Attractions of Service Obscured by Hard Costs of War

August 27, 2015 | Tom Philpott

by Tom Philpott Perhaps to a degree not seen before, news outlets, politicians of every stripe and wounded warrior charities have turned an intense spotlight on problems service members and … [Read more...]

Veterans’ Access Act Expands and Improves GI Bill

August 15, 2014 | Terry Howell

Although the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 focused on the VA Health Care Crisis, it included two important GI Bill education benefit … [Read more...]

VA Offers New GI Bill Complaint System

January 30, 2014 | Terry Howell

Today, the VA unveiled their new GI Bill complaint system, which is designed to give veterans the opportunity to report fraud, waste, and abuse. The following is a response to this new system offered … [Read more...]

New Bill to Reform Education for Vets and Troops

November 18, 2013 | Terry Howell

The Serve Act of 2013 - Bipartisan legislation aims to improve the quality of educational programs for servicemembers and veterans. Last week Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), … [Read more...]

New GI Bill Housing Rates in Effect

September 12, 2013 | Terry Howell

The Post 9/11 GI Bill Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) payments for the 2013-14 academic year are now in effect. If the BAH increased for your area, you will see an increase in your September payment … [Read more...]

New Post-9/11GI Bill Tuition Rates

August 05, 2013 | Terry Howell

Just a quick post to let those who are using the Post 9/11 GI Bill to fund their education at a private college or university, that as of August 1, your 2013 annual maximum tuition cap has been … [Read more...]

Bill Would Make Tuition Rates Fair for Vets

July 16, 2013 | Terry Howell

In January of this year, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL) and Ranking Member Mike Michaud (ME) of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs introduced bipartisan legislation (H.R. 357) that would require … [Read more...]

Bill Would Restore GI Bill for Older Vets

May 30, 2013 | Terry Howell

According to an AP report, the Senate may soon have the chance to vote on whether or not to remove the time limit for GI Bill benefits. Currently veterans have 10 years to use their Montgomery GI … [Read more...]

New Bill Would Give GI Bill to Surviving Spouses

May 23, 2013 | Terry Howell

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced a bill today that would amend the Post-9/11 GI Bill to include spousal eligibility for the Fry Scholarship.  Under the Spouses of … [Read more...]

GI Bill Policy Update: Transferability Rules

April 18, 2013 | Terry Howell

The Army announced a change to the service obligation requirements for Post-9/11 GI Bill transferability that will require soldiers with over 20 years of service to obligate to an additional four … [Read more...]

GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013

January 28, 2013 | Terry Howell

Only a week after posting about the need for states to charge all veterans the “in-state” tuition rate, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL) and Ranking Member Mike Michaud (ME) of the House Committee on … [Read more...]

GI Bill Transferability Deadline Approaches for Some

January 21, 2013 | Terry Howell

Source:'s Spouse Buzz Blog On Jan. 31, the Army will announce approximately 4,000 Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs), specifically E6-E9, who will be ineligible for re-enlistment. As … [Read more...]