Wednesday, June 22, 2022, marked the 78th anniversary of the GI Bill, which was enacted in 1944 to support those returning home from World War Two. The Department of Veterans Affairs issued a press release in honor of the anniversary, noting its impact over the years.
Active duty military life means moving. The Military Interstate Compact addresses the education transition issues of children of military families. Learn how.
Congress passed the REMOTE Act at the end of Dec 2021. This act extended provisions of the Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 until June 1, 2022. The Student Veteran Protection Act ensured that student veterans would be paid the GI Bill BAH portions in-full, even if the classes were taught remotely. Learn more.
The Department of Education has retroactively waived interest rates for 47,000 current and former active duty service members. Learn more.
The VA is renaming the VR&E program from Vocational Rehabilitation (VOC REHAB) and Employment Service to Veteran Readiness and Employment Service. The program formerly known casually as VOC REHAB, will change its name to better align with its mission. The new name puts emphasis on mission of helping veterans reach their employment goals with less stigma associated with the name of the program.
For most service members, making the decision to get out of the military can be just as daunting as the choice to go in. Add to that the current state of the world due to the coronavirus, and things can seem downright terrifying. The best way to combat those fears, however, is to be informed. Getting solid information from reputable sources about education opportunities, unemployment rates and the impact on jobs, and available resources to help make the transition easier is where to begin.
As you think about what you would want to do after your time in the military is over, you might want to figure out an educational plan that you can complete in a shorter amount of time. There are quite a few careers you can go into with educational programs under a year. 10 Careers… Read more »
Military Spouse and Education: Helpful Places to Get the Info You Need So many military spouses want to work on their own education and careers. Whether they are ready to start college for the first time or want to go back for another degree. Whether they are going after a certificate or want to apply… Read more »