In today's All Volunteer military I find it highly offensive that an official agency of the Department of Veterans Affairs refers to Reserve and Guard warriors as "weekend warriors," slurs used even in official citations, summaries of their appeals for service-connected illnesses and injuries.
|(from a Reservist's BVA appeal, Citation Nr: 1243683, remanded for VARO errors)|
The law, VA rules and regulations should govern the outcome of a veteran's claim, not the ALJ's attitudes.
Every Reserve and Guardsman having a BVA appeal and receiving this disgusting treatment should appeal to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. They've received an injustice from the Department of Veterans Affairs and it shouldn't be tolerated.
I trust that NGAUS, ROA and all other military associations will challenge VA on this slur.