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President pledges support to veterans

Posted August 29, 2014 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON — The country is welcoming home a new wave of veterans, and Americans have a sacred trust to get them the benefits they earned, President Barack Obama said Aug. 26. In a speech to the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Obama said more than a million service members will return to…

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TAP prepares service members for life after military

Posted August 8, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Ellie Bogensperger, 99th Force Support Squadron community readiness specialist, instructs a class during the Transition Assistance Program on Goals, Plans, Success and Resiliency at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 4. The TAP is designed to teach military members…

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VA Begins Monthly Inspections to Restore Scheduling Integrity

Posted June 20, 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

WASHINGTON — Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan D. Gibson June 18 directed all of the department’s medical center and health care system directors to conduct monthly in-person reviews of scheduling practices in every clinic within their jurisdiction. Site inspections will include observing daily scheduling processes and interacting with scheduling staff to ensure all policies are being followed…

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VA launches online tool to calculate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Posted February 14, 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department Feb. 4 launched a new online tool to make it easier for veterans, service members and family members to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. “We are pleased that Post-9/11 veterans are…

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VA warns of marketing scam

Posted December 13, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs recently posted an alert on its Facebook page warning of a marketing scam targeting veterans. A marketing company has purchased telephone numbers that differ by one digit from the VA’s national call center and the GI Bill call center. Callers who misdial and reach the fraudulent numbers will…

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Until they all come home: POWs remember their captivity

Posted September 27, 2013 by Caitlin Kenney

The Warsaw Uprising. The Battle of Chosin Reservoir. The Chinese Spring Offensive. These were some of the battles that veterans who attended the National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day here fought and lived to pass on their story.

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First Lady announces certification plan for veteran jobs

Posted May 3, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the new Information Technology Training and Certification Partnership April 29 to put thousands of service members to work with industry-recognized IT certifications in hand before they leave the military. Obama, who made the announcement at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing at the White House,…

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Remembering Brig. Gen. William T. Meredith, father of REDHORSE

Posted March 8, 2013 by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Official biography photo Brig. Gen. William Thomas “Tom” Meredith NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. William Thomas “Tom” Meredith, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the age of 93 following a brief illness. Brig. Gen. Meredith was born Oct. 15, 1919, in Halifax, Va. He attended William and Mary College…

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Down but not out: wounded warriors visit Creech

Posted February 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Nadine

Wounded warriors from across the country toured Creech Air Force Base as part of the Swett Warrior event Jan. 28. Creech Airmen welcomed almost 100 wounded warriors from past conflicts, including one Medal of Honor recipient.

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VA issues new report on suicide data

Posted February 8, 2013 by Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Veterans Affairs Department today released a comprehensive report on veterans who die by suicide. In the past, data on veterans who died by suicide was only available for those who had sought VA health care services. Today’s report also includes state data for veterans who had not received health care services…

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