New "Forever GI Bill" Expands Benefits to More Veterans, for Longer Times

Posted in Uncategorized on January 16, 2018

In late 2017, President Trump signed into law the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act (H.R. 3218) – known as the “Forever GI Bill” – initiating an extensive expansion to the Post-9/11 GI Bill with 34 provisions aimed at making post-service educational support available to more veterans for a longer amount of time. The Read More »

Tips to Avoid Veteran Benefits Scams

Posted in Uncategorized on January 11, 2018

It is an unfortunate reality that military veterans are victimized more than the general public. Learn more about how and why veterans are targeted and what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones from veteran benefits scams. Reasons Veterans Are More Likely to Become Victims of Fraud A survey from the Read More »

Record Low Unemployment Rate for Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on January 9, 2018

As employers commit to hiring veterans, the unemployment rate for those who served is the lowest it has been since September 2001. Learn more about the companies that are prioritizing hiring veterans and why. Record Low Unemployment Rate for Veterans Evan Guzman, founder of the MiLBRAND Project which helps companies hire and keep veterans says: Read More »

New Veterans Access to Base Exchanges

Posted in Uncategorized on January 4, 2018

On military bases around the world, there are stores (known through the military community as exchanges) that serve as convenience and department stores for active duty personnel and their dependents. The stores offer tax-free merchandise and some high-end merchandise is even discounted at rates not seen in other stores. Revenue from the exchange also benefits Read More »

Free, New Veteran Photo IDs Now Available

Posted in Uncategorized on January 2, 2018

Honorably discharged veterans now have one less thing to worry about when needing to show proof of their service for benefits and discounts: identity theft. Thanks to the newly available Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) veteran ID card, all honorably discharged veterans can easily identify themselves as veterans without carrying around documents containing sensitive information. Read More »

What the VA is Doing About the Opioid Epidemic

Posted in Uncategorized on December 28, 2017

In October 2017, President Trump officially declared the United States’ opioid crisis a “public health emergency,” a proclamation that allows for more funds to be dedicated to combating opioid abuse, hiring specialists to focus on the crisis, expanding telemedicine services for rural areas and increasing training for federally employed prescribers of painkillers. Trump also referenced Read More »

7 Great Podcasts for Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on December 21, 2017

If you’ve ever enjoyed listening to talk radio, or are simply looking for interesting topics you can enjoy at your leisure, you’ll be happy to know that a wide range of military podcasts – many covering veteran-specific issues and topics – are available and easily accessible from your computer or smartphone, 24-hours a day. Podcasts Read More »

5 Popular Products Invented by the U.S. Military

Posted in Uncategorized on December 19, 2017

Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes, and extreme times – like those brought on by war – can yield great innovations from the minds of America’s most forward-thinking inventors. Government rations, limited supplies and the need to improve over the enemy has always driven civilians, researchers and scientists to think outside Read More »

The New Blended Retirement System and Life After the Military

Posted in Uncategorized on December 14, 2017

The Department of Defense is ramping up its recruitment and retaining efforts in the form of improved retirement plans for its active duty and reserve components, starting January 2018. In what is being labeled by DoD leadership as one of the “most significant changes to military pay and benefits in the past 70 years,” the Read More »

9 Ways to Support Veterans This Holiday Season

Posted in Uncategorized on December 12, 2017

As the giving season approaches, there’s no better time to reach out and support veterans as a sign of appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifices and service. The good news is that there are numerous opportunities to give back in your own community, and most only require your energy and time. Here are nine easy and Read More »