October 19, 2011

Veteran's News

McCain Okay With Military Benefit Cuts
Sen. McCain sent a letter to the budget supercommittee in which he offered his support for the President's proposed budget cuts. More

Vets Work Act Passes House
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act with more than 400 votes. More

VA Refinance For Building Equity Faster
A reduced term VA refinance loan may enable you to cut your mortgage duration by as much as half. More

Get Local: New Military.com Base Guides
Looking for the best tacos in town or the perfect spot for a romantic dinner? Did you find a business that you think other servicemembers should visit -- or avoid? More

How Much Is Your GI Bill Worth?
The Post-9/11 GI Bill has expanded eligibility, new monthly stipend rates for online students, and more -- learn how much it's worth for you. More

5 Simple Steps to Security Clearance
Although there are several agencies that conduct security clearance checks, all government agencies and departments must adhere to the same standards when granting and investigating clearances. More

Microsoft, Senate Round Meet on Vet Jobs
The Veterans' Affairs Committee and Microsoft Corp. recently discussed the training and hiring of America's unemployed veterans for skilled jobs. More

More Homelessness Vets Program Grants
Eleven states will share more than $10.3 million in grants to community groups to provide enhanced services for homeless veterans this year. More

New Palo Alto Vet Health Care Center
The VA has awarded a $98.8 million contract to build a new rehabilitation facility located on the campus of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. More

New 9-11 Era Study
A recent study entitled "War and Sacrifice in the Post-9/11 Era" focuses on the attitudes of veterans and the general public toward military service. More

Arlington Cemetery Update
It has been revealed that problems at the nation's preeminent cemetery were rampant and included inaccurate burial records, unmarked graves, and a lack of accountability among senior management. More

Opportunity to Thank Our Veterans
The National World War II Museum in New Orleans has created a website that will allow visitors to provide a thank-you in a variety of ways to the men and women who have served their country. More

VA PTSD Coach App
The PTSD Coach application, created by VA and DoD, allows phone users to manage their symptoms, links them with local sources of support and provides information on PTSD. More

National Disability Employment Awareness Month
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month -- here's some resources and guides to disability compensation. More

Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness
The VA has launched a campaign to increase awareness about traumatic brain injury (TBI) and services provided by the VA for veterans and servicemembers. More

South Dakota Offers Vet Bonus
South Dakota offers a bonus to members of the Armed Forces who were legal residents of the state for no less than six months. More

Honor a Hero Vet's Job Fair
California's 5th Annual Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet Job and Resource Fair will be held on Nov.1. More

Tips for Making a Disability Claim
Learn how to avoid the mistakes others have made when applying for VA benefits. More

Second Annual Vet Expo
The second annual veterans expo will offer one-stop help site for veterans and their families. More

VA Program to Aid Homeless Vets
VA launches outreach campaign to eliminate homelessness among veterans. More

Stress and Suicide
To help someone who is going through a stressful situation, use the "3 C's" method. More

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