March 30, 2010

Veteran's News

Vets Health Care Bill Passes Senate
The U.S. Senate recently passed the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2009. The legislation would strengthen support for caregivers and attendants of veterans and would help ensure veterans in need of institutional care have the choice of receiving care from a family member at home. More

GI Bill Worth Today: $49,000
You may have more than $49,000 worth of education benefits. Don't let this money go to waste. Start today by finding military friendly schools that work with your benefits and give servicemembers college credit for military service. More

Enter the 10 Year Anniversary Sweepstakes
We are celebrating our 10 Year anniversary by celebrating you, the military community. Throughout 2010 we will be awarding 10 lucky members each month with Gear Packs stuffed with t-shirts, water bottles, stickers and more. Enter the contest now. More

The 2010 Military Advantage
The Military Advantage is an easy-to-use benefits reference guide from -- the most trusted name in the military community. More

Looking for an Old Military Buddy?
Ever wonder where your long lost buddy from BCT went? Looking for that one friend you went on tour with years ago? Why not look for them right now? More

Army Could be Open to PMAG Buys
I ran across an interesting conversation today over at PEO Soldier's blog about the PMAG versus the Army's much-ballyhooed "Improved Magazine." The Magpul-designed PMAG is very popular among Joes and Grunts in the Box. More

Will HCR Affect Your VA Health Care?
With the passage of the Health Care Reform Act, many servicemembers, retirees, and veterans are concerned that they may lose their VA and TRICARE health benefits. More

VA Hearings on Lejeune H2O Contamination
The U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs recently held a hearing about veterans and families who have been exposed to toxic substances, such as the water contamination at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. More

Audit Finds VA Exam Shortcomings
An audit recently released by the inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs found multiple shortcomings on VA's part to provide timely exams for potentially service-connected disabled veterans. More

Veteran Reintegration Roundtable Held
House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bob Filner (D-CA) led a roundtable discussion to identify reintegration challenges faced by servicemembers and veterans, and to explore potential legislative solutions to these challenges. More

Stimulus Payment Confirmation Line
The Internal Revenue Service has established an automated telephone service and website to confirm whether taxpayers received the $250 economic recovery payment in 2009, which went to most U.S. residents receiving Social Security benefits, supplemental security income, railroad retirement benefits or veterans' pensions or disability compensation. More

Legion Wins Pepsi Contest
PepsiCo has announced that The American Legion's Operation Comfort Warriors program will be awarded a $250,000 grant from the soft drink company after finishing first in Internet voting during February's Refresh Everything Project. More

New VA Center for New Orleans
The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a $3.3 million contract for pre-construction services for VA's new medical center in New Orleans. More

Senate Passes Welcome Home Day
A resolution introduced by U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, encouraging communities across the nation to establish "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day" was passed unanimously by the United States Senate. More

VA Proposes Rule on Gulf War Illness
The Department of Veterans Affairs published a proposed regulation in the Federal Register that will establish new presumptions of service connection for nine specific infectious diseases associated with military service in Southwest Asia during the Persian Gulf War, or in Afghanistan on or after September 19, 2001. More

New Forum for Silver Star Families
Join the Silver Star Families of America forum at their new online home. More

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