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VA expands role of technology to provide better health care services for veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently announced a new telehealth initiative that includes regulatory changes to go along with new mobile apps to expand healthcare services to the nation’s veterans. The “Anywhere to Anywhere VA Health Care” initiative allows VA providers to treat veterans anywhere in the country using telehealth technology.  Prior to passage, VA providers were barr...
Three-Lane Option for VA Claim Appeals Fails to Find Favor with VVA
I should preface this post by saying that I grew up in a family whose members served in active military duty. My brother was a Marine during the Gulf War and our father was (“was” being the operative word) a proud soldier in the Vietnam War. As such, I have plenty of misgivings when it comes to what our government and military do to us, both in times of war and in the aftermath of such conflic...
Finding Deals Online is About to Get Much Easier for Veterans
That’s because the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is expanding to the online world. Where you would previously need to visit an exchange in person to take advantage of the bargain prices with no taxes, by November 11, you’ll be able to order products through an exchange website and either pick your order up or have it delivered. Why the sudden change in business model? Look no farther t...
Technical Overview of Modern Optics Systems

August 3, 2017

Sam Bocetta

Optics systems are some of the most popular after-market accessories for rifles and pistols, but there is no other area of firearm equipment that is so full of jargon. If you are new to optical systems for guns, or if you are an old pro who needs some reminders, I’m here to help. Choosing an optical system for your weapon can be a complicated business, because the type of sight you need will dep...
Check Out 9 Everyday Items Originally Created for the Military
9 Inventions Intended For Military Use But Used Daily By Everybody There are quite a few military inventions that found their way to the general public and are part of our civilian lives. Here are just a small number of those inventions. EpiPen The auto-injecting syringes used to inject epinephrine into your system in cases of severe allergic reactions were derived from a similar device that was o...
Resurfacing Of Star Wars: North Korean Threats Lead Congress To Reconsider Space Defense
Resurfacing Of Star Wars: North Korean Threats Lead Congress To Reconsider Space Defense Which was heavily feared and anticipated among national security planners, the testing of an intercontinental ballistic missile by Kim Jong Un’s regime poses the theoretical capability of striking Alaska. But with North Korea’s threats posing a much more serious threat than ever, the American appro...
Warning Shots Fired At An Iranian Ship In The Persian Gulf By Us Navy Vessel
According to two US defense officials, a US Navy vessel fired warning shots on Tuesday at an Iranian patrol boat, which was armed and situated in the Persian Gulf at the northern end. The Iranian ship is assumed to have been in operation under the command of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, as reported by defense personnel who have familiarity with the occurrence. The officials reported that...
Trump Refers To The Navy’s USS Gerald Ford Carrier As A Symbol Of Power
Trump Refers To The USS Gerald Ford Carrier As A Symbol Of Power Commander In Chief Donald Trump is celebrating what he sets forth as America’s return to global military prominence. At 4:40 p.m., Trump delivered a speech saying there has been “a shortfall in military readiness” and declares “a very, very bad time for the military” in years past. Trump proclaims the next-generation aircra...
Fighting Words: What Past Presidents Have Said About the Wars They Fought
Fully one-third of US presidents had to oversee a major US war. This country emerged from the smoke of battlefields. We were carried on the backs of patriots to the position of world leadership that we enjoy today. And while war is a bleak reminder of the depths from which we have risen, it is also a beacon illuminating the path to heights we have yet to reach. As the Massive Mobile Naval Militar...