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Officials improve process for transition to civilian life

Posted October 26, 2012 by By David Vergun

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Officials from the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments participated in a panel discussion, Oct. 19, on efforts to prepare service members for the transition to civilian life. Danny Pummill, director of VA/DOD liaison for Veterans Affairs and Susan S. Kelly, director of DOD’s Transition to Veterans Program Office, explained the new Transition…

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Base joins fight against Vet homelessness

Posted October 18, 2013 by Tracy Ellingsen

For service members transitioning from the military back to civilian life, readjusting can be a daunting task. Finding somewhere to live, somewhere to work, and civilian healthcare is a new experience for those who are used to the military providing these services. Unfortunately, every year there are veterans who do not fully reintegrate and end…

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AF Reservists, Army, British soldiers honor French village for D-Day support

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Collier

U.S. Soldiers and Airmen, together with British paratroopers, march in formation through Picauville, France as part of ceremonial events commemorating the 68th Anniversary of the Normandy D-Day invasion...

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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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Officials tout post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Posted October 26, 2012 by By Donna Miles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With more than 260,000 students attending about 6,000 colleges and universities this fall under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, officials are continuing an active outreach effort to ensure current military members and veterans don’t miss out on the new program’s education benefits. Participation is up significantly from last year, when 180,000 students used…

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Honoring veterans in the southland

Posted November 15, 2013 by

Len Tavernetti, Service Officer, Military Order of the Purple Hearts Chapter 2929, and Senior Master Sgt. Josephine Carrillo, 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, receive a Purple Heart proclamation from the City of Moreno Valley at a Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11, 2013, at the city’s Memorial Circle. Tavernetti and Carrillo are both life members of Chapter…

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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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