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This is how Bill Rausch and the ‘Got Your Six’ team works with movie makers to get it rightby Orvelin Valle- Aug 19, 2016Podcast,Veterans Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud | More Subscribe Options The mission of Got Your Six is to normalize the depiction of veterans on film and television and dispel common myths about the veteran population. Together with partners in the entertainment industry, business, and politics, it casts a wide net of influence and social change. In this episode of the We Are The Mighty podcast, Got Your Six executive director Bill Rausch and WATM’s Logan Nye discuss the depiction of veterans in mainstream entertainment. Related: Here are the Got Your Six chief’s lessons from his first 100 days Hosted by: Logan Nye: Army veteran and associate editorOrvelin Valle (AKA O.V.): Navy veteran and podcast producerGuest: Bill Rausch: Army veteran and Executive Director of Got Your Six
Donald Trump has ideas to fix the VA. Some have been tried before.
“It sounds like to me Donald Trump needs Bob McDonald to run his Department of Veterans Affairs,” said Bill Rausch, executive director of Got Your 6, a nonprofit veteran advocate group.
Full Article by Travis Tritten below. ILLUSTRATION BY BEV SCHILLING/STARS AND STRIPES By Travis J. Tritten Stars and Stripes Published: August 15, 2016
Donald Trump’s 10-point plan to fix the VA1: Appoint new VA secretary. 2: Use “every lawful authority” to remove and discipline VA employees and managers who breach public trust. 3: Ask Congress to pass bill giving VA secretary full authority to remove anyone who risks the health or wellbeing of veterans. 4: Appoint commission to investigate VA wrongdoing and present the results to Congress as the basis for reforming the entire VA system. 5: Make sure honest and dedicated VA employees have their jobs protected. 6: 24-hour White House hotline for VA complaints. 7: Reward VA employees for saving …
Got Your 6 Joins Letter to Candidates on Respecting Gold Star Families Posted August 1, 2016 by Bill Rausch
Earlier today, Got Your 6 joined six other veteran and family member service organizations in demanding respect for the families of loved ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. As we write in the letter to those running for office, “we ask that all candidates, at all levels, demonstrate the character demanded of the offices they seek, and respect not only those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom but also their families who have borne such a loss to protect our liberties.” See the full letter below.
August 1, 2016
To the military and veterans communities, nothing is more sacred or honored than the families of those who are grieving the death of their fallen military hero, a member of our armed forces who has died while serving their country.
More than a hundred years ago, the President of the United States wrote reverently to a grieving …