Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fwd: Veterans Report: Stolen Valor Act Becomes Law, House Committe Balks at TRICARE Hikes and MORE

Veterans Report - The Military's Largest Benefits Update
10 JUNE 2013
House Committee Balks at TRICARE Hikes On June 5, the House Armed Services Committee voted on the FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act mark up. Read More
Reduced-Age Retirement for Guard, Reserve More reserve-component Soldiers may now be eligible to receive retirement pay before 60, if they meet certain criteria. Read More
Stolen Valor Act Becomes Law On June 3, President Barack Obama signed into law The American Legion-backed Stolen Valor Act of 2013. Read More
Top 10 Military Employers Forbes and Payscale.com analyzed companies that employ a large number of veterans and also have jobs available that match military skills and experience. Read More
Rent vs. Own with a VA Loan Low interest rates help make owning a home with a VA loan more affordable than renting. Read More
Navy Benefits for Domestic Partners The Navy will begin training leadership and support elements to be ready to provide military benefits to same-sex domestic partners of servicemembers and their children. Read More
State Veteran's Benefits Many states offer veterans benefits. Visit Military.com to see a list of links to the websites for each of the individual states that offer veterans benefits. Read More
Deal of the Week: Kay Jewelers Kay Jewelers honors the men and women of our armed forces. Read More
Some AF Civilians Exempt from Furloughs Civilian employees whose homes were destroyed or rendered uninhabitable by the recent Oklahoma tornadoes will be "excepted" from administrative furlough. Read More
Exchanges Change Airmen Uniforms The Airman Battle Uniform (ABU) will no longer be carried in Exchange Military Clothing Stores as the Air Force transitions from the ABU to the Rip-Stop Airman Battle Uniform (RABU). Read More
Hertz Committed to Hiring Veterans Start your civilian career with a company that can provide endless opportunity. Read More
VA Improving Mental Health Care Access President Barack Obama recently announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs is improving access for veterans to mental health services. Read More
Less Drugs, More Pain Management 14,800. That's the number of people who die every year from unintentional overdose of opioids, commonly known as painkillers. Read More
Memorial Marks WWII Lost Nineteen members of the United States Army Air Force 95th Bombardment Group who lost their lives 70 years ago were honored during the dedication of a memorial plaque. Read More
Preparing for Hurricane Season As hurricane season begins, take a few minutes to review guidelines on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane at the Ready.gov website. Read More
VA Hires Professionals The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals. Read More
Hackers Steal VA Data - Again The VA database includes the names of veterans and their dependents, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and protected health information. Read More
Veteran eMentor Program The Veteran eMentor Leadership Program provides an information sharing, learning and support community for Veterans. Read More
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Ben Adair
Vice Commander
American Legion Post 290
Dripping Springs TX

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