Tuesday, February 19, 2019

ISIS bride from Alabama who urged people to drive pick-up trucks into crowds on Veterans Day wants to come back to the US

Article Title: ISIS bride from Alabama who urged people to drive pick-up trucks into crowds on Veterans Day wants to come back to the US

Snippet of Article: "... An American woman who left her life in Alabama to join ISIS in Syria, where she called for violent attacks on US soil, has asked for forgiveness and said she would like to return. Hoda Muthana was a so-called ISIS bride ..."

Article Source: www.businessinsider.com

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wounded Warrior Leave For Postal Employees Explained

Article Title: Wounded Warrior Leave For Postal Employees

Snippet of Article: "... Consistent with the requirements of the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015, the Postal Service allows veteran employees who meet the eligibility requirements to take Wounded Warrior Leave. This is a..."

Article Source: postalemployeenetwork.com

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Commission approves $10,000 each for at least 244 war survivors on Guam

Article Title: Commission approves $10,000 each for at least 244 war survivors on Guam

Snippet of Article: "...Under the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Program, Guam residents who were forced to march, or placed in internment or who went into hiding to evade internment, can claim $10,000 ...Those forced to labor or with a personal injury not specified above, such as disfigurement, scarring or burns, can claim $12,000..."

Article Source: www.guampdn.com

Friday, January 18, 2019

Postal Service Expands Wounded Warrior Leave Policy Effective Jan. 5, 2019

Article Title: USPS Expands Wounded Warriors Leave

Snippet of Article: "...The USPS has recently expanded the Wounded Warrior Leave policy effective on January 5, 2019. The Wounded Warrior ..."

Article Source: npmhu317.blogspot.com

Monday, January 14, 2019

At funeral, oldest WWII veteran, 112-year-old Richard Overton, remembered as devoted soldier

Article Title: At funeral, oldest WWII veteran, 112-year-old Richard Overton, remembered as devoted soldier

Snippet of Article: "...Overton was deployed to the Pacific theater shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor and was stationed in Guam, Okinawa and Iwo Jima, until he finished military service in 1945. While Overton’s occupation was listed as truck driver ..."

Article Source: www.dispatch.com

A Marine veteran is reunited with his military dog in Roanoke

Article Title: A Marine veteran is reunited with his military dog in Roanoke

Snippet of Article: "...The marine corps got priority of Dini after Migkins left Japan and Migkins thought he may never see his dog again. But the non-profit Mission K9 came to the rescue and reunited Dini with his partner ..."

Article Source: www.nbc12.com

Reps. Gabbard and Bilirakis Introduce Bill to Ensure Retirement & Disability Pay for Veterans

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Snippet of Article: "...Under current law, veterans receiving 40% or lower rates of service-connected disability compensation are not eligible for full retirement and disability benefits. The Retired Pay Restoration Act would correct this ..."

Article Source: bigislandnow.com

Burn Pits: Corporate America Wins Again, Military Vets Pay The Price

Article Title: Supreme Court rejects appeal over military burn pits

Snippet of Article: "... The Supreme Court is rejecting appeals from military veterans who claim they suffer health problems because of open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. The justices on Monday left in place a federal appeals court ruling that more than 60 lawsuits over the burn pits could not go forward..."

Article Source: abcnews.go.com

Friday, January 4, 2019

Vet Group Demands White House, VA Reject Benefits Cuts for Disabled, Unemployed Vets

Article Title: Vet Group Demands White House, VA Reject Benefits Cuts for Disabled, Unemployed Vets

Snippet of Article: "...The program applies to veterans who have disability ratings through the VA of between 60 percent and 100 percent and are unable to secure jobs because of their disabilities. It allows them to receive the highest compensation rate. The CBO suggested removing veterans from Individual Unemployability once they reach age 67, claiming those veterans would be eligible for Social Security by that time ..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Friday, December 28, 2018

CNN Slammed for Criticizing Soldiers for Bringing MAGA Hats, Trashing Trump’s Visit to Troops

Article Title: CNN Slammed for Trashing Trump’s Visit to Troops, Criticizing Soldiers for Bringing MAGA Hats

Snippet of Article: "...fired back at CNN on Thursday, tweeting that the network “will attack anyone who supports President Trump, including the brave men and women of our military who fight everyday to protect our freedom...Meanwhile, several watchdogs pointed out that President Obama also signed autographs when visiting troops..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

Friday, December 7, 2018

77 years after the attack, a retired Navy commander remembers surviving Pearl Harbor

Article Title: 77 years after the attack, a retired Navy commander remembers surviving Pearl Harbor

Snippet of Article: "... Retired US Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the bombs and bullets killed and wounded thousands. The waves of attacking planes reached his..."

