Monthly Archives: December 2011

Intel Report, December 30

The week’s roundup for Veteran news and resources: The housing rates for GI Bill payments have been adjusted, and the changes will take effect starting August 2012. Some areas will see an increase in payment (an average of about two …

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GI Bill Housing Allowance Rises for Some, Drops for Others

One of the great things about the Post-9/11 GI Bill is the monthly housing allowance that can help student Veterans pay the bills while attending class. The payments are tied to the Defense Department BAH levels, which are paid at …

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Iraq: And so it Ends

Iraq War Veteran

With lots of press but little fanfare, the last remaining troops stationed in Iraq began packing up shop and heading home. I wanted to take a moment to thank my fellow Iraq Veterans for all of their dedicated service over the years.

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Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

Dietitians at the Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Everyone looks forward to the holidays and all the joy that a wonderfully prepared meals provides. It may be wise to take heed and plan to avoid the weight gain that sometimes comes with these happy occasions.

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The True Legacy of the Vietnam War

Director of Communications for the Office of Patient Care Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Like most other Vietnam Veterans, I returned home from the Vietnam War to people holding them in disdain for fighting for their country. Now, I am glad to say, things have changed for the better – and are continuing to evolve.

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I have PTSD

Iraq War Veteran

Through this poem, I have PTSD, Wesley hopes that other veterans and their family members will be driven to seek the help they may need.

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Putting Down the Sword for the Pen

Treatment for physical and mental wounds of war doesn’t always come in the form of medication or therapy. Rehabilitation can take other forms that speak to the expressive side of people as they sort out the difficult moments that happen …

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Free Career Guidance from Corporate Professionals

Army Veteran; Manager of Veteran Relations at ACP

American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping military Veterans make connections in the civilian workforce.

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Volunteers Place Wreaths at Arlington Cemetery to Remember, Honor, and Teach

Cody Pasieke’s war ended 44 years ago, but the Navy veteran still honors the men with whom he served during Vietnam. Pasieke joined thousands of volunteers who walked between headstones at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday to decorate grave sites …

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My Road Back to School, Thanks to the New GI Bill

U.S. Navy Veteran

As the war winds down in the next few years, I hope that Vets take advantage of the New G.I. Bill. It can open up endless possibilities for all of us, as we take that next step in life.

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