As you know, the recent passage of the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” enacts several changes to the GI Bill that will positively impact Veterans and their families. Some of the changes became effective the day the law was signed, some next fall, and some […]
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Hurricane Harvey/Irma and the ‘Forever GI Bill’
I’d like to pass on a couple of issues. Information concerning the impact of Hurricane Harvey and the recent legislation signed by the President – the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also referred to as the “Forever GI Bill”.
Forever GI Bill
The President just signed into law the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” named after the American Legion national commander who wrote the original GI Bill language in 1944. This legislation contains 34 new provisions, the vast majority of which will enhance or expand education […]
Update on GI Bill In-State Tuition; Section 702 of the Choice Act
We’d like to update you on the tremendous progress implementing our piece of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“the Choice Act”) – specifically, the provision affecting students using the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Montgomery GI Bill.
U.S. Veterans in 2015
This Memorial Day, don’t forget about the veterans for whom this holiday was named. Many vets suffer from homelessness, inadequate health care, unemployment, and mental health issues including PTSD. We owe it to them to help them for all their sacrifice. The following organizations have contributed to the below infographic. Help them help our veterans.
BLS Data – March 2015 and 1st Quarter 2015
As with the first Friday of every month, the BLS employment statistics were released today. We have also included the 1st quarter 2015 statistic report. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.5% and the Veteran unemployment rate decreased from 5.3% to 4.9%. The quarterly Veteran unemployment rate decreased from 6.0% in the first quarter of 2014 […]
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Update
Several weeks ago, we joined our partners from DoD and Labor to update Congress on the status of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) – the program that provides training, information, and services to help Servicemembers and their families achieve their post-military goals. We have come a long way since the inception of the new/revised TAP […]
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Call to Action
Last week the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, and the Joint Chiefs signed a letter that will go to all transitioning service members, urging them to continue serving the nation as civilians in their communities and in their new jobs.
Homelessness Among Women Veterans,
Homelessness is a serious issue in the United States. Contrary to common perception, only 12 percent of America’s homeless people are veterans. Nonetheless, 49,933 of our service men and women are tonight without a safe place to sleep. And yes, I did say women: 8 % of homeless veterans are women.
Hiring 500,000 Heroes Campaign Milestone
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Capital One Announce a Hiring 500,000 Heroes Campaign Milestone More than 1,700 U.S. Businesses Commit to Hire 585,000 Veterans and Military Spouses; 369,000 Hires Confirmed Washington D.C. – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Capital One Financial Corporation and the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign announced a major milestone […]
Choice Act – Section 702, In-State Tuition for GI Bill
This is a note providing you an update on Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) as it pertains to the in-state tuition provision – Section 702.
New Recovering Warrior and Caregiver Employment Program
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Launches Recovering Warrior and Caregiver Employment Program Hiring Our Heroes Creates Standalone Events and Online Resources to Address Employment Needs of Wounded, Ill, and Injured Veterans & Military Caregivers BOSTON, MA—At the Boston Recovering Warrior Employment Conference today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced the creation of the Recovering […]