2 May, 2013 Leave a comment
Up to date information on VCA Activities and Events
1 April, 2013 Leave a comment
It was always difficult for our service members to receive benefits or even recognition if they suffered debilitating or permanent brain injury caused by head trauma in the field.
While the following is a fairly old article, it is worth reading.
25 March, 2013 1 Comment
If you have been keeping up with some recent events regarding the new “Distinguished Warfare Medal”, you would know that there has been a lot of controversy regarding the ranking of that medal vs. combat related medals.
Specifically, many have complaint about it been ranked above the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. The Bronze Star is usually awarded for heroism or acts of merit in a combat zone. Mostly every American knows that the Purple Heart is awarded to those wounded or killed while serving in combat.
Many have argued that the ranking of the Distinguished Warfare Medal, which can be awarded to those serving hundreds or thousands of miles away from danger, is a slap in the face to those who are in actual combat and in real danger of losing life.
What do you think?
18 March, 2013 Leave a comment
Recent news regarding the US Drone program, centers around the ability or legality of the US. targeting American citizens. Many questions have been asked and Senator Rand Paul even filibustered during a confirmation hearing for 12 plus hours in order to be heard.
The full article is below. What are your thoughts?
11 March, 2013 Leave a comment
The Veteran Corps of Artillery will once again march in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade this Saturday 16 March. If you are in the area, stop by and say hello. We will form up at 1030 on West 44th Street near 6th Avenue. the NYC parade is a “must see and participate” event in New York.
Fleet week will kick of this year on 22 May. USAG Fort Hamilton has once again asked the VCA for assistance in providing firing crews. The schedule is still to be determined, but stay tuned.
Please come back often for new VCA information.