Thursday, October 13, 2011

Veterans Report: Vets Comp and Pen Rates May Increase

 


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·  Vets Comp and Pen Rates May Increase

·  Deal of the Week: Free Applebee's Meal

·  GI Bill Changes Take Effect

·  VA to Help Cover Some Home Loan Fees

·  $100k of Protection for $6.80 a Month

·  Must-see Base Guides: Local News, Info

·  The Yellow Ribbon Program Explained

·  VA Expands Benefits

·  Video of the Week: Amazing WWII Footage

·  Featured Job: Network with other Veterans

·  Women Veterans Conference in NM

·  VA Reorganizes Acquisitions Office

·  VA Med Center Receives Certification

·  American Legion Program Hits Facebook

·  The Challenge of Coming Home

·  VA Addresses PTSD Stigmas

·  Domestic Violence Awareness Month

·  A Look at Polytrauma

·  Print and Post This Week's Veterans Report

·  Headline Military News


Vets Comp and Pen Rates May Increase
Due to the steady increase in monthly inflation rates, the rates for social security, survivor benefit plan and veterans disability compensation and pensions may increase in 2012. More


Deal of the Week: Free Applebee's Meal
Each year, Veterans Day turns into a military reunion at Applebee's in neighborhoods across the country. More

GI Bill Changes Take Effect
As of October 1, 2011, veterans can use their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits in new ways, including non-degree programs and housing stipends for online courses. More


VA to Help Cover Some Home Loan Fees
The VA will cover extra costs for veterans who struck deals on home loans and faced the possibility of higher fees amid confusion over a federal law change. More


$100k of Protection for $6.80 a Month
Get 100k worth of coverage for only $6.80 a month. Keep your family protected. More

Must-see Base Guides: Local News, Info
Our new Military.com Base Guides is your one-stop source for what you need to know about life on base and around your area. More

The Yellow Ribbon Program Explained
The Yellow Ribbon program is designed to help students avoid up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with education programs that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit. More

VA Expands Benefits
The VA has approved retroactive traumatic injury benefits to servicemembers who suffered qualifying injuries during the period Oct. 7, 2001 to Nov. 30, 2005. More

Video of the Week: Amazing WWII Footage
At the 0:27 mark of this amazing high-quality footage taken in World War II, a soldier playing with the cat is ready to pull the trigger on some Nazis. More

Featured Job: Network with other Veterans
Use your military background and experience to your advantage -- network with other veterans willing to help you find a job or advance your career. More

Women Veterans Conference in NM
A free benefits conference and health fair for women veterans will be held Oct. 15 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More

VA Reorganizes Acquisitions Office
The Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction (OALC) has begun reorganizing as part of the Secretary's initiative to transform VA's acquisition and facilities management activities. More

VA Med Center Receives Certification
The Cincinnati VA Medical Center's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program for COPD was recently certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the second VA center to receive this certification. More

American Legion Program Hits Facebook
AmericanLegionFlags.com has launched a Facebook page that will give people who "Like" it a chance to win free flags. More

The Challenge of Coming Home
Coming home from war can be a difficult experience for some veterans. Veteran and author Colby Buzzell has written about his own struggle with reintegration and alcoholism -- as a beacon for others. More

VA Addresses PTSD Stigmas
Stigmas about post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury persist in and out of the military, even though those injuries are very real. More

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
For military families, domestic violence may even take the shape of withholding access to a military ID. More

A Look at Polytrauma
Polytrauma is the term used to describe injuries to multiple body parts and organs occurring as a result of blast-related wounds, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often among those injuries. More


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