Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Fwd: Veterans Report: VA Hiding Vet Health Data, DoD Furloughs Begin in April and More

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Veterans Report - The Military's Largest Benefits Update
18 MARCH 2013
VA Hiding Vet Health Data? A former epidemiologist for the VA told lawmakers that the agency's Office of Public Health buries or obscures research findings on vets exposed to environmental toxins and hazards. Read More
Secretary to Review New Drone Medal Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a review of the new Distinguished Warfare Medal. Read More
DoD Furloughs Begin in April Furloughs for DoD civilian employees can begin April 26. Commands have identified civilians who would be exempted from furloughs. Read More
Deal of the Week: Military Discounts Up to 50% off lifestyle, outdoor & tactical gear. Read More
PepsiCo Is Hiring Veterans PepsiCo has a long legacy of military hiring and remains committed to veteran hiring across all lines of business and roles. Read More
Army Civilian Workers Face Furloughs Approximately 251,000 Department of the Army civilians expect to be notified soon if they will be furloughed up to 22 days starting in April. Read More
How to Dress for the Successful Transition to a Civilian Career The transition to civilian life is filled with challenges, but one looms large in the minds of all military personnel: making the move to a civilian career. Read More
VA Loan FAQ: Where do I Start? Buying a new house with a VA loan can be a daunting proposition for those who are unfamiliar with the process. Read More
Are You Eligible for a VA Home Loan in 2013? In order to obtain a VA home loan, you must first fill out VA Form 26-1880, the request for your Certificate of Eligibility. Read More
Cutting TA Will Hurt Recruiting Military leaders testified that cutting the military's tuitions assistance program will hurt recruitment and retention rates if allowed to continue. Read More
Auto Repair DIY: How to Take Anything Apart I'd never been able to follow the "easy" instructions to put my kids' toys together until I learned the technique that follows. Read More
AF 1st Recon Celebrates Centennial The 1st Reconnaissance Squadron at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., recently celebrated its 100th anniversary as the oldest flying unit in U.S. Military aviation. Read More
Company Pledges to Hire Furloughed Vets The recent sequestration bill will result in a 4-day work week and 20% pay cut for some federal employees beginning as early as April 1. Read More
Buddy Finder: Reconnect with Old Military Friends The Military.com Buddy Finder allows you to search over 20 million records to locate old military friends. Read More
Military Skills Translator: Civilian Jobs You Qualify For Translate your military skills, experience and training to find career opportunities that best align with your capabilities. Read More
Automation Cuts Claims Processing Time The VA has continued to work on improving the automated payment of benefits for Veterans participating in the Post-9/11 GI Bill education program. Read More
Do I Need a Social Worker? There are social workers at all VA medical centers. How do you know if you need a social worker? Read More
Home Loans for Veterans Through a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs, VA can help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home. Read More
Stories of Women Veterans In recognition of Women's History Month, the Department of Veterans Affairs asked female veterans to submit stories of their service. Read More
VA Celebrates Women's History Month March is Women's History Month. Throughout the month, the VA salutes women Veterans for doing their part to secure the liberties of this great nation. Read More
VA Vet Owned Business Procedures Updated The VA has announced that it is instituting a program designed to help qualified veterans avoid denials of their applications to compete for VA procurement contracts. Read More
Vet Centers: Supporting Combat Vets Over 300 Vet Centers across the country offer readjustment counseling, along with individual and group counseling for combat Veterans and their families. Read More
Vet Becomes Adaptive Sports Champion Veteran "Jersey Jeanne" has not let multiple sclerosis slow her down. Adaptive sports have changed her life in a positive way. Read More
Website to Focus on Honor, Remembrance The American Legion will soon be rolling out a new webpage focused on honor and remembrance. Read More
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Ben Adair
Vice Commander
American Legion Post 290
Dripping Springs TX

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