December 8, 2009

Veterans News

Glitch Blocks Some GI Bill Payments
More than four months after launching the new Post 9/11 GI Bill, many veterans are still not getting their benefit. More

Benefit Alert for Veterans
Both the Montgomery and Post 9/11 GI Bills are worth over $49,000. This money is not a loan and will help you cover the costs of getting a degree. More

Committee Addresses Unemployment
U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, recently held a hearing on improving veterans' employment support and opportunities. More

Holiday Traditions for Your Military Family
The military is incredibly rich in customs and courtesies. So, it was no surprise when we started asking military spouses for their holiday tradition ideas that the thoughts were bountiful. More

POST 9/11 Payment Calculator
Those who served on active duty for 90 or more days since Sept. 10, 2001 are eligible to receive the new Post-9/11 GI Bill. More

Holiday Slideshow and Walmart proudly salute the brave men and women of our armed forces for their tireless dedication and service while being separated from their loved ones at home. More

Expanded Benefits in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently signed legislation that increases the state's cash bonuses for military personnel who serve multiple tours in Afghanistan or Iraq. More

Military Health System Conference
The 2010 Military Health System (MHS) Conference will be held Jan. 25-28, 2010 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. More

Voc-Rehab Tip 3
In part three of his series, "Seven Essentials to a Voc-Rehab Win," Ben Krause lays out a plan to help disabled veterans meet the VR&E counselors. More

'Let's Say Thanks'
The "Let's Say Thanks" website lets you send a free personalized postcard to deployed Servicemembers. More

Free Fishing in Alaska in 2010
Charter boat captains from Homer, Whittier, and Valdez, Alaska are joining forces in the Alaskan Halibut Veterans Fishing Tournament next year to offer free halibut trips for veterans. More

New Lottery Ticket in Texas
The Veterans Cash scratch-off lottery ticket debuted recently in the state of Texas. More

VA Consolidates Facilities
The Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) announced the signing of a lease that will permit the dramatic expansion of services by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for Cleveland's veterans. More

Free Life Coaching For Wounded Warriors
The Purple Heart Project provides free "life coaching" to wounded warriors' -- those servicemembers who have been injured while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. More

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