Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Commander of aircraft carrier hit by coronavirus outbreak warns Navy 'decisive action' is needed

Article Title: Commander of aircraft carrier hit by coronavirus outbreak warns Navy 'decisive action' is needed

Snippet of Article: "... The commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, a US Navy aircraft carrier where an outbreak of the coronavirus has spread to at least 70 sailors, has warned Navy leadership that decisive action is required to save the lives of the ship's crew.
"We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die. If we do not act now, we are failing to properly take care of our most trusted asset — our Sailors," Capt. Brett Crozier wrote in a memo to the Navy's Pacific Fleet..."

Article Source: www.cnn.com

Sunday, March 15, 2020

How do I Increase my VA Disability rating?

Article Title: How do I Increase my VA Disability rating?

Snippet of Article: "... medical conditions are rarely static, and will frequently – almost always – get worse. So, when your service-connected medical condition or disability gets worse, you may want to consider filing a claim for an increased rating and seek a higher disability rating Here are 6 scenarios where you might want to consider filing a VA disability claim for an increased rating..."

Article Source: www.veteranslawblog.org

7 Sneaky VA Home Loan Lies

Article Title: 7 Sneaky VA Home Loan Lies

Snippet of Article: "... How can you play it safe, educate yourself and make the most of the VA home loan benefit you earned through service? Get smart on the rules around VA home loans, and know how to spot a VA home loan lie when you see one..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Best VA Refinance Mortgage Lenders

Article Title: Best VA Refinance Mortgage Lenders

Snippet of Article: "... Refinancing a loan can be the best decision —a VA refinance loan can help you lower your mortgage interest rate or take out some much-needed cash. Benzinga’s done the work to boil down the VA refinance process and recommend mortgage lenders to help you start weighing your options..."

Article Source: www.benzinga.com

VA funding fee: Everything to know about home loan costs

Article Title: VA funding fee: Everything to know about home loan costs

Snippet of Article: "... It's also worth noting that you can use the VA loan program to refinance your home. There is just one fee for a refinance, however. You pay 2.3 percent of the amount borrowed for your first use and 3.6 percent for the subsequent use of the program. There are some exceptions to having to pay a higher funding fee...Not everyone is required to pay a funding fee when they get a VA loan. You might receive a VA funding fee exemption if you are..."

Article Source: www.msn.com

4 irresistible perks of a VA mortgage refinance

Article Title: 4 irresistible perks of a VA mortgage refinance

Snippet of Article: "... Homeowners who are entitled to this benefit can apply for a VA refinance with favorable terms. There are two main types: Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL), also called a “streamline” refinance VA-backed cash-out refinance loan ..."

Article Source: www.bankrate.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Chinese man charged with photographing Navy base on Key West

Article Title: Chinese man charged with photographing Navy base in Florida

Snippet of Article: "... called a federal agent, the complaint said. Liao was arrested and charged with entering Naval property for the purpose of photographing defense installations..."

Article Source: apnews.com

Thursday, December 26, 2019

2020 VA Disability Rates – The Complete Guide

Article Title: 2020 VA Disability Rates – The Complete Guide

Snippet of Article: "... 2020 VA disability rates are effective December 1, 2019, and disabled veterans will see the new 1.6% increase on their January 1, 2020 VA compensation payment..."

Article Source: vaclaimsinsider.com

Friday, November 22, 2019

Commander-in-Chief Restores Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher to Chief Petty Officer

Article Title: President Trump makes SEAL Gallagher a chief again

Snippet of Article: "...“This president recognizes the injustice of it,” Hegseth said during the broadcast. “You train someone to go fight and kill the enemy. Then they go kill the enemy the way someone doesn’t like, and then we put them in jail or we throw the book at them.”..."

