April 27, 2010

Veteran's News

VA Grant for Veterans Homes
The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved $24.2 million in grants for new North Carolina state Veterans homes in Kinston and Swannanoa, with funds coming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. More

Deal of the Week: Top Veterans Discounts
Military.com has hundreds of discounts exclusively for veterans and their families. Don't pay full price for anything. More

Struggling to Turn Your Military Skills Into a Civilian Resume?
Writing a resume is never an easy task, especially when you are transitioning from the military to civilian life and jobs. More

Superior Life Insurance for You and Your Family
AFBA offers life insurance products that suit the needs of a military family. There is no medical exam requirement for active duty, Guard, and Reserve under age 50, for coverage up to $250,000. More

SOCOM Looking for New Flashbang
The specs are shielded under a password protected section of the Fed Biz Opps site, but it looks as if SOCOM is looking for an improved flash bang to replace its current M-84 and whatever other Ninja grenades it's got in the kitbag. More

Veterans: Know Your Education Benefits
Education is one of the greatest benefits of serving in the Armed Forces. As a veteran or family member, you have special opportunities that can help provide money for school, support, and ways to save both time and money. More

10 Tips for Renting
For your move, it's important to thoroughly review your lease with the landlord. If you're not sure what your first steps should be when you move in, check out these 10 tips military families should follow when renting a new apartment or house. More

Tips for Flood Preparation
Here are some tips to prepare for a flood. More

Help for Bereaved Children
Here are some tips from a recent article on helping children who are coping with loss. More

AF Reduces Reserve Service Obligation
The Air Force has temporarily reduced the Reserve commitment for officers and enlisted members participating in Palace Chase. More

American Legion on Facebook
The American Legion is hoping to have 20,000 fans on its Facebook page by the time its national convention rolls around in August. More

VA Grant for Tucson
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has approved a $17.1 million grant for the new 120-bed Tucson State Veterans Home in Arizona. More

Wanted: Extraordinary Military Spouses
The Military.com and CinCHouse.com 2010 Spouse of the Year Award, sponsored by ASMBA and TriWest HealthCare Alliance, will be giving away $5,000 to a spouse who has gone above and beyond to serve her/his family, country and the military community. More

GI Film Festival Announces 2010 Line Up -- Buy Tickets Now
The Fourth Annual GI Film Festival, which will be held May 11-16 in Washington, DC, just announced its line-up for 2010 and tickets are now on sale. More

More Veterans Courts in Colorado
A veterans court in Colorado Springs could see its concepts expand statewide thanks to a bill that has signed into law by Gov. Bill Ritter. More

VA Sees Staffing Boost
The Department of Veterans Affairs is putting Americans to work with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More

VA to Repair Monuments
The Department of Veterans Affairs will use up to $4.4 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act program to repair and preserve historic monuments and memorials. More

Silver Star Banner Day - May 1st
Congress recently passed H.R.855 making Silver Star Service Banner Day on May 1st an Official Day to honor wounded, ill, and injured veterans. More

Federal Voting Assistance Update
On Saturday, May 22, 2010, Hawaii will hold a special general election. Absentee ballots must be received by 6 pm, May 22, 2010. More

31 Days of Glory
Fayetteville/Cumberland County's 31 Days of Glory kicks off on May 1. The month-long event will feature various patriotic and military attractions and special events. More

Veterans Success Jam
The Veterans Success Jam is a free three-day, web-based event that will be held from May 3-6, 2010 to help vets and servicemembers learn about going back to school. More

VA's 'Meet the Staff' on Flickr
To many veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees who handle education claims are known only by their voices. More

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