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"What JP did was give me a ball but more importantly, he gave all Veterans that night a piece of his heart."
For decades, Veterans everywhere have wondered if what they do really makes a difference.
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Want to know more about VA benefits? These digital brochures are a good way to learn about some of what VA has to offer Vets and their dependents and survivors.
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Did you receive a Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant for your home? Do you have a mortgage on it? Are you under age 70? If so, you may be eligible to purchase Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI).
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VA's Career and Employment page provides career advice, résumé-building assistance, and access to employers who are committed to hiring Veterans and military spouses.
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Get answers to questions about VA Education Benefits during the June 8th #ExploreVA Facebook Chat at 2 p.m. with VA and @Team Rubicon. Share this post to spread the word to the Veterans in your life! Register here:
Get answers to questions about VA education benefits during the June 8th Facebook Chat at 2pm ET with VA and Team Rubicon. Register here for an email reminder.
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I receive non-service connected pension-1072.00 a month. If i get married how much more can i expect monthly. Jack Reed. 
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Today marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day. This article reminds us that some Vets are still coping with what happened that day.
Firecrackers on the Fourth of July or even the smell of diesel fuel is enough to trigger horrible flashbacks that have been etched in Onofrio Zicari’s mind since June 6, 1944.
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Let's get something straight: U.S. Army Colonel Charles Kettles is a hero regardless of what medal he wears, and the 44 men he saved that day in May 1967 know it. That said, HOOAH, Sir. We're ecstatic to see the memory of your service, your dedication to your fellow men, and your unwavering commitment to the Army's values finally receive the merit for which it deserves.

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Vietnam War veteran Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama on July 18, according to the White House.
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This week's tribute honors the life and service of the brilliant surgeon and medical fiction author, U.S. Army Korean War Veteran, Richard Selzer, who died this week in Connecticut. He was 87. After receiving his M.D. in 1953, Selzer was drafted into the Army and served in Korea from 1955-1957. He finished his residency later in '57, and practiced and taught at Yale until he retired in 1985. Focusing on writing, Selzer was a pioneer in his authorial field; he published more than a dozen works of medical fiction and nonfiction that he often described as "horrific," but there's beauty and humor, too, as illustrated by an anecdote in this The New York Times obit: "In his short story 'Whither Thou Goest,' a doctor asks the wife of a brain-dead patient if she would consent to harvesting her husband’s organs for transplantation. ‘“Harvest?’ said Hannah, ‘like the gathering of wheat?’” Thank you for your service, Doctor. You will be missed.

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Dr. Selzer, who spent years as a surgeon, turned his operating-room experiences into fictional stories about modern medicine.
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In addition to the Army Birthday, it's also Flag Day!
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This week, we honor and celebrate the life of WWII (US Army Air Forces, Tuskegee Airmen) and Korean War Veteran (USAF), US Olympic gold medalist (3x), and U.S. Department of State goodwill ambassador, "Marvelous Mal" Whitfield. Mal died in November, but was buried this week at Arlington National Cemetery. Few Americans, if any, have ever achieved or packed as much accomplishment into as storied a life, on multiple fronts, for more than five decades such as Mal: 2x combat Veteran, world-class athlete, diplomat, coach, mentor, author, and charitable promoter of sports, academics, and culture. You're missed, Mal, but your legacy lives on. http://wapo.st/1UqyogC
Malvin Greston Whitfield — better known as “Marvelous Mal” — was 91 when his extraordinary life came to an end.
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A true Hero
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The Iowa State Approving Agency has informed VA that it is withdrawing Ashford University's approval for GI Bill benefits on June 30, 2016, due to the planned closure of Ashford University's residential campus in Clinton, Iowa. This closure will affect Ashford University's online courses as well ...
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Do you think that you may benefit from some personalized career counseling? If yes, VA's Education and Career Counseling may be for you! Servicemembers transitioning from AD within the next six months, Veterans who have been discharged for a year or less, and those eligible for or currently receiving a VA education benefit are eligible for the program.
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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/

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