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Retraining program garners 12,000+ applicants since May 15

Posted June 15, 2012 by Veterans Administration

WASHINGTON – Within two weeks of being announced, a program to give skills training to some unemployed Veterans has garnered over 12,000 online applications, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. “VA is committed to supporting Veterans as they seek employment. This initiative will help provide education and training so that Veterans have an opportunity…

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California DMV to unveil Veteran driver license, ID card

Posted December 12, 2014 by Jessica Gonzalez

Late next year, California’s nearly two million Veterans will have the chance to get a special Veteran marking on their California driver license or ID card. The word “VETERAN” on their card will indicate they have served in the United States Armed Forces. The Veteran designation will cost an additional $5. To get the new…

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Veterans Affairs Home Loan Program delivers 20 millionth American dream

Posted November 2, 2012 by By Amaani Lyle

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — As three-year-old Joey Carpenter peddled his tricycle over crackling autumn leaves on the driveway, his mother smiled through stifled tears, for she knew her son ...

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Tax-free pensions available for Veterans, spouses, surviving spouses

Posted January 17, 2014 by

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a little known tax free pension available to help qualified veterans, spouses and their surviving spouses pay for home health care, assisted living or nursing home care. This non-service connected pension was established in 1952 under Title 38 U.S.C. and has two components, Aid and Attendance and House-bound…

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Panetta calls for leadership on suicide prevention

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, in an internal memo written last month, addressed the issue of military suicides, calling it one of the most complex and urgent problems facing the department, a Pentagon spokesman said. In a briefing with reporters, Navy Capt. John Kirby confirmed the accuracy of numbers in news reports…

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Post 9/11 GI Bill: how to apply, transfer benefits

Posted January 16, 2015 by Master Sgt. Timm Huffman

Editor’s note: This process applies to Air Force Reservists only. Members of the Air National Guard should refer to their retention office for information on how they can apply, transfer benefits. The Post 9/11 GI Bill is a great benefit for Reservists to use when they, or a family member, wish to pursue higher education…

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National Parks free to all for Veterans Day Weekend

Posted November 9, 2012 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — America’s 398 national parks will offer the public free admission Nov. 10 to 12, during Veterans Day weekend in honor of those who serve and have served in the U.S. military, according to a National Park Service news release. “National parks preserve places that commemorate our country’s collective heritage — our ideals,…

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Consumer help a click away for veterans

Posted January 17, 2014 by AnhTuan Dang

Have you ever been stuck and frustrated with a consumer issue and could not find a solution to your issue? The Department of Consumer Affairs recently created a Los Angeles-based division to provide services to military members throughout California. Help from consumer protection experts is now just a click away! “Servicemembers and their dependents are…

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Home loans: Look before you leap

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Capt. Young B. Yim

It seems in this economy that more and more people are gearing up to purchase their first home. We hear virtually every day that property values have bottomed out and that now is the time to buy. While there are no guarantees that prices will not continue to drop, you might be in the market…

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Former commander, prisoner of war tells reservists how will power can be stronger than firepower

Posted March 6, 2015 by Senior Airman Madelyn McCullough

McChord Field, Wash. — Only in America can a former convict become a brigadier general. Former resident of the prison camp known as the Hanoi Hilton, then Capt. James Sehorn never imagined a lifelong relationship with the United States Air Force or rising to the rank of brigadier general. Now retired and living a comfortable…

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