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Veterans should remain on high alert for IRS impersonators

12 Feb, 2016 no comments News
Veterans should remain on high alert for IRS impersonators

As tax-filing season begins, Veterans should be aware of people contacting them who claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury. These IRS tax impersonators have been using phone calls and emails to take millions of dollars from taxpayers in every state in the country. The callers tell intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a pre-paid debit card, money order or a wire transfer. The scammers threaten those who refuse to pay with being charged for a criminal violation, a grand jury indictment, immediate…

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VA nurse (Army Veteran) loses 215 pounds

12 Feb, 2016 no comments Health

Television audiences nationwide were amazed to see a Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center nurse shrink from 531 pounds to an astounding 316 pounds. The Desert Storm Army Veteran shared his story and life-changing transformation last year on ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss. John Robinson’s journey began about four years ago as a simple road trip to accompany a friend who was auditioning for the television show.  While there, the show producers convinced John, a former offensive lineman with Winston-Salem State University and the New Jersey Red Dogs (Arena Football League) to…

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The Post-9/11 GI Bill: It can change your life

12 Feb, 2016 no comments News
The Post-9/11 GI Bill: It can change your life

A college degree is a must-have if you want to be a strong candidate for consideration at a job with VA. As an Associate Director for Recruitment Marketing at VA I know how important the GI Bill® is while earning that degree. Earning a college degree seems like an expensive proposition, but for today’s Veteran that shouldn’t be seen as unsurmountable. Especially since, according to a Pew Research Center report on higher education, a college diploma is more valuable than ever. Among the findings: A college education is worth more today:…

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Winning design concept for the National World War I Memorial unveiled

12 Feb, 2016 no comments News

The nation’s capital will finally receive a national memorial dedicated to the Servicemembers who fought in “The Great War.” The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission selected the design team of Joe Weishaar & Sabin Howard and their design concept “The Weight of Sacrifice” for the National WWI Memorial at Pershing Park. The design features distinct spaces that serve as both a memorial and an urban park. It includes an upper lawn bordered by maple trees with a freestanding sculpture, a sunken plaza that acts as a shield from the…

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Philippine Supreme Court upholds US military accord

09 Feb, 2016 no comments News
Philippine Supreme Court upholds US military accord

Manila (AFP) - The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a military accord with the United States was constitutional, paving the way for a greater presence of US forces in the former American colony as tensions simmer in the South China Sea. The 10-year agreement, signed in 2014 but not implemented due to legal challenges, will see more US troops rotate through the Philippines for war games and help their hosts build military facilities. Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te said the accord was upheld with a 10-4 vote, ruling that President…

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