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Veterans Need DD Form 214 For Military Honors - Brevard, NC

You served faithfully in the U.S. military and got an honorable discharge. You went back to civilian life and quickly forgot about all things military. You no longer called the bathroom the latrine.” No one said you have the... — Updated 5/1/2017

 

DD-214 Needed For Military Burial Honors – Brevard NC

You served faithfully in the U.S. military and got an honorable discharge. You went back to civilian life and quickly forgot about all things military. As time passed (20, 30, 40 years), you began to realize your own mortality and... — Updated 3/28/2016

 
 By Frank Pearsall    News

Veterans May Get Discount At Lowe’s With Proper ID

Many commercial businesses will give a discount to veterans upon proof of military service. Most prominent among these is Lowe’s. They require a photo ID card issued by the Department of Defense or the U.S. Department of... — Updated 3/19/2012

 
 By Frank Pearsall    News

Veterans Can Earn Extra Money On Their Social Security Retirement Checks

Under certain circumstances, U.S. military veterans who served between 1940 and 2001 can be credited for special extra earnings on their Social Security checks. These extra earnings may increase the amount of a Social Security... — Updated 2/20/2012

 

VA Caregivers Continue Support

Recently, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs marked the one-year anniversary of the toll-free National VA Caregiver Support Line, 1-855-260-3274. The support line’s staff has helped more than 25,000 veterans, caregivers and... — Updated 2/13/2012

 

VA Assigns Officer To Verify Claims Involving Secret Missions

For veterans claiming they can’t prove a service connection for their disability because it resulted from a secret operation, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has assigned a liaison officer to the U.S. Special Operations... — Updated 1/23/2012

 

WWII Infantrymen To Be Awarded Bronze Star Medals

The Bronze Star Medal for bravery was established in World War II. At the conclusion of the war, General George C. Marshall, the U.S. Army Chief of Staff was reviewing the number of bravery decorations awarded to U.S. Army... — Updated 11/9/2011

 

Veterans May Now Salute During National Anthem

Veterans and military personnel not in uniform are reminded that they may render the military-style hand salute during the playing of the national anthem. Federal law authorizes veterans and out-of-uniform military personnel to... — Updated 10/31/2011

 

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