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Landscapers ‘give back’ to vets, fallen at Arlington National Cemetery

Posted July 12, 2012 by Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Marshall Jr.

Kelly Wilson, a horticulturist at Arlington National Cemetery, explains the purpose of planting milkweed, the only species of plant Monarch butterfly larvae will eat, to children during...

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VA launches online tool to calculate Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits

Posted February 7, 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Postal Service The Department of Veterans Affairs launched an online GI Bill Comparison Tool, Tuesday, to make it easier for veterans, service members and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs…

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Retiree Council shares news, notes Learn about Social Security, military benefits

Posted August 1, 2014 by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts

Military service, Social Security Excerpts from Social Security Administration Publication No. 05-10017, dated January 2014 Earnings for active duty military service or active duty training have been covered under Social Security since 1957. Social Security has covered inactive duty service in the armed forces reserves (such as weekend drills) since 1988. Those who served in…

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Shinseki: VA on track to break claims backlog

Posted April 5, 2012 by By Donna Miles

WASHINGTON “” Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says VA is on track toward reducing the disability claims backlog. VA spent the last two years creating an automated tool to make claims determinations faster and more accurate, he said. “Our intent is to have no claim over 125 days,” Shinseki said, adding another goal is 98-percent…

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Two Memorial Day services unite community in remembrance

Posted May 31, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Veteran color guard members line up for the presentation of veterans organizations’ colors at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery during the Memorial Day service on Monday. Sixteen different groups participated. Two different services were held on Monday in honor of those who have sacrificed and died in the service of the…

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VA grants will aid homeless veterans

Posted July 19, 2012 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding nearly $100 million in grants that will help approximately 42,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki announced. The grants are going to 151 community agencies in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, according to a…

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Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted February 28, 2014 by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts

In accordance with Army Regulation 600-8-7, the objectives of the Retiree Council Program are to provide the Army’s top leaders with insight into vital issues and concerns of retired Soldiers. The program also gives the Army retired community an opportunity to: Communicate with the Active Army; receive advice on, analyze and provide input on decisions,…

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Veterans Day established after World War I

Posted November 8, 2012 by Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs website

World War I — known at the time as “The Great War” — officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations…

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Seven Army retirees honored during Installation Retirement Ceremony

Posted August 8, 2014 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski Army retirees, their spouses and other distinguished guests stand for the national anthem played during the Installation Retirement Ceremony July 31 on Brown Parade Field. The quarterly event honored seven Soldiers for their years of military service. Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered during the Installation Retirement Ceremony on Brown Parade Field July…

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VA makes progress on pledge to end veteran homelessness

Posted April 5, 2012 by By Donna Miles

WASHINGTON “” The Veterans Affairs Department is making progress on its pledge to end homelessness among veterans, with a focus on getting all homeless veterans off the streets by 2015, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told American Forces Press Service. Shinseki joined President Barack Obama in announcing the plan in November 2009, proclaiming that no veteran…

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