Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Veterans Report: GI Bill Changes Summary; GI Bill Fairness Restored; and Minigun Lights it Up Video



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  • Summary of GI Bill Changes
  • Deal of The Week: Back to School Savings
  • Awards for Military Family Support
  • Senate VA Committee: The Cost of War
  • $100k in Coverage Is Family Security
  • Military Spouse Career Center
  • Featured Job: Work for Uncle Sam
  • Video of the Week: Minigun Lights It Up
  • Are You Wasting $51,300 in Benefits?
  • Buying Foreclosed Homes with VA Loans
  • Camp Lejeune Water Contaminated?
  • Entrepreneur Program for Disabled Veterans
  • DoD Reevaluating Disability Ratings
  • VA Helps Survivors
  • VA Series for Medical Professionals
  • Job Fair for Veterans
  • Free Vet ID Cards in Delaware
  • VA Health Information Leaked?
  • VA Small Business Program Investigated
  • VA Funds Hospital Projects
  • GI Bill Fairness Restored
  • Tax Credits for Businesses Who Hire Vets
  • Corps Leadership Scholar Program
  • Print and Post This Week's Veterans Report
  • Headline Military News


    Summary of GI Bill Changes
    On August 1, major changes to the GI Bill went into effect. Learn more about the changes and how they can affect you. More


    Deal of The Week: Back to School Savings
    The Military.com Discount Center has big savings for all your back school needs. Find discounts for computers, clothing, and more. More

    Awards for Military Family Support
    The Joining Forces Community Challenge will award prizes to people and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional military family support. More


    Senate VA Committee: The Cost of War
    U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, recently held a hearing to examine the real human and financial costs of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. More


    $100k in Coverage Is Family Security
    AFBA offers low-cost life insurance with no war or terrorism exclusions and makes it affordable to keep your loved ones safe. More

    Military Spouse Career Center
    The Military.com MilSpouse Career Center can help you find jobs and offer advice and suggestions for spouses entering the job market the first time. More

    Featured Job: Work for Uncle Sam
    The Veteran Employment Center on Military.com has opportunities with Federal, State and Local governments. More

    Video of the Week: Minigun Lights It Up
    The latest installment in Military.com's original programming, we get our hands dirty with the 'GAU' gun in use by the US Navy Riverines. More

    Are You Wasting $51,300 in Benefits?
    Your GI Bill doesn't last forever -- it expires 10 or 15 years after you leave the service. That means you have to earn a degree before the clock runs out. More

    Buying Foreclosed Homes with VA Loans
    VA home loan benefits can be used to purchase foreclosed properties. Find out the pros and cons of using VA loans for foreclosures. More

    Camp Lejeune Water Contaminated?
    If you were stationed or worked at Camp Lejeune before 1987, you may have been exposed to contaminants in the drinking water supply. More

    Entrepreneur Program for Disabled Veterans
    The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) With Disabilities at Florida State University is a nine-day crash course that is designed to help participants get their businesses off the ground or enhance ventures they have started. More

    DoD Reevaluating Disability Ratings
    The Department of Defense (DoD) Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR) is re-evaluating Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) and Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) disability ratings for some Veterans medically separated between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2009. More

    VA Helps Survivors
    The Department of Veterans' Affairs' (VA's) Office of Survivors Assistance ensures families of the fallen have full access to the services and benefits to which they are entitled. More

    VA Series for Medical Professionals
    The award-winning "Today's VA" series encourages medical professionals to consider a career with the VA. More

    Job Fair for Veterans
    Job-seeking veterans, National Guardsmen, reservists and their spouses in the upper Midwest are encouraged to attend a "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair during The American Legion's 93rd annual national convention in Minneapolis. More

    Free Vet ID Cards in Delaware
    The Delaware Department of Transportation's Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will begin providing free replacement veteran identification cards to those servicemembers who have lost, damaged or misplaced them. More

    VA Health Information Leaked?
    In a recent report, the inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) found that certain contractor personnel did not comply with VA information security policies when accessing VA networks and the VA's electronic health record system. More

    VA Small Business Program Investigated
    A hearing recently held by the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs revealed that there are 91 pending criminal investigations in the VA's Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) program. More

    VA Funds Hospital Projects
    The VA has awarded $56.7 million in contracts to build solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at five VA hospitals. More

    GI Bill Fairness Restored
    This new law will guarantee that tuition and fee benefits will remain unchanged through July 31, 2014, for certain veterans. More

    Tax Credits for Businesses Who Hire Vets
    Under a plan proposed by President Obama, U.S. businesses will have a new incentive to hire military veterans: tax credits. More

    Corps Leadership Scholar Program
    Columbia University recently announced that eligible Marines planning to exit the U.S. Marine Corps will for the first time have formalized, national program to access a top-tier undergraduate education. More


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