Week of September 29, 2014


$100k Financial Security = $7 a Month - Protection for less. Could your family survive if something happened to you? More...

2014 Tax Break, No PMI, $0 Down VA Loan - 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...

AF Makes Part of Oath Option - The Air Force is allowing both enlisted members and officers to omit the words "So help me God" from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. More...

American Legion to Conduct Outreach in D.C. - The American Legion-sponsored town hall meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C. More...

Citizen Honor Program - To be considered for the Citizen Honor Program, nominees must have made a difference in the lives of others through a singular act of extraordinary heroism, or through their continued commitment to putting others first. More...

DoD Recognizes POWs/MIAs - Nearly 1,500 Airmen are still missing and unaccounted-for from various conflicts and there are more than 83,000 Americans still unaccounted-for across the DoD. More...

Hispanic Heritage Month - During National Hispanic Heritage Month, servicemembers are encouraged to join celebrations at bases and installations that celebrate the contributions and culture of citizens of Latin American descent. More...

House Passes Veteran Bills - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed four veterans related bills extending certain programs and benefits and enabling construction of new VA facilities. More...

IG Now Says Waitlist Led to Vets Deaths - In a stunning reversal, the VA's acting inspector general now says that long wait times at VA health care facilities in Phoenix did contribute to a number of veterans' deaths. More...

Proposed Pay Increase for VA Docs - The VA will increase the maximum rates of annual pay for in-coming Veterans Health Administration (VHA) physicians and dentists. More...

Senator Supports Full MilPay Raise - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced an amendment to the Senate version of the defense authorization bill to support a 1.8 percent pay raise for those in uniform. More...

Sponsored Discount: Veterans Save Extra 10%* on Select PC's & Tablets - All members of the military and veterans can save an additional 10 percent off on Dell.com with this exclusive offer. More...

Two VA Scientists Honored - Thanks to the work of two Veterans Affairs scientists and researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), many paralyzed Veterans now have a reason for hope. More...

VA Albany, Ga. Clinic Moves - The final move of VA health care services from the VA clinic previously located in downtown Albany, Ga. to Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. More...

VA Caregiver Program Excludes Many - The unprecedented package of extensive caregiver benefits excludes most family members who are primary caregivers to severely ill and injured veterans. More...

VA Develops Mobile App for TBI - The VA has developed "Concussion Coach," a mobile application that is designed to enable users to recognize and assess symptoms. More...

VA Lays Groundwork for Private Health Care - The VA plans to outsource issuance and administration of the "Veteran's Choice Card," which will allow veterans to seek health care from private providers. More...

Veterans, Bring Your Talents to Prudential - Discipline. Leadership. Excelling under pressure. As a veteran, you're transitioning from active duty with a set of proven, highly valuable skills and talents. More...

Yoga May Help Vets with PTSD - A new study has found that yoga may help soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. More...

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