FingerLakes1.com Forums
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#1383496 - 01/19/13 10:17 PM Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill
Harley Bob Tale Offline
Member

Registered: 09/13/12
Posts: 195
Loc: Mars
Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill
STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU
Posted: Jan. 15, 2013 | 4:52 p.m.
Updated: Jan. 17, 2013 | 9:23 a.m.
WASHINGTON - A new effort was launched in Congress on Tuesday to crack down on people who attempt to pass themselves off as wartime heroes.

Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., reintroduced the Stolen Valor Act, which would make it a crime to make false claims about receiving certain military medals in order to obtain service benefits, a veteran-reserved job or other things of value.

Despite broad support among veterans and members of Congress, the effort to penalize military award fraud failed to pass last year. Lawmakers could not settle on Heck's bill or a competing one sponsored by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va.

The bill introduced by the Nevadan, a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, passed 410-3 in the House. But the Democratic-controlled Senate preferred Webb's version.

"I hope we can build off last year's strong bipartisan support in the House and get this important bill signed into law this year," Heck said Tuesday.





Find this article at:
http://www.lvrj.com/news/heck-reintroduces-bill-to-combat-stolen-valor-187044451.html
_________________________
Hoorah!! Better Judged By Twelve than Carried By Six

Top
FingerLakes1.com
#1383499 - 01/20/13 01:41 AM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: Harley Bob Tale]
Timbo Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 7470
Loc: CNY
_________________________
Everyone's entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.

Top
#1383609 - 01/21/13 10:25 AM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: Timbo]
Harley Bob Tale Offline
Member

Registered: 09/13/12
Posts: 195
Loc: Mars
_________________________
Hoorah!! Better Judged By Twelve than Carried By Six

Top
#1383614 - 01/21/13 11:44 AM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: Harley Bob Tale]
Harley Bob Tale Offline
Member

Registered: 09/13/12
Posts: 195
Loc: Mars
Military service info available to the public.

FOIA and Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF)

The public has access to certain military service information without the veteran's authorization or that of the next-of-kin (the un-remarried widow or widower, son, daughter, father, mother, brother or sister) of deceased veterans. Examples of information which may be available from Federal (non-archival) Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) without an unwarranted invasion of privacy include:

Name

Service Number

Dates of Service

Branch of Service

Final Duty Status

Final Rank

Salary *

Assignments and Geographical Locations

Source of Commission *

Military Education Level

Promotion Sequence Number *

Awards and decorations (eligibility only, not actual medals)

Photograph

Transcript of Courts-Martial Trials

Place of entrance and separation



http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/foia-info.html
_________________________
Hoorah!! Better Judged By Twelve than Carried By Six

Top
#1383674 - 01/21/13 03:37 PM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: Timbo]
Timbo Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 7470
Loc: CNY

Ooh, lookey! Harley has a new Avatar. I wonder who loaned him the hat patch.
_________________________
Everyone's entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.

Top
#1383680 - 01/21/13 03:51 PM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: Timbo]
Harley Bob Tale Offline
Member

Registered: 09/13/12
Posts: 195
Loc: Mars
It appears that the only info needed for a FOIA inquiry is a name.
_________________________
Hoorah!! Better Judged By Twelve than Carried By Six

Top
#1383683 - 01/21/13 03:53 PM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: Harley Bob Tale]
Timbo Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 7470
Loc: CNY

Done, and Done.

_________________________
Everyone's entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.

Top
#1383688 - 01/21/13 04:02 PM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: Harley Bob Tale]
Offline

Senior Member

Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 7644
Originally Posted By: Harley Bob Tale
It appears that the only info needed for a FOIA inquiry is a name.




FOIA and Official Personnel Folders (OPF)

Most information in a Federal (non-archival) Official Personnel Folder (OPF) is not releasable to the general public without the written consent of the individual whose record is involved. The Freedom of Information Act does allow, however, for certain information to be released without the individual's consent. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has determined that the following information can be released to the public:

Name

Past and present positions

Past and present titles

Past and present salaries

Past and present grades

Past and present job locations

Top
#1383692 - 01/21/13 04:08 PM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: ]
Harley Bob Tale Offline
Member

Registered: 09/13/12
Posts: 195
Loc: Mars
Yep. They will give out all that info.
_________________________
Hoorah!! Better Judged By Twelve than Carried By Six

Top
#1383695 - 01/21/13 04:13 PM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: Harley Bob Tale]
Harley Bob Tale Offline
Member

Registered: 09/13/12
Posts: 195
Loc: Mars
For info on a real vet, you file for OMPF.
_________________________
Hoorah!! Better Judged By Twelve than Carried By Six

Top
#1383697 - 01/21/13 04:15 PM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: Harley Bob Tale]
Offline

Senior Member

Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 7644
Originally Posted By: Harley Bob Tale
Yep. They will give out all that info.


Ahahahahahaha...do what you gotta do.

Top
#1383704 - 01/21/13 04:45 PM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: ]
Timbo Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 7470
Loc: CNY

What makes you think we were talking about YOU?
_________________________
Everyone's entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.

Top
#1383706 - 01/21/13 04:49 PM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: Timbo]
Offline

Senior Member

Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 7644
Originally Posted By: Timbo

What makes you think we were talking about YOU?
Was I talking to YOU?

Top
#1383707 - 01/21/13 04:53 PM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: Harley Bob Tale]
Timbo Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 7470
Loc: CNY

Winner! Best New Avatar of the Day.

One day, he'll probably be laid to rest, at the "Tomb of the Un-Earned Soldier".

_________________________
Everyone's entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.

Top
#1383708 - 01/21/13 04:56 PM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: Timbo]
Harley Bob Tale Offline
Member

Registered: 09/13/12
Posts: 195
Loc: Mars
Originally Posted By: Timbo

What makes you think we were talking about YOU?


What makes you think they'll have any info on "Harley"?
_________________________
Hoorah!! Better Judged By Twelve than Carried By Six

Top
#1383722 - 01/21/13 05:30 PM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: Harley Bob Tale]
Timbo Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 7470
Loc: CNY

Good point.
_________________________
Everyone's entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.

Top
#1383740 - 01/21/13 06:18 PM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: Harley Bob Tale]
VM Smith Offline
Diamond Member

Registered: 11/29/05
Posts: 37290
Loc: Ship of Fools
_________________________
Trying to have an intelligent discussion with a stupid person is a waste of time and effort.


Top
#1383744 - 01/21/13 06:41 PM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: VM Smith]
Timbo Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 7470
Loc: CNY

I've never made a statement saying ANYONE served or didn't. I do however (based on the evidence as I know it) firmly believe, that at LEAST one person on these forums is representing themselves to be something they are NOT.

I'm KEENLY aware of defamation laws and I'm also keenly aware, that it cuts BOTH ways.


_________________________
Everyone's entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.

Top
#1383746 - 01/21/13 06:56 PM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: Timbo]
Harley Bob Tale Offline
Member

Registered: 09/13/12
Posts: 195
Loc: Mars
I'll go further. I don't think a person named "Chicago Jesus" even exists.
_________________________
Hoorah!! Better Judged By Twelve than Carried By Six

Top
#1383753 - 01/21/13 07:10 PM Re: Heck reintroduces stolen valor bill [Re: Harley Bob Tale]
Timbo Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 7470
Loc: CNY

Of course, what was I thinking?
_________________________
Everyone's entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >