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Ohio has state benefits for Veterans. Actually, every state has state benefits for Veterans, but this week, we're featuring Ohio Department of Veterans Services​, where Ohio Veterans may be eligible for a bonus and other financial, legal, educational, and employment benefits and services.

http://dvs.ohio.gov/
ODVS provides the opportunity to be a part of committees to better serve our veterans. Learn more below. • ODVS Advisory Committee. • Women Veterans Advisory Committee · Timothy C. Gorrell Jason A. Dominguez. Latest News. 05.21.15 > See photos and video of the Governor's Wreath-Laying Ceremony ...
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Did you know that VA provides free Beneficiary Financial Counseling and Online Will Preparation to beneficiaries of SGLI (Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance), TSGLI (Traumatic Injury Protection), FSGLI (Family Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance), and VGLI (Veterans' Group Life Insurance)? You can access these services and more details online, via email, or at the phone number listed in the link below.

http://www.benefits.va.gov/insurance/bfcs.asp
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Veterans and servicemembers should watch out for scammers looking to rip them off using bogus rental listings, sketchy military loans, insurance policies and phone scams.
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On media perception, sincerity, and what more all of us can do.

http://observer.com/2015/05/the-sad-fact-about-some-homeless-veterans-that-the-media-misses/
Even as numbers of vets on the street have fallen, the public sees veterans overall as especially vulnerable to homelessness. Part of the reason is that it is visible. Other issues affect vets in f...
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Incoming, by So Say We All, features stories by men and women of the armed services, told in their own words, directly from their own mouths.

http://www.kpbs.org/radio/series/incoming/
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Wishing living U.S. military veterans a "Happy Memorial Day" might be well-intentioned but misses the mark on an occasion meant for remembering those who lost their lives.
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What is VA Pension? Who is eligible? How does VA calculate the rates? Is it tax free? What about Survivors? How do I apply? Can someone help me?

http://www.benefits.va.gov/pension/vetpen.asp
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Man wants to help Veterans get into TV, so he develops a non-profit program that gives "veterans a crash course in their business," and for three years "did not mention that the boot camp was at [famous TV show]--an attempt to weed out fans and focus instead on veterans who really wanted to work in the industry.

"'You get into the television industry generally by going to certain colleges known for having good television programs, getting internships and getting to know people who work in the industry,' famous man says. 'A lot of veterans never had that opportunity because they were busy at war. This is a way to give them that chance.'”

And he wants others to steal his idea.

http://nyti.ms/1HXlYsF
A five-week boot-camp-style introduction to the television industry, exclusively for military veterans, began with the host of “The Daily Show.”
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For our history and travel buffs, if you're coming to DC between now and September, a can't miss exhibit.

http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2015/05/23/vietnam-war-reporting-newseum/27801123/
"Reporting Vietnam," showcases historic photos, news footage, newspapers and magazines, evocative music and more than 90 artifacts that characterized the war era.
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The Library of Congress has been working to build an oral history collection to capture veterans' memories of war, and the project is nearing a milestone of 100,000 records.
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Your Saturday morning #longread, on re-integration: "Home from Afghanistan, and learning to be a couple again."

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/17/nyregion/home-from-afghanistan-and-learning-to-be-a-couple-again.html?_r=1
Many veterans come back from Afghanistan or Iraq unharmed, but they still must navigate their way back into their families’ lives, while their partners at home, who have managed to go forward by themselves, must also begin the difficult process of reuniting.
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Veterans can do anything they put their minds to. Even Hollywood.

http://nypost.com/2015/05/18/meet-the-real-life-action-heroes-living-their-hollywood-dreams/
After a year-and-a-half in various reality-television production gigs, Lucas Ruiz knows that stressful situations are the industry norm. But the Harlem resident, 31, who currently serves as an asso...
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Serving Veterans and their families. Please remember the only secure way to ask personal questions is at https://iris.custhelp.com/.

Mission

The mission of the Veterans Benefits Administration, in partnership with the Veterans Health Administration and the National Cemetery Administration, is to provide benefits and services to the veterans and their families in a responsive, timely and compassionate manner in recognition of their service to the Nation.

"...to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan..." - Abraham Lincoln, 2nd Inaugural Address

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Home loans, and educational and vocational assistance, are some of the benefits our Veterans and their families are eligible to receive. For more information about what services are available, download or peruse the online version of our 2013 edition of Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors, which you can find here: http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp.

Veterans who are in emotional distress and need immediate assistance can call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, press 1.

For the Combat Call Center call 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)

For general benefits questions call 1-800-827-1000

For health benefits information call 1-877-222-8387

For more VA contact information visit https://iris.custhelp.com/

This page, in conjunction with our other public online presences is intended to keep Veterans and family members informed about the benefits and services available to them through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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