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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 […]

Medway chainsaw sculptor carves at Natick AMVETS

Home Photo Galleries  Photo PHOTOS: Medway chainsaw sculptor carves at Natick AMVETS As Medway chainsaw artist Jesse Green, 38, finishes up a statue of a soldier clutching a firearm at Natick AMVETS Post 79 on Friday, his proud father, Jay, was front and center in the small crowd that formed to watch the memorial intricately carved […]

Veteran Resources and POCs

Comment: Someone has gone to a lot of trouble. If this helps one person, then it was worthwhile. Please pass this on to all veterans on your e-mail list. Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans Benefits and how to file/ask for them. Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, […]

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is up and running…. And they need to hear from You TREA has been concerned, involved, and writing about the new Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission job to examine all “policies and practices of the Federal Government that result in any direct payment of authorized or appropriated […]

National Archives Veterans Service Records

Don, This link is really very good.  I interview veterans, who on many occasions, can’t locate their DD-214’s and refer them to this link.  I was missing my very first DD214. I have all the others but wanted to get the first. I didn’t realize how important that document could be as a youngster.  So […]