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Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Bill to boost Veterans’ benefits heads to President: In a Sept. 12 press release, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate … more

Tips from a Trooper

47-11-601 Required Position and Method of Turning The driver of a vehicle intending to turn at an intersection shall do so as follows: 1. Right turns. Both the approach for a right turn and a … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA launches Veterans Legacy Memorial: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Cemetery Administration (NCA) launched the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM), Aug. 14, the country’s … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Pending law could help vets: As reported Aug. 6 by Rose L. Thayer for Stars and Stripes, a bill now attached to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020 requires the medical records of … more

Tips from a Trooper

Dear Readers, Texting while operating a motor vehicle is prohibited by law. As of Nov. 1, 2015, a bill was signed into law that bans texting while driving in Oklahoma. Oklahoma State Statute … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active duty personnel

Burn Pit research expands: As reported by Armed Forces News, veterans of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan should have a greater chance of proving that exposure to toxins in burn pits made them … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

DoD disability severance: Veterans who were injured in combat or were disabled due to their military service may have overpaid taxes and are getting a one-time opportunity to seek refunds. But … more

Newsletter for Veterans and Active Military

VA enhances research and education efforts: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently established the Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence (AHBPCE) as part of its … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Legislation: Toxic Exposure Documentation - H.R.2617 | OATH Act Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) and Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) introduced the bipartisan Occupational and Environmental Transparency … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

New eligibility criteria: VA recently proposed new rules for Veteran community care that include six new eligibility criteria for Veterans under the VA MISSION Act, which was signed into law by … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active duty military

VA extends Agent Orange presumption: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is preparing to process Agent Orange exposure claims for “Blue Water Navy” Veterans who served … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA to reduce rates for life insurance: On July 1, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reduced Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI)monthly premium rates from 7 cents per … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

SGLI/VGLI U premiums decreasing: The costs of Service members’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Family Service members’ Group Life Insurance (FSGLI) will be decreasing on July 1, 2019. … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Hiding guns in wheelchairs: The Department of Veterans Affairs now has a policy requiring veterans in wheelchairs to switch to ones provided by the facility during emergency room visits to make … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active duty personnel

Office unveils new path to speed up appeals decisions: “Tired of waiting” is a phrase often associated with appeals. But since the implementation of the Appeals Modernization Act, … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

The Air Force details its plan to overhaul the way officers are promoted: The Air Force on Friday detailed plans to break out most of its officer career fields into six newly created promotion … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Walgreens HERO program to hire 5,000 veterans: Walgreens recently announced a commitment to hire 5,000 Veterans over the course of five years though their Helping Veterans with Educational and … more

An Open Letter

An address to whomever may find this relevant, or who cares to know passing glimpses of another’s life: my name is J.D. Wright. I am driving down Tamarack, 10 p.m., eyes coated with … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA may have incorrect addresses for 25,000 veterans: The Department of Veterans Affairs has notified veterans in several states that the address the agency has on file for them may have been … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Newsletter for Veterans and active military VA appeals status tracker-how to check the status of your claim: Knowing what stage of the appeals process your claim is in can help you avoid … more
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