March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, a time to recognize and support the more than 5.3 million Americans who are living with traumatic brain...

Viewing Your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) Online

All Active/Reserve Military and Civilians: You can view and print your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) on-line. You may access your LES from the "Main...

Mental Health Care for Veterans

Veterans eligible for VA medical care may apply for general mental health treatment including specialty services such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...

Prepping for Retirement with an Individual Transition Plan

Returning to civilian life is a complex undertaking. Many steps must be taken, and many questions must be answered. Transition assistance staff, personnel office staff, relocation specialists, education counselors, and many others can help, but only you and your family can make the critical decisions that must be made. A good beginning is for each departing Service member […]

Servicemembers Group Life Insurance Coverage

Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI) is a VA program that provides low cost group life insurance to members of the Uniformed Services.  This includes commissioned officers of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, cadets and midshipmen of the service academies. Unless members elect to reduce or cancel their benefit amount, […]

Child Custody Issues as a Servicemember

Deployments and frequent relocations may require service members to give up custody temporarily and create child custody issues. Upon return, service members sometimes face difficult custody battles. Here are some things to consider when dealing with child custody issues. Family care plan A family care plan is a collection of documents that describes who shall […]

Obama Budget Proposal Restricts GI Bill Funding to For-Profit Colleges

“More and more veterans are enrolling in high-cost for-profit programs of questionable quality, while the share of veterans enrolling in community colleges and state universities is shrinking,” Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said in a statement last July. “While the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill was designed to expand educational opportunities for our veterans and service members, I am concerned that […]

Give Guantanamo Back? No, Thank You.

Cuban President Raul Castro laid out a plan for restoring normal relations between Cuba and the United States last week. The list included the U.S. returning the Guantanamo base and prison, lifting the embargo, and compensating Cuba for damages. The U.S. established the naval base in 1903; Cuba’s communist government has sought its return since coming to power in 1959. This […]

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