May 11, 2010

Veterans' News

Hearing on Rural Program
The House Veterans' Affairs Health Subcommittee recently held a hearing to assess the progress of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in implementing an enhanced contract health care pilot program for veterans living in rural areas. More

General Atomics Builds Killer Electromagnetic Rail Cannon
One of the more intriguing new technologies spotted at this week's Navy League Sea-Air-Space Expo was General Atomics' electromagnetic rail cannon. More

XM-25 Heading to Afghanistan With Green Berets
News broke that the Army is set to deploy the XM-25 Individual Airburst Weapon to a unit from the Special Forces who will take it with them to Afghanistan "this summer." More

Learn How to Translate 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

Find the Right Military Friendly School
There are many factors to consider when choosing a military friendly school; these include available degree options, the school's policy for using CLEP and military experience (ACE) credits, accreditation, and the cost of tuition. More

Liberty University Online Offers Credit for Military Service
Liberty University Online honors the military, veterans and families that serve our country. More

Navy Mutual Offers $1M Dollars of Coverage
Did you know Navy Mutual now offers up to $1 million of coverage? They understand servicemember needs and provide the coverage levels that meet those needs. More

VA Home Loan Still a Good Option in a Bad Economy
More servicemembers and veterans are using their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) home loan guaranty benefit, as VA's loan program remains a strong option in today's housing market. More

Fry Scholarship Established
Children of military personnel who died in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2001, can apply for a non-competitive educational scholarship based on the new Post-9/11 GI Bill. More

Mohave WWI Cross Stays Put
The Mohave Desert Cross will stay where it is. A recent Supreme Court ruling ordered a lower court to correct its ruling to tear the cross down. More

Museum Commemorates Embassy Evacuation
Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 (Reinforced), the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar joined forces commemorating the 35th anniversary of Operation Frequent Wind. More

Facebook Tribute to Fallen Marine
Family and friends of a fallen Marine are compiling his memory on Facebook. More

Beware of 'Scareware'
The Network Enterprise Center at Fort Meade has been experiencing a spike in virus-infected computers as machines are corrupted by a new type of Internet scam, Scareware, in which people surfing the Web see a screen pop onto their monitor. More

Names Added to Vietnam Memorial
The names of six American servicemembers were recently added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. More '

A Failure to Comply'
Despite Federal law, Federal agencies are still failing to make sure that small businesses owned by service-disabled veterans get at least 3 percent of all federal contracting dollars. More

American Legion Seeks Votes
The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund is competing for a $250,000 grant to be awarded by the Pepsi Beverage Company as part of its Refresh Everything Project this month. More

Check Your Passport Before You Go
Travelers should look at their passports for two key things: make sure it is not going to expire in the next 90 days and also check page 26 to make sure it is not a no-fee passport. More

New Museum Opens
A new museum dedicated to teaching 20th century military history and honoring veterans has opened at Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis. More

Veteran Owned Small Business Hearing
The Economic Opportunity Subcommittee of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs recently held a hearing to examine the status of veteran owned small businesses. More

High-Tech Job Training for Cal Vets
PG&E's new job training program assists recently separated veterans compete for high pay, high demand careers in the utility industry. More

Own Your Own Sears Store
Military veterans have the opportunity to win a Sears Hometown Store. More

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