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This week's tribute honors the life and legacy of WWII U.S. Army Veteran and Lakota Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle, Jr., who died last week at home on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97. Bald Eagle was wounded after parachuting into Normandy on D-Day. After his service, he became a dancer, rodeo cowboy, chief of the Minicoujou band, and even an actor. A four-day wake began on Monday, and his funeral is today. Thank you for your service, sir.

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A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
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Pay day for most VA programs is the last business day of the month. This month, pay day will be Friday, July 29th. If you have direct deposit (like most folks do) the money should post pretty close to that date. This may vary by financial institution. If you haven't received your funds by the following business day (Monday, August 1) you should FIRST check with your financial institution before contacting VA.
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This week's tribute celebrates the life and service of U.S. Army National Guard Veteran and Hawaii congressman Mark Takai, who died on Wednesday. He was 49. LTC Takai was an OIF Vet, after having served in Iraq in 2009, which was during his tenure as state congressman (1994-2014). Due to his battle with pancreatic cancer, the first-term US congressman was not going to seek re-election. Thank you for your service, sir. #MahaloMark

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"In the often tumultuous world of politics, he has been a shining example of what it means to be a public servant," Hawaii Gov. David Ige said.
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If you are a fiduciary, here's what you need to know before you begin your accounting: http://bit.ly/29YwpCs
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Are 180 days from separating or retiring? Are you planning on filing for VA disability compensation? If so, and you're stateside, you can file for Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) online. If you're overseas, follow the instructions on the "Overseas Intake Sites" link on this page:
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Some good financial planning tips in this article from Forbes. Tips #1 and #6 are about getting the most out of your VA education and home loan benefits!
Independence Day is not only a celebration of our nation’s birth, it’s also a day to honor and appreciate the men and women of our country’s military. As a financial advisor, I’m joining in this special day by providing advice for military personnel that will help them prepare for their financial future.
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If you're transitioning from military, check out how VA can assist you with transition and employment: http://bit.ly/29iTYt8 #TEEI #VECI
VA’s Office of Transition, Employment, and Economic Impact is dedicated to helping transitioning Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families take advantage of the benefits they have earned to connect with meaningful careers and achieve long-term economic success.
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VA Pension is a tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans. Your yearly family income must be less than the amount set by Congress to qualify for the Pension benefit. Want to learn more? http://www.benefits.va.gov/pension/vetpen.asp
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Did you know that VBA offers a variety of benefits and services to spouses, children, and parents of Servicemembers and Veterans who are deceased or totally and permanently disabled by a service-connected disability?
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On this day in 1930, President Hoover signed an executive order that elevated the Veterans Bureau to a federal administration. This created the Veterans Administration which went on to become the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1989.
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This week's tribute honors the life and service of WWII Veteran and Army Air Corps Master Sergeant Walter J. Furlong, who died in late June. He was 92. Furlong had flown 40 missions in Europe as a turret gunner in various B-17s and B-24s, and had survived being shot down four times, as well as being captured by the Germans on the last. Though it's said he didn't talk much about the war after leaving service, he left well stacked: a Silver Star, a Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters, an Air Medal with three Clusters, an Air Force Commendation Medal, a Presidential Unit Citation and two Purple Hearts. Thank you for your service, Walter.

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Walter J. Furlong, a highly decorated World War II bomber turret gunner who flew 40 missions and survived being shot down four times, died June 22 from complications from a stroke at Quail Run, a Parkville assisted-living facility.
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ICYMI- A historic MLB game was played on Fort Bragg on Sunday night.
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I think what is historic is the fact that the Marlins won !!!
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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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