How to Avoid Scholarship Scams when Paying for Your Kid’s Education

Every year, millions of high school graduates seek creative ways to finance the costs of a college education. With four year college education costs rising...

Army Selects Scorpion Camouflage Pattern

A new camouflage pattern will be replacing the current Universal Camouflage Pattern, but details of when the change will occur have no been released. The...

Locked in a VA Clinic…Talk About Long Wait Times

"Never leave anyone behind" is a mantra members of the military know very well. Unfortunately, it doesn't always get applied, as was evidenced when a veteran...

Veterans Preference In Federal Job Appointments

Since the time of the Civil War, veterans of the Armed Forces have been given some degree of preference in appointments to Federal jobs. Recognizing their sacrifice, Congress enacted laws to prevent veterans seeking Federal employment from being penalized for their time in military service. Veterans’ preference recognizes the economic loss suffered by citizens who […]

How secure is your data on myPay?

With security breaches and data theft reported every few weeks, you might wonder how secure your military pay information is in the myPay system. Here is what the DoD has to say: This is a Department of Defense (DOD) computer system. This computer system, which includes all related equipment, software, networks, and network devices, is […]

Reader Question: Can education benefits be transferred to grandkids?

Q: I’m a veteran. If my grandson wants to go to college, can I transfer education benefits if I don’t use them? A: Unfortunately, no. Education benefits fall under the Transfer of Entitlement provision. Transfer of Entitlement (TOE): DoD may offer members of the Armed Forces on or after Aug.1, 2009, the opportunity to transfer benefits […]

Prosthetic and Sensory Aids for Veterans

Veterans receiving VA care for any condition may receive VA prosthetic appliances, equipment and services, such as home respiratory therapy, artificial limbs, orthopedic braces and therapeutic shoes, wheelchairs, powered mobility, crutches, canes, walkers, special aids, appliances, optical and electronic devices for visual impairment and other durable medical equipment and supplies. Veterans who are approved for a guide or […]

Filing a Claim for Non-VA Care

The VA may authorize veterans to receive care at a non-VA health care facility when the needed services are not available at the VA health care facility, or when the veteran is unable to travel the distance to the VA health care facility, or in the case of an emergency. Non-VA care must be authorized by VA […]

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