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Starting an online business from a Veteran’s perspective

With my business, I failed more times than I can count–and I say that proudly! Every time I failed, I learned one more vital lesson to achieving success. If you’re feeling discouraged at lack of progress, you’re heading in the right direction. There are barriers any new entrepreneur will encounter, and those who persist will inevitably succeed. As Veterans, we’ve ascertained a distinct advantage in our determination and positive spirit. You can utilize your military experience to build something awesome.

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Veteran learns to thrive after war and tragedy

Like many Veterans, Brandon brought the war home: Combat had changed him. This proud son of Wisconsin’s Ho-Chunk Nation, whose family members include the tribal chief and a Vietnam combat Veteran, needed help. Encouraged by loved ones, he sought care …

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VA to accept Fry Scholarship applications beginning November 3

VA will begin accepting applications by mail beginning Nov. 3 for the Fry Scholarship under newly expanded eligibility criteria that includes surviving spouses. The addition is the latest in a series of VA actions taking in accordance with the Veterans …

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SSVF Changes the Future of a Homeless Vet

By DaVaughn Phillips In a region still recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, employment and housing can be difficult to come by for many Veterans. New Orleans has a high incidence of Veteran homelessness compared to other cities of …

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VA, partners provide education benefits for surviving spouses, children of fallen servicemembers

While hundreds of millions of dollars in private scholarships and education benefits exist for families of fallen military service members, many of these families struggle because they do not know these benefits exist. Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors also known …

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VA facilities listening to concerns of Veterans and providing service at town hall meetings

Timothy Johnson served this country for 25 years in the Army. As a disabled Veteran he came to the a recent town hall to ask me and congressional aides in attendance about a piece of legislation in which he is …

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VA Insurance Program celebrates 100 years of protecting those who serve

Director of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Insurance Center On this day 100 years ago, Congress passed the War Risk Insurance Act that later became the catalyst for what is now known as VA life insurance protection.

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VA Releases New Version of the GI Bill® Comparison Tool as Students Return to School

Last February, I introduced VA’s GI Bill® Comparison Tool as a new resource Veterans and their beneficiaries could use to find information online about the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The public response went beyond our expectations. Since launch the tool has …

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Improving the mental health needs of Servicemembers, Veterans and their families

In remarks to Veterans attending the 96th annual American Legion National Convention today, the president announced executive actions that will allow the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to improve the mental health services they provide to …

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Four ways a VA loan refinance can save existing homeowners money

Businessman focused on military businesses

Veterans looking to refinance their mortgage have options through VA.

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