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Winston Salem VSO Position Marine Corps League

Posted on 5/16/2012 by VSO Comm Officer

The Marine Corps League Department of North Carolina is currently seeking a retired or Honorably Discharged Marine Corps Veteran or Fleet Marine Corpsman to fill its service officer vacancy in the Winston-Salem Regional Office.

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IRS forms show charity's money isn't going to disabled vets

Posted on 5/8/2012 by VSO Comm Officer

By David Fitzpatrick and Drew Griffin, CNN Special Investigations Unit updated 8:32 AM EDT, Tue May 8, 2012 Birmingham, Alabama (CNN) -- A national charity that vows to help disabled veterans and their families has spent tens of millions on marketing services, all the while doling out massive amounts of candy, hand sanitizer bottles and many other unnecessary items to veteran aid groups, according to a CNN investigation.

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Understanding Private Attorneys And Claims with the VA

Posted on 4/23/2012 by VSO Comm Officer

By Jim Echols Marine Corps League Service Officer We have all seen the commercials, “the VA has you outnumbered, hire us and we’ll fight for your benefits”. The advertisements stop just short of guaranteeing you a big payday with VA. Up until June of 2007, private attorneys didn’t care much about you guys. In fact you would have been hard pressed to find one that would talk to you. To understand why one must go back to the regulations that were put into effect in 1965.

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Understanding the new presumptive condition of Ischemic Heart Disease

Posted on 3/20/2012 by VSO Comm Officer

By Jim Echols Recently the Department of Veterans Affairs added three new conditions to the list of disabilities associated with exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. While the three are significant developments within the list, I’d like to speak about one in particular and that’s Ischemic Heart Disease.

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VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 Creates New Benefit for Unemployed Veterans

Posted on 3/17/2012 by VSO Comm Officer

Congress passed, and the President has signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) for unemployed Veterans. The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Labor (DoL) are working together to roll out this new program on July 1, 2012. The new program will provide retraining for Veterans hardest hit by current economic conditions.

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Marine Corps League VSO Kicks off in North Carolina

Posted on 3/17/2012 by VSO Comm Officer

The Marine Corps League Department of North Carolina has kicked off it's Veteran Service Officer program in North Carolina. The benefit and claims assistance program is available to ALL North Carolina Marines!

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