August 3, 2010

Veteran's News

VA Continues to Test for HIV
The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to test more than 1,800 military veterans who had dental procedures done at the St. Louis VA Medical Center. The veterans were potentially infected with HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C when they receive dental work from Feb. 1, 2009, through March 11, 2010. More

Deal of the Week: AR Digital Magazine
Zero in on rapid-fire columns, thrilling adventure stories and relevant equipment reviews while enjoying full content interactivity. More

VA Updates Open Government Plan
Supporting President Obama's pledge to make transparency and openness the pillars of good government, the Department of Veterans Affairs has updated its "Open Government Plan." More

Veterans Charity Faces Penalties
The Veterans Support Organization faces $50,000 in civil penalties following an investigation by the Tennessee Department of State's Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming. More

GI Bill Video Series: Who Gets What?
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides tuition and fees as well as cash payment for housing, books, and supplies. But are you eligible for everything? Figuring out what you're supposed to get can be confusing. More

Today's Choices for Education are Overwhelming
There are many factors to consider when choosing a military-friendly college; these include available degree options, the school's policy for using CLEP and military experience credits, accreditation, and the cost of tuition. More

This Isn't Your Father's GI Bill
Tough economic situations, hard to find jobs, the 21st century's demands on your life and family and a new GI Bill that seems to be constantly evolving...these are things your parents didn't have to deal with. More

Celebrating 10 Years of Serving Our Members is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by saluting the military community. Visit our 10-Year Anniversary Page to see some of our most popular content over the last decade. More

Jump Start Your Earning Potential
Higher education equals higher income potential. The GI Bill not only pays for traditional college education, but also many short term licensure and certification programs. 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 required for active duty, Guard, and Reserve under age 50, for coverage up to $250,000. More

The Best Cities for Military Families
There are a lot of "hot spots" in the housing market, but filtering them for military families can prove challenging. Find out the picks for the best cities for military families in 2010. More

The PassDown: Leak City
In most administrations, leaks of classified information precipitate presidential ire. Nearly all such unauthorized disclosures are the consequence of disgruntled government employees deciding that a "leak" is the best way to stop some activity they have decided should not continue. More

Featured Job: Government and Law Enforcement Jobs
Government and law enforcement jobs can be some of the most rewarding and stable jobs out there today. Your military experience makes you a prime candidate for these positions -- and you don't have to be a pencil-pusher. More

Count Down to Agent Orange Claims
The VA is likely to soon begin paying thousands of disability claims to Vietnam veterans with ischemic heart disease, Parkinson's disease and B-cell leukemia. More

Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors
Military servicemembers can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. More

Sailors Can Add College Credits
Navy intelligence professionals can now qualify for college credit hours for the newly developed Advanced Maritime Operational Intelligence Analysis Course taught in Virginia Beach, and the Expeditionary Warfare Intelligence Course taught in San Diego and available world-wide through the use of Mobile Training Teams. More

Innovative Treatment Options
House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bob Filner (D-Calif.) recently led a roundtable discussion to review innovative treatment options for veterans injured while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. More

Study Looks at TBI Related Seizures
A new research study has found that Soldiers who suffered brain injuries can develop seizures as long as 35 years after the initial injury. More

Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 20
The 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act was recently observed. If you are a disabled Veteran, learn about the protections this law offers, as well as where to get assistance on the Americans With Disabilities Act website. More

VA Approves Research Funding
The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved $2.8 million to fund three new research projects that focus on testing or developing new treatments for illnesses affecting Veterans who served in the Gulf War 1990-1991. More

New Career Opportunity for Young Vets
The Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training program is seeking to enroll 300 veterans ages 20-24 in a new one-year, all-expense paid project with the Employment and Training Administration's Job Corps. More

VA Freezes Financial Mgt. System
The Department of Veterans Affairs has canceled its financial management system due to the Office of Management and Budget freezing the program as part of a larger review of federal information technology programs. More

VA Launches HUD Project
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have announced that both agencies will invest a combined $15 million in five selected communities near military installations in an effort to prevent homelessness among veterans. More

VA Unveils New Contract Strategy
The Department of Veterans' Affairs has announced a new contracting strategy to be known as Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology, which is focused on giving Veteran-owned small businesses more opportunities to support VA. More

Art of the American Soldier
The upcoming "Art of the American Soldier" exhibit will give the public a chance to see for the first time more than 250 paintings and sketches of the American Soldier. More

Free SAT/ACT Prep Software
NFL and MLB players, Sponsorship Alliance Partners and eKnowledge donated more than $32 million of FREE SAT and ACT College Test Preparation Products over the past five years. More

Soldier Marathon Coming in November
The Columbus Roadrunners and Fort Benning will host a new race, the Soldier Half and Full Marathon, at Fort Benning Nov. 13 to benefit the National Infantry Museum, House of Heroes and Honor Flight. More

New AF Civilian Jobs Website
The new Air Force Civilian Service website contains practical information for those interested in applying for a federal job within the Air Force Civilian Service, including various hiring authorities, base locations, career field descriptions, employee benefits and application procedures. More

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