BLS Data – November 2017

Colleagues and Fellow Veterans,   As with the first Friday of each month, the BLS employment statistics were released today.  Attached is our monthly ‘cheat sheet’ for your use and information.  The national unemployment rate for November 2017 remained unchanged at 4.1% and the Veteran unemployment numbers for November 2017 increased from 2.7% to 4.0%. […]

VVA Web Weekly – December 7, 2017

In This Issue: December 7, 2017 VVA Press Release: VVA To Military Sexual Trauma Survivors: Stand Up and Speak Out, Be Heard VA Cuts Program for Homeless Vets after Touting Trump’s Commitment VA Responds: Statement by VA on Homeless Funding Integrating Legal Aid with Medical Care Improves Vets’ Lives Legal Help for Veterans VA Suspends […]

December 7, 2017 Commemoration: Watertown, MA

Very, very few took the time to commemorate December 7, 1941, a date which should have lived in infamy. But not Watertown. Greg Arabian, Commander of Belmont AMVETS Post 2008 (in from the right – 2d right) joined 5 other AMVETS of Post 14, Watertown, MA who, with the Marine Corps Shutt Post, presented the […]


This is what all sailors are qualified in when they get out of “boot camp.” LOL   When the presidential ceremonial honor guard silent drill team was invited to compete in an international competition in Norway, you’ll quickly understand why. Even though they were going up against military units from all over the world and […]

Report: VA clinic where vet set self on fire was remiss

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Gulf War veteran who set himself on fire outside a Veterans Affairs clinic and later died went nearly a year without a mental health appointment or medication, one of several serious problems government investigators found with the clinic in a report released Thursday. In this March 23, 2016 photo, […]

St. Pat’s Parade Stuff

Hi Rich, Just want to thank you and Paul for showing up at the meeting last night. The information you provided was very informative and I am in the process of getting all the information from IRS. Also I have attached that letter I drafted so it can be distributed throughput the veterans community. Thanks […]

Forever GI Bill Update

Dear Fellow Veterans and Colleagues,   In this 99th year of commemorating Veterans Day on November 11, VA has broadened that observance and appreciation to designate the entire month of November as National Veterans and Military Families Month. At VA, we like to say that every day is Veterans Day, but this month and year it […]