Week of August 25, 2014


"VA Owes Their Existence" to The Legion - Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald recently spoke to the American Legion's 96th Annual Convention in Charlotte, N.C. More...

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7 Reasons Your Team Won't Tell You the Truth - One of the key factors in military and civilian leadership is having a team that encourages truth in both directions. More...

AAFES Seeks to Allow Vets to Shop Online - The CEO of the Army Air Force Exchange Service is seeking to allow 18.8 million honorably-discharged veterans to shop online through military exchange services. More...

Alabama State Park Veterans Program - The Alabama State Parks System is celebrating 75 years of recreation. Ala. is working to enable more veterans to enjoy the park by giving park visitors an opportunity to support veterans. More...

American Legion to Get New Job-Portal - The American Legion's website will feature a portal that will include Military.com's Military Skills Translator (MST) and other job-related services and tools provided by parent company Monster.com. More...

Cincinnati VA Needs Foster Homes - The Cincinnati VA Medical Center is trying to find foster homes for veterans who need 24-hour supervision and help with medication and personal care. More...

Competition for New VA Scheduling System - The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a new Medical Appointment Scheduling System. More...

Drop in Veteran Homelessness Announced - As of January 2014, there were 49,933 homeless veterans in America, a decline of 33 percent (or 24,837 people) since 2010. More...

Elevator Speeches--Do You Really Need One? - This week's career building tip comes from one of MOAA's Deputy Directors for Career Transition Services, and answers the question with an emphatic: Absolutely. More...

Flanders Field Graves Adopted - On Aug. 16, a very special ceremony took place at Flanders Field American Cemetery in Belgium, the nation's only such World War I cemetery. More...

Free SAT/ACT Prep Software Online - Military.com and eKnowledge are giving servicemembers, veterans and their families $250 SAT and ACT test prep programs for under $20. More...

Free Tickets for Wyoming Veterans - Free tickets for the University of Wyoming football game against the U.S. Air Force Academy, in War Memorial Stadium, Sept. 6, are available to Wyoming veterans. More...

GI Bill Payment Updates for October 1 - The Veterans Administration has announced its new GI Bill payment rates for active duty, Reserve and Guard members, effective October 1, 2014. More...

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Have You Used Your VA Loan Benefit this Year? - Now is the time to use your VA Loan. You don't have to pay PMI or have a large down payment. Plus you can get financing up to $417,000. More...

Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of LGBT Vets - The VA was sued in federal court recently by LGBT-rights advocates seeking benefits for the same-sex spouses of veterans living in states that do not recognize their marriages. More...

Legion to Open Vet Crisis Center in NC - The American Legion is sending a team of its experts to Charlotte, N.C., to conduct a town hall meeting and set up a Veterans Crisis Command Center. More...

Navy Cutting Benefits for Tuition Assistance - Beginning Oct. 1, U.S. Navy tuition assistance will reimburse sailors only for the tuition cost of the course. More...

New Vet Laws in NY State - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed a package of bills that will help veterans and their families. More...

New York State VA Sets New Ethics Rules - The New York State Division of Veterans Affairs has established new ethics rules following an investigation showing two counselors received large inheritances of cash and property from vets. More...

Numbers of VA Claims Explodes - The number of veterans drawing disability compensation from 2000 to 2013 climbed by 55 percent. Surprisingly, a new report found that it has little to do with the influx of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. More...

Prudential is Looking for Talented Veterans - At Prudential, you'll discover an environment that can help you cultivate your valuable skills and talents and develop a flourishing corporate career. More...

Report Explains Federal Vet Hiring Laws - A new report discusses Federal laws and regulations regarding the preferences in hiring that Federal agencies can or must give to veterans and certain family members. More...

Saving Lives: Honest Discussion About Suicide Prevention in the Military - Military.com is joining other organizations to reach spouses, coworkers, family members and military members with practical solutions and advice for preventing suicide among our service members. More...

Senator Holds Field Hearing on VA - U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono recently hosted a field hearing of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee in Honolulu. More...

Sponsored Discount: Veterans save an extra 10%* on select PC's & Tablets - Because Dell appreciates everything you do for us, they would like to invite you to take advantage of exclusive military discounts on Dell PCs. More...

Still Time to Use Your VA Loan in This Year - Now is the time to use your VA Loan. You don't have to pay PMI or have a large down payment. Plus you can get financing up to $417,000. More...

TRICARE Isn't Enough - Save on Copays, Rx and More - Save on the out-of-pocket costs that TRICARE doesn't cover. Save now. More...

Tips to Improve Your Voc Rehab Relationship - The key to getting the most out of your VA benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs is to get educated about the VA benefits you seek. More...

Top 6 Interview Blunders - Civilian job interviews are high-pressure ordeals and can be extremely stressful. To make matters worse, there are a lot of ways you can blow them. More...

Troops for Fitness - Troops for Fitness is an organization that hires U.S. military veterans to run bootcamp-style fitness classes. More...

Upcoming Career Expos in September - The Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) hosts Career Expos nationwide, which serve all five branches and all ranks of the U.S. military, including veterans. More...

VA Adds Primary Care - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has added primary care to the services available to veterans through VA's Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) contracts. More...

VA Appeals Process Facing Uncertainty - In its current condition, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims can handle its caseload. But a judge on that court recently told the American Legion that things are changing. More...

VA Loan Grants and Waivers for Disabled Veterans - Zero-down-payment mortgages are a great option, but eligible borrowers can expect access to additional benefits if they are qualified, disabled veterans. More...

VA Modernizing Scheduling System - Efforts are underway at the Department of Veterans Affairs to make the current scheduling system easier to use for schedulers and veterans. More...

VA Releases Patient Access Report - VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released the final report of its review of systemic issues with patient scheduling and access issues at the Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS). More...

VA Secretary Addresses Conference - Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert A. McDonald recently addressed the AMVETS National Conference in Memphis, TN. More...

VA Trying to Reach Phoenix Veterans - The outsourcing of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients to metro Phoenix health providers is in full swing, but one major hospital system in Phoenix, Ariz. More...

VA to Streamline ID Process - The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is improving the method it uses to define urban, rural and highly rural land areas. More...

VA's More Than a Number Campaign - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a new campaign, "More Than a Number," to educate veterans about identity theft prevention. More...

Veteran Benefits Explained - In addition to the pensions and benefits to which you may be entitled, you may also be eligible for certain benefits based on your military service. More...

Veterans, Find Your Next Career at Dell - Dell is actively recruiting the next generation of innovators and invites you to bring your drive for problem-solving to a world of enabling affordable and accessible technology to millions of users globally. More...

Virginia Senator Hears Vets Complaints - Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) recently listened to angry Virginia military veterans sharing their experiences with the Department of Veterans Affairs' health network. More...

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