NY Veterans Back Mental Health Reviews In Criminal Cases

Great job to the NY Veterans who are showing up to fight for their fellow veterans! All veterans should be backing these types of legislative bills. NY veterans back mental health reviews in criminal cases: New York veterans are advocating that criminal courts statewide consider whether defendants who were in the U.S. military suffer from conditions like post-traumatic … [Read more...]

How the G.I. Bill Changed the Face of Higher Education in America

This is a cool look at the cover of LIFE magazine on April 21, 1947, the day before President Roosevelt signed legislation known to us as the G.I. Bill. Its sort of an interesting piece of history 71 years later. How the G.I. Bill Changed the Face of Higher Education in America: On June 22, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, … [Read more...]

Alaska delegation united to make Alaska VA work for veterans

Below is a commentary article written by Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski (R). The main topic is Alaskan VA healthcare, but the article is still an interesting read for those of us who live in the lower 48. I'm sure everyone has heard about the construction struggles in Denver and how that has caused issues throughout the whole 50 states in regards to construction of new VA … [Read more...]

Senate Quietly Rejects Extending Benefits to Gay Veterans and their Spouses and Kids

This was posted this morning over at The Local News. The follow on article is worth reading. Senate Rejects Extending Veterans Benefits To Married Gay Couples And Their Kids: These quiet little votes or no-shows are the things Veterans and the LGBT community should be paying attention to. There is no reason, especially not sexual orientation and identity, that should … [Read more...]

Senate Committee Approves Medical Marijuana for Veterans

This is really interesting news and it will be intriguing to see where this goes; and then, it will be interesting to see if there's a mass exodus of veterans from their homes of records to medical marijuana states; or will it be more likely that other states will be forced to pass medical marijuana laws because of the impact it has to help veterans. Senate Committee … [Read more...]