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VA reaches out to veterans about the health care law

Posted August 9, 2013 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched an awareness campaign and a new website, www.va.gov/aca, to let veterans know what the Affordable Care Act means for them and their families. Veterans receiving health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs will see no change in their benefits or out-of-pocket costs when portions of the Affordable…

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DOD, VA collaborate to serve nation’s veterans

Posted November 13, 2013 by

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs reaffirmed their commitment to serve and care for the nationís military veterans in a joint message issued by Acting Undersecretary of Defense Jessica L. Wright and Undersecretary of Veterans Affairs for Benefits Allison A. Hickey. The message reads as follows: To care for him who shall have borne…

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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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President presents Marine corporal with Medal of Honor

Posted June 23, 2014 by Lance Cpl. Eric Keenan

Retired Marine Corps Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter received the nation’s highest military honor from President Barack Obama at the White House June 19.

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82nd Airborne helps commemorate 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden

Posted September 29, 2014 by SSgt. Javier O. Orona

This year, as we honor the 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden, we remember the sacrifices soldiers and paratroopers made all those years ago.

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Consolidation of POW/MIA mission moving forward

Posted January 12, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Jan. 9 the Defense Department will, effective Monday, consolidate into one new agency the organizations that account for U.S. military prisoners of war and those missing in action. Hagel called for a review early last year to bring together the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, the Joint Personnel Accounting…

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VA waives resident-rate requirements

Posted May 15, 2015 by

In order to make it easier for veterans and their families to receive their GI Bill benefits where they choose, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has used his authority to waive the provisions of Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. This action will ensure all GI Bill® students are…

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Department of Labor announces $15 million in grants to assist approximately 9,000 homeless veterans

Posted March 30, 2012 by

The U.S. Department of Labor announced March 29 the availability of $15 million in grants through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program to provide job training services to help homeless veterans succeed in civilian careers. “The men and women who have served our country with distinction should not have to struggle to find good jobs when…

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Vietnam veteran from 95th CS hears call of duty again, heads to Afghanistan

Posted May 17, 2012 by by Kenji Thuloweit

Charles Ivory, 95th Communications Squadron program analyst and acquisition project specialist, sits at his desk on his final day at Edwards Air Force Base before flying out to Fort Dix, N.J., May 7.

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Berlin ‘Candy Bomber’ receives honor

Posted June 19, 2012 by by A1C Tom Brading

Retired Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen's legacy is built on chocolate, bubble gum and hope.

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