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Pentagon Agrees to Make DRB and BCMR Decisions Publicly Available

The Pentagon is settling a lawsuit with a veterans group that claimed it was illegally withholding records from the public. DoD has agreed to a series of steps that will make past decisions from the boards that handle requests to correct records available on a public website. [more]

Released 1/23/20 | Tags:

Veterans legal services group sues over removal of public troop records

When the Defense Department pulled down public availability of records from discharge review boards, that raised a lot of hackles among veterans. Now The National Veterans Legal Services Program called the move illegal and has filed a lawsuit. NVLSP Executive Director Bart Stichman joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin in the studio to talk more. [more]

Released 1/14/20 | Tags:

Lawsuit Seeks Access to Discharge Board Decisions

A veterans’ advocacy group is taking legal action in hopes of forcing the government to restore public access to decisions by each of the services’ discharge review boards. Failure to provide access to these records hinders advocates’ efforts to challenge adverse decisions in behalf of their veteran clients, the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) contended in a lawsuit filed Jan. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. [more]

Released 1/10/20 | Tags:

Lawsuit: Pentagon Withholding Info from Veterans’ Advocates

A veterans group said the Pentagon has stopped releasing information that helps former service members to contest less-than-honorable discharges from the military. The Defense Department has been breaking the law since April, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Virginia by the National Veterans Legal Services Program. [more]

Released 1/4/20 | Tags:

Lawsuit: Pentagon withholding info from veterans’ advocates

A veterans group said the Pentagon has stopped releasing information that helps former service members to contest less-than-honorable discharges from the military. The Defense Department has been breaking the law since April, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Virginia by the National Veterans Legal Services Program. [more]

Released 1/3/20 | Tags:

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