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The Service™ is the Veterans Advantage Community blog for those who serve, those who care, and those who want to connect to all things military

Scott's View Military & Veterans Life Scott's View: The True Meaning of Military Appreciation Month When Veterans Advantage pioneered the concept of everyday discounts for veterans, military, and their families nearly 20 years ago, corporations had no idea why they should do it. But as this coming Memorial Day will prove, there are many reasons we should be grateful for the freedoms we enjoy today. Our Cover Story helps you navigate the complexities of many “military discounts” you can expect to see -- and remember our partners  have created your exclusive discounts so you can be recognized for your military service every day, and include your families.
Medal of Honor Foundation Birthday Military & Veterans Life Cover Story: Recognizing Medal of Honor Recipients The Congressional Medal of Honor (MOH) dates back to the Civil War when President Lincoln and Congress created it as our nation’s highest military decoration.  A service member awarded the MOH  is recognized for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.”  Every March 25, National Medal of Honor Day and for a week thereafter, the living recipients are recognized and celebrated for their great service to our country.
Patton Oswalt Veterans Advantage Awards VetFamily: Patton Oswalt, Comedian and Son of a Marine Most of America knows Patton Oswalt, the television and standup comedian, from The King of Queens and Two and a Half Men. But few know that he was named after legendary US General George S. Patton, thanks to his Marine Corps Officer father. Oswalt, with his signature wit, once tweeted his Dad “USMC Col. Larry J. Oswalt (Ret.) -- a jet fighter man and continuing awesome dad. Thank you for fighting for my right to whine.”
Burn Pits Legislation Gains Momentum on Capitol Hill Military & Veterans News Burn Pits Legislation Gains Momentum on Capitol Hill Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), America’s leading post-9/11 veterans empowerment organization, announced today significant, additional support for its Burn Pits Accountability Act (H.R. 5671/S. 3181) to improve the tracking and reporting of servicemembers’ exposure to burn pits and airborne toxins during their deployments, and the recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018. Burn Pits are among IAVA’s 2018 Big 6 Priorities for post 9/11 veterans.

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