Military Benefits, Services and Programs Available for Veterans and Active Duty Personnel

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    UPDATE: A new Veterans Identification Card has been released by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The veterans ID card will allow “vets” to get free admission to amusement parks, discounts at restaurants and other special offers. Veterans may apply for the the new ID card at any Deparment of Motor Vehicles across the state. They will need their discharge papers and pay a $10 fee. For DMV locations in your area, please visit www.dmvNOW.com

    First Lady Michelle Obama announced as part of her Joining Forces initiative, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 4th Annual “Business Steps Up: Hiring Our Heros” that a range of businesses plan to hire 100,000 veterans and military spouses by 2014.

    Please read the good news here at http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/11/10/100000-new-jobs-veterans-and-military-families

    Governor Bob McDonnell recently said he wants to make Virginia “the most friendliest veteran state in the nation”. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are taking steps to provide 25,000 jobs for veterans and spouses in Virginia.

    The United State Department of Veteran Affairs wants to support homeless veterans and women veterans. Other services available include military service benefits, vocational rehabilitation/employment and the like. Please visit www.va.gov.

    The Virginia Department of Veterans Services is available for veterans and families when it comes to federal benefits, finding jobs for veterans, updates on the GI bill, in-state tuition residency requirement waived for veterans at public colleges and universities, etc.

    Please utilize this website veterans for all services, programs and benefits at www.dvs.virginia.gov

    Look at the numbers of active duty military personnel from 1940-2011 http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004598.html

    Thank you veterans and active military for keeping us safe and free in our free country. I salute you! Miss Community

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