30 PM EST
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GENERAL MUNDY PASSED AWAY EARLY IN THE MORNING OF APRIL 3, 2014. ALL MARINE CORPS INSTALLATIONS WILL HALF-MAST THE NATIONAL ENSIGN UPON RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE UNTIL SUNSET ON THE DAY OF INTERMENT. MORE INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW VIA SEPARATE CORRESPONDENCE

  
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Intergrating Female Marines in Combat Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 07:07 PM EST
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By Gunnery Sgt. Scott Dunn | Headquarters Marine Corps | March 12, 2014 - Quantico, Va. --
The Marine Corps plans to stand up an experimental task force comprised of both men and women volunteers in primarily ground-combat-arms specialties for about a year so analysts can assess their performance, the general officer overseeing the Marine Corps' force-integration planning effort said March 10.

  
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Clock Chimes Marine Corps Hymn Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 02:24 PM EST
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A well crafted clock in Roodhouse, IL. chimes and then plays the Marines' Hymn.
Clock Chimes Marines' Hymn

  
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 12:42 AM EST
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The Staff at Marine Corps League - National Headqaurters wishes all of you a Happy Birthday!

  
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Justin Timberlake: My Night At A Marine Corps Ball Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 12:37 AM EST
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Written by Justin Timberlake    
Tuesday, 15 November 2011

I'm writing this after attending an event that turned out to be one of the most moving evenings I've ever had.

  
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Roger Waters & Bruce Springsteen Honor Vets in NYC Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Wednesday, November 06, 2013 - 12:37 AM EST
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A number of familiar faces will be returning to New York City this November for the seventh annual ‘Stand Up for Heroes’ benefit concert. Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters and ‘Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart are among a list of initially confirmed performers. Jerry Seinfeld will also perform, with more expected to be named later.

  
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FTC: 8 Questions When Choosing College After Service Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Friday, November 01, 2013 - 02:05 AM EST
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The Federal Trade Commission is advising servicemembers, veterans, and their families that some for-profit schools may be more interested in gaining access to their post 9/11 GI Bill benefits than helping them fulfill their education goals.

  
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Marines Pick Classified Weapon for Shadow UAV
The U.S. Marine Corps has chosen a classified weapon to arm the AAI RQ-7B Shadow tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS) for a field evaluation in Afghanistan.

Unmanned Cargo Airlift Is Here
The Marines have been working on unmanned cargo for several years, and the Corps and the Army have been testing options since at least early 2008.

EFV Replacement is Top USMC Ground Priority
Pressed by House lawmakers to name their ground vehicle priorities if U.S. defense spending becomes even tighter, the U.S. Marines are choosing the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) and the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).

USMC Prepares for Pacific Mind-Set
As the U.S. Marine Corps slackens its efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the service is shifting its priority to the Pacific, where the Marines will focus more on expeditionary operations than ground forces, says Gen. James Amos, the Corps Commandant.

EFV Replacement Effort Moved to War Room
In the aftermath of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle's (EFV) cancellation, the U.S. Marines are charged with coming up with an amphibious vehicle that is actually affordable and fast. Their answer to the challenge could put a crimp on the Pentagon's intractable problem of requirements creep.

Global Hawk 'Essential to National Security'
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Cartwright has drafted a memo to senior officials in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and four-star officers that is likely to support certification of the Global Hawk program to move forward despite a recent cost overrun.

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Mini-Weapons Add Punch to Small UAVs
A new generation of highly accurate mini-weapons is being developed for small, unmanned aerial vehicles for use against personnel and light vehicles. One factor in development is the need to weaponize small UAVs such as the RQ-7 Shadow from AAI Corp., in use by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, which cannot carry a 100-lb. Hellfire missile.
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