Monthly Archives: December 2010

Is The “New” Post-9/11 GI Bill Really A “Win” For Vets?

Student at Arizona State University; U.S. Marine Iraq Veteran

The changes to the GI Bill are by no means a huge win for veterans and will potentially force many veterans to change their educational plans.

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Some Things You Might Not Know about Vet Centers

As I mentioned in a previous post, we’ll be discussing the three administrations that comprise the Department of Veterans Affairs to help you better understand the role of each and how they each provide a unique service to Veterans.  We’ll …

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The Other Half

Army spouse

The moment you start dating a military member you begin to realize you are not going to have a relationship like many of your friends will.

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Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals

DAV Life Member; Service dog owner

I think it’s about time that a lecture was given to VA Staff on the laws and what a Service Dog and Emotional Support Animals are. VA doctors just can’t be handing out letters for “Fido” to be allowed.

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If the Holidays Are Rough, Know that VA is Here

VA Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs

We all know the holidays can be a stressful time. We also know there are lots of folks out there who can feel alone even among a crowd of people. This season, if you’re a Veteran, a service member or a family member, you can talk to a VA counselor.

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The Claims Process: Inside a VA Regional Office

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit a Regional Office.  As you might know, I’ve worked on a number of benefits technology projects, but until last week, I’d never actually seen an RO up close, in action.  And because …

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VA Innovation Initiative Makes First Industry Awards

Director of the VA Innovation Initiative

Today we are highlighting two new technologies being tested in hopes of improving treatments for Veterans with heart problems or traumatic brain injury, both funded by the VA Innovation Initiative, or VAi2.

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VA’s First Media Roundtable: Breaking the Backlog

On Friday, we started something new at VA: A monthly media roundtable where reporters are invited to call in or show up in person to grill VA leaders on the day’s topic. The idea is to become more transparent and, …

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Will Blog for Change

VA Public Affairs Specialist; Army and Air Force Veteran

You, the Veteran, can help affect change, and thus shape the future of VA by blogging and also commenting on other blogs. Believe it or not, senior leaders are well aware of what goes on here. This is an opportunity for you to blog for change. VA is listening.

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In the early morning of December 16, 1944, the German Army launched a vicious artillery strike on American positions in the Ardennes region of Belgium. What ensued was the Battle of the Bulge, the last offensive of Hitler’s Army and …

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