What Do Medal of Honor Recipients Get?

April 16, 2014 | Terry Howell
Army Medal of Honor

On May 13, 2014, President Barack Obama will award Kyle J. White, a former active duty Army Sergeant, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry.  Sergeant White will receive the Medal of Honor for … [Read more...]

Sleep Apnea Boom Splits Vet Community

February 25, 2014 | Tom Philpott

Philpott’s Forum presents opinions, insights and, on occasion, answers questions from readers of Tom Philpott’s Military Update news column.  Below readers react to a recent column on an … [Read more...]

Benefit Spotlight: Special Monthly Compensation

January 21, 2014 | Terry Howell

Special Monthly Compensation is a cash compensation  (paid in addition to the regular Disability Compensation) to a veteran who, as a result of military service, incurred the loss or loss of use of … [Read more...]

Congress Weighs Painful New Budget Cut Options

November 16, 2013 | Terry Howell

According to a report by Tom Philpott, the Congressional Budget Office recently laid out over 100 budget cutting options to help curb federal spending. While most of the options do not directly … [Read more...]

Congress’ Ten Burning Issues

August 30, 2013 | Terry Howell

The following post was provided by the Military Officer's Association of America: Ten Burning Issues As August comes to an end and Labor Day quickly approaches, Congress will return to several … [Read more...]

Debunking the Claims of Skyrocketing Personnel Costs

August 16, 2013 | Terry Howell

The following video features Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, USN (Ret), President of the  Military Officers Association of America, debunking the false claims that the costs of military personnel and health … [Read more...]

Fully Developed Claims Help Reduce VA Backlog

August 01, 2013 | Terry Howell

Source: The American Legion - Teams of experts from The American Legion’s national staff have been working with several Department of Veterans Affairs regional offices (VAROs) since last … [Read more...]

Legion to Hold VA Claims Fair in DC

February 19, 2013 | Terry Howell

Source: The American Legion  - On Feb. 21, The American Legion will host its first Veterans Benefits Claims Fair at the Washington Hilton Hotel from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., where Legion accredited … [Read more...]

The American Legion’s Salute to Heroes Ball

January 14, 2013 | Terry Howell

The following was provided by The American Legion. The chairmen of the House and Senate committees on veterans’ affairs, Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will attend The … [Read more...]

Chicago to Welcome Troops Home

December 13, 2012 | Terry Howell

This Satruday, Chicago will  properly welcome home our Iraq War Veterans and show theiir continued support for our troops in Afghanistan at the 'Chicago Welcomes Home the Heroes Parade. ' While … [Read more...]

Fiscal Cliff: VA Likely to See Collateral Damage

December 11, 2012 | Terry Howell

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Gen. Eric Shinseki, recently shared his concern for the impact that sequestration (fiscal cliff) driven cuts will have on the Department of Veterans Affairs; this … [Read more...]

Top 10 Fiscal Cliff FAQs (UPDATED)

December 10, 2012 | Terry Howell

On September 20, 2012 the Military Advantage Blog featured a live Q&A event with the Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and the House Armed Services Committee on the topic of … [Read more...]