VA demoted a combat veteran after he published a “dance monkey dance” critique on Facebook criticizing NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem.

Providence regional office manager Stephen Pina was demoted last Friday following a brief investigation into statements he made during his personal time from his personal computer on Facebook while watching an NFL game.

Pina was reportedly upset that NFL players on the Patriots refused to stand for the anthem. Following the NFL players’ exercise of their apparent free speech to protest the anthem, Pina took to Facebook and demanded the players “dance monkey dance.

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This past August, News Channel 3's John White spoke with Jennifer Kepner, a Cathedral City woman who served in Iraq now battling pancreatic cancer.

The chamber will also consider a bill to enhance whistleblower protections and will vote to begin negotiations with the Senate on a compromise bill authorizing defense spending for fiscal 2018.

A medical foster home provides “a smaller, more intimate level of care” for veterans who can no longer live independently, Lewis explained. Residents have private or semi-private rooms and get assistance with meals, medications, laundry, cleaning, personal grooming and other daily needs. Some homes even allow pets.

Today’s veterans, Family members and health care providers are keenly aware of post traumatic stress disorder and the importance in veterans seeking help. Unfortunately, many veterans suffer in silence, which not only hurts them, but their Families as 

 A local Navy vet and his wife are desperate, after the monthly VA checks that they use to pay bills suddenly stopped.

On Sept. 14, the Department of Veterans Affairs quietly announced that it will waive a common-sense ethics law for all of its employees. For over 50 years, the VA has prohibited employees from receiving payments or having 

Democrats on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee skipped out on what The Military Times described as a “supposedly friendly roundtable discussion” over how to reform the Veterans Affairs agency. 

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