BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP), 18 October 

West Virginia State Parks are offering a discount to veterans and military personnel for a couple of weeks next month. The parks will give a 50 percent discount to veterans and military personnel at some lodges and cabins between Nov. 1 and Nov. 15.

Just so we’re clear: this is not just a Marine Corps or a Camp Lejuene issue. Just about every major American military base has reported issues with ground water or ageing dumps. It’s an “America” issue and needs to be addressed soonest by the powers that be.

Military Times   Amid growing concerns about the water on military bases, Military Times created a searchable database of all installation drinking water systems, monitoring wells and off-base locations where higher-than-recommended levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate or perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as PFOS and PFOAs have been reported. The compounds have been tied to birth defects and cancers.

The Pentagon provided a full report to the House Armed Services Committee on the contamination, which can be found here. The database was built using the Pentagon’s data and organized so it can be searched by state, service or base. Use the scroll bar at the bottom to see all the text.

VA announces $200M in funding for Grant and Per Diem Program to support homeless Veterans programs nationwide – WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it plans to provide approximately $200 million in fiscal year 2019 funding to support more than 13,000 transitional housing beds for its Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program. (8/30/18)

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