Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Veterans Report: No Talk of a Military Pay Freeze, So Far; House Plan Blocks TRICARE Increase; and More

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  • So Far No Talk of a Military Pay Freeze
  • Deal of the Week: Summer Travel Deals
  • House Plan Blocks TRICARE Increase
  • Veterans Crisis Line
  • More Than $51,000 for Your Education
  • AFBA Raises the Bar
  • The 10 Best Family Cars of 2011
  • Featured Job: UnitedHealth Group
  • Military.com Launches New Homepage
  • Know Your VA Loan Limit
  • U.S. Army Europe on Twitter
  • Infection Control at Dayton VAMC
  • Pets Help Vets
  • Online Munitions Knowledge
  • Marines Eligible for Purple Heart
  • Report: VA Treatment of Minorities
  • Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Program
  • Armed Forces Regenerative Medicine
  • Smart Phone App Helps Veterans
  • New VA Caregiver Program
  • Benefit Checks Go Electronic
  • American Legion on Facebook
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder News
  • Atomic Veterans Have an Advocate
  • Print and Post This Week's Veterans Report
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    So Far No Talk of a Military Pay Freeze
    So far no one in Congress has mentioned the proposed military pay freeze that was recommended last year; instead they have proposed a raise. More

    Deal of the Week: Summer Travel Deals
    We've put together the biggest military-friendly discount center for travel. More

    House Plan Blocks TRICARE Increase
    The House 2012 defense budget proposal has language which would protect military retirees from the Department of Defense's plan to increase TRICARE premiums and fees. More

    Veterans Crisis Line
    The journey after military service can be a difficult one. If you are veteran in crisis or know of one who is, please call the VA's 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line. More

    More Than $51,000 for Your Education
    The GI Bill, which gives you more than $51,000 for your education is the biggest and best benefit you have, but it won't be there forever. More

    AFBA Raises the Bar
    AFBA offers low-cost life insurance with no war or terrorism exclusions. More

    The 10 Best Family Cars of 2011
    Shopping for a good value in a family car? Our experts have come up with a top-10 list. More

    Featured Job: UnitedHealth Group
    Now Hiring Military Experience. More

    Military.com Launches New Homepage
    Log in today to see the latest trending news, featured videos and the latest blog posts from our military-insider bloggers. More

    Know Your VA Loan Limit
    The VA loan guaranty program limits the maximum guaranty amount to $417,000 for 2011. However, there are exceptions for certain counties. More

    U.S. Army Europe on Twitter
    U.S. Army Europe's new site on Twitter will be a place for everyone in the community to post their own tips and tidbits about life in U.S. Army in Europe. More

    Infection Control at Dayton VAMC
    A report released April 25 by the VA Office of the Inspector General confirmed that Dayton VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Ohio failed to follow infection control policies, putting hundreds of dental patients at risk of infection over nearly 20 years. More

    Pets Help Vets

    Online Munitions Knowledge
    The Ammunition Multimedia Encyclopedia (AME) was created to provide Soldiers and ammunition civilians in the field a reach-back information center that provides key data related to new munitions items and inspection points. More

    Marines Eligible for Purple Heart
    Under a new fleet-wide instruction, Marines who retain consciousness after a concussion may qualify for the Purple Heart medal. More

    Report: VA Treatment of Minorities
    A new study has found that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is better at treating minorities, but outcomes still lag. More

    Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Program
    VA Medical Center Justice Outreach specialists help justice-involved veterans suffering from PTSD or other mental health issues avoid unnecessary punishment and jail time. More

    Armed Forces Regenerative Medicine
    The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) accelerates regenerative medicine therapies and technologies to help heal wounded warriors where current available technologies are not adequate. More

    Smart Phone App Helps Veterans
    Veterans dealing with symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can turn to their smart phones for help anytime with the PTSD Coach application. More

    New VA Caregiver Program
    The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA's) Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregivers' Health (REACH) Program furnishes vital resources for caregivers along with training. More

    Benefit Checks Go Electronic
    VA benefits checks will soon be a thing of the past. More

    American Legion on Facebook
    The American Legion has created a Facebook page for the 2011 National Convention. More

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder News
    For U.S. veterans who experienced trauma in service to our country, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), resources exist to help ensure that needed care is provided. More

    Atomic Veterans Have an Advocate
    Atomic veterans include servicemembers who participated in the 1945-1946 occupation of Hiroshima or Nagasaki in Japan, and in atmospheric nuclear testing sponsored by the United States between 1945 and 1962. More

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