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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

DoD Improves Discharges with VA

Apparently when anyone leaves the Military, they have to have an examination by the Department of Defense to clear them. Then, maybe a few months later, they have to go to the Veteran's Admministration without any records or notes from the previous exam. These two groups also have different forms. Now they have reached an agreement to electronically record the records in a way that will both satisfy both the DoD exam and the VA exam, and also make it easier on our Military to go through all the tests once.

To read the whole report, go to the Department of Defense's website. For public contact and comment you may go here or call 1 (703) 428-0711. Media contact (including bloggers): 1 (703) 697-5131 This release is number 1198-04 dated Nov 22, 2004.

PS. I am having difficulty making the DoD website available. Please try Defense to find this news release. Sorry about that. I do have the e-mail saved!