Let’s do this – pass the Clay Hunt SAV act!

A message from Clay’s Mom Yesterday, Clay Hunt’s parents, Susan and Richard Selke, joined IAVA on Capitol Hill to push for the passage of the Clay Hunt SAV Act, which will improve access to veteran mental health care. After unanimous approval by the House, the bill goes to the Senate to be considered as early […]


Wendy Anderson heads back to defense

This could be a big deal: Former Hagel deputy chief of staff Wendy Anderson is leaving Commerce. Anderson, who also served Ash Carter, the former Deputy Secretary of Defense as his chief of staff, is announcing this morning that she will leave the Commerce Department after only five months for a job back inside the […]


Gratitude for the time we had – RIP SFC Patrick McMahon

Today, a real trooper rides to Fiddler’s Green. Sergeant First Class Patrick McMahon, US Army (retired) passed from this earth and rode toward the cool grass of the shady meadow green. I hope that he is at peace but the world is a less happy place. We have lost a great one. A family – […]

McMahon & SGT ribbon

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Sunday Cleanup

So, it is Sunday, and, instead of getting on with my next Statistics section, I am checking out the features of Yosemite and what is on the computer. I am typing this in Mars Edit – supposedly a great blogger. The above should be a screenshot of a tag list in some program. And, indeed, […]


IAVA – 2014 Voters Guide | Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

IAVA is back with their voter’s guide.  This is not easy to do for a lot of reasons, and often infuriates donors and influencers, but it is among the most useful things they do.  Check it out and pay attention: IAVA – 2014 Voters Guide | Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.