Tagged: Purple Heart

2020 Spring Golf Classic tournament

You’re invited to participate in the Purple Heart Homes 2020 Spring Golf Classic! This tournament will take place at The Palisades Country Club. It’s sure to be a great time, so come out for a day of golf that benefits our mission to provide housing solutions for Service Connected Disabled and Aging Veterans! Register Here!… Read more
New law provides eligible Veterans and Primary Family Caregivers with access to DoD and Coast Guard commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation retail services.

Commissary, Military Service Exchange, and MWR access extended to more Veterans beginning 2020

More veterans and caregivers to have eligibility The Department of Defense (DoD) is proud to expand commissary, exchange and morale, welfare and recreation retail eligibility to: Purple Heart recipients Former prisoners of war All veterans with service-connected disabilities Individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance… Read more
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Secretary Wilkie testifies that VA will accelerate disability benefits claims processing for Purple Heart Medal recipients

WASHINGTON — Today at a congressional hearing VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announced that effective in April, it will provide priority disability benefits claims processing for the initial claims from discharged combat Veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Secretary Wilkie announced his decision at a hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related… Read more
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Forever GI Bill Expands VA Educational Benefits

15 provisions enhance benefits for Veterans WASHINGTON — Effective Aug. 1, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented 15 more provisions of the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also referred to as the Forever GI Bill. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); These provisions, in addition to the 13 implemented since the law was signed less than… Read more

Gordon H. Mansfield Veteran Small Business Award

While serving as a company commander with the 101st Airborne Division was wounded during the Tet Offensive on February 4, 1968, spending the next 45 years in a wheelchair as a result of spinal injuries. For his actions while his unit was under fire he was decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross. His other combat decorations include the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, the… Read more

Senate Passes "Stolen Valor Act" Making it a Federal Crime to Lie About Military History

The Stolen Valor Act of 2012, sponsored by decorated Vietnam War veteran Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., passed the Senate as an amendment to the 2013 defense authorization bill.  Webb’s proposal makes it a federal crime to make a false claim about having served in the military or having received a military decoration if the object of the lie is for… Read more

Senator Chuck Hagel Leads Vietnam War Anniversary Committee

The Department of Defense has selected Senator Chuck Hagel to chair the new Vietnam War Anniversary Committee. A decorated Vietnam War veteran, Hagel joined the Army in 1968.  He served, along with his brother Tom, in the United States Army’s 9th Infantry Division. While enlisted, Senator Hagel earned many military decorations and honors, including two Purple Hearts. A two-term senator… Read more