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Would Changes to the GI Bill Impact Military Recruitment?

By Debbie Gregory. Patriotism is usually among the top three reasons people give for joining the military. So is the promise of great educational benefits provided through the GI Bill. With that said, changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other education benefits would probably have a bigger impact on military recruitment and retention if […]

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New Forever GI Bill Unveiled

By Debbie Gregory. It looks like big changes may be on the horizon for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The “forever” GI Bill, officially titled the “Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017″ looks to be a broad, permanent bill of rights for student veterans and their families. And it has a pretty […]

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Shulkin Backs Off Plan to Cut Benefits of Elderly Veterans

By Debbie Gregory. It’s good to know that Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has announced that he wants to avoid any policy changes that will hurt the most vulnerable veterans, those who are part of the Individual Unemployability (IU) program. “The budget is a process, and it became clear this (plan) would hurt some veterans,” […]

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Veteran Education Benefits Lost as For-profits Schools Close

By Debbie Gregory. More than $1 billion in Post 9/11 GI Bill veteran education benefits were lost by veterans when for-profit Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institutes closed their doors. Since fiscal year 2013, veteran education benefits were being used by some 9,000 veterans pursuing their education at a school that has since shut down, […]

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One Word Stands Between Guard and Reserves Veteran Status

By Debbie Gregory. As the number of reserve component members of the National Guard and Reserves who have served in support of the war on terrorism nears the one million mark, it is shocking and unacceptable to learn that they are not considered “veterans” when they complete their service. This inequity was written into antiquated […]

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