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Veterans Report: Military Pay and TRICARE Under Fire and More

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·  Military Pay and TRICARE Under Fire?

·  Deal of the Week: Military Only Discounts on TVs and Electronics

·  Study Looks at Psychiatric Illnesses

·  VA Releases Heart Patient Study

·  Hope for GI Bill Fix Fades

·  During Open Enrollment, Don't Forget this Benefit

·  Servicemembers Save With ASMBA

· Celebrates 10 Years of Service

·  Write a Civilian Resume

·  Kit Up! Danner Gets Big New Boot Order

·  Featured Job: Your Security Clearance Puts You in Demand

·  Navy Debuts Veteran Logo

·  Daughters of WWII Organization

·  National Veterans Small Business Conference

·  Braille U.S. Flag Available

·  VA Health System Rates High in Study

·  VA Launches Blog

·  Veterans Hiring Toolkit

·  Heritage Month Observed

·  College-Bound Veterans Need Support

·  Veterans Outreach Pilot Launched

·  Print and Post This Week's Veterans Report

·  Headline Military News

Military Pay and TRICARE Under Fire?
A presidential debt panel has suggested future military pay freezes and TRICARE fee increases. More

Deal of the Week: Military Only Discounts on TVs and Electronics assembled the biggest and best military-only money saving offers on TVs and other electronics in our Discount Center. More

Study Looks at Psychiatric Illnesses
A new study has found that military veterans with psychiatric illnesses are at increased risk for suicide. The greatest risk is among males with bipolar disorder and females with substance abuse disorders. More

VA Releases Heart Patient Study
Patients taking warfarin, a widely used blood-thinning pill that requires careful dose monitoring, have similar outcomes whether they come to a clinic or use a self-testing device at home, according to a recent Department of Veterans Affairs study. More

Hope for GI Bill Fix Fades
For those keeping a close eye on the efforts to reform the Post-9/11 GI Bill, it looks like after spending the money to implement the poorly written law, Congress lacks the will, and/or the wallet to fix it. More

During Open Enrollment, Don't Forget this Benefit
The GI Bill is your most important benefit. You could be eligible for more than $51,000 to use for education expenses -- traditional, online or certification. More

Servicemembers Save With ASMBA
The Armed Services Mutual Benefit Association, established in 1963, provides comprehensive, affordable life insurance coverage to military personnel and their families. More Celebrates 10 Years of Service is celebrating its tenth anniversary by saluting the military community. Visit our 10-Year Anniversary page to see some of our most popular content over the last decade. More

Write a Civilian Resume's Skills Translator will help you to turn your military service into a civilian career and find equivalent civilian occupations and put your resume into civilian terminology. More

Kit Up! Danner Gets Big New Boot Order
The parent company of Danner boots, LaCrosse Footware Inc., announced yesterday it had received a $5 million order for its Danner Combat Hiker, the extremely popular version of the Army's mountain combat boot. More

Featured Job: Your Security Clearance Puts You in Demand
Experts project that an established security clearance can increase your salary anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000, and in some cases, even more. More

Navy Debuts Veteran Logo
The Navy Office of Information recently introduced the "Navy Veteran" logo on the U.S. Navy Facebook page. The logo was created to be used by Navy veterans throughout November as a means of showing their service. More

Daughters of WWII Organization
The Daughters of World War II launched its new organization last week in Dallas, Tex. on Veterans Day. The organization is dedicated to promoting patriotism and preserving this crucial cornerstone of America's and the world's history. More

National Veterans Small Business Conference
Thousands of small business owners, veterans, military personnel and federal employees will attend the seventh annual National Veterans Small Business Conference and Exposition for veteran-owned small business in New Orleans Aug. 15-18, 2011. More

Braille U.S. Flag Available
The Braille American Flag was created in 2005 by Randolph Cabral, founder of the Kansas Braille Transcription Institute, in honor of his late World War II veteran father who lost his sight. More

VA Health System Rates High in Study
A report in the November issue of the national publication Medical Care finds that the Department of Veterans Affairs health system generally outperforms the private sector in following recommended processes for patient care. More

VA Launches Blog
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently launched its first official blog, which is designed to make communication between veterans and VA much easier. More

Veterans Hiring Toolkit
The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a new online toolkit to guide employers through the process for hiring veterans. The free toolkit is designed to assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision to include veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives. More

Heritage Month Observed
November is National American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month. The observance recognizes the inter-tribal cultures of Native Americans and their significant contributions as they have served with distinction in U.S. military actions for more than 200 years. More

College-Bound Veterans Need Support
Veterans are heading to college in record numbers. But, the transition is very hard for many. And, a new study shows that many colleges do not offer much help. More

Veterans Outreach Pilot Launched
The U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service has launched a pilot program in Washington state that will provide veterans in rural areas with better access to employment programs and services. More

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