How a Government Shutdown Could Affect Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on October 18, 2017
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In Washington, tensions are increasing as the debate over immigration reform rages on and key leaders from opposing parties are preparing for yet another potential government shutdown. President Trump recently reiterated his push for a long-promised border wall, followed by an announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would no longer be accepting Read More »

How to Extend Your GI Bill Benefits

Posted in Uncategorized on October 13, 2017
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One of the most helpful benefits earned by U.S. veterans is their GI Bill, which can assist them in paying for their continuing education and make their transition into civilian life easier and more successful. That said, there are specific time limitations and other restrictions, so understanding these can impact how much a veteran can get Read More »

9 Ways Vet Tix Tickets Help Veterans and Their Families

Posted in Uncategorized on October 11, 2017
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It may seem like a small gesture – attending a favorite sporting match, sharing a fine arts event with family and friends or taking a trip – but for many veterans, the chance to make new memories can be an important step in reintegrating back into civilian life and reconnecting with loved ones. Unfortunately, such Read More »

The Makeup of the Military: Who is Serving Now

Posted in Uncategorized on October 9, 2017
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It’s been more than 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War and the subsequent shift of the United States Armed Forces to an all-volunteer organization from a draft model. With the ending of the draft, it was obvious that a change in military demographics would naturally follow, and in 1974, Congress that the Read More »

Veterans Benefits and Resources in Vermont

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4, 2017
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More than 44,000 veterans live in the state of Vermont, and their honorable service to their country has earned them a long list of federal and state benefits that can help make life healthier, more affordable, and more comfortable. If you are just beginning to access your benefits, a great place to start is a Read More »

10 Largest National Veterans Cemeteries in the U.S.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 2, 2017
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The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) National Cemetery Administration maintains 135 national cemeteries in 40 states (and Puerto Rico) as well as 33 soldier's lots and monument sites. These sites range from very small – less than a half acre in size – to more than a 1,000 acres. Regardless of the size, these serene Read More »

Veterans and Service-Related Hearing Loss

Posted in Uncategorized on September 29, 2017
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For today’s veteran population, there is increasing public awareness of service-related injuries and disabilities, both for those with outward impairments – such as loss of a limb or need for a wheelchair – as well as those that are less visible – like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, one Read More »

Veteran Benefits and Resources in Wisconsin

Posted in Uncategorized on September 27, 2017
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More than 406,000 veterans call the state of Wisconsin home, and through their honorable service to the nation, they are now eligible for numerous state and federal benefits that make life healthier and more affordable for both them and their dependents. If you are just starting to access your benefits or need assistance submitting or Read More »

Guide to U.S. War Cemeteries and Memorials Located on Foreign Soil

Posted in Uncategorized on September 25, 2017
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There is no doubt that the U.S. Armed Forces is a truly global organization, with more than 300,000 active duty servicemembers deployed in more than 150 countries, and more than 800 bases operating in 70 countries. It’s not surprising, perhaps, that there are numerous cemeteries and memorials spread throughout the world honoring the U.S. soldiers, Read More »

Veteran Benefits in West Virginia

Posted in Uncategorized on September 20, 2017
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More than 173,000 veterans live in West Virginia and their honorable service to the U.S. Armed Forces has earned them and their families a long list of benefits and access to special programs to make life after service healthier, more enjoyable, and more affordable. If you are just getting started accessing your benefits, or need Read More »