October 4, 2011

Veteran's News

DoD Cuts Could Fund Vet Benefits
The Pentagon was told to reduce its 10-year budget by another $25 billion to protect VA healthcare from spending cuts. More

VA Expands Electronic Record
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced that it will expand its pilot for the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER), which enables sharing of veterans' health records. More

State Veteran's Benefits Directory
Veteran benefits may include educational grants and scholarships, special exemptions or discounts on fees and taxes, home loans, and more. See what benefits your state is offering. More

'Stop Loss Pay' Deadline Nears - Again
Eligible servicemembers, veterans and their beneficiaries must apply by Oct. 21 for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay. More

Paycheck Chronicles: More Uncertainty
There have been many concerns about the start of the new fiscal year, the military's 1 October pay, and some issues with some people's Leave and Earnings Statements. More

American Legion VA Health Care Report
While VA patients praised the care they received, there still remain challenges facing VA health-care recipients. More

Video of the Week: Sniper Erases Bomber
You've got to see this huge explosion as result of a US Sniper taking out an Iraqi Car Bomber. Warning: It's a huge explosion on live video with explicit language. More

5 Tips for Testing Your Way to a Degree
CLEP tests are widely accepted by colleges and universities to test out of classes. These exams will save you money, save you time and help you skip ahead. More

Veterans Day Poster Available
The Veterans Day National Committee recently selected the National Veterans Day poster for 2011. More

VA Compensated Work Therapy
The Department of Veterans Affairs' Compensated Work Therapy program endeavors to match and support work-ready veterans in competitive jobs. More

New Partnership Helps Vietnam Vets
Vietnam Veterans of America now have access to USAA insurance and financial services. More

Korean War Gallery Online
Located at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force website, the Korean War Gallery is now fully interactive with audio, video and interactive hotspots and touch-screen devices located throughout. More

Colorado Vet Home Audit Finds $1.5 Loss
An audit report recently released by the Colorado Office of the State Auditor has found that five state-operated nursing homes for veterans in Colorado lost more than $1.5 million over five years. More

Navy Posts DADT Website
The U.S. Navy has posted on the Navy Personnel Command website its Don't Ask Don't Tell Post Repeal Website. More

AF Civilian Early Retirement Program
The Air Force is implementing civilian Voluntary Early Retirement Authority (VERA) and Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay programs. More

Veterans Services Audited in Arizona
A performance audit by the Arizona Office of the Auditor General says some of the over $1 million donated annually to a state fund of money veterans services did not directly benefit Arizona veterans. More

VA Implements Phone Service
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a telephone service called Coaching into Care, which is a national phone service that links veterans and their family members with benefits and services available in their communities. More

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