August 31, 2010

Veteran's News

NBCC Foundation Announces 2010 Military Scholarship
The NBCC Foundation announced the 2010 military scholarship for servicemembers and veterans pursuing a career in professional counseling. More

Deal of the Week: Military Discounts in One Location's new and improved discount center collects discounts for our members in one spot. Search for your favorite retailer, or look for discounts on things like computers, back-to-school products, or automotive. More

New Findings on Head Injuries
Researchers with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine have provided the first pathological evidence of a link between repeated head injuries and a disease that resembles Lou Gehrig's disease. More

What Comes After SGLI?
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance coverage ends 120 days after you leave active-duty service. Do you have plans for how you are going to meet your life insurance needs once your SGLI expires? More

Play Fantasy Football and Win a 60" Flat Screen TV
Play's Salary Cap Football and win more than bragging rights this season. Each week the player who scores the most points will win a $200 Football Gear Pack stuffed with your team's football jersey, hat, water bottle and more. More

Jump Start Your Earning Potential
You might think that it's too late to take advantage of the economic forecasts, but it's not. The GI Bill not only pays for traditional higher education but also many short term licensure and certification programs. More

Got Questions About VA Loans?
Buying a home can be pretty confusing, especially if you're trying to purchase with a VA Home Loan., in partnership with Direct VA Loans from iFreedom Direct(R), has a new VA Home Buying video series to help you cut through the clutter and the process. More

Air Force Going with OCP...Soon(ish)?
OCP is better known to Kit Up! readers as "Mulitcam," and as Christian flagged a number of weeks ago, the fielding strategy has created concerns on both sides of the fence. More

Featured Job: Maintenance Jobs
General maintenance and repair workers are employed in almost every industry. Many workers learn their skills informally on the job; others learn by working as helpers to other repairers or to construction workers such as carpenters, electricians, or machinery repairers. More

Did'ya Know? In-State Rates Apply to Active Duty
Members of the armed forces on active duty for a period of more than 30 days and their families are now eligible to receive in-state tuition at public colleges and universities in the state where they reside or are permanently stationed. More

The First Step is the Hardest
Unlike many students entering the halls of higher education this year, you've already taken the first step. Your service experience may get you credit and you have a source of funding with the GI Bill to pay for school. More

AF Heritage Museum Opens
The U.S. Air Force recently reopened a newly named and renovated enlisted heritage museum at Lackland Air Force Base, Tex. More

Military Fitness and Nutrition Tips
The Military Health System is currently offering a video in which a nutritionist provides advice on how to maintain a healthy diet. The video is available on the Military Health System website. More

AF Marathon Update
The Air Force Marathon and half marathons are full for the first time. The 5K and 10K still have slots remaining. Runners wishing to participate in these events are encouraged to register soon to secure a spot. More

Cell Phones for Soldiers
Cell Phones for Soldiers is a non-profit organization that collects old cell phones and exchanges them for calling cards for troops who are overseas. More

92nd American Legion Convention
The 92nd American Legion National Convention convenes Aug. 31 in Milwaukee. The convention will include Department of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki as featured speakers. More

Gulf State Vets Get Mortgage Aid
Veterans in the Gulf States impacted by the recent oil spill may qualify for delayed mortgage payments if their mortgages already are guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information, visit the VA's Loan Guaranty Home Loan Program website. More

Grace After Fire
Grace After Fire was established in 2002, primarily to assist women veterans recover from and deal with the transition from military back to civilian life. However, the program is open to all veterans -- young or old, male or female. More

DOL Announces VETS Grants
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced two grants totaling $849,890 to fund the Veterans' Employment and Training Service National Technical Assistance Center. The grants are being awarded under the Labor Department's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program. More

Legal Help for Michigan Veterans
More than 800 veterans in the state of Michigan have received assistance from Project SALUTE at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. The typical Project SALUTE client is a Vietnam veteran, but many of the clients are sick and need immediate medical assistance. More

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

New VA Reg on PTSD Claims
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently published a final regulation that will make access to care and the claims process easier for Veterans seeking compensation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. More

Prosthetics for Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding availability of the latest prosthetic technology to veterans of past wars. To view a video on the latest developments, visit the Military Health System website. More

VA Loan Program Stays Strong
Mortgage loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs continue to have the lowest rate for serious delinquency and foreclosures in the industry. More

Hire A Hero Job Resource
Hire A Hero is a nationwide resource connecting the growing number of unemployed veterans with job opportunities, education, training, social services, and counseling with the goal of providing consistent support throughout the veteran's career. More

VFW Job SiteVet
Jobs makes it easy to reach transitioning military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members and veterans that have separated over the last several decades and are now productive members of the civilian work force in all disciplines, and their family members. More

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