August 16, 2011

Veteran's News

Military Blamed for Credit Rating
Military spending is being blamed for the recent S&P move to downgrade the U.S. credit rating. More

VA Explains GI Bill Changes
The VA is reaching out to inform veterans of recent changes made by Congress to the Post 9/11 GI Bill that take effect in 2011. Read on to find out what those changes are. More

Senate Asks for Suicide Data
U.S. Senator Patty Murray is calling on state Governors to begin reporting critical statistics on suicides among military veterans in their states. More

Tuskegee Airmen Remembered
Maj. Gen. Darren McDew, the Air Force District of Washington commander, along with Jim Pryde, an original Tuskegee Airman, recently laid a wreath at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., to honor the first African American military aviators in the U.S. Armed Forces. More

VA to Allow Wi-fi Access
Responding to demand from health care personnel who work in its 152 hospitals, the Veterans Affairs Department will open its network to access by popular Apple iPhones and iPads in October. More

Army Hiring More Counselors
The 130 new jobs will be permanent, full-time positions. Salaries will range from about $50,000 to about $106,000 annually. More

Missing WWII Soldiers Identified
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) has announced that remains of 12 U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, had been identified and would be returned to their families for burial with full military honors. More

Study: Student Veterans and Suicide
According to a study, half of military veterans who are enrolled in college have contemplated suicide at some point and 20 percent have planned to kill themselves. More

Vet Job Search Support in Rural Areas
Straight from the White House comes this update on job search support and the economic landscape in rural America, and how veterans are being affected. More

VA Reaches Out to Rural Vets
The Department of Veterans Affairs is focusing on delivering quality health care to Veterans, including those in rural and remote areas. More

Learn to Start a Small Business
This week, thousands of veterans who own small businesses will be attending the National Veterans Small Business Conference and Expo in New Orleans. More

GI Bill Benefits Worth More Than $51,000
The GI Bill is not a loan. These are funds that you served your country for but they do expire. More

Resources for the Online House Hunt
The online world has made home buying easier and more convenient for military families -- find out how. More

You Can Still Own a Home
Your VA Loan benefits can be worth $417,000 -- or more depending on the area you live in -- and can be used to either purchase or refinance your current mortgage. More

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