Massachusetts Bill Expands Services for Vets

A new bill recently passed in Massachusetts promises to expand services and educational opportunities for military personnel, as well as veterans and their families. Property tax relief along with with employment, education, and health care support services are among the provisions of Valor Act II -- building on the state's existing laws to support military families.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: May 21, 2014

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Top VA Official Resigns

Dr. Robert Petzel, undersecretary for health in the Department of Veterans Affairs, has tendered his resignation to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki one day after testifying in front of a Senate hearing.

Dr. Petzel was scheduled to retire at the end of 2014, leading some veterans' groups and Congressional members to consider him a scapegoat. During the hearings Shinseki claimed multiple times to only have limited knowledge of reports about the problems with VA wait times, while Dr. Petzel had claimed to have reviewed all the reports and ordered corrections.

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Proposed Ohio Bill Promises Vets College Credit for Military Experience

A bill that recently passed with flying colors in the Ohio House would guarantee veterans college credit for their military experience.

Now headed to the Ohio Senate, the proposed legislation would standardize awarding of college credit for military experience across all publicly funded colleges as well as state organizations issuing certifications and licenses for professional vocations. The legislation follows on the heels of the 26 other states that have passed similar legislation in response to reports of high post 9/11 veteran unemployment rates.

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Military Accepting Fewer Applicants

Most people know that it is harder to enlist now than it was when the US military was in the midst of its surge in the Middle East, but now there are specific numbers.

A recent report in the Washington Times shows that of every 5 adults that try to enlist, 4 of them are turned away -that's a 20% acceptance rate.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: May 14, 2014

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Emphasizing Cultural Understanding Through ROTC

The ROTC Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program (CULP) is one of many summer enrichment opportunities offered to ROTC cadets. Designed to immerse cadets in the language, culture, and socio-sconomic landscape of other countries, CULP helps cadets learn first hand about the day-to-day lives of those outside of their familiar American experience.

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Medal of Honor to Former Army Sergeant

Sergeant Kyle J. White has been nominated to receive our nation's highest honor, the Medal of Honor, for actions in Afghanistan on and around Nov. 9, 2007.

There is a great website showing the geography of the battle and what then-Specialist White and members of 1st Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade had to deal with on that day:

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ASVAB Question of the Week: May 7, 2014

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Plot Thickens in Phoenix VA "Second List" Investigation

After reports of a second waiting list for the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System by both CNN and the Arizona Republic, the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has placed three senior Phoenix VA hospital officials on administrative leave.

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