October 26, 2010

Veteran's News

Veterans Benefits Act 2010 Signed
President Obama recently signed the Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010, into law. The new law improves several veterans benefits. More

VA Goes Green
The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded nearly $78 million in contracts to build solar photovoltaic systems, which VA will install at hospitals, clinics and national cemeteries in a dozen particularly sunny locations. In some cases, the systems will produce up to 100 percent of the facility's annual electricity usage. More

VA Promotes Suicide Prevention
The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking a life-saving message to cities across the nation, highlighting the Suicide Prevention Lifeline on mass transit such as city buses. Veterans and loved ones in crisis can call a hotline to speak with a trained counselor. More

SpouseBuzz Live Coming to Schofield Barracks, HI
Every year SpouseBUZZ LIVE brings hundreds of military spouses together to celebrate the women and men who serve on the home front. Join us in 2010 for a day of celebration and share your experiences, make friends and win incredible prizes. More

Military.com Career Expos are Coming to a Town Near You
Military.com offers our members opportunities to meet face-to-face with civilian recruiters. Employers such as Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and others will be at Camp Pendleton, CA (10/26); Sacramento, CA (11/02) and Fort Rucker, AL (11/04). More

Act Now: Your GI Bill Benefits Have Changed
As of Oct. 2010, your GI Bill benefits have increased to more than $51,000. Combine with benefit with credit for service and CLEP or DANTES and you could be well on your way to finishing your degree in as little as a semester. More

Featured Job: Engineering Jobs
Find Engineering Jobs on Military.com's Veteran Job Board. Companies such as Verizon, BAE and National Grid are all looking for individuals like yourself. Your military experience makes you in demand. More

Kit Up! Explains Why Remington is Under Fire
If you're a fan of Kit Up!, chances are you've fired a Remington Model 700 at some point in your life. The 700 is to hunting what the Louisville Slugger is to baseball or the Callaway Big Bertha is to golf. But this venerable rifle is the subject of a CNBC expose. More

Free Veteran's Day Parking in Virginia
To honor current and past members of America's armed services, Virginia State Parks will waive parking fees for all Virginians on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11. These fees will be waived at all 35 state parks managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. More

Navy Mutual Offers $1M of Coverage
Did you know Navy Mutual now offers up to $1 million of coverage? They understand servicemembers' needs and provide the coverage levels that meet those needs. A million dollars of coverage can help you provide for your loved ones and give you peace of mind knowing that you're taking care of those you care about the most. More

Improperly Billed?
The Department of Veterans Affairs has the authority to bill health insurance companies for health care provided to nonservice-connected veterans who have private health insurance, as well as service-connected veterans treated for non-service conditions. More

Joint VA-DoD Heart Center Opens
Through a joint venture between Defense Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs, medical professionals at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. are now offering DoD and VA patients a combined clinic for heart, lung and vascular care. More

Veterans Day Observances
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced the designation of 54 regional Veterans Day observances, which are recognized as model events for the observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11. More

Veterans Day Speech Available
A guidelined speech for Veterans Day (Nov. 11), drafted by The American Legion's Public Relations Division, is now available in the Suggested Speeches section on the American Legion's Publications webpage. More

Indio Palm Desert Vet Expo
A Veterans' Expo will be held at the Indio Armory on October 30, 2010 More

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