Article Source: www.businessinsider.com

Thursday, November 8, 2018

GI Bill Overview from Military.com

Article Title: GI Bill Overview from Military.com

Snippet of Article: "... The term GI Bill® refers to any Department of Veterans Affairs education benefit earned by members of Active Duty, Selected Reserve and National Guard Armed Forces and their families. The benefit is designed to help servicemembers and eligible veterans cover the costs associated with getting an education or training. The GI Bill has several programs and each is administrated differently -- depending on a person's eligibility and duty status. GI Bill Programs For a description of each GI Bill program, including eligibility requirements, and payment amounts please select from this list of currently active major GI Bill programs..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Veterans Burial Benefits

Article Title: Veterans Burial Benefits

Burial benefits available include a gravesite in any of our 136 national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains. Burial benefits available for spouses and dependents buried in a national cemetery include burial with the Veteran, perpetual care, and the spouse or dependents name and date of birth and death will be inscribed on the Veteran's headstone, at no cost to the family. Eligible spouses and dependents may be buried, even if they predecease the Veteran. The Veterans family should make funeral or cremation arrangements with a funeral provider or cremation office. Any item or service obtained from a funeral home or cremation office will be at the family's expense. The VA created Planning Your Legacy: VA Survivors and Burial Benefits Kit, to assist Veterans and their family members in pre-need planning and record storage.

Article Source: www.cem.va.gov

Thousand Oaks shooter may have been suffering from PTSD

Article Title: Thousand Oaks shooter Ian David Long was Marine vet known to law enforcement; may have been suffering from PTSD: Report

Snippet of Article: "... in a mass shooting at a Thousand Oaks, California, bar on Wednesday night was a Marine veteran who had previous contact with law enforcement and may have been suffering from Post-Traumatic Street Disorder. CBS News reports that David Ian Long was found dead of what may have been a self-inflicted gunshot wound..."

Article Source: www.crimeonline.com

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Military retirees, disabled vets can expect a pay increase soon (COLA 2019)

Article Title: Military retirees, disabled vets can expect a big pay bump soon

Snippet of Article: "...Military retirees and veterans receiving disability paychecks through the VA can expect to see a nearly three percent pay bump, the most significant increase in six years. Beginning December, the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2019 will be..."

Article Source: connectingvets.radio.com

Alabama: Athens grocery store owner refuses to sell Pepsi products with NFL logo

Article Title: Athens grocery store owner refuses to sell Pepsi products with NFL logo

Snippet of Article: "... ATHENS, Ala. — An Athens grocery store owner is taking a stand against the NFL by refusing to sell Pepsi products that bear its logo. According to a post on S&Z Grocery‘s Facebook page Wednesday morning, the store will stop selling 20 oz Pepsi and Diet Pepsi products until the logo is removed..."

Article Source: aldailypost.com

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Navy Veteran With Terminal Cancer Holds Yard Sales for Funeral Costs

Article Title: Navy Veteran With Terminal Cancer Holds Yard Sales for Funeral Costs

Snippet of Article: "... A Pennsylvania man has been holding yard sales to pay for funeral expenses. His own..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Monday, September 24, 2018

Do You get Social Security Special Credits for Your Military Service?

Article Title: How Do Military Special Credits Work?

Snippet of Article: "... When veterans apply for retirement or disability benefits, Social Security checks their records. If they have qualifying military service, they get credit for additional wages for their military service. These credits are added to the veteran's lifetime earnings record — not to the veteran's monthly benefit check. But because Social Security uses lifetime earnings as the basis for figuring out a person's retirement benefits, the credits can ultimately raise the monthly payment..."

Article Source: www.aarp.org

Here you will find information on Military Service and Social Security directly from; Social Security at https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10017.pdf

Photo of teens stopping for national anthem goes viral

Article Title: Photo of teens stopping for national anthem goes viral

Snippet of Article: "...The boys were running late to the game when they heard the national anthem playing. That’s when they stopped, took off their hats and placed their hands over their hearts..."

Article Source: www.fox5vegas.com

Largest Federal Employee Union Files Contempt Motion Against VA

Article Title: Largest Federal Employee Union Files Contempt Motion Against VA

Snippet of Article: "...department officials repeatedly ignored demands to roll back implementation of the key provisions of three executive orders that were struck down last month by U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Once VA issued an order to rescind offending elements of workplace policies ..."

Article Source: www.govexec.com