As America rallies in support of men and women in uniform today, Military.com honors veterans and celebrates military service this Veterans Day (November 11) by spotlighting the stories of American heroes past and present, reconnecting old service buddies, and providing access to veterans benefits.
Military.com offers stories, media availability and resources to support your Veterans Day coverage. From the Revolutionary War to Operations Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle today, Military.com salutes the service and sacrifice of all those who answered the call to serve.
Reconnecting with Old Service Buddies
Military.com features heartwarming stories of veterans reuniting via the Internet. Veterans can locate old friends from the service using the Military.com "Buddy Finder," 40,000 unit homepages, and comprehensive military reunion lists. Military.com offers stories of reuniting veterans plus media availability with such veterans.
Veterans Benefits Center (www.Military.com/Veterans)
Veterans earned valuable benefits while serving this nation. Often, these benefits go unused due to lack of awareness and bureaucracy. Military.com offers tools to help veterans understand benefits eligibility and usage.
* GI Bill & Education Benefits:
Over 20 million Americans have been educated through GI Bill programs since their inception in 1944. Education benefits are a leading reason for joining the service and eligibility often extends for 10 years after separation from the service. Sadly, however, 50% of GI Bill benefits go wasted. Military.com offers plain-English guides to GI Bill benefits, scholarship searches, and directories of schools with veteran discounts to assist veterans and dependents in taking full advantage of their tuition assistance options.
* VA Home Loans:
VA Loans permit a home purchase with no downpayment. Whether buying or refinancing in today's low interest rates, veterans should explore this valuable but often hard-to-understand benefit. Military.com offers a simple eligibility calculator and convenient online forms to obtain the necessary official paperwork as well as to apply for a VA Loan.
* Job Board:
Military.com connects prior-service members to employers that value military experience. Companies hiring veterans at Military.com include AT&T, Pricewater House Cooper, USAA, GE Power, Sybase, American Red Cross, KPMG, and Raytheon.
Honoring Veterans by Celebrating their Stories of Service & Sacrifice
Military.com features first-hand battlefield accounts, veterans letters and sentiments written by American heroes from the American Revolution to today's military actions. Veterans and their descendents can share their own stories in the Military.com Living History Center. Military.com also offers special Veterans Day ecards to allow Americans to thank the veterans they know.
Tap any Military.com resource for your Veterans Day coverage, or contact Military Advantage for media availability.