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Lawmakers face long to-do list that could have big impacts for veterans and service members

3 December 2019

.   GI Bill on the southern border National Guard troops who have deployed to the U... .S.-Mexico border have not been accruing GI Bill benefits, despite President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration... getting letters from the VA instructing them on how to attain GI Bill benefits for their southern border


Dovey Johnson Roundtree, lawyer who broke civil rights barriers in the courtroom and the military, dies at 104

22 May 2018

, Roundtree enrolled at Howard University's law school on the G.I. Bill. A brief marriage around that time to... and decades later represented President Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Roundtree


Irving Burgie, songwriter of calypso hit ‘Day-O,’ dies at 95

1 December 2019

-black U.S. Army battalion in World War II and used GI Bill funds to pay for music studies. Burgie studied


Thousands of student veterans will get less money as part of Forever GI Bill change

19 November 2019

the Forever GI Bill, a major overhaul of veterans’ education benefits that Congress passed in 2017... less money, the VA estimated. GI Bill benefits go to about 500,000 students each semester.... Thousands of student veterans will get less money as part of Forever GI Bill change


Kin tell of vets' travails with PTSD as suit over ‘bad paper’ discharges moves forward

24 November 2019

in prison. The bad-paper discharge cost him his G.I. Bill, his pension, a $50,000 signing... the group subsequently was given a clean bill of mental health. A doctor diagnosed Manker


Veteran overcomes mental illness as he pursues a degree to help him aid others

22 November 2019

. According to a recent report, most veterans and their families in Michigan are not using the G.I. Bill for... the G.I. Bill, he was not eligible for benefits. He qualifies for full


Republican leader backs restrictions that could end for-profit colleges' aggressive recruitment of veterans

19 November 2019

30 percent of GI Bill tuition benefits went to for-profit schools in 2017, according to the... About 30 percent of GI Bill tuition benefits went to for-profit schools in 2017, according to the... , arrives a week after Sens. Thomas Carper, D-Del., James Lankford, R-Okla., Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Jon


Remembering Omar Bradley: Missouri childhood shaped the 'GI's General'

11 November 2019

Remembering Omar Bradley: Missouri childhood shaped the 'GI's General'... "Bloody Bill" Anderson, a Civil War guerrilla who grew up near Huntsville, and John Hancock Hall, an... Aside from his military exploits, Bradley was affectionately referred to as "the G.I


Lawsuit against Navy improperly discharging vets with PTSD to move forward, judge rules

8 November 2019

. Manker said he lost his GI Bill benefits and he has had issues attaining VA health care, despite his... because I lost my GI Bill," Manker said. "A lot of guys were getting kicked out right when the


As possible shutdown looms, troop pay raises seem safe

5 November 2019

than a month then all kinds of government benefits could be impacted, from GI Bill to disability... raises, such as passing a separate standalone bill to ensure service members are paid during a shutdown... bill,’ ” said Adam Smith, D-Wash, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. “Any bill that does


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