Tagged: Purple Heart

1st Annual Veterans of Charles Co. Purple Heart Recognition and Veteran Fair - Maryland Veterans Museum

1st Annual Veterans of Charles Co. Purple Heart Recognition and Veterans Resource Fair – Maryland Veterans Museum

Celebrating the Anniversary of Purple Heart Day and providing services to the veteran community in Charles County/Maryland Veterans Museum.   As you know, on August 7th we will be hosting our 1st Annual Veterans of Charles County, Purple Heart Recognition and Veterans Resource Fair in honor of National Purple Heart Day. While the intent of the event is to recognize… Read more
SVRWF Military Dinner Meeting | A Salute to our Nation's Combat Wounded | Dove Canyon Country Club

SVRWF Military Dinner Meeting | A Salute to our Nation’s Combat Wounded | Dove Canyon Country Club

A Salute to our Nation’s Combat Wounded About this Event The Purple Heart is an American military decoration that was the first award made available to the common soldier. It is a medal awarded to any member of the armed forces who are either wounded or killed in combat. ____________________________________________________ Please join us on May 27 to honor our Military Purple Heart… Read more
New law provides eligible Veterans and Primary Family Caregivers with access to DoD and Coast Guard commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation retail services.

Commissary, Military Service Exchange, and MWR access extended to more Veterans beginning 2020

More veterans and caregivers to have eligibility The Department of Defense (DoD) is proud to expand commissary, exchange and morale, welfare and recreation retail eligibility to: Purple Heart recipients Former prisoners of war All veterans with service-connected disabilities Individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance… Read more
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Secretary Wilkie testifies that VA will accelerate disability benefits claims processing for Purple Heart Medal recipients

WASHINGTON — Today at a congressional hearing VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announced that effective in April, it will provide priority disability benefits claims processing for the initial claims from discharged combat Veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Secretary Wilkie announced his decision at a hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related… Read more
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Forever GI Bill Expands VA Educational Benefits

15 provisions enhance benefits for Veterans WASHINGTON — Effective Aug. 1, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented 15 more provisions of the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also referred to as the Forever GI Bill. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); These provisions, in addition to the 13 implemented since the law was signed less than… Read more

Gordon H. Mansfield Veteran Small Business Award

While serving as a company commander with the 101st Airborne Division was wounded during the Tet Offensive on February 4, 1968, spending the next 45 years in a wheelchair as a result of spinal injuries. For his actions while his unit was under fire he was decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross. His other combat decorations include the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, the… Read more

Senate Passes "Stolen Valor Act" Making it a Federal Crime to Lie About Military History

The Stolen Valor Act of 2012, sponsored by decorated Vietnam War veteran Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., passed the Senate as an amendment to the 2013 defense authorization bill.  Webb’s proposal makes it a federal crime to make a false claim about having served in the military or having received a military decoration if the object of the lie is for… Read more