• New GI Bill 2.0 Passes House and Senate

    Veteran Benefits

    Can you believe that after one year the Post 9/11 GI Bill is already seeing reform! Don’t worry though, the reform legislation passed in Congress will not reduce the benefits as done in years past. Instead, the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010 will expand the benefits to even more veterans.

  • Online Schools Capitalize On Vets

    Education Opportunities

    The original GI Bill changed the landscape of higher education, providing unprecedented access to veterans and opening the door to college for America’s middle-class. Only time will reveal the testament of the New GI Bill. But it seems, at least partly, that online education is becoming synonymous with military service members and veterans.

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    Elections: Forget The D and R, Remember The V

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    Many of you are seeing the media airwaves saturated by political ads and the latest polls as we head to the ballot box. A great deal of focus is on the battle for the House and the Senate. Will the democrats maintain control of Congress or will the republicans regain one, or both chambers? I implore you, regardless of whether you identify with the Democratic Party (D) or the Republican Party (R), to remember the letter that matters most: V for veterans.

  • Secretary Shinseki Has A Message for Student Veterans: Graduate!

    Veteran Benefits

    This past weekend, on October 3rd, Georgetown University hosted the 3rd Annual Student Veterans of America National Conference. In attendance was a well appreciated cabinet level appointee, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. He had a few words for the 200+ student veterans in attendance. His message was clear and fitting for the ceremony: graduate!

  • Media Covers Afghan Murders, Forgets To Mention US Death Toll

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    I understand that controversy sells, and our media conglomerates will capitalize on a negative incident. But wouldn’t it be fitting, or even journalistic, to mention the number of US deaths after such an alarming story? How about exploring the number of civilian deaths resulting from the Taliban insurgency. Instead, the spotlight remains heavily on a fraction of the tens of thousands of US troops in Afghanistan.

  • The New GI Bill: Success or Failure?

    Education Opportunities

    Last year, the Post 9/11 GI Bill was passed as a comprehensive education package extended to those who have served since September 11th, 2001. While politicians praise it as a remarkable success, and use it as a key campaign message, the benefit remains flawed.

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