June 8, 2010

Veteran's News

VA to Implement 26 Innovation Ideas
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the selection of 26 winning ideas in the Veterans Health Administration / Office of Information and Technology (VHA/OIT) Innovation Competition. 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

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

State Veteran Benefits -- 50 State Breakdown
Veterans pursuing their educational goals are usually eligible for "educational assistance for students" in most states. More

Senator Proposes 6 Major GI Bill Fixes
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced S. 3447, a bill to improve the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits program. More

Soldiers' Perspective: The M320 Grenade Launcher
Got a note yesterday from a reader who was wondering what the latest impressions were of the Grip Pod Systems-made M4 Grip Pod -- you know, that forward vertical grip that hides a retractable bipod in its internals. More

Quad-Rotor Micro Air Vehicle Performs 'Precise Aggressive Maneuvers'
From some fertile minds at the University of Pennsylvania's General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception Lab comes the meanest looking quad-rotor micro air vehicle I've ever seen. More

Does Your MilSpouse Deserve an Award?
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

Military Benefits Pay for Professional Training
Vocational/Technical or Trade Schools provide you with specific job skills and job training that is on the cutting edge of technology. More

Bill to Improve Post-9/11 GI Bill
U.S. Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) recently introduced S. 3447, a bill to improve the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits program. More

California Building Veterans' Homes
The state of California will soon open three new veterans' homes. The new veterans' homes will be in Redding, Fresno, and West Los Angeles. More

New Connecticut Memorial Directory
The Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs launched an electronic directory of local veterans memorials created from information submitted by municipalities. More

'Veterans Remember' at Lincoln Library
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum's Oral History Program offers "Veterans Remember," a collection of interviews with Illinois residents about their wartime experiences, at the Library's website. More

New Military and Veteran Laws in Florida
Governor Charlie Crist recently signed into law veteran-related house bills. More

New VA Family-to-Family Resources
The National Alliance on Mental Illness created its new Veterans Resource Center on its website. More

AF Expects Civilian Hiring Surge
With contractor-to-civilian conversions, new organizations standing up and overall increases in civilian positions, the Air Force civil service continues to grow as officials look to employ thousands of U.S. citizens. More

What is a Vet Center?
Vet Centers provide free readjustment services for Veterans who served in combat--all in an environment Veterans find comfortable. More

Pet Visits Return to WI Veterans Homes
A suspension of animal visits at the State of Wisconsin's two nursing homes for veterans is over. More

Virtual Job Fair for Disabled Veterans
Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans is proud to be part of an innovative video based virtual job fair June 17, 2010 for Disabled American Veterans. More

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

Fort Jackson Museum to Reopen
The Fort Jackson Post Museum at Fort Jackson, S.C. closed its doors about a year ago for remodeling and redesignation as the U.S. Army Basic Combat Training Museum. More

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