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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

veterans advantage Military & Veterans News Vet News: AASA Toolkit Helps School Leaders Support Military Children ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Some two million U.S. military children have had one or both parents deployed since 2001. Understanding the challenges facing military families -- and the resources available to assist military children -- is essential to meeting their unique educational needs. The American Association of School Administrators has released a toolkit on Supporting the Military Child to help school leaders meet the needs of children whose parents are deployed or in transition. This free, online resource is available at www.aasa.org/MilitaryChild.aspx.
Dell New York Yankee Military & Veterans Life Scott's View: National Guard and Reserve are Welcome Here This past week, Lin and I spent some time at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia with some fraternity brothers and their spouses. The golf was fabulous, especially the new Creek course, and it was great to catch up with old buddies. Two of my fraternity brothers reminded me that they had served in the Army National Guard during Vietnam and asked – were they were eligible to join Veterans Advantage? My answer was a resounding "yes!" Veterans Advantage is open to all who serve or have served their country in the military including Active, Veterans, National Guard, Reserve and their families.
veterans advantage Military & Veterans News Vet News: Matthew McConaughey in PSA Promoting Service to Veterans and Military Families LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor Matthew McConaughey appears in a new public service announcement that encourages giving back to veterans and military families who have given so much in service to our country. The spot is one of a series of PSAs to be launched this fall on all major broadcast networks - ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC - as part of the Entertainment Industry Foundation's iParticipate national initiative to promote volunteerism and benefit the Major League Baseball-launched and supported Welcome Back Veterans (www.welcomebackveterans.org).
Jared C. Monti – Medal of Honor Military & Veterans News Vet News: President Barack Obama will Posthumously Award Army Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti the Medal of Honor for Conspicuous Gallantry in Afghanistan "Sergeant First Class (SFC) Jared C. Monti, a Military Occupational Specialty 13F Fire Support Specialist, was a Targeting NCO assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. He distinguished himself by acts of conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty against an armed enemy in Gowardesh, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan.
veterans advantage Military & Veterans News Vet News: House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Holds Roundtable on Veterans’ Treatment Courts Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, September 16, 2009, Chairman Bob Filner (D-CA) led a roundtable discussion on judicial courts that only hear cases involving veterans and provide judges greater latitude in sentencing for non-violent crimes. Modeled after drug and mental health treatment courts, judges are able to order counseling, substance abuse treatment, mentoring, job training, housing assistance, and job placement services as alternatives to incarceration. With both Democratic and Republican Members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee in attendance, participants discussed their efforts to help veterans avoid jail by connecting them to necessary treatment and support.

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