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

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Army Misses Recruiting Goal for First Time Since 2005

Article Title: Army Misses Recruiting Goal for First Time Since 2005

Snippet of Article: "...For the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal this year, falling short by about 6,500 soldiers, despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and approving some additional waivers for bad conduct or health issues..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Navy Veteran Jumps Over Court Railing and Sends Convicted Sex Offender Who Abused His Child to Hospital

Article Title: Navy Veteran Jumps Over Court Railing and Sends Convicted Sex Offender Who Abused His Child to Hospital

Snippet of Article: "...because of the attack, not only was the sentence hearing postponed, but Biggs was sent to the hospital after being punched and falling into the fetal position ..."

Article Source: ijr.com

Tulsa Veteran Beaten, Robbed For $15

Article Title: Tulsa Veteran Beaten, Robbed For $15

Snippet of Article: "... A Tulsa veteran said two people kicked in his front door and beat him with brass knuckles, all for $15. The victim said he was honorably discharged from the Navy and has been focusing on getting back to normal life...He walked up, he then hit my dog in the face, cut him right under the eye..."

Article Source: www.newson6.com

Veteran brutally beaten on Rio Linda Bike Trail while riding home

Article Title: Veteran brutally beaten on Rio Linda Bike Trail while riding home

Snippet of Article: "... Lane bikes along the trail almost every night around the same time. He served in the Air Force. At last check, Lane was still recovering in the hospital. In April, a 76-year-old man was attacked on the same bike trail, police said. That man died from his injuries..."

Article Source: www.abc10.com

Russian bombers flew near Alaska on September 11, intercepted by Air Force jets, US military says

Article Title: Russian bombers flew near Alaska on September 11, intercepted by Air Force jets, US military says

Snippet of Article: "... The U.S. military said Wednesday that two Russian nuclear-capable bombers escorted by two fighter jets flew near Alaska on Sept. 11 before being intercepted by a pair of Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets, according to a statement by the North American Aerospace Defense Command..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

71% of young Americans (ages 17-24) are ineligible to join the military without a waiver

Article Title: Yes, We Have a Military Recruiting Crisis

Snippet of Article: "...In April, Secretary of Defense James Mattis told the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, To ensure the most lethal and effective fighting force in the world, the Department maintains high mental, physical, and behavioral standards. These necessarily high standards mean that 71% of young Americans (ages 17-24) are ineligible to join the military without a waiver ..."

Article Source: www.nationalreview.com

10 tech discounts active military members can get year-round — from Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and more

Article Title: 10 tech discounts active military members can get year-round — from Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and more

Snippet of Article: "...10 discounts military members can take advantage of all year round. The terms vary from discount to discount. Some are only available to military members, while others are extended to their immediate family, too. In all cases, you'll need to present some sort of ID to take advantage of the deals ..."

Article Source: www.businessinsider.com

VA Expands VocRehab Program

Article Title: VA Expands VocRehab Program

Snippet of Article: "... The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E) recently began reducing the average counselor-to-caseload ratio through the hiring of 172 additional vocational rehabilitation counselors (VRCs). The hiring effort will help improve service to veterans..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Kaperdicks Anti-America Knee-Dropper Fan Club Pumps-Up Nike Stock, Laughs Off Patriots

Article Title: Nike sales up 31% after Kaepernick ad campaign

Snippet of Article: "...Even as social media lit up with fury, however, some industry analysts were confident that Nike’s move would prove a winner in the long-term. While conservatives were disgusted at his selection, others who admired Kapernick’s stance applauded the company and it moved itself squarely into the heart of the news cycle. “Controversial endorsements tend to generate a lot of hype,” said Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst for retail at market research firm The NPD Group ..."

Article Source: theceomagazine.com

Sept. 11: The Story Behind the Haunting 9/11 Photo of a Man Falling From the Twin Towers

Article Title: Sept. 11: The Story Behind the Haunting 9/11 Photo of a Man Falling From the Twin Towers

Snippet of Article: "...The true power of Falling Man, however, is less about who its subject was and more about what he became: a makeshift Unknown Soldier in an often unknown and uncertain war, suspended forever in history ..."

Article Source: time.com

Friday, September 7, 2018

A veteran's guide to navigating health care after service

Article Title: A veteran's guide to navigating health care after service

Snippet of Article: "...While most departing service members know they're entitled to care through the nation's Veterans Affairs system as long as they served on active duty for more than 24 months without a dishonorable discharge, many return to rural areas that may not have VA centers close by. Jobs may not come immediately, leading to potential gaps in health-care coverage for families who aren't proactive about making sure each member of the family has insurance. Here is some helpful health-care advice...You can register directly on the VA's website, or by calling 1-877-222-VETS (1-877-222-8387)..."

Article Source: theweek.com

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Nike Couldn't Find Any American Soldiers to Represent?

Article Title: Nike shares dip amid Colin Kaepernick backlash

Snippet of Article: "...Nike may be betting that the upside of a Kaepernick endorsement is worth angering conservative Americans ...with the former 49er one of the most popular football players in the U.S. the shoe giant is likely counting on passions to cool..."

Article Source: www.oregonlive.com

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Instagram Permanently Suspends Veteran-Owned Business for Criticizing NFL Kneelers

Article Title: Instagram Permanently Suspends Veteran-Owned Business for Criticizing NFL Kneelers

Snippet of Article: "...Lately I have been posting about the NFL players kneeling. I was Navy SEAL for ten years, I served multiple tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa from 2001 through 2014,” declared Navy SEAL veteran Tej Gill, one of Project War Path’s owners, to Breitbart News. “I have lost a lot of my close friends/teammates during the war. NFL Players kneeling really hits home with me and my teammates, I think it’s disgusting, an insult to all veterans, Americans, and especially families of veterans that have been killed and wounded during war..."

Article Source: www.breitbart.com

Saturday, August 25, 2018

John McCain dies at 81 after battle with brain cancer

Article Title: John McCain dies at 81 after battle with brain cancer

Snippet of Article: "...Born in the Panama Canal Zone on Aug. 29, 1936, McCain went on to follow in the footsteps of his Naval officer father and joined the Navy. He served in the Navy from 1958 until 1981, ending his career as a decorated captain with awards such as the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart ..."

Article Source: mic.com