More Details on VOW GI Bill

November 28, 2011 | Terry Howell

VA Offers More Details on New GI Bill Benefits As recently reported here, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 was signed into law. VOW includes a new education and training option for Veterans … [Read more...]

Military Benefit Equity for Same-Sex Couples

November 24, 2011 | Terry Howell

Shortly after the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the DoD announced that certain benefit programs are open to servicemember designated beneficiaries, “regardless of sexual orientation.” These … [Read more...]

Veterans Group Could Lose Constitutional Battle with VA

November 19, 2011 | Benjamin Krause

Last May, the VA lost its three-year case fighting against Veterans for Common Sense. But a recent appeal by the VA could unwind all that. The May ruling told the VA to pull its act together and stop … [Read more...]

2012 COLA Update: Now on to the President

November 18, 2011 | Terry Howell

Congress passed the 2012 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for military retirees, veterans receiving compensation for service-connected disabilities, and Social Security recipients. … [Read more...]

Virtual Career Fair Gives Vets Online Access to Employers

November 14, 2011 | Terry Howell

While speaking to group of college counselors about veteran employment opportunities I mentioned that and the Non-Commissioned Officers Association co-sponsor local career-expos in … [Read more...]

Veterans Largely Oppose Tax Cuts If Benefit Cuts Result, Survey Says

November 13, 2011 | Benjamin Krause

Friday, released survey results from veterans and others geared at holding 2012's political candidates accountable for promises about VA benefits. Over 500 readers from Social … [Read more...]

10 Best Places for Retirees to Launch 2nd Career

November 11, 2011 | Terry Howell and USAA commissioned Sperling's BestPlaces to create a list of best places for military retirees to launch a second career, based on the best places in the nation for jobs that match … [Read more...]

Good News for Veterans Day

November 10, 2011 | Terry Howell

Today the House and Senate actually agreed on something - helping vets get jobs. That's right, the chairmen of the House and Senate reached bipartisan agreement on the Veterans Opportunity to Work … [Read more...]

DoD MOU – Setting the Record Straight

November 10, 2011 | Terry Howell

My recent article about the impact of the DoD's Tuition Assistance MOU was not meant as an indictment of the schools which are not happy with what many see as the DoD overstepping their authority. … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday to the Corps!

November 09, 2011 | Terry Howell

From their debut in 1775 to the mountains of Afghanistan, the United States Marine Corps has earned our respect and admiration. They are some of the world's most elite warriors. November 10, 2011 … [Read more...]

Could Retirees be Forced Off TRICARE Prime?

November 07, 2011 | Terry Howell

Looking to kick retirees out of TRICARE Prime, Sen. McCain told the 12-member Joint Select Committee on Debt Reduction, that restricting working-age retirees and their families from participating in … [Read more...]

3 Things to Know About the DRO BEFORE Your Meeting

November 05, 2011 | Benjamin Krause

Is the Decision Review Officer (DRO) your friend? Better put, is the Decision Review Officer like your priest, or your Veteran Service Officer, or your favorite buddy at the Legion? No. In reality, … [Read more...]