Article Source: www.navytimes.com

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Here's Your 2020 Military Retiree, VA and Social Security Pay Increase Via COLA

Article Title: Here's Your 2020 Military Retiree, VA and Social Security Pay Bump

Snippet of Article: "... Military retirees, those who receive disability or other benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, federal retirees and social security recipients will see a 1.6% increase in their monthly checks for 2020. The annual Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA) is smaller..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Iraq veterans are suing pharma companies for allegedly supporting Shia militias

Article Title: Iraq veterans are suing pharma companies for allegedly supporting Shia militias

Snippet of Article: "... companies made deals with the Iraqi Health Ministry with full knowledge that it was affiliated with a Shia militia group fronted by notorious extremist leader Muqtada al-Sadr, that attacked Americans, resulting in severe injuries and death. “Some U.S. government personnel in Iraq called Jaysh al-Mahdi ‘The Pill Army,’ because Sadr and his Jaysh al-Mahdi commanders were notorious for paying their terrorist fighters..."

Article Source: www.marinecorpstimes.com

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Researchers find second warship from WWII Battle of Midway in Hawaiian Islands

Article Title: Researchers find second warship from WWII Battle of Midway in Hawaiian Islands

Snippet of Article: "... MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway. Vulcan Inc...."

Article Source: www.wjhl.com

Friday, October 18, 2019

Medical murderers and the mystery of the Clarksburg VA hospital in West Virginia

Article Title: Medical murderers and the mystery of the Clarksburg VA hospital in West Virginia

Snippet of Article: "...As part of the recent investigation into the suspicious deaths at the West Virginia VA hospital, the bodies of Army veteran Felix Kirk McDermott, 82, and Air Force Veteran George Nelson Shaw, 81, were exhumed. Both deaths were classified as homicides. A federal medical examiner concluded insulin was injected into McDermott’s abdomen and Shaw’s autopsy revealed injection sites tested positive for insulin. Neither man had diabetes ..."

Article Source: www.usatoday.com

Monday, August 5, 2019

Man Plants Patriotism In His Front Yard With 25 American Flags

Article Title: Man Plants Patriotism In His Front Yard With 25 American Flags

Snippet of Article: "... Dozens of American flags stand tall in a single yard. It’s a striking visual. Behind that display is a man with a lot of love for his country..."

Article Source: www.kvrr.com

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Blue Water Veterans Act unanimously passed in the Senate

Article Title: Blue Water Veterans Act unanimously passed in the Senate

Snippet of Article: "... If signed by President Trump, the law will take effect at the start of 2020. The measure affects about 90,000 veterans who served on ships during Vietnam but never stepped foot in-country. If enacted, these veterans will be presumed exposed to toxic defoliant chemicals, like Agent Orange, while serving off the southern coast of Vietnam and entitled to benefits for service-connected disabilities. Depending on their level of disability, ‘blue water’ veterans would receive $1,200 to $1,700 in monthly compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Act also..."

Article Source: apwu.org

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Military working dog stamps are coming to a post office near you

Article Title: Military working dog stamps are coming to a post office near you

Snippet of Article: "... There will be one stamp each for the German shepherd, Labrador retriever, Belgian Malinois and Dutch shepherd breeds, which are all types of military working dogs..."

Article Source: www.stripes.com

Friday, July 26, 2019

More than 1,000 people attend military funeral for Vietnam veteran in Niles

Article Title: More than 1,000 people attend military funeral for Vietnam veteran in Niles

Snippet of Article: "... NILES, Mich. (WNDU) - A public funeral was held Wednesday in Niles for a Vietnam veteran who had no surviving family members. More than 1,000 people from not only across the area but across the country arrived to honor Wayne Lee Wilson. Wilson served in the United States Army from 1971 to 1977, during the Vietnam War..."

Article Source: www.wndu.com

Sunday, June 9, 2019

VA Will Now Let You Go to Civilian Urgent Care Doctors

Article Title: VA Will Now Let You Go to Civilian Urgent Care Doctors

Snippet of Article: "... Under this new expanded program, veterans are eligible to get limited urgent care from civilian doctors regardless of how close they are to a VA facility. If you are enrolled in the VA health care system and have received VA medical care within the last 24 months, you should be eligible for this program. However, you should contact your local VA medical facility before visiting a civilian urgent care provider..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Thousands of disabled veterans may get refunds of VA home loan fees

Article Title: Thousands of disabled veterans may get refunds of VA home loan fees

Snippet of Article: "... You may be entitled to a refund of the VA funding fee, if you had a disability compensation claim pending at the time of loan closing and were later awarded service connected disability compensation..."

Article Source: www.militarytimes.com