June 15, 2010

Veteran's News

No VA Hearing on Agent Orange Decision
A VA decision to avoid hearings on the recently updated list of Vietnam veteran illnesses presumed caused by exposure to Agent Orange could impact AO claims. More

AF Seeking Stop Loss Airmen
The Air Force continues to seek Airmen who were involuntarily held on active duty "stop-loss" between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009, to determine if they may be eligible for the Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay compensation. More

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

Register for a Free Military Career Fair Today
Military.com Career Expo is coming to Wright-Patterson AFB, (Dayton, Ohio), June 22, 2010. This event will feature top employers seeking the valuable skills you learned in service to your country. More

GI Bill Calculator: Which GI Bill Pays More?
Military.com created a GI Bill Calculator to help estimate the cash value of your benefits and help you compare the Montgomery GI Bill to the Post 9/11 GI Bill based on your specific profile and declared needs. More

GI Bill FAQs
We've answered some of the most difficult questions about the Montgomery and Post 9/11 GI Bill. More

Labor Department Offers VETS Grants
The U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service announced a $750,000 grant competition aimed at supporting DoL grantees that provide employment services to homeless veterans and veterans at risk of becoming homeless. More

'Net Generation' Civil Servant
The Defense Department's deputy chief information officer, David M. Wennergren, recently said, the department must change to draw in employees who have not known a world without the Internet. More

VA Announces New Hotline
The Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) has announced a new telephone hotline to provide emergency support and resources to homeless veterans. More

Help Legion Win Pepsi Grant
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

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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

Servicemembers Save With ASMBA
The Armed Services Mutual Benefit Association (ASMBA), established in 1963, provides comprehensive, affordable life insurance coverage to military personnel and their families. More

New Insight for Treating Parkinson's
Veterans and others with Parkinson's disease who undergo deep brain stimulation (DBS) may benefit from research co-sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and published recently in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. More

VFW Needs Your Votes for Pepsi Grant
The VFW Foundation is in the running to receive a $250,000 "Pepsi Refresh" grant. Your vote for the VFW Foundation's "Return the Favor" project will support the unmet needs of U.S. military personnel and their families. More

American Legion Presents Vignettes
The American Legion and Military Channel teamed up to honor troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, including three soldiers who never made it back home. More

Symposium for Veterans in July
The AMVETS 2010 Symposium for 21st Century Veterans will take place prior to the 66th annual AMVETS National Convention in Louisville, Ky. on Aug 9-11, 2010. More

Cleveland Projects Assist Veterans
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently visited the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and received a first-hand update on Recovery Act-funded projects that will help Veterans access VA care and provide surgical ward upgrades. More

Veterans Needed for Montana Green Jobs
The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC), in partnership with the Veterans Green Corps, is trying to recruit two crews of military veterans to work in the Medicine Bow National Forest in southern Wyoming and northern Colorado this summer and fall. More

Free Franchise Opportunity for Vets
Kitchen Tune-Up would like to thank honorably discharged veterans by offering 10 FREE franchises. More

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