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Veteran’s Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

Posted June 26, 2015 by Linda Welz

Compliance by State – Map There is a recent change in the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) that relates to the GI Bill Resident Rate Requirements. These new requirements will ensure that our Citizen Airmen and their eligible family members will not have to bear the cost of out-of-state charges…

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VA, Congress work to change VA Choice eligibility

Posted May 15, 2015 by Patricia Kime,

Congress and the Veterans Affairs Department are working to change eligibility rules and open the VA Choice program to veterans who can’t get needed medical care at their closest VA facility. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, said lawmakers and VA officials are working to change the regulation that bars…

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‘Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss’ addendum

Posted April 24, 2015 by Megan Crusher

Angela Alexander was a member of the 56th Aerial Port Squadron, March Air Reserve Base and on annual tour in Japan when she was notified that her family had been in a severe car crash. She was told her husband, Suri and two daughters, Angela and Angelina were injured, yet okay, but her two young…

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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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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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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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VA expands eligibility for veterans health care

Posted December 5, 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs

Washington, DC – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), under authority from the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“VACAA”), today announced expanded eligibility for Veterans in need of mental health care due to sexual assault or sexual harassment that occurred during their military service. This trauma is commonly known as military sexual…

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Tinker epitomized Native American strength, leadership

Posted November 21, 2014 by Randy Roughton

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was a natural leader who personally led his Airmen into combat missions during the early days of World War II. He perished, along with his crew, during the battle of Midway. The nation’s highest-ranking Native American general didn’t have to be on the ill-fated mission in the Pacific…

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VA guarantees its 21 millionth home loan

Posted October 31, 2014 by

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this month that it has guaranteed 21 million home loans since the Home Loan Guaranty program was established in 1944 as part of the original Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, better known as the “GI Bill.” This achievement comes during the year-long commemoration of 70 years…

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VOW to Hire Heroes Act

Posted June 20, 2014 by

On Nov 21, 2011, the president signed the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act which made service member participation in the Transition Assistance Program mandatory. TAP components are made available by all military departments and the U.S. Coast Guard. The current mandatory components include: – A pre-separation counseling session in which the service member initiates…

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