Veterans Benefits in New Hampshire

Posted in Uncategorized on May 8, 2017
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According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the state of New Hampshire is home to more than 111,000 veterans, with almost half being over the age of 65. The state offers numerous benefits for these veterans and their families, and the State Office of Veterans Services is an excellent starting point to learning more Read More »

Veterans Benefits in Michigan

Posted in Uncategorized on May 1, 2017
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Michigan is the first state in the country to implement a regional, community-based, locally managed network of veteran services statewide. These Veterans Community Action Teams  (VCATs) are located in each of Michigan's 10 Prosperity Regions, and are comprised of federal, state, local, and faith-based organizations that support veterans in the communities where they live and Read More »

BAH Basics: Understanding Military Housing Allowance

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28, 2017
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2017 BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates According to the Defense Department, the 2017 BAH rate has increased an average of 2.4% or $41 per month. These 2017 rates for BAH took effect on January 1, 2017 and service members should have seen their first rate increase on January 15th pay. The DTMO maintains a Read More »

How to Become a PTSD Counselor

Posted in Uncategorized on April 24, 2017
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The impact that war has on soldiers has been studied as far back as the American Civil War, when Jacob Mendez Da Costa, a cardiologist and assistant surgeon in the U.S. Army, started studying a condition in which soldiers reported a set of symptoms similar to heart disease, though no physical abnormalities could be found. Read More »

Vietnam Service and Birth Defects: Financial Help for Parents

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20, 2017
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In 1996, the U.S. Institute of Medicine concluded that there is limited evidence of an association between exposure to herbicides used in Vietnam (including “Agent Orange”) and specific birth defects in birth children of Vietnam veterans. Additionally, in 2000, an additional study expanded the impact by significantly associating a female veteran’s service in the Republic Read More »

Find Veteran Benefits in Florida

Posted in Uncategorized on April 17, 2017
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More than 1.5 million veterans call Florida home, thanks to its strong connection to the aerospace/aviation industry, veteran benefits, enjoyable climate, and veteran benefits. By learning about and connecting to the long list of available benefits, Florida veterans can make the most of their budgets and time, making life after their military service as enjoyable Read More »

Veteran Benefits in Maryland

Posted in Uncategorized on April 13, 2017
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More than 414,000 veterans live in the state of Maryland, enjoying its diverse landscape, historic sites, delicious seafood, and close proximity to the Naval Academy and other important cities in the nation. Maryland veterans and their families have a well-developed support system available to help them access the benefits and services their honorable service has Read More »

Veteran Benefits in Massachusetts

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2017
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The history of the U.S. military traces it roots back to the Continental Army, first raised by the Massachusetts Provincial Congress in 1775. It’s no surprise that these ties to the Armed Forces remain strong to this day, and many veterans and their families call the Bay State home, enjoying several benefits earned by their Read More »

Veteran Benefits in Maine

Posted in Uncategorized on April 7, 2017
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The state of Maine has a rich military history, with more than 300,000 Mainers having been affected by service, whether as a veteran, Guard or Reservist, active duty, or family member. Maine veterans have earned a long list of benefits through their service, numerous organizations in the state are available to help you access them. Read More »

How to Find and Request Military Records Online

Posted in Uncategorized on April 3, 2017
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If you are searching for the military records of a loved one, or need your own military records, there are several tools available to help you locate and request these documents. One of the best places to start is the National Archives, the government organization tasked with saving the most important documents, records, and photos Read More »