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Senators Marsha Blackburn, Jon Tester Ramp Up Oversight of VA’s $16 Billion Electronic Health Record Modernization

 

Senator Marsha Blackburn 

Tennessee

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) are fighting to keep the VA on target and transparent on its roll-out of the new $16 billion commercial electronic health record system for nine million veterans.

The VA is currently undertaking a decade-long transition to bring veterans’ health records into the 21st century by ensuring that veterans can have access to a seamless electronic health record across the VA and Department of Defense health systems.

Blackburn and Tester introduced the VA Electronic Health Record Advisory Committee Act to establish a third-party oversight committee to help monitor the implementation of the new electronic health record system.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Fort Campbell to hold Education Fair, November 14th

 

Fort Campbell MWR

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Army Continuing Education Services (ACES) is hosting an education fair Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 from 9:00am until 2:00pm at the Staff Sgt. Glenn H. English Jr. Army Education Center.

More than twenty colleges and universities will be represented, along with a number of education-related programs and organizations including, Veterans Affairs (VA), Sink Library, Military OneSource, Women Veterans of America Chapter 20 and others.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Veterans Affairs hold ceremony to honor Vietnam War Veterans

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Nine Vietnam War veterans from the Fort Campbell community were greeted with a standing ovation during a commemoration ceremony recently to honor them and the service of 9 million Vietnam veterans.

The event was sponsored by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and Veterans Affairs staff at the Fort Campbell Integrated Disability Evaluation System clinic and scheduled in conjunction with The National Vietnam War Veterans Day, March 29th, which recognizes all the men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces from November 1st, 1955 to May 15th, 1975.

Vietnam War veterans and other guests stand as Sgt. Katherine Bolcar from the 101st Airborne Division Band sings the Star-Spangled Banner at the National Vietnam War Veterans Day commemoration March 29th on Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Laura Boyd)

Vietnam War veterans and other guests stand as Sgt. Katherine Bolcar from the 101st Airborne Division Band sings the Star-Spangled Banner at the National Vietnam War Veterans Day commemoration March 29th on Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Laura Boyd)

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Fort Campbell to hold Education Fair, November 16th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Army Continuing Education Services (ACES) is hosting an education fair November 16th from 9:00am until 2:00pm at the SSG Glenn H. English, Jr. Army Education Center.

Twenty three colleges and universities will be represented, along with a number of education-related programs and organizations including, Veterans Affairs (VA), Sink Library, AMEDD, Military One Source, Women Veterans of America Chapter 20 and others.

This event is open to the public and provides an opportunity for military personnel, family members, civilians, retirees and others to speak face-to-face with representatives from public and private colleges and universities from across the nation regarding degree programs, enrollment policies and financial pathways.

Education Fair to be held at Fort Campbell on Wednesday, November 16th.

Education Fair to be held at Fort Campbell on Wednesday, November 16th.

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VA Seeks to Expand List of Service-connected Traumatic Brain Injuries Effects

 

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C.– The Veterans Affairs Department is publishing a proposed regulation in the Federal Register that would change its rules to add five diagnosable illnesses that are secondary to service-connected traumatic brain injury.

“We must always decide veterans’ disability claims based on the best science available and we will,” Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said. “Veterans who endure health problems deserve timely decisions based on solid evidence that ensure they receive benefits earned through their service to the country.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Housing Market one of the Nation’s Best

 

The National Association of Home Builders recently released an index of housing markets that are on the rise.

National Association of Home BuildersWashington, D.C. – The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently unveiled an index that tracks housing markets on the mend, the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI).  The IMI is intended to draw attention to the fact that housing markets are local and that there are metropolitan areas where economic recovery is underway.

The index measures three readily available monthly data series that are independently collected and are indicative of improving economic health.  The three are employment, house prices and single family housing permit growth.

Clarksville Housing Market continues to be strong.

Clarksville Housing Market continues to be strong.

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Veteran Tax Credits Extended and Increased in Scope

 

Law Encourages Businesses to Hire Vets and Helps Vets Find Work

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 amends and expands definitions of the veteran target groups for employers hiring veterans through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program.

“The Vow to Hire Heroes Act provides tax incentives for employers to hire both short-term and long-term unemployed veterans and affords larger tax credits for hiring certain categories of veterans,” said Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis. “The extension of the veterans’ category of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a needed strategy to increase employment opportunities for veterans and to reduce the unsatisfactorily high unemployment rate of veterans.” «Read the rest of this article»

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New minor at APSU to help pre-professional health students prepare for graduate programs

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – When a student comes to Austin Peay State University wanting to be a doctor, he or she can pretty much major in any field. Typically, students enroll in biology, chemistry or psychology programs, but a few have been known to get degrees in subjects such as English or history.

“But they have to fulfill a number of prerequisites in order to go to med school,” Dr. Cindy Taylor, professor of biology, said.

Those prerequisites include several courses in science-related fields, such as biology and chemistry, and many professional health graduate programs mandate that students complete a certain number of volunteer hours and job-shadowing experiences before they apply for admission.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to hold Change of Command

 

Col. John P. Cook to relinquish command to Col. Paul R. Cordts

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s (BACH) commander Col. John P. Cook will relinquish command to Col. Paul R. Cordts July 27th at 9:00am at BACH’s emergency center lawn. Parking for the event will be located in the overflow parking lot off Bastogne Avenue’s entrance to the hospital.

Cook has served as the commander for the USA Medical Activity at Fort Campbell since July 11th, 2009. «Read the rest of this article»

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DoD Recovering Warrior Task Force Visits Fort Campbell

 

Recovering Warrior Task ForceFort Campbell, KY – Task Force Co-Chair Dr. Karen Guice, Lt Col Sean Keane (USMC), CDR Timothy Coakley (USN), MSgt Christian MacKenzie, and Dr. Steven Phillips of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces, commonly known as the Recovering Warrior Task Force (RWTF), will be visiting Fort Campbell on March 8th and 9th.

Task Force Members will participate in focus groups with recovering warriors and their families. The purpose of these focus groups is to provide RWTF with a real and contemporary understanding of the experiences of recovering warriors and the programs offered to them and their families. «Read the rest of this article»

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