We Won One

Starting  Jan. 1, 2020, the Department of Defense is expanding access to military  commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare and recreation facilities for certain Veterans and caregivers. Those eligible for access include  all service-connected Veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former  Prisoners of War (POW), and those approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible Veterans. To acquire the in-person  privileged access, all eligible Veterans must obtain a Veteran Health  Identification Card (VHIC) - i.e. be in VA Healthcare.

Fort Carson's Commissary is at 1551 Prussman Blvd
Air Force Academy Commissary, 5126 Community Center Dr.

Peterson AFB, 1040 E. Stewart Avenue

US Senate, VA & Military Legislation in our Congress

US Senate

 

SPONSOR:  Senator Bennet

S.666     HUBS for Veterans Act of 2019

This bill is in the  first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress  on March 5, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next  before it is possibly sent on to the House or  Senate as a whole.

CO-SPONSOR:  Senator Bennet

S.Con.Res. 23     A  concurrent resolution honoring the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the  Bulge fought during World War II, recognizing the valiant efforts of  the Allied Forces in December 1944, and remembering  those who made the ultimate sacrifice, all of which contributed to the  Allied victory in the European Theater.

S.Res. 220            A resolution designating the month of June 2019 as  “National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month” and June 27, 2019, as  “National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day”.

S. 1991  Restore Honor to Service Members Act

S. 1789  Military Justice Improvement Act of 2019

S. 1370  Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act

S. 1195  Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019

S. 1039  Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2019

S. 1049  Access to Contraception for Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2019

S. 791    GI Education Benefits Fairness Act of 2019

S. 622    Military Widow’s Tax Elimination Act of 2019

S. 319    Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2019