Top 5 Veterans News: Feb. 9, 2018


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  1. Taking time to appreciate veterans. Dear Annie: In the past year, the Department of Veterans Affairs has tackled many issues for our veterans, and we are proud to participate in the largest transformation of VA in recent history.
  2. White House VA hotline is now fully staffed 24/7. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the White House VA Hotline, first launched in June as part of President Donald J. Trump’s commitment to reforming VA, is now fully staffed with live agents working to serve veterans 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
  3. Disabled veterans spend a day on the slopes. People go to Beaver Mountain to escape the daily grind, to spend time outdoors or to feel the rush of a fast-paced journey downhill.
  4. Troops, veterans are now ‘protected’ from deportation. The approximately 800 service members whose military service was put in limbo by President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program will not be deported, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday.
  5. Plan Would Give Counties Money For Veterans. Griffin tells us the new legislation would set aside a maximum of $5 million each year for county veterans office grants. Each county with a veteran services office would receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based on the number of vets in that county. Griffin hopes the plan gets a committee hearing soon.

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