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February 28, 2013
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  In the Pentagon 
  • Pentagon may ask for fund-transfer authority
    If lawmakers fail to pass a 2013 defense spending bill and the Pentagon must operate on a continuing resolution from 2012 funding levels, the department hopes to gain authority to shift money between projects and change the rate at which it spends funds. Such flexibility would allow the Defense Department to continue or launch certain projects, such as Navy shipbuilding. Defense News (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  On the Hill 
  • White House lays out strategy to counter homeland IEDs
    Lessons learned in Afghanistan and Iraq about countering improvised explosive devices should be applied to protecting citizens on U.S. soil, says a White House strategy report released Tuesday. IED attacks have increased annually around the world, the report notes. USA Today (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  On the Home Front 
  • Veteran can control prosthetic arm with his thoughts
    U.S. veteran Glen Lehman uses a prosthetic arm that reroutes the nerve stumps in his residual limb to the muscles in his chest and upper arm. Pattern-recognition technology enables him to control the prosthesis. "I just think of moving my phantom limb, and my prosthesis moves instead," he said. ABC News (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Reserve Strength 
  • Governors may get more say in National Guard budget process
    State governors will be able to more freely discuss National Guard budget issues with their adjutants general, and the Council of Governors will receive regular updates from the Defense Department on budget matters affecting the National Guard, under an agreement between the council and the DOD. "As commanders-in-chief of the National Guard, it is critical our voices are heard as part of this process," said Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. Air Force Times (free registration) (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Reserve Life 
  • TD Bank helps veterans become franchise owners
    The International Franchise Association and TD Bank have announced an initiative for military veterans who want to enter the franchise industry. TD Bank says it will offer low interest rates and fee waivers on loan applications to veterans from Maine to Florida. "A military background provides veterans with important skills and traits that we see in small-business owners," said Rich Bradshaw, head of SBA lending at TD Bank. Worcester Business Journal (Mass.) (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Many veterans are kept on heartburn meds too long
    Researchers looked at the records of 1,600 veterans with chronic heartburn who were prescribed proton pump inhibitors and found that a majority were given more than a three-month supply of these drugs and almost 25% were prescribed high doses. Data also showed that a majority of the veterans on high doses were still taking the drug two years after the first prescription without any reduction in dose. The study appeared in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. HealthDay News (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ROA News 
  • Now is the time to remind Congress to take action
    As citizen warriors, ROA members have a firm grasp on our defense needs as well as a keen civilian perspective on individual and local economic impacts of cuts. It is imperative that ROA members act now to let our collective voice be heard in the hopes of informing and inspiring action during this critical time for our national defense. Together, we create one voice for one mission -- that's why we need you to answer this call to action by utilizing the resources below. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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