On 31 August, the Department of Defense (DoD) amended its policy on transferring G.I. Bill benefits to dependents for Active Duty recipients of the Purple Heart. This policy change now allows these recipients to transfer this educational benefit without incurring an additional four years of service. Read the rest of this entry »
Pentagon Announces Changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill
Washington D.C., 12 July 2018: The Department of Defense issued a substantive change today to department policy on the transfer by service members in the Uniformed Services of“Post-9/11 GI Bill” educational benefits to eligible … Read the rest of this entry »
But Who is Going to Distribute Them?
Are you aware that as part of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration Program, living veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of the location at which they served, are eligible to receive a lapel pin? The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) wants you to know.
The hitch is these lapel pins must be presented during public events held in their communities by Commemorative Partners (those organizations which signed up to conduct at least two commemorative events a year till 2018. In the rare instance when an honoree cannot attend a public event, the pin may be presented during a private ceremony. Read the rest of this entry »
Gulf War Vets Needed for Research: The War Related Illness and Injury Study Center at the VA in East Orange, N.J., currently has several research studies focused on Gulf War veterans who deployed to Operation Desert Shield/Storm, as well as non-deployed veterans of the same era. If you are a veteran from the 1990-91 era, or if you have a Gulf War illness and would like to know more about the research, please call 1-800-248-8005 or visit their Gulf War Research page at: http://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/research/volunteer/nj-wriisc.asp.
(Source: VFW Action Corps Weekly, 18 September 205) Read the rest of this entry »