Victory Day 2022

What is Victory Day? Victory Day is celebrated on the second Monday in August. This day commemorates the end of WWII when Japan announced its surrender to the Allied Forces. Rhode Island is the only state that officially observes the holiday, starting in 1948.  Why was Victory Day Controversial? In the 1980s,…

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PACT Act Passed

Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins Act of 2021. What is the PACT Act? The long-awaited PACT Act has passed in the House and the Senate and is on the way to the White House. The Act focuses on the presumptions of service connection for Veterans exposed to toxic substances during…

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Veteran Crisis Line 988

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and The Department of Veteran Affairs recently updated the Veterans Crisis Line. As a result, veterans only need to dial 988 and Press 1 to chat with a responder. This update is to make it easier for individuals to reach help when they need it. The previous…

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PACT Act Blocked

. July 27th, the PACT Act was blocked by the Senate Republicans The passage of this Act has been in the works for many years and was on route to pass by the end of this week. However, with this surprising turn of events, Veterans looking forward to this Act are stuck…

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July 28th 1914

On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were killed by Serbian nationalists. This direct attack on Austria from Serbia was the spark that started World War I. A month after this assassination, Austria declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1914. Within a week, Russia, Belgium, France, Great Britain,…

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National Hire a Veteran Day

July 25th is National Hire a Veteran Day, created in 2017 by Dan Caporale.  The goal is to inspire companies to hire the unique skills of former service members. As well as encourage the estimated 200,000 transitioning service members to seek a job outside the military each year.  Reasons to Hire a…

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The PACT Act

What is the PACT Act? The PACT Act stands for, Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins Act of 2021. The Act focuses on the presumptions of service connection for veterans exposed to toxic substances during active military service.  Why has the PACT Act not been passed into law? The PACT Act…

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Tango Alpha Lima Pt 2

The Tango Alpha Lima aired their second interview in their four-part series on Veterans transitioning out of service on June 21st, 2022. This episode focused on changing the perspective of coming out of the service. Veterans are not transitioning; they are transforming back into a civilian. For some, the armed forces provide…

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Tango Alpha Lima Pt. 1

The American Legion has a podcast called Tango Alpha Lima. Their most recent series is about helping Veteran's become a civilian again. The podcast is a four-part series that airs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week at 9 am Eastern. The First Podcast The first podcast aired on Monday, June 20th.…

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Burn Pit Exposure Update

Did you know that nine rare cancers were added to the Burn Pit Exposure presumptive service connection list? On April 25, 2022, VA announced that these nine rare respiratory cancers are now presumed service-connected if the veteran was in the line of duty in Southwest Asia theater of operations beginning August 2,…

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