Veteran’s with Mesothelioma…

Good morning Western Connecticut Military Officers Association,   My name is Will Coyle and I am part of the engagement team for a mesothelioma resource website. Our site connects veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma to critical information regarding doctors, treatment options, support, and compensation. We are focused on helping veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma […]

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Lost Care and Broken Promises: Military Retirees React to Tricare Changes

Lost Care and Broken Promises: Military Retirees React to Tricare Changes Amy Bushatz FILE PHOTO – Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9555 during a Veterans Day Ceremony, Nov. 10, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Donald Hudson) After Tricare officials announced sweeping changes to the locations where retiree and military […]

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Come Support WCMOA Member Dori Lippman Film and Panel Discussion – The Hello Girls Thursday, March 05, 2020 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Please come support WCMOA member Dori Lippman for a panel discussion on “The Hello Girls” League of Women Voters: Film and Panel Discussion – The Hello Girls Thursday, March 05, 2020  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Wilton Library Event Details Please join us for a screening and panel discussion of the documentary film The Hello […]

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Financial Resources and Discounts for Military Families **Thank you KEVIN!!!!

Military families have a lot to deal with – emotionally, logistically, and financially. What benefits are out there for military families to make life a bit easier for them? Where can they find discounts and deals? We’ve created this helpful financial guide aimed specifically to help military family members learn about the different resources, federal […]

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Military Retirement and State Income Tax

Military Retirement and State Income Tax Military.com Some states don’t charge income tax on military retired pay. In all states, VA & Social Security disability payments are tax-free. If you have issues with retired pay and state income tax, including changing your withholding amount, you can always contact DFAS for assistance. You can contact DFAS […]

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VA Releases Updated List of Agent Orange Exposure Locations

VA Releases Updated List of Agent Orange Exposure Locations 28 Jan 2020 Military.com | By Jim Absher The Department of Veterans Affairs has released an updated list of locations outside Vietnam where tactical herbicides such as Agent Orange were used, tested or stored by the military. Agent Orange was a weed killer sprayed on the jungles of Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War […]

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Interested American Legion Family members, patriots, supporters and others are now able to subscribe to the organization’s text alerts when the flag has been ordered to fly at half staff.

Interested American Legion Family members, patriots, supporters and others are now able to subscribe to the organization’s text alerts when the flag has been ordered to fly at half staff. To receive text messages for the flag alerts follow the simple two-step process. First, to subscribe to the Flag Alerts, text Flag to 534466. You […]

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VA Expands Agent Orange Claim Eligibility

VA Expands Agent Orange Claim Eligibility The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Intrepid (CVS-11) steams in the South China Sea on Sept. 13, 1966, with aircraft of Attack Carrier Air Wing 10 (CVW-10) parked on the flight deck. CVW-10 was assigned to the Intrepid for a deployment to Vietnam from April 4 to Nov. 21, 1966. […]

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