Tennessee bill would create “Green Alert System” for veterans

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. –The first proposed Tennessee State Senate bill of the year looks to provide a statewide alert system for missing veterans deemed at risk. SB 0001 was proposed by Shelby County Senator Brian Kelsey last month. It would establish a “Green Alert system” with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), tasking the agency with issuing a statewide alert in the vein of AMBER Alerts.

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MILITARY UPDATE: ‘Blue Water Navy’ bill sinking despite talks

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As many as 90,000 ailing “Blue Water Navy” veterans likely will have to wait for a new Congress to see legislation passed that would make them eligible for Agent Orange-related disability compensation and VA-paid health care.Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Gerogia, chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and Jon Tester of Montanta, its ranking Democrat, negotiated this week with veteran service organizations seeking to amend the House-passed Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act

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