East Coast Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (ECCTAI)

The East Coast Chapter (ECCTAI) is the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. TAI is a national organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of the original Tuskegee Airmen and other African American aviation pioneers and to motivating and inspiring young people to enter into aviation and aeronautical careers. About 200 […]

NAAV Attends VHA/VSO Bi-Monthly Meeting

The National Association of American Veterans, Inc. (NAAV) president, chief executive officer and veterans’ service officer Constance A. Burns attends the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Bi-Monthly VSO Meeting held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the VA Central Office located at 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. The first meeting […]


_CONGRESSWOMAN’S PROVISIONS AIM TO PROVIDE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO RECENTLY DISCHARGED SERVICE MEMBERS AND ADDRESS STAFFING SHORTAGES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS _ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation which includes two amendments authored by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) that would provide employment opportunities to recently discharged service members, and […]

African American/Black History Month: Black Military History – First African American Female Soldier From Maryland Killed in Iraq

According to the United States Department of Defense, Media Contact (Army Public Affairs) on August 15, 2005, the Department of Defense announced death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. “Specialist Toccara R. Green, 23, of Rosedale, Maryland, died on August 14, 2005, in Al Asad, Iraq, where multiple improvised explosive devices detonated […]

Honorable David J. Shulkin has been (unanimously) confirmed as Secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (Washington Post/by Lisa Rein)

  By Lisa Rein Politics (Washington Post) “David J. Shulkin, an internist and longtime health administrator, was unanimously confirmed Monday to lead the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, becoming the first of President Trump’s Cabinet picks to be embraced by all Republicans and Democrats. He is the sole holdover from the Obama administration. No senators dissented on […]

Military History of African Americans and African American/Black History Month

Learn more about the accomplishments, achievements, and struggles African American service members have conquered while serving our country. The links and descriptions below were compiled by the VAG, using using the directory from the research by Military.com Contributor Sean O’Melveny. The Tuskegee Airmen Find a brief history of this groundbreaking World War II air crew, […]

Employment Hiring Freeze

On January 23, 2017 President Trump issued a memorandum instituting a hiring freeze for federal employees. On January 25, 2017 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum advising of immediate actions and initial guidance for the federal hiring freeze. Of particular note from the OMB’s memorandum: An individual who has received a job […]