In spite of the opposition of 36 military veterans and current members of the National Guard and Reserves who also serve in the House of Representatives, a bill passed on Jan. 12 extending eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill to the military's National Guard and Reserve.
The government is now offering a program that provides free education in over 20 fields, including cybersecurity, data analytics, and software development, to veterans left jobless by the pandemic.
They face the same danger as their active-duty counterparts, but the benefits the more than 811,000 soldiers in the National Guard and reserves receive are not identical.
The National World War II Museum in New Orleans reports that Lawrence Brooks, 111, died Jan. 5, and he was the country's oldest World War II veteran.
With a commitment to helping military veterans advance their academic careers, SoldierStrong recently announced the 2021 recipients of its annual scholarship program, SoldierScholar.
As part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that President Joe Biden signed into law, Senator Roger Marshall's legislation prevents service members from incurring a dishonorable discharge if they refuse the COVID-19 vaccine.
In a bill signed by President Joe Biden on Dec. 21, veterans will get their full housing stipends even if classes move back online in the spring.
A day before the end of the student loan moratorium, President Joe Biden’s administration announced nearly $12 billion in cancellations, most of them for borrowers who have served in the public or military service.
By extending GI Bill benefits until next summer, Congress guaranteed that student veterans forced into remote classes by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will receive full benefits.
Nearly two dozen veteran students will lose about two-thirds of their housing funds because the California Institute of Arts & Technology (CIAT), where they are enrolled, will no longer be having classes in person.
The THRIVE Act, a veterans benefits law that was approved during the summer, did not explicitly allow GI Bill funding institutions to offer incentives to students from abroad. Industry leaders are seeking “necessary legislative fixes.”
Burch was a combat engineer unit in the Air Force who was 23 when her tour ended. Her goal was to become a doctor with help from the GI Bill. During her downtime, she volunteered at a trauma hospital in Kandahar.