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VA Crises Getting Lost in Scandal Overload

By Roger Aronoff
Accuracy in Media

President Obama is embroiled in two Veterans Affairs scandals: 1) fabricated documents and secret waiting lists for health care, with dozens of veterans dying while waiting for appointments; and 2) waiting lists for disability benefits. The former is now the subject of a criminal investigation opened by the Phoenix office of the FBI just days after the release of a bipartisan letter from 21 U.S. senators to the Department of Justice calling for a criminal investigation.

Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson
(VA photo)

Marines Continue Recovery Operation of Crashed AV-8B Harrier II

Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ., continue their recovery operation of an AV-8B Harrier II aircraft that crashed into a residential area in Imperial, Calif., 4 June.

Man rescued off container ship by Coast Guard near Key West

A man suffering from abdominal pain was medically evacuated off a container ship by the Coast Guard approximately 20 miles west of Key West, Florida, June 8, 2014. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted, and transferred the individual to Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West where he was transferred in stable condition.

FROM HOSPITAL CORPSMEN TO FIELD MEDICAL CORPSMEN

Instructors with Field Medical Training Battalion West, teach students how to apply tourniquets and conduct hemorrhage control methods in a high stress environment. The Field Medical Training Battalion facility aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., is one of only two facilities that transforms a Navy hospital corpsman into a field medical corpsman equipped to travel with Marine units.

SHINSEKI IS OUTTA THERE!

VA Secretary Resigns Over Growing Scandal
By Harold Hutchison

Official portrait of Shinseki

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, a former Army Chief of Staff, handed in his resignation, which was accepted by Barack Obama. The resignation comes as new details of the growing scandal surrounding secret waiting lists at the Department of Veterans Affairs emerged.

"ACCIDENTAL" EXPOSURE: CIA OFFICER'S COVER BLOWN!

The CIA’s top officer in Afghanistan had his cover blown in a press release that was sent out during Barack Obama’s visit to American troops in Afghanistan during the Memorial Day weekend.

Coast Guard Medevacs Man From Cruise Ship

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew safely medevacs a 56-year old male suffering severe pain aboard the cruise ship Bahamas Celebration northeast of Palm Beach, Florida, May 18, 2014. The patient was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

CHICOMS CHARGED WITH CYBER-ESPIONAGE!

Justice Department Charges Five
By Harold Hutchison

For the first time, the Justice Department has charged five ChiCom military officials with cyber-espionage, citing attacks on a number of American companies, including Alcoa, U.S. Steel, and Westinghouse Electric.

ChiCom Jiangkai-class frigate.
(U.S. Navy photo)

OUTRAGEOUS PRIORITIES

Sex Change for Bradley Manning while Vets Die on Waiting List
By Harold Hutchison

The Phoenix VA Medical Center
(Photo from VA.gov)

While multiple VA hospitals are now found to have had secret waiting lists to hide the fact that veterans were not receiving timely medical care, the federal government apparently does have the time and energy to make giving Private Bradley Manning, convicted of leaking tens of thousands of documents to Wikileaks, a sex change operation, a priority.

IRAN COPIES DOWNED DRONE

Knockoff of RQ-170 Unveiled On Mother’s Day
By Harold Hutchison

Iran has claimed to have copied a stealthy UAV used by the United States that fell into their hands three years ago. The Iranians have also claimed to have armed the UAV, potentially gaining a military asset that could threaten American forces.

Patch of the Air Force unit that Operates the RQ-170

CALLED ON THE CARPET

VA Secretary Shinseki Subpoenaed in VA Scandal
By Harold Hutchison

SOLD FOR A PENNY

USS Saratoga (CV 60) Headed For the Scrapyard
By Harold Hutchison

If you’d rooted through your couch cushions, you may have been able to find enough loose change to buy a carrier from the United States. For the second time in seven months, the United States Navy has sold an aircraft carrier for a penny.

THE PENTAGON PAYS THROUGH THE NOSE

Pentagon Paying $150 a Gallon For “Green” Jet Fuel
By Harold Hutchison

As part of a search for energy sources aside from the usual fossil fuels, the Department of Defense is buying jet fuel that costs $150 per gallon. The cost is dozens of times higher than jet fuel produced via conventional means, which goes for $2.88 per gallon.

Coast Guard Rescues Man 103 Miles West of Key West

The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 28-year-old man after he suffered a head injury aboard a motor tanker 103 nautical miles west of Key West, Fla., Tuesday, May 6, 2014. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Clearwater arrived on scene, hoisted the man from the motor tanker and transported him to Jackson Memorial Hospital for further care.

BEARS OFF THE WEST COAST

Russian Bombers Probe West Coast, Guam
By Harold Hutchison

Days after Russian Tu-95 bombers probed the defenses of the United Kingdom and were intercepted by British and Dutch fighters, Russian strategic bombers have been seen off the coast of California and near the island of Guam.

1974 photo of Tu-95
Photo by U.S. Navy