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Veterans & Military Families Monthly News-November 2012

Veterans & Military Families Monthly News-November 2012

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Paid for by the Michigan Republican Party with Regulated Funds.
 Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
520 Seymour Street, Lansing, MI 48933
Veterans & MilitaryFamilies Monthly News
November 2012 Vol. 3 No. 11
In This Issue
What is ESGR 
SSA Widow(er)’s Benefits
Electronic Payment andTRICARE
WWII Memories From Cpt.Franklin H. Smith
WWI Memorial Foundation
TRICARE Media Center 
 Need A Ride
Mexican Border Duty
WWI Memorial PeaceCross
Veterans Health BenefitsHandbook 
Lest We Forget book Signing Nov. 4th
Legal Help For Veterans
Hiring Heroes USA
Many Upcoming Events
And much more…….
Good afternoon and thank you for reading, thismonth’s edition of the newsletter. We appreciate your involvement and continued support.
Remember, we have two online sources whereyou can read and offer comments on the current and previous editions of the newsletter. The newsletter is posted on Facebook through the group called
Veterans and Military Families Monthly News 
Check it out and join the group.Click hereto go directly to the page. (Keep in mind, you need a Facebook account to join; however, the documents can be viewedthrough the docs link toward the bottom of the pageeven without an account.)The second source for the online version of thenewsletter is the websitewww.scribd.com.This online source for the newsletter works in the same fashion as theFacebook page.Please let us know what you think, or if you haveany questions about the online sources. For those of youwho enjoy just receiving the email each month, we willcontinue to send it out. But we want to build the online presence as a way to reach out to more people.As always, thank you very much for reading. Our hope is to continue to expand the newsletter. For that, weneed your input. So, again, if anyone has any suggestionsfor topics to cover or wants to write their own piece, wewill gladly try to work it in. We hope you enjoy, and please share your feedback with us.
Thank you very much!
We would like to express our appreciation to all of the Fighting men and women in the United States Military.Thank you for your service to this country.
The Post-9/11 GI-Bill
The Post
9/11 GI Bill provides financial supportfor education and housing to individuals with at least 90days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service
connected disabil-ity after 30 days. You must have received an honorabledischarge to be eligible for the Post
9/11 GI Bill.
 Approved training under the Post
9/11 GI Billincludes
tutorial as-sistance.All training programs must be approved for GIBill benefits.
This benefit provides up to 36 months of educa-tion benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 yearsfollowing your release from active duty. The Post
9/11GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunityto
Some of the benefits the Post
9/11 GI Bill will pay include:
Your full
tuition & fees
directly to the school for all public school in
state students. For those attending private or foreign schools tuition & fees are capped at thenational maximum rate.
Click here for more information. If you are attending a private Institution of Higher Learn-ing in AZ, MI, NH, NY, PA, SC or TX you may be eligi- ble for a higher tuition reimbursement rate.
For those attending a more expensive private school or a public school as a non
resident out
state student, a program exists which may help to reim- burse the difference. This program is called the
Click on the link for more infor-mation about the Yellow Ribbon Program, not everyoneis eligible for the program).
Paid for by the Michigan Republican Party with Regulated Funds.
 Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
520 Seymour Street, Lansing, MI 48933
Some Useful Links
Air Force Times
 Navy Times
Marine Corps Times
Army Times
Military Times
American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars
www.dav.org Department of Defense
www.dod.gov Military/Veterans Report
www.militray.com The Pentagon Channel
Veterans Administration
www.va.gov Military Order of the Purple Heart
If anyone has a sitethey would like to haveadded to this growing listplease let us know!Contact us anytimeatmhauser@migop.org
Also check out thecomplete list of links thatappear in this newsletteron the last page.
Thank you foryour Support!
A one
Beginning August 1, 2011, break (or interval pay)will no longer be payable under Post
9/11 GI Bill exceptduring periods your school is closed as a result of anExecutive Order of the President or an emergency (suchas a natural disaster or strike). For example, if your Fallterm ends on December 15th and your Spring term begins January 10th, your January housing allowancewill cover 15 days in December and your February hous-ing allowance will cover 21 days in January.
Dear Honored US Veterans and Your Families,
My name is Dr. Jack Grenan and I am a psy-chologist and hypnotherapist who helps Veterans their families and anyone else who asks for help. I will bewriting a column is this newsletter and I will be answer-ing questions sent to me at jackgrenan@netscape.net.I have counseled many veterans with PTSD and I encour-age any veteran who may have a question to email me.As far as PTSD any Veterans out there whothinks that you may have PTSD probably does andshould speak to someone. Anyone who served their country is a hero for sacrificing time away from homeand family to serve our Country and your fellow service-men and women! I look forward to communicating withyou every month! God Bless our Veterans, troopscurrently serving, their families and GOD BLESSAMERICA!Sincerely,
Dr. Jack Grenan
We would like to express our appreciation to all of the fighting men and women in the United States Military.Thank you for your service to this country.
Paid for by the Michigan Republican Party with Regulated Funds.
 Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
520 Seymour Street, Lansing, MI 48933
We would like to express our appreciationto all of the fighting men and women in theUnited States Military.Thank you for your service to this country.
 A Note From: Lest We ForgetSpeakers Bureau
This notice fromLWF is to inform the reader of the development of a“Lest We Forget” Speaker’sBureau. Since our organiza-tion has conducted threeyearlong courses at LakeMichigan College, we havemany topics and many quali-fied speakers to presentinformation from WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, andour involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.We have developed formats for school childrenof all ages, and for veteran’s organization. Whatever theevent we will gladly produce the correct format Wewould be glad to present any topic of interest to anygroup.
As coordinator, I will be glad to help with thechoices of presentations and help with planning.Gary C. Lulenski
Coordinator Speaker’s Bureau
 From: The USO
In 2012, we're callingon the brave men and womenof our armed forces to makesome incredible sacrifices inAfghanistan, Iraq, and remotelocations around the world.That means you and I need tomake an extra effort to showour support.
One of the best ways to let our troops knowthat you've got their back is by supporting the work of the USO.
What is ESGR
ESGR, a Department of Defense agency, wasestablished in 1972 to promote cooperation and under-standing between Reserve Component Service membersand their civilian employers and to assist in the resolutionof conflicts arising from an employee's military commit-ment. ESGR is supported by a network of more than4,800 volunteers in 54 committees located across all 50states, the District of Columbia, Guam
CNMI, the U.S.Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Volunteers, hailing fromsmall business and industry, government, education and prior military service bring a vast wealth of experience toassist in serving employers, service members and their families. Together with Headquarters ESGR staff and asmall cadre of support staff for each State Committee,volunteers work to promote and enhance employer support for military service in the Guard and Reserve.
ESGR has served our country for 40 years, devel-oping and promoting a culture in which all Americanemployers support and value the military service of their employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. Thesecitizen warriors could not defend and protect us at homeand abroad without the continued promise of meaningfulcivilian employment for themselves and their families.ESGR has continued to adapt to meet the needs of our Reserve Component members, their families and Ameri-ca’s employers by joining forces with a network of other national, state and local government and professionaltrade organizations as together, We All Serve!
Click the Michigan Flag to access the ESGR Michigan Page

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