VFW Washington Weekly – December 17, 2010

In This Issue:
1. Congress Improves GI Bill
2. New Defense Bill Introduced
3. DHS Expands Security Awareness Campaign
4. WWI, Korean War MIAs Identified
 
1. Congress Improves GI Bill: Congress passed S. 3447, the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010.  Though VFW did not support all of its provisions, the bill does fix a number of shortcomings in the current Post-9/11 GI Bill.  It will cover vocational and technical education courses, provide benefits to Guard and Reserve members, clarify tuition and fee reimbursement rates at private schools, and provide a living stipend to students taking classes from home (distance learning).  The President is expected to sign the bill soon. 
For information on GI Bill benefits, go http://www.gibill.va.gov/.

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