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Vet News May 24, 2012

Posted May 24, 2012 by Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP)

What is VONAPP? The VONAPP website is an official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website that enables service members, veterans and their beneficiaries, and other designated individuals to apply for benefits using the Internet. U.S. military veterans and some service members within six months of separation or retirement can apply for compensation benefits and/or pension…

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The history of the Marine Corps War Memorial

Posted May 24, 2012 by Compiled by Desert Warrior Staff

The Marine Corps War Memorial (also called the Iwo Jima Memorial) is a military memorial statue outside the walls of the Arlington National Cemetery and next to the Netherlands Carillon, in Arlington, Virginia...

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Vet News: Veteran Burial Benefits

Posted May 17, 2012 by Staff

Burial Benefits The VA does not make funeral arrangements or perform cremations. Families should make these arrangements with a funeral provider or cremation office. Any item or service obtained from a funeral home or cremation office will be at the families expense. Burial in a National Cemetery Burial benefits available include a gravesite in any…

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Remembering the Bataan Death March, a Pacific Legacy

Posted May 17, 2012 by Story by Richard A. Long

At dawn, 9 April 1942, Major General Edward P. King, Jr., commanding Luzon Force, Bataan, Philippine Islands, surrendered more than 75,000 starving and disease-ridden American soldiers, sailors, and Marines, and their Filipino allies, to overwhelming Japanese forces. He inquired of...

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Wounded Warriors ride the wave to rehabilitation

Posted May 10, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Derrick Irions

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Sun rays pierced through the early morning clouds as ocean waves curled and crashed onto Camp Pendleton’s Del Mar shore. Juan M. Garcia, assistant secretary of the Navy returned to Pendleton’s waterfront, May 5, to surf alongside Wounded…

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Leaving the CORPS: Veterans’ group life insurance

Posted May 3, 2012 by Staff

What is VGLI? VGLI is a program of post-separation insurance which allows service members to convert their service member group life insurance coverage to renewable term insurance. Members with full-time SGLI coverage are eligible for VGLI upon release from service. How Much Coverage is Available? VGLI coverage is issued in multiples of $10,000 up to…

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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2012:

Posted May 3, 2012 by Staff

A look at Asian-Pacific American Veterans Warren Michio Tsuneishi Warren Michio Tsuneishi Branch: Army  Rank: Technical Sergeant Wars served: World War, 1939-1945;  Unit:  306th Headquarters Intelligence Detachment, XXIV Corps Born on the Fourth of July in California, Warren Tsuneishi was the son of Japanese immigrants. After Japanese forces bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entered World War II, his…

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Leaving the CORPS

Posted April 19, 2012 by

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans  Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans is designed for veterans. Knowing about these authorities and identifying your eligibility will enhance your job search. These special authorities represent a few of many appointing authorities that agencies can use entirely at their discretion. Veterans are not entitled to appointment under any of these…

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VMA-214 Blacksheep honor historic Marine

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cpl. Jakob Schulz

Marine Attack Squadron 214 honored the accomplishments of a former squadron pilot Feb. 9 at a memorial service in Carpinteria, Calif. The service honored Capt. Kenneth Newton Linder, a pilot in the squadron when it was still Marine Fighting Squadron 214 during WWII. Linder served aboard the USS…

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Leaving the CORPS: Veterans’ Group Life Insurance

Posted March 22, 2012 by va.gov

What is VGLI?

VGLI is a program of post-separation insurance which allows service members to convert their service member group life insurance coverage to renewable term insurance. Members with full-time SGLI coverage are eligible for VGLI upon release from service.

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