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Relocation of the “Joe Bibich” Veterans Service Office

For immediate release:

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975 are announcing the relocation of the “Joe Bibich” Veterans Service Office from Golden Valley to 220 N. 1st St., Kingman, AZ 86401. (near Locomotive Park)

The Kingman office will be fully open for business on Monday, December 4th.

Services are available to all veterans include assistance with claims, benefits and a Vet Center that works with combat veterans and spousal support.

There is never any cost to veterans and their families using these resources. Contact information for the VSO office is 928-377-1101 and VSO@vva975.vet The Vet Center can be reached called at 928-565-7785. Please leave a message if no one answers right away and we will contact you as soon as possible. Appointments are always recommended but walk-ins are also welcome.

All veterans and family members are invited to an “Open House” on Friday, December 8th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Sue Bibich will be there to join in this event. For more information about this valuable resource please contact Pat Farrell at president@vva975.vet

Pat Farrell, President

Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975

PO Box 184
Kingman, AZ 86402

928-716-3001

 

 


VVA Applauds Roe, Walz, Veterans Community for Support of Forever GI Bill

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Vietnam Veterans of America

IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2017  No. 17-26Contact: Mokie Porter301-996-0901; 301-585-4000, Ext. 146VVA Applauds Roe, Walz, Veterans Community for Support of Forever GI Bill (Washington, DC) –“The Forever GI bill will make the GI Bill a lifetime benefit, so that veterans can go to school when it’s right for them — not when the government tells them to,” said John Rowan, President of Vietnam Veterans of America. “Vietnam Veterans of America has long advocated for improvements to the GI Bill to allow veterans greater flexibility in accessing their educational and vocational benefits. We are glad that veterans will no longer be forfeiting their educational benefits because their timing didn’t fit the government’s random guidelines.” The removal of the arbitrary, 15-year time limit will benefit veterans on two ends of the employment continuum: ·

In many cases, veterans are unable to use the GI Bill because health and family have to be their main priorities when they transition out of the service. ·

For others, a successful transition may mean beginning a career as soon as they leave the service. However, if unforeseen economic and technological changes end that career, a veteran would under current rules have lost their eligibility to retrain under the GI Bill. “We are thankful to Chairman Roe, Ranking Member Walz, and the members of the ‘Forever GI Bill Coalition’ for fighting with us to ensure that future veterans have an improved, lifetime GI Bill,” said Rowan. “We will continue to fight for those left ineligible for the GI Bill benefits due to unfair administrative discharges.” Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the nation’s only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families.  VVA’s founding principle is “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”

 


Website updates for Arizona Council of Vietnam Veterans of America

We have recently updated several pages of http://www.vvaarizona.org website.  These updates include:

For mobile devices (tablets and smart phones) visit our  updated mobile site:  AZ VVA Council – Mobile

 


Featured Jobs as of September 18, 2015 – Dept. of Veteran Affairs

Although none are in Arizona, this may be of interest to others.

Featured Jobs as of September 18, 2015


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Please refer back to our site for up-to-date postings at www.vaforvets.va.gov

Don’t forget to visit VA Careers for additional Veteran career opportunities.


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Veterans to flock to Stand Down on Friday in Flagstaff

There are some loose ends, such as not enough electrical cords and the need for donations of warm jackets and rolls of toilet paper.

But preparations are on track for the third annual High Country Stand Down on Friday at the Flagstaff Armory.

via Veterans to flock to Stand Down on Friday in Flagstaff.