Newsletter (3/22/2019) 75th Anniversary of the GI Bill

TREA “The Enlisted Association” Washington Update
• 75th Anniversary of the GI Bill — Submit a Video to be part of the Celebration
TREA “The Enlisted Association” Washington Update
75th Anniversary of the GI Bill — Submit a Video to be part of the Celebration
TREA Members Can Help VA celebrate
75th Anniversary of the GI Bill

For 75 years, the GI Bill has positively impacted the lives of generations of America’s veterans and families by promoting economic well-being through higher education, home ownership, and other benefits.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the GI Bill into law on June 22, 1944. The historic law provided benefits to veterans returning from World War II, including:
* Low-cost home loans;
* Education and vocational training;
* Unemployment payments; and
* Expansion of veteran’ health care.
Share your GI Bill Story!!
Tell VA how the GI Bill helped you get an education, buy a house or impacted your life. Submit a short video, no more than 90 seconds, any time between March 15 and June 22, 2019. VA will be featuring stories from March through June as VA celebrates this important milestone.
Upload your video here:
Since 1944, millions of veterans and family members have benefited from the programs created by the GI Bill.
Nearly half of World War II veterans took advantage of VA education programs.  Since 1944, VA has paid about $400 billion in education benefits to 25 million beneficiaries.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)
VA provides employment and job-placement assistance to service-disabled veterans and service members, including career counseling, training, and services leading toward enhanced independence. In Fiscal 2018, there were nearly 126,000 VR&E participants.
Home Loans
Nearly 24 million home loans have been guaranteed by VA since 1944. In Fiscal 2018, VA guaranteed more than 610,000 loans totaling more than $161 billion.

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