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Four Chaplains Sacrificed Their Lives 75 Years Ago

George L. Fox, Alexander D. Goode  Clark V. Poling, John P. Washington A legend was born on February 3,1943,when the SS Dorchester. a merchant ship pressed into service as an Army transport vessel was hit by a German torpedo off the coast of Greenland. Of the 904 soldiers and crewman on board 675 died, including Army Chaplain Lt. […]

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Forever GI Bill Hearing

Dear Fellow Veterans and Colleagues,   We’ve already been telling you about what we’ve done so far to implement the Colmery Act/Forever GI Bill, but now it’s time for Congress to know. On Tuesday, December 12 at 2:00pm ET, Mr. Robert Worley II, Director of Education Service, will testify before the House Veterans Affairs Committee […]

Insurance Resources for Veterans

When you’re in the military, the majority of your needs are taken care of, including inexpensive life insurance that covers you and your family. However, when you leave the military and start to transition back into everyday civilian life, it can be difficult. And finding the right insurance policies is one of the challenges you […]

The VA Home Loan Guaranty Program

Colleagues and Fellow Veterans,   It’s been a while since I provided an update on the VA Home Loan program …. So here goes….   Since 1944, VA has backed over 22 million home loans for Veterans and their families.  The program provides a guaranty for mortgage loans made by private lenders to eligible Veterans.  The […]

VVA Web Weekly – October 28, 2016

In This Issue: October 28, 2016 Dr. Orange: The Secret Nemesis of Sick Vets FDA Drug Safety Communication GAO: DoD Needs to do More About Burn Pit Exposure Army Follows Up Suicide Risk Survey Sec Def Suspends Collection Against CA Nat’l Guard Members Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat 1st Transgender Soldiers Seek […]

Replace Veterans’ Medals, Awards, and Decorations

Military Awards and Decorations How Do I Request Military Awards and Decorations? Important information for Next-of-Kin Cold War Recognition Certificate The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) does not issue service medals; that is a function of each military service department. Requests for the issuance or replacement of military service medals, decorations and awards should be […]