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Morning Muster: 1/22/2015 better oversight, suicide prevention bill, Desert Storm memorial

A U.S. paratrooper collects his chute after jumping out of a C-130 Hercules aircraft over Juliet drop zone in Pordenone, Italy, Jan. 13. (U.S. Army/Paolo Bovo)

A U.S. paratrooper collects his chute after jumping out of a C-130 Hercules aircraft over Juliet drop zone in Pordenone, Italy, Jan. 13. (U.S. Army/Paolo Bovo)

State VAs releasing annual reports; VA says could do better at construction oversight; older vets over-treated for diabetes; Waco VA employee guilty of fraud; Desert Storm memorial moves closer to reality; Senate closer to suicide-bill vote; non-profits may move on base; vet in recruiting scandal may get to keep cash

It’s January—time to watch for state veteran administrations’ annual reports. North Carolina’s has just been released.

Veterans Affairs officials told Congress members Wednesday that they may not be the best folks to oversee building construction after failing in the construction of a Colorado Hospital, reports Military.com’s Bryant Jordan.

Despite recommendations that older patients with diabetes not have tight control of their disease because they could end up hypoglycemic, a new study shows that more than half of veterans with dementia were over-treated, writes Carolyn Thorpe in Diabetes Care journal.

A Waco VA employee who “assisted” vets for a fee by increasing their disability percentages for a total of $650,000 in fraud has been sentenced to jail, reports the Waco Tribune-Herald’s Tommy Witherspoon.

A national Desert Storm memorial is moving closer toward reality, reports Army TimesMichelle Tan.

The Senate has moved closer toward a vote on the Clay Hunt veterans suicide prevention bill, reports Military.com’s Bryant Jordan.

Non-profits that help service members may soon have an easier time taking that support on post, reports Military.com’s Amy Bushatz.

A veteran and his wife lured potential recruits using a website, handed the recruits’ names to the Army and earned a $3.45 million bonus, reports the Washington Post’s Dan Lamothe. Looks like they’ll get to keep it.

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