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Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (Clay Hunt SAV) Act Update
The Senate is set to consider the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (Clay Hunt SAV) Act. "The Clay Hunt SAV Act represents a major step forward in the fight to end veteran suicide," said Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) the highest ranking enlisted soldier to ever serve in Congress and co-chair of the House of Representative’s Guard and Reserve Components Caucus. After being blocked from coming to the floor in December, the Senate is expected to pass the legislation. Earlier this month, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the bill. An EANGUS Call-To-Action requesting you contact your Senator to urge adoption of the Clay Hunt SAV Act will be in your email inbox by week’s end.
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Introducing our New Career Center
Military-Friendly Jobs, Career Advice and More!

We are excited to announce the launch of your new National Guard Career Center, powered by Whether you’re getting ready to transition into a civilian career or already have, the Employment Center has the tools and information to help.

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Modern Minuteman Drawing — Available for purchase
The drawing below is available for purchase and would be a nice gift to military members for retirement, promotions, etc.

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News You Can Use from USAA
Handling the Unexpected Job Offer
One day you’ll reach financial independence and enjoy life without working for a paycheck. So after you’ve started retirement, why would you go back to work?

Don’t Miss the Roth TSP Deadline
If you’re in the active-duty Army, Navy or Air Force, these branches will change Roth TSP payroll deductions soon. Do a little paperwork to continue putting away money for retirement.

5 Ways to Warm Up Winter
Instead of relying on the thermostat, here are some fun, everyday ways to warm up this winter.

Stranded: Surviving a Snowstorm in Your Car
During winter storms and extreme cold, only drive if it’s absolutely necessary. If you have to get out on the road, follow these tips to help you stay safe.

4 Ways to Prepare for Negotiations With the Auto Dealer
Buying a new car can be a white-knuckle ride. Here are four steps to help you negotiate the course safely, and cross the finish line with a deal you’re happy about.

The USAA Member Community serves as the place for members to seek/give advice and tips around items that are most important in their life.
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  Bradley Original Smoker Designer Series

The Bradley Digital Food Smoker includes all the features of the Bradley Original Smoker, along with the benefits of digital technology. Temperature, time, and smoke are completely controllable. Perfect for entertaining, creating gourmet foods in your own backyard or just to enjoy that great smoky flavor. The Bradley Digital Smokers offer an easy way to automatically roast, smoke and barbecue in the outdoors.


Senate to conduct more on-the-ground oversight of VA
The Washington Times
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, now under Republican control, said recently that it would make its mission to keep a closer eye on the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, including holding hearings at Secretary Robert McDonald’s headquarters and traveling to Arizona to get a firsthand look at the office that denied veterans care by trapping them on secret waiting lists. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia, the new chairman of the committee, said getting beyond the grounds of the Capitol is critical to forcing the VA to be held accountable after the waiting list scandal and other reports of poor care and bureaucracy run amok.
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VA: Major restructuring will streamline services, set standard regional boundaries
Stars and Stripes
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced a major restructuring effort to streamline its often disjointed bureaucracy by standardizing service regions in the country and increasing coordination between them. For years, the nine organizations within the department have divided the country into their own regions with little or no coordination. By June 30, VA aims to have the entire department under the same service boundaries through a program called MyVA, breaking the country into five regions.
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Sen. Moran introduces bill directing VA to help veterans still struggling with health care access under Choice Act
Sen. Jerry Moran
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, has introduced legislation, the Veterans Access to Community Care Act of 2015 (S. 207), requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to utilize its authority to offer community care to veterans who currently are unable to receive the healthcare services they need from a VA medical facility within 40 miles of where they live. The bipartisan bill is cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Angus King (I-Maine), Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine).
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Collins, King introduce bill to improve access to health care services for rural veterans
Sen. Susan Collins
U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King have introduced legislation — the Veterans Access to Community Care Act of 2015 — that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to use its existing authority to offer community care to veterans who live more than 40 miles driving distance from the nearest VA medical facility that provides the type of care they need. "Maine veterans often face barriers to accessing care, including long drives and dangerous winter weather. The VA should have implemented the Choice Program as Congress intended, which was to allow veterans to seek care within their local communities if the VA cannot provide the services they need within 40 miles," said Senator Collins.
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Deficit battle would spark GOP-on-GOP skirmish
Defense News
The U.S. Senate Budget Committee's chairman wants new federal spending cuts to help reduce the country's "endless supply of debt," setting up a Republican-on-Republican clash. The Congressional Budget Office released a report Jan. 26 that concludes the federal deficit will fall to the lowest level of the Obama administration era, $468 billion. Democrats quickly cited that figure, down from $483 billion last year, as evidence President Barack Obama's policies are working.
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Military & Veteran Students
Academy of Art University fosters innovation by preparing Service Members for a career in art and design. With gratitude and respect to the men and women who serve our nation your application fee will be waived at the Academy of Art University. MORE
Army Fisher Houses
Since 1991, Army Fisher Houses has been providing temporary lodging to our Warriors and their families during a medical crisis. MORE

OMB: No sequestration cuts in 2015
Federal News Radio
Agencies can let out a deep breath of relief for a second year in a row — there will be no budget cuts because of sequestration in fiscal 2015. The Office of Management and Budget sent a letter and report to Congress Jan. 20, detailing why the reductions to agency discretionary budgets will not be necessary as called for under the Budget Control Act. "OMB estimates that discretionary appropriations are at the defense cap, while non-Defense appropriations are nearly $3.7 billion below the budget authorizations set in the [Budget Control Act]," OMB wrote in the report.
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Ray Odierno: US Army readiness, training in danger if sequestration returns in 2016
Executive Gov
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno has expressed concern over the future of the service’s readiness and capabilities if sequestration returns in 2016, the Army Times reported Jan. 22. Odierno told an audience at an Association of the United States Army breakfast event the service is "moving towards a hollow Army" if governmentwide budget cuts return "for the next three to four to five years," Michelle Tan reports.
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IG investigating two-star's 'treason' comments
Air Force Times
The Air Force Inspector General's Office is investigating allegations that a two-star general told a group of officers they were committing treason if they worked with lawmakers against the service's own contentious plans to retire the A-10. Maj. Gen. James Post, vice commander of Air Combat Command, reportedly made the comments earlier this month at a meeting of the Tactics Review Board at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, according to the military blog John Q. Public.
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