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VA Makes Specially Adaptive Housing Grant Eligibility Automatic for Vets and Servicemembers

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Veterans and active-duty military personnel with service-connected amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, are now presumed medically eligible for grants up to almost $68,000 to adapt their homes, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today.

April 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

VA Kicks Off Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that more than 400 disabled Veterans are hitting the slopes this week at the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., the largest adaptive sports event of its kind in the world, scheduled from through April 4.

April 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Malaysian Flight More Newsworthy Than 8,000 Veteran Suicides

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On March 8, Malaysian Air Flight 370 disappeared with 239 persons on board from 15 nations and regions with the majority of them Chinese citizens. There were three American passengers on board the fateful flight.

March 28th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Editor,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

VA Names Two New National Cemeteries in Florida

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the names of two new VA national cemeteries planned in Florida – the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Scottsmoor and the Tallahassee National Cemetery in Tallahassee.

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Higher Education Guidebook for Veterans and Their Families

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A current and comprehensive source for U.S. college and university data — recently launched a new guidebook entitled “Higher Education Resources for Veterans and Their Families.”

February 12th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Veterans Advocate: Budget Bill a ‘Total Betrayal’

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The House’s $1.1 trillion spending bill, passed Wednesday, cuts most veterans’ retirement benefits and is a “total betrayal” of those who served in the military, says the founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

January 17th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Fallout From Wounded Warriors — Part II

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Any time you have a conflagration of public opinion about a charity, many will rush in from both sides of the controversy angrily proclaiming its innocence or perfidy.

December 27th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Gulf War,Iraq War,Support the Troops,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs,Vietnam War | Read More »

AMVETS Questions Government’s Commitment to Care for Troops

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AMVETS is speaking out against recent decisions that are gravely impacting the benefits our uniformed service members have fought for and earned through their honored service to our country.

December 15th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Wounded Warriors Project A Legal Scam

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As we are coming to find out, wounded Vets are big money. Considering I’m 146% disabled, I’m trying to figure out how to tap into this.

December 8th, 2013 | Posted in Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical Disability Benefits,PTSD,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

The Roberts Redux

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The Veterans Administration is one of the largest agencies of the US government. As such, they consume the lion’s share of the finances in their administration of benefits and medical services to Veterans.

December 8th, 2013 | Posted in Medical Disability Benefits,PTSD,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs,Vietnam War | Read More »

VETERANS DAY 2013: Free Burgers for Veterans at Shoneys

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Nothing says “Thank You” like a great burger and Shoney’s is set to prove it, as the iconic all-American restaurant brand will thank our nation’s veterans and troops with a FREE All-American Burger on Veterans Day

November 8th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Editor,Top 10,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Archdiocese for the Military Services Counts on Generosity

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- November 9-10 special collection in parishes nationwide to support pastoral services for Catholics in the U.S. armed forces and VA Medical Centers

October 30th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Obama Does Orlando

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In an amazing redux of Debby does Dallas, President and Mrs. Obama blew into Orlando with much fanfare to address the DAV hierarchy and dole out the political favors to America’s finest that keep them elected.

August 11th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Reflection on what to do with life…I call him a Friend!

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All gave some; some gave all; and some take the time to remind us of what it’s all about!

February 24th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Heroes,Military,Support the Troops,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Josie Monaghan – Vet Mother Angel Of Antioch, California

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Frustrated by the VA’s failure to provide ample community based veterans support ~ Blue star mother, Josie Monaghan, has taken the bull by the horns and with the help of a band of committed local citizens has created a heart centered East County veteran’s drop in center, in Northern California.

February 20th, 2013 | Posted in Coping,Editor,Health,PTSD,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

VA Issues New Report on Suicide Data

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The report indicates that the percentage of Veterans who die by suicide has decreased slightly since 1999, while the estimated total number of Veterans who have died by suicide has increased.

February 1st, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

GAO Overview

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Because the Veterans Administration (VA) refused to abide by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendations for a full year, it makes sense to review the GAO’s track record as a watchdog agency for the U.S. Government.

January 4th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VetLikeMe Press Release

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After sustaining at least three dozen protests in 12 months against the Veterans Administration (VA) for failure to adhere to Public Law 109-461, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a decision today to dismiss further protests based on the ‘Veterans First’ mandate.

December 17th, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Veteran Owned Business SBA Task Force Meeting

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) today reported on the progress made during 2012 on the President’s Interagency Task Force on Veterans Business Development.

December 9th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

VA Releases New PSA Targeting Women Veterans

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a new public service announcement (PSA) to let women Veterans know they’ve come to “The Right Place” when seeking VA health care.

November 26th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Give Back to Veterans: Be a Volunteer Caregiver

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he Voluntary Service Caregiver Support Program at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center is seeking volunteers in the local community who would like to give back to our local Veterans by becoming a volunteer caregiver.

September 19th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Mother Nature vs. our Military Veterans

Clean Up Begins From Friday Storms That Knocked Power And Downed Trees Throughout Region

Yes, it is a strange title for an article, but like all Veterans we sometimes have to look at events which affect us as an “us against them” scenario.

July 14th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Committed to Helping Veterans with Mental Health Care

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In addition, 300 people will be added to support this new clinical staff.

This boost will add to our existing workforce of 20,590 mental health clinical staff.

July 5th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

VA Exceeds Government-Wide Goal for Veteran-Owned Business Procurement

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The Department of Veterans Affairs exceeded by more than six times the Small Business Administration (SBA) goal of government procurements to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) according to the SBA scorecard released today. That total surpassed the combined procurements from the rest of the civilian agencies of the federal government.

July 4th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Eliminating wasteful government programs

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We the Veterans…we the voters, often watch from the sidelines and shake our heads in collective amazement at the actions of our government, both on the federal level and the state level.

June 24th, 2012 | Posted in Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Job Training Grants to Assist Nearly 9,000 Homeless Vets

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Some 8,600 homeless veterans will benefit from $15 million in grant money for job training through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis said today.

June 19th, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Housing and Mortgages for Veterans

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Purpose of this guide: This guide will help veterans and active military to understand the benefits of, types of, and eligibility requirements for VA Loans.

June 13th, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,VA Home Loans,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

“Hey buddy….I could use a job”

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Veteran Job opportunities are available to those who look in the right places

June 11th, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Education,Support the Troops,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans Face Ruin Awaiting Benefits as Wounded Swamp VA

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Rebecca Tews sat at her kitchen table in North Aurora, Illinois, stared into her laptop and tried to find a place for her family to live.

May 25th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Vietnam Veteran Needs Your Help and Your Support. Can you Give?

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“Veteran Service Organizations like NCOA and others are donating resources to erect a new memorial headstone for this Combat Marine hero, can you help too?”

April 16th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

 

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