New Veterans Card

After A False Start, The VA’s Vet ID System Finally WorksLate last year, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it would officially launch the veteran ID card program Nov. 29. Gone would be the days of stuffing a laminated DD-214 into your back pocket before scoring hardware discounts at Home Depot discounts or free […]

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Tricare changes for 2018

A series of major Tricare changes over a year in the making will kick off Jan. 1, ushering in fee changes for almost all beneficiaries, a new plan name, a new regional map and new regional contractors. The updates are the result of a periodic federally mandated contracting process combined with new legislation passed by […]

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Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project is a collaborative enterprise to collect oral histories along with war documents from American veterans who participated in WWI or II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Afghanistan and/or Iraq Wars. The videos of veterans and materials add a face to the challenges, tragedies and triumphs of war […]

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Veteran’s VA & Chioice Care Update

Last week, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved S. 2193, a comprehensive VA health care bill, which includes provisions to overhaul the agency’s community care program, provide additional funds to improve the VA health care system and extend VA’s comprehensive family caregiver program to veterans of all eras. On December 7, 2017 DAV joined with […]

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Free card for veterans

All veterans with an honorable discharge status are now eligible to apply for a free ID card from the VA. It is essentially a government issued verification of veteran status. Simply put: it’s proof you’re a vet. Need to prove you’re a veteran to get a special discount or free service? This is the card […]

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Veteran Affairs

It was announced new legislation has passed the House and expected to pass the Senate: The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. This new legislation will overhaul the current appeals process at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA’s current appeals process is in desperate need of updating, and nearly half a million veterans are […]

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Online Exchanges will open to Discharged Veterans

Military Exchanges – retail stores that carry everything from appliances to jewelry – will soon be opened to honorably discharged veterans, the Department of Defense announced. The change means as many as 20 million veterans will be able to shop online at Army and Air Force Exchanges. Dubbed the “Veterans Online Shopping Benefit,” online shopping privliges will start […]

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Service Medals

There are two military service medals CT veterans may not be aware of and are eligible for (1) Korean veterans – The Korean War Medal of Gratitude; (2) Vietnam veterans – The Connecticut Wartime Veterans Service Medal. An application and copy of your DD-214 will be needed to receive the appropriate medal you may be entitled […]

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Active & Veteran Military Discounts

Here is your all-inclusive retail savings guide to veteran discount sites and companies that offer reduced prices for active military and veterans. It is well organized and provides free services sites, member fee sites with special benefits and companies that offer a veteran discount throughout the year. Just go to: https://www.couponchief.com/guides/retail_savings_for_veterans

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