VA Rule Change Proposal Needs Your Input

Catch-22 rule currently leaves some veterans graves unmarked, and forgotten. You can help change the rules!

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Veterans Day 2014

History of Veterans Day.

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Plover Post raises funds for Fisher House

District 7 Commander and Past Post 10262 Commander John Schultz and VFW Department Service Officer Dave Goeldner present Kim Mickalowski of the Milwaukee Fisher House Foundation with a $5,000 check. The donation was the result of a Post sponsored golf tournament. The money will be used to help build a Fisher House at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. Groundbreaking for the home will be later this summer. Fisher House provides a a place for military and veterans families to stay while their loved ones are being treated in a VA or military hospital.

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Wausau Stand Down

For military veterans.   9 am to 3 pm  Thursday, October 17 VFW 388, River Drive in Wausau      Service providers available to assist you Consumer Credit Counseling        Social SecurityHousing & Shelter Information/Referrals      Health ScreenFemale Veterans Representative         ClothingFlu Shots           Financial CounselingPTSD/ Drug and Alcohol Treatment        VA BenefitsVeterans Service Employment Program        County Veterans Service Officers Lunch Provided All Veterans Welcome For more information, Call 715-261-1141   800-872-8662, ext. 64201

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Readjustment Counseling Service

“Dedicated to serving those who have served.” Vet Center 603 S. 24th Avenue, Suite 24Wausau, WI 54401715-842-1724 Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans served in any combat zone. Services are available to family members and significant others for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service to our country. All services provided are at no cost to the veteran or family. The Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center Program operates a system five community based counseling centers in Wisconsin. The Vet Centers are staffed by small multi-disciplinary teams of dedicated providers of which many are combat veterans themselves. Vet Center personnel are available toll free during normal business hours at: 866-644-5371.

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Veterans speaking up for veterans

That is why we are here.

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VA to Expedite Claims Decisions for Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today it is implementing an initiative to expedite compensation claims decisions for Veterans who have waited one year or longer. Effective today, VA claims raters will make provisional decisions on the oldest claims in inventory, which will allow Veterans to begin collecting compensation benefits more quickly, if eligible. Veterans will be able to submit additional evidence for consideration a full year after the provisional rating, before VA issues a final decision. Continue reading

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Governor Walker, WDVA Kick-off Commemoration of 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

President Barack Obama has proclaimed May 28, 2012 through November 11, 2025 as the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Continue reading

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Wisconsin Veterans Reunion

Food, Games, Music, Raffles, Information Booths, Camaraderie, Family Fun. Proceeds to benefit the Honor Flight. This reunion event seeks to provide information on programs available to veterans in the realms of medical and psychological treatment, financial resources, retirement planning, pension, housing, education and much more.

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President Signs Improvements to Post-9/11 GI Bill

WASHINGTON – To bring the educational benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill closer to more Veterans and Service Members, President Obama signed legislation Jan. 4 that streamlines the 18-month-old education program administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). “Since the first GI Bill in 1944, this unique educational program has adapted to the needs of America’s Veterans, active-duty personnel, reservists and Guardsmen,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. Continue reading

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