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Cootie Carnival

Wednesday August 9th Post 9400’s Cootie Pup Tent and MOCA entertained over 60 Veterans at the State Home.   The Cootie Carnival is held each year and includes a dunk tank and a variety of games in which the Home residents compete for prizes and bragging rights. It was a cooperative endeavor, including the veterans and staff at the Home, Post 9400 Cooties, MOCA and a number of invited guests. The Pup Tent received kudos for the effort from the Arizona Department of Veterans Services and Management personnel at the State Home. Thanks to everyone who was able to participate.

Broken Promises – PHX VA

Members of VFW Post 9400 (Mort H. and Fred H.) were interviewed by Channel 5 (CBS) about the “Broken Promises” at the Phoenix VA Hospital and how the process to provide veteran healthcare has become an unaccountable bureaucracy.

Broken Promises_VA

Getting veterans the care that they need is at the core of this issue. And while it seems reasonable to challenge how the “system” needs to be removing hurdles instead of creating them, veteran groups also remain objective to what checks and balances need to be in place and how medical resources (doctors, treatments, medications, etc.) are efficiently and effectively managed.

But not at the expense of fraud, process corruption and veterans dying instead of getting the healthcare we’ve earned.  Recent events at the Phoenix VA (still under investigation) are an inexcusable game changer that will continue to haunt our community and foster skepticism for years to come.

Bottom line… veteran healthcare is more than a political hockey puck or a rhetorical punchline.  It has become a broken system that needs a meaningful, results-driven overhaul and a national effort to restore the integrity of the VA.  And until the needs of America’s veterans become the priority fix of this system failure, we will continue to wait for something that should be easily accessible given all that we have sacrificed for our country.

~ NJW  (Post Editor & Navy Veteran)