Veterans Caucus of the AAPA

Welcome

Welcome to the AAPA Veterans Caucus

Welcome to the new home site of the AAPA Veterans Caucus. The Veterans Caucus is a constituent caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

The Veterans Caucus is made up of people who care.

The Caucus represents Physician Assistants (PAs) who are veterans of the Uniformed Services. Many of our members continue to serve our country in the active, reserve or guard components. We also have many affiliate (non-military) members who also support our goals.

Topics in the Tropics 2016 is back!!!!!

ELECTION RESULTS - 2016

NEW CAUCUS LAPEL PIN

Available for purchase in the Veterans Caucus Store. $10.00, S&H included.

Hot News - Topics 2016

25th Annual Topics in the Tropics Conference For Primary Care Providers December 7 - 10, 2016 Melia Vacation Club and All-Inclusive Beach Resort, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (http://www.melia.com/en/hotels/mexico/puerto-vallarta/melia-vacation-club-puerto-vallarta/index.html)


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Hot News - 2016 Memorial Ceremony

The Annual Memorial Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:30PM in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Stars at Night Ballroom. This event is being held during the national 2016 AAPA Conference in San Antonio, TX. celebrating 36 years of the AAPA Veterans Caucus. This years theme will be "Remember our Roots." Seating...


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Hot News - Caucus Membership Meeting

The Veterans Caucus Board of Directors will hold its next meeting Sunday, May 15, 2016 during the AAPA Conference 2016 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Tx, Third Floor, Bonham A. Members may drop in anytime between 8:00 am 1:00 pm. All members are encouraged and welcome to attend.


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Scenes of the Caucus

Board of Directors Meeting - May, 2014, Boston, MA


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Thanks to all who made Topics in the Tropics 2015 a success!!!
See you in San Antonio -- May, 2016.

Using the following links to
SEARCH THE WEB or SHOP THE WEB
benefits the Veterans Caucus Scholarship Fund.

 

Caucus or Not to Caucus?

Caucus or Not to Caucus?

What is a “caucus” and what do they do? Webster’s defines “Caucus” as 1) part of a legislative process; 2) any meeting or group organized to further a special interest or cause. The AAPA has several Special Interest Caucuses who support various issues. So AAPA members who are veterans, friends or family of veterans, care for veterans, or are simply interested in veteran’s health or any veteran’s issues are eligible to become a member of the Veteran’s Caucus (known from this point as “the Caucus”) of the AAPA.

To read more: Caucus or Not to Caucus?

Lifetime Membership

Lifetime Membership Availability

The Board of Directors has approved the option for Lifetime Membership to the Veterans Caucus for a limit period of time for the following categories: Fellow, Affiliate and Associate Members. See the Membership menu option for further information. Effective 1/1/2015 the Lifetime Membership fee will be $300.00. (11/9/2010)

Congress Passes Law Creating ID Card for Veterans:

Congress has approved the creation of a veterans' identification card, making it easier for veterans to prove militray service without having to produce a militraty service record or some other valuable document.

For more info use this LINK:

Post 7/15/2015

Military Records Online (4/11/16)

It's official; DD-214s are NOW Online. Please pass on to other vets. The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online:
http://vetrecs.archives.gov/ or try
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment purposes. NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents from their military files.


Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a new online military personnel records system to request documents. Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete the Standard Form 180, which can be downloaded from the online web site.

Because the requester will be asked to supply all information essential for NPRC to process the request, delays that normally occur when NPRC has to ask veterans for additional information will be minimized. The new web-based application was designed to provide better service on these requests by eliminating the records centers mailroom and processing time. Please pass this information on to former military personnel you may know and their dependents.

FREE STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

Effective immediately, the Veterans Caucus is offering free membership to ALL veterans enrolled in a Physician Assistant Training program. Use this link to JOIN US.

The Veterans Caucus hopes this will become the start of a long realtionship between the Caucus and you.

Frederick C. Brace, III, PA-C, DFAAPA
Secretary
Veterans Caucus of the AAPA

Date posted 1/25/2016