May 29, 2012

Veteran's News - May 29, 2012

VA Taking Applications for VRAP GI Bill
Unemployed veterans between the ages of 35 and 60 can now apply for the new Veteran Retraining Assistance Program. More

Deal of the Week: Disneyland Discount
Disneyland Resort Offers 3-Day Hopper Promotion to eligible military personnel and their spouses for $99. More

10 Happiest Companies for Veterans
What are the "happiest" companies out there for veterans who are looking to transition to a civilian job? More

$100k in Coverage Only $11.10 a Month
Navy Mutual offers low-cost life insurance with nolocation restrictions, making it affordable to keep your loved ones safe. More

Mental Health Related Hospitalizations
Mental illness ranks as the leading cause of hospitalization for active-duty troops, according to a report published by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center. More

Army Reviewing Diagnoses
Stars and Stripes reports that the U.S. Army has launched a review of its handling of post-traumatic stress and other behavioral health evaluations at all of its medical facilities since 2001. More

Military Associations: Right for You?
There are many organizations and associations available to help members of the military during and after their service to the country. More

Featured Promotion: Save On Your New Car
Military.com brings you great 'no haggle' pricing with our Car Buying Program. Simply plug in the car you want, to find what others paid for the same car in your area. More

FAQs on VA Home Loans
Why get a VA loan over other types? Simply put, a VA Home Loan allows qualified buyers the opportunity to purchase a home with no down payment. More

5 Hot Jobs for Ex-Military Personnel
The US military is arguably the best-trained workforce in the world, and personnel who leave military service have skills that translate to virtually any career. More

Featured Job: Careers in Government
Hundreds of job openings in Government are listed on Military.com. Save time and apply to jobs that are seeking your military experience and background. More

Gene Linked to Post-Traumatic Stress
A new research study has found that a genetic variant associated with an enhanced capacity for emotional memories is also linked to increased susceptibility to post-traumatic stress. More

Memorial Day Discounts
Many discounts are being offered for servicemembers and veterans in honor of Memorial Day, which will take place this year on Monday, May 28. More

Tips on Your Credit and a Mortgage
Even with interest rates at historic lows, there can be a big difference in your rate if you have good credit and not-so-good credit. More

Military Pay Charts
With basic pay and 70 types of special pays and allowances, including BAH, military pay is customized to your situation. More

VA Agreement Signed in Alaska
A Memorandum of Understanding between 14 Alaska Native tribal health programs and the VA will allow Alaska veterans to receive health care services in tribal clinics in various parts of Alaska and not have to travel to Anchorage or Seattle to receive services. More

Ordering Grave Marker Medallions
The VA has introduced a new form for use solely to order a medallion that can be affixed to grave markers at private cemeteries. More

VA, DoD Adopt Common Dictionary
The VA and the DoD have partnered with 3M Co. to adopt a common vocabulary of terms and a structured data system for their joint digital health record under development. More

VA Draft Report on Women Vets
The VA has released for public comment a draft of its strategic report to address key issues facing women veterans. More

Operation Honor Wall
The Yellow Ribbon Registry Network recently launched "Operation Honor Wall" at www.operationhonorwall.org. More

Study Highlights Help for Caregivers
One of the major complaints from caregivers is that they have no one to turn to and no real help. More

Study Looks at Brain Diseases
A recent study of a degenerative brain disease in athletes has found the same condition in combat veterans exposed to roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan. More

Congressional Hearing on VA Prosthetics
The Subcommittee on Health of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs recently held a hearing to examine VA's current capabilities to provide state-of-the-art care to veterans with amputations. More

'Taps' Marks 150th Anniversary
Stars and Stripes reports that "Taps," the national song of remembrance played at the end of military funerals and memorial services, recently turned 150. More

VA Father's Day Essay Contest
In honor of Father's Day, the VA is holding an essay contest that asks for stories about fathers who have served in uniform. More

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