Standing as Iraq War veterans, Reps. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) have an in-depth perspective on life in the U.S. Military. After seeing this week’s Pentagon report on military sexual assault cases, both women stood as elected officials, calling for change to a system they see as broken. Read more here.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed legislation designed to make it easier for military veterans to access discounts from retailers, restaurants, hotels and vendors across the state. Read more here.
Fully electronic veterans’ benefits claims, a necessary ingredient for the Obama administration to fulfill its pledge to eliminate the claims backlog by the end of 2015, is showing only modest results in initial stages. But Veterans Affairs Department officials are optimistic about the future. Read more here.
Congressman John Kline, R-Second District, introduced legislation today (Tuesday, May 14) that would stop the Pentagon from breaking its promise of health care benefits to our veterans for their dedicated service to our nation. Read more here.
It takes almost nine months for a disabled veteran to get his or her case processed, and U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart said Wednesday he is introducing a bill to cut the delays. Read more here.
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a veteran of the Iraq war, told Baldwin High JROTC cadets Thursday that they’d “better have strong convictions in why you’re doing what you’re doing” if choosing to enter the military. Gabbard spoke to about 160 JROTC and leadership class students in the school’s Multipurpose Room during her visit to Maui [...]
President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union Address expressed a desire to bring home 34,000 American troops currently serving in Afghanistan over the next year; 80% of citizens agree this undertaking is necessary. Thanks to the GI Bill, the men and women returning to the United States will be able to transition into civilian life [...]
Congressman Rob Wittman & Delegate Rich Anderson Scheduled to Speak at the PW Veterans Council on May 28
Congressman Rob Wittman & Delegate Rich Anderson, two strong supporters of Veterans issues in our community, will be speaking to the PW Veterans Council and answering questions. More information here.
A group of veterans offered Lone Star College-Montgomery staff and faculty a glimpse into the modern student veteran during “Vets Uncensored,” a question and answer session held last month at LSC-Montgomery. Four student veterans—Terrance Hudson, Keith Kniskern, Brenner Locke, and Chavon Salter, answered questions covering the difficulties faced transitioning from military to civilian life; being [...]