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  • Open Season for 2014 Yellow Ribbon Program Participation
    The open season for academic year 2014 Yellow Ribbon Program participation runs from March 15 - May 15, 2014. See our Yellow Ribbon Program school administrators page for more information.
  • VRAP Announcement
    Authority to issue payments under VRAP ends March 31, 2014. To ensure payment for current enrollment periods, VA School Certifying Officials should submit all enrollment certifications no later than March 17, 2014. Enrollments will not be accepted after that date. If your enrollment period extends beyond March 31, you may be eligible for an additional lump-s […]
  • GI Bill Comparison Tool Now Available
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is launching an innovative new GI Bill Comparison Tool designed to make it easier for Veterans to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. The GI Bill Comparison Tool is designed to enable student Veterans and their f […]
  • Centralized Online Complaint System Now Available
    The centralized online reporting system is designed for Veterans, Servicemembers, and eligible dependents to report negative experiences with educational institutions and gives the federal government the information needed to identify and address unfair, deceptive, and misleading practices and ensure high quality academic and student support services are ava […]
  • Announcement of Centralized Online Complaint System
    This letter announces and explains the forthcoming online complaint system required by Executive Order 13607.
  • FRAUD ALERT for Call Center
    Veterans should be aware of a marketing scam targeting callers trying to reach the GI Bill Call Center and VA National Call Center.
  • Apply for $20,000 Legion scholarship
    The American Legion Boys State and Auxiliary Girls State programs will soon get underway, and a scholarship is available for many of the youth who participate in either program. The Samsung American Legion Scholarship is available for high school juniors who participate in the current session of Boys State or Girls State and are direct descendants (or legall […]
  • Wounded Vietnam veteran steps into painting that hung over his bed
    Army veteran Johnny Brooks was drafted only three weeks after his 20th birthday, three weeks after marrying his high school sweetheart, Flora. In 1969, Johnny had been in Vietnam for less than three months when his whole company came under attack, Flora said. He was shot in the back and both legs in Vietnam. One leg was amputated in Japan, another in San Fra […]
  • Veteran employment summit set
    Medal of Honor recipient and retired Army Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta, an honorary life member of American Legion Post 735 in Hiawatha, Iowa, will be the keynote speaker during the National Veteran Employment Summit, April 29-30, in Washington, D.C. Giunta was awarded the country’s highest military honor for his actions in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan on Oct […]
  • FODPAL at Washington Conference
    Members of the departments of Alaska, France, Mexico and Puerto Rico attended the 2014 Washington Conference March 22-26, and were hard at work for FODPAL members around the world. A member from each of the above-mentioned departments was present at all functions, including all the business sessions, the State Department reception, the Commander’s Call, and […]
  • Visiting Arlington National Cemetery
    Members of the departments of France and Hawaii visited Arlington National Cemetery on March 23, 2014, during the Washington Conference. Department of France members John Miller, Robert Fuelling, Ron Moore and Doug Haggan, along with Department of Hawaii Sidney Ladies Auxiliary unit members Dorothy Fuelling and Elke Haggan, visited the gravesite of dream fri […]
  • What Does the VFW Do on Capitol Hill?
    What Does the VFW Do on Capitol Hill? How the VFW advocates for veterans in Washington, D.C. 2014-04-14 Do you ever wonder what the VFW’s office on Capitol Hill does to help our veterans? In the last year alone, VFW’s advocacy efforts in Washington have improved consumer resources for college-b […]
    Kala Roberts
  • Veterans Crisis Line: One Small Act Can Make a Difference
    Veterans Crisis Line: One Small Act Can Make a Difference Help a veteran reach out for support 2014-04-14 Throughout the history of our great nation, veterans have made the commitment to protect our country, serving and sacrificing for what matters most. Whether they just came home or complete […]
    Kala Roberts
  • VFW to Answer VA Claims Questions During Live Town Hall on Facebook
    The VFW will host its second Facebook town hall meeting April 24 at 2 p.m. (CDT) to discuss the VA claims process and veterans’ benefits, as well as how VFW Service Officers can assist with filing claims – a service VFW offers to veterans free of charge. […]
    Kala Roberts
    WASHINGTON — The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. met with President Obama in the Oval Office this afternoon and expressed the VFW’s sympathy and support to the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting victims and their families.
    Jennifer McDonald
  • VFW Statement on Fort Hood Shooting
    “Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their loved ones and the entire Fort Hood family after yet another senseless and tragic shooting,” said William A. Thien, the national commander of the 1.9 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliaries. “We may never know why this soldier did what he did, but if for mental h […]
    Randi Law

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Service members who say they were sexually assaulted face agonizing decisions about whether to speak up or stay silent

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All veterans eligible for VA dental coverage

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