Category: Military

RELEASE: Statement from Governor Greitens on Veterans Commission

On Wednesday, the Missouri Veterans Commission accepted the resignation of former executive director Larry Kay. They voted to appoint Col. Grace Link of the Missouri National Guard as Interim Executive Director. The Governor released the following statement. “The commission took bold action to protect our veterans tonight. Missouri’s veterans—our neighbors, friends, parents, and grandparents–were being hurt. When people are being hurt, and bureaucrats fail to act, fail to listen, and offer only excuses, we’re going […]

RELEASE: Gov. Eric Greitens makes statement on St. Louis Veterans Home

Today Governor Eric Greitens released the following statement, “If you care about veterans, this will make you angry. A Democrat State Senator, Jill Schupp, was asked about the mistreatment of veterans at the St. Louis Veterans Home. Why weren’t some of them getting their meds on time, or given enough water to drink, or left in dirty clothes? Her answer: “Sometimes things happen where a person refuses to take his medication, refuses to allow you […]

RELEASE: Blunt’s Military Family Stability Act Signed Into Law

Bipartisan Bill Increases Flexibility for Military Families WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today announced that his Military Family Stability Act was signed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act conference report. The measure, which Blunt introduced in May of this year, will increase flexibility for military families by allowing them to either move early or remain at their current duty station for up to six months when a service member […]

Ameren recognized as a military friendly employer

For the ninth consecutive year, a local energy giant was awarded as a military friendly employer by a national survey on Tuesday. Ameren, which is based in St. Louis, was recognized as a military-friendly employer by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military spouse. The Military Friendly Employers list is created each year, and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months and is based on […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Takes Action to Protect Veterans

Today, at the St. Louis Veterans Home, Governor Greitens took action to protect veterans. An independent investigation—ordered by the Governor—looked into complaints made by family members of veterans residing in the St. Louis Veterans Home. When that investigation revealed serious issues at the home, the Governor took immediate action. “Big government failed these veterans. The Missouri Veterans Commission and VA told us that there was nothing wrong with these homes. Based on what the families […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson to Hold Press Conference in Jefferson City

(JEFFERSON CITY) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson will hold a press conference today in Jefferson City to ask for necessary action to be taken to resolve the situation involving allegations of mistreatment at the St. Louis Veterans Home. Information will also be released related to the Administrator and Assistant Administrator of this facility. The Lieutenant Governor strongly feels that resolution of this situation affecting our state’s veterans who reside at this facility, family members, and […]

RELEASE: Military holiday spending remains stable, job security and confidence on rise

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Service members will spend an average of $569.00 on holiday related activities in 2017, with 87% spending the same or less than last year, according to the 2017 Military Holiday Spending Survey conducted by Pioneer Services, a Division of MidCountry Bank. This annual survey of more than 250 service members highlights holiday trends and preferences, consumer confidence, and other unique holiday insights. While spending trends remain relatively stable compared […]

City of Clayton hosts Veterans Day celebration

As citizens lined the Center of Clayton, the sight of the American flag and the sounds of the United States Air Force Band playing the National Anthem brought a patriotic mood Wednesday. A first-year event, the City of Clayton along with St. Louis OASIS held a Veterans Day celebration ceremony inside the Center of Clayton, decorated with American flags and military memorabilia, and were joined by a bevy of attendees, including local officials and State […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson Condemns Alleged Poor Treatment of Service Members at St. Louis Veterans Home

(JEFFERSON CITY) – An ongoing investigation by the Lieutenant Governor’s Office over the past several months has revealed allegations of mistreatment and inadequate care of residents of the Missouri Veterans Home in St. Louis. “I am deeply concerned by the allegations of mistreatment and inadequate care towards veterans of our armed forces at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. Louis,” said Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson. “My office has conducted numerous interviews with family members as […]

Missouri to host Veterans Week Kick Off in November

The state of Missouri will hold an event in November that will honor all veterans, law enforcement, and emergency personnel at the state’s capitol. Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, the state of Missouri will host Veterans Week Kickoff work that features the 135th Army Band, the Monticello Singers, and displays by the Missouri National Guard and State Highway Patrol to recognize the public service of local heroes. Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson said […]