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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
GI Bill Survey

GI Bill Survey

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We did a quick random survey asking those who served in the United States military if they used the GI Bill (any version for any amount of time) after they separated from the military.  This is clearly a very small sample of those who served.  If it even remotely represents the correct percentage of those… 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
Best-Kept Secrets Resource Fair At Veterans Memorial Center (Merritt Island, FL)

Best-Kept Secrets Resource Fair At Veterans Memorial Center (Merritt Island, FL)

Event:Veterans Benefits: Best-Kept Secrets a Free Resource Fair Date: Friday, March 16, 2018 Time: 2-4 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Center 400 South Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island, FL 32952 (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); More about this event: Learn from the experts about benefits you’ve earned as a result of your military service. Explore options and interact with vendors at a free… Read more

June 27, 2014 Marks PTSD Awareness Day

About PTSD Awareness The National Center for PTSD promotes awareness of PTSD and effective treatments throughout the year. Starting in 2010, Congress named June 27th PTSD Awareness Day (S. Res. 455). Since then, during the month of June, we ask everyone to help us raise PTSD awareness. Following trauma, most people experience stress reactions but many do not develop PTSD. Mental… Read more

PTSD Resources List of Organizations and Government Agencies

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Resources Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) Department of Veterans Affairs To provide a wealth of resources to our US Veterans, VA is made up of three branches, Veterans Health (VHA), Veterans Benefits (VBA), and Cemetery. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) This VHA site provides access to apply for health benefits. Read real stories from Inside Veterans Health, or access the… Read more
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July 21, 2013 Marked The 83rd Anniversary Of The Creation Of The Veterans Administration

7/21/2013: 83nd Anniversary of the creation of the “Veterans Administration.” Click here to view the history of the Veterans Administration (pdf). Which is what most people still call the VA even though their official name is the Department of Veterans Affairs. The establishment of the Veterans Administration came in 1930 when Congress authorized the president to “consolidate and coordinate Government activities affecting war veterans.”… Read more