The Federal Benefits Guidebook for Veterans, Dependents, and Surviving Family Members

As you approach your separation or retirement, you will be provided with a wealth of information from colleagues, briefings, computer-based training, and your federally-mandated Transition Assistance Program course. In fact, not only will you receive more information regarding your federal and state-level benefits than the average person can hope to retain, you will also likely be provided with an abundance of conflicting and incorrect information. At the end of the day, it is your responsibility to be knowledgeable about the benefits that are available to you by virtue of your service.

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One Simple Phrase Can Make Veterans Uncomfortable

“Thank you for your service.”

A complete stranger burst into tears and hugged me at an airport once.

I was in uniform with a crew of six others in the boarding queue, about to embark on the first leg of our journey to the Middle East. Continue reading “One Simple Phrase Can Make Veterans Uncomfortable”

Heads Up: Free Dental Care for Veterans

Unless a veteran has a 100% service-connected disability rating with the Department of Veterans Affairs, has a service-connected mouth injury, or was a prisoner of war, they must find their own post-service dental coverage. Many veterans haven’t even seen a dentist since they were in the military. In response to this unfortunate circumstance, Aspen Dental enacted a “Day of Service” as part of their Healthy Mouth Movement, providing free dental care to veterans. The fifth annual Day of Service will take place on June 9th, 2018.

Aspen Dental operates over 600 locations in 37 US states. To find an office near you and to make a reservation call 1-844-277-3646. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.