May 18, 2010

Veteran's News

President Signs Caregivers Bill
President Barack Obama recently signed S. 1963 (The Caregiver's Bill) into law. The new law creates support program for veteran caregivers that will provide training, financial assistance, and improved respite service. More

Army Offers Up To $20K in Bonuses
New Army recruits with skills critical to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are eligible for bonuses, educational help and other incentives if they enlist to serve in the Army's most under-manned jobs. More

Mohave Cross Stolen
The Mohave Desert Memorial Cross has been stolen by thieves, according to the National Park Service. More

Military.com Editors Embed with US Military in Afghanistan
Follow Military.com Editor in Chief Ward Carroll and Managing Editor Christian Lowe as they go one-on-one with generals in Kabul and Bagram, walk patrols with Army squads in the eastern border regions, and fly with Marines taking down the Taliban in Helmand Province. More

Counterinsurgency is a Long Term Process, Not an Event: McChrystal
Afghan commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal didn't give away much on the pending Kandahar offensive in today's presser at the Pentagon. More

The Hardcore Insurgent Kit
We were fortunate enough to sit in on a brief today with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team staff and other government agencies who gave a "one over the world" of the battle space we're covering here in this section of RC-East. More

Video: GI Bill Can Help Vets Attend Ivy League
The American Veteran features a video news segment that explains the Post-9/11 GI Bill's Yellow Ribbon Program. 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

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

AF Seeking 'Stop-Loss' Airmen
Air Force officials are still seeking Airmen who have been impacted by stop-loss. Eligible Airmen were involuntarily held on active duty between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009. More

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Our moving experts can easily connect your home services online. Order your Internet, phone, TV and electricity from leading companies before you move in. More

Featured Job: Military Friendly Employers
Visit Military.com's Veteran Job Board to search thousands of jobs in aerospace, defense, health care, nursing, government, law enforcement, teaching and more. More

Register for Free Military Career Fair Today
Military.com Career Expo is coming to Fort Bragg, N.C. on May 25. This event will feature top employers seeking the valuable skills you learned in service to your country. More

House VA Committee Conducts Hearing
The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs recently conducted a hearing to examine the health effects that veterans sustained during the War in Vietnam as a result of being exposed to the toxic dioxin-based concoctions that is now generally referred to as Agent Orange and discuss related legislation. More

House Holds Voc-Rehab Hearing
The Economic Opportunity Subcommittee of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs recently conducted a hearing to examine the status of Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) programs managed by the VA. More

Vet Business Opportunities Expanded
President Obama recently signed executive orders that focus additional resources on providing new opportunities for small businesses to compete for federal contracts. More

Women's Symposium in June
The Sea Services Leadership Association will host the 23rd annual Women's Symposium at the Washington Hilton in Washington June 2-3. The two-day seminar will focus on women serving in disaster-affected areas. More

4TROOPS Debut Album on Sale
The debut album of 4TROOPS, an official vocal group of The American Legion, is now on sale. More

VA Grant for Minneapolis Home
The Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding two grants worth nearly $22.4 million for a new 100-bed nursing home and other improvements at the Minnesota Veterans home in Minneapolis. More

VA Enhances Surgical Safety
VA announced measures to ensure that all inpatient surgeries are performed under the safest possible conditions at facilities with the resources to support them. More

VA Updates Application Form
Veterans will find it easier and faster to apply for their health care benefits now that the Department of Veterans Affairs updated its online Form 10-10EZ, "Application for Health Benefits." More

House Holds VBA Effectiveness Hearing
The Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs recently conducted a hearing to examine the effectiveness of the Veterans Benefits Administration's employee work credit and management systems in processing compensation and pension claims and appeals. More

VA Data Breach Leaves Vets Vulnerable
An unencrypted laptop computer belonging to a VA contractor was stolen. The computer contained the Social Security numbers and other information of more than 600 veterans. More

Medal of Honor Recipients Speak Out!
Ninety-one of America's Medal of Honor recipients are urging servicemembers to seek help before it's too late. More

Looking for a Few Good Men and Women
Veterans Green Corps helps veterans transition to civilian life by offering a unique opportunity for vets to connect with other former servicemembers and make new connections with the outdoors. More

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