Friday, February 15, 2019

Prepared and distributed to Veterans and supporters of those who served 



  • Vietnam War Veterans Day – Friday, March 29, 2019

The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 15 will once again sponsor the Vietnam War Veterans Day Commemoration at the Garfield Heights Civic Center Friday, March 29, 2019.  The program is open to all Vietnam War Veterans and their families.  All veterans and civilians who want to show their gratitude are welcome. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m.

For more information contact David Kovach: (216) 387-0484 or email him at

  • 2019 Cleveland National Air Show dates released, featuring U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds: August 31 through September 2, 2019

  • Joint Veterans Annual Luncheon – Saturday, Feb 23, 2019.

Read more here.

  • National Veterans Memorial & Museum in Columbus, Ohio

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  1. House panel opens investigation into Trump’s VA ‘shadow rulers’

Democrats want clarity on the influence of a trio of outside businessmen on department policy decisions.

  1. Next stop on Marine vet’s space odyssey: Astronaut Hall of Fame

James Buchli’s path from Fargo to space was anything but meteoric.

  1. Clint Romesha reflects on receiving Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor recipient Clint Romesha said when he was told he was selected for the Medal of Honor the first thing he said was “Why me?”

  1. New VA health care rules: Trump overreach or more choice for vets?

Debate over how to expand veterans health care choices connects to larger national fights over the role of government and private-sector partnerships.

  1. Man who reportedly swindled veterans out of retirement and disability pay for 7 years fined $1

The amount “accounts for Corbett’s inability to pay more based on sworn financial statements that he provided to the Bureau and Corbett’s ongoing cooperation with the Bureau’s investigation.”

  1. Former Air Force tech sergeant who defected to Iran charged with spying

(Air Force Times) A former Air Force counterintelligence specialist, a technical sergeant, who defected to Iran about five years after leaving the Air Force, has been charged with revealing classified information as well as research about her former colleagues to representatives of the Tehran government, prosecutors said Wednesday.

  1. Black mold, rodents, lead paint in privatized housing: No rent until it’s fixed, military spouses say

(Military Times) Military spouses suggested to lawmakers one immediate way, for starters, to fix problems like mold, lead paint, termites, mice and other issues in privatized military housing: allow families to withhold rent payments until the issues are resolved.

  1. After Trump’s treaty withdrawal, NATO is getting ready for a Russia with a lot more missiles

(Military Times) Moscow still has six months to come back into compliance with the INF treaty — but NATO is already planning for a future that includes a “Russia with more missiles.”

  1. As sexual assault cases rise, service academy superintendents struggle for solutions

(Military Times) Lawmakers on Wednesday angrily chastised military officials for not doing enough to address the “crisis” of sexual assault at the three service academies, noting that their promises for change have not resulted in better results so far.

  1. Is there a way to save the ‘fraying’ nuclear consensus in Congress?

(Defense News) Following the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review, which called for long-term investment in modernizing America’s nuclear arsenal, Congress seemed to strike a general consensus on nukes: New investments in weapons would go hand in hand with arms reduction efforts such as the New START treaty.

Read the full newsletter here: Base Cleveland Veteran News – February 15 2019