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NARA is an independent Federal agency that helps
preserve our nation's history by overseeing the management
of all Federal records. Their mission is to ensure ready
access to the essential evidence that documents the rights
of American citizens, the actions of Federal officials, and
the national experience. NARA makes it easy for citizens to
access this essential evidence regardless of the location of
the documentation or of the people using it. They hope that
by providing electronic public access to more and more of
our records and services, we will better meet your
The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), Military
Personnel Records (MPR) is the repository of millions of
military personnel, health, and medical records of
discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the
20th century. NPRC (MPR) also stores medical treatment
records of retirees from all services, as well as records
for dependent and other persons treated at Naval medical
facilities. Information from the records is made available
upon written request (with signature and date) to the extent
allowed by law.
This site is provided for those seeking
information regarding military personnel, health and medical
records stored at NPRC (MPR). It includes complete
instructions for preparing and submitting requests.
To serve America’s veterans and their families with
dignity and compassion and be their principal advocate in
ensuring that they receive medical care, benefits, social
support, and lasting memorials promoting the health,
welfare, and dignity of all veterans in recognition of their
service to this Nation.
To foster enhanced entrepreneurship
among eligible veterans by providing increased
To vigorously promote the legitimate
interests of small business concerns owned and
controlled by eligible veterans.
To ensure that those concerns receive
fair consideration in purchases made by the Federal
The Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs was
established in 1971 to:
Place legislative and oversight
responsibility for veterans' benefits and services with
a single committee.
Create a parallel
structure with the House of Representatives Committee on
Veterans' Affairs, formed shortly after World War II.
The Committee acted to:
Exercise oversight of the
Veterans Administration (now the Department of Veterans
Affairs), the second largest government agency next to
the Department of Defense with over 260,000 employees
and an annual budget of $42 billion. Since 1930, VA has
grown to include 171 medical centers; more than 350
outpatient, community, and outreach clinics; 126 nursing
home care units; and 35 domiciliaries.
Authorize programs within
VA and assure that funds appropriated to implement them
are expended effectively.
Create a Court of
Veterans Appeals and establish judicial review of
veterans' claims for benefits.
Readjustment Counseling Service which maintains Vet
Centers to deal with psychological issues affecting
Assure adequate funding
levels for VA health care.
Create programs to enable
VA to recruit and retain top quality doctors and nurses.
Deal with the consequences of exposure
to radiation and Agent Orange.
The Committee on Veterans' Affairs is the authorizing
Committee for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The
Committee recommends legislation expanding, curtailing, or
fine-tuning existing laws relating to veterans' benefits.
The Committee also has oversight responsibility, which means
monitoring and evaluating the operations of the DVA. If the
Committee finds the that DVA is not administering laws as
Congress intended, then it is "corrected" through
the a hearing process and legislation. We are the voice of
Congress in dealings with the DVA.
Vets can get information on a new Series I Bond which
is offered in addition to the traditional EE Bonds. For the
first time even the smallest savers have an inflation
I Bonds honor eight Great Americans, two
of whom are veterans, General of the Army George C. Marshall
and Dr. Hector P. Garcia. State and Local Tax Exempt, Federal
Income Tax Deferred. Current rate 7.49%
In addition Vets can get answers to
questions like: When is the best time to cash in my Bonds to
collect the maximum interest?
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AMVETS Department of New York.
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