By Debbie Gregory. From 2006 through 2010, more than 300 military servicemembers were served foreclosure notices. As a result, in addition to the stress of serving our country, they had the added stress of possibly losing their homes while they were on active duty. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), formerly known as the Soldiers’ […]
Entries for April, 2013
By Debbie Gregory. One of the most highly regarded perks given for military service is the opportunity to get a great education on Uncle Sam. The Post 9/11 G.I. Bill that pays for a Veteran’s education is an earned benefit, promised in the contractual agreement, signed upon enlistment. While the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill is […]
By Debbie Gregory. Military police officer, Army Cpt. Dawn Halfaker was on a three-hour patrol in Iraq, searching for enemy combatants. Near the end of the night, her unit found them – when they drove headfirst into an ambush. Halfaker, who was in the first vehicle, was hit squarely with a rocket-propelled grenade. The blast […]
By Debbie Gregory. The Veteran’s Administration launched new Women Veterans Hotline: 1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-829-6636). This number connects Women Veterans, their families and caregivers to a nationwide call center that responds to questions concerning health care, benefits, services and V.A. resources. The VA is providing highly-trained telephone agents as part of a program designed to reach more […]
By Debbie Gregory. The VA assumes that certain diseases can be related to a Veteran’s qualifying military service. They are called “presumptive diseases.” For example, World War II veterans suffered from the effects of malaria. Many Viet Nam veterans have increased rates of cancer, as well as nerve, digestive, skin and respiratory disorders through their […]
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