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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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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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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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President proclaims November as Military Family Month

Posted November 9, 2012 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “In our military families, we see the best our country has to offer. They demonstrate the virtues that have made America great for more than two centuries and the values that will preserve our greatness for centuries to come,” President Barack Obama said in his proclamation issued declaring the month of November…

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VA disability claims backlog drops by 44 percent

Posted April 18, 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs

One year after the backlog of pending disability compensation claims peaked at over 611,000 in March 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reduced that number by approximately 44 percent to 344,000 claims, a reduction of more than 267,000, while at the same time improving the accuracy of the decisions being made on veterans’…

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