In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, the Minnesota Department of Administration announced a new state-level certification for Minnesota-based veteran-owned small businesses. Certified businesses qualify for up to a six percent preference on state procurement and construction bids. "Our goal is to better serve those who honorably served their country," said Administration Commissioner Matt Massman.
One would think that age to enlist in the US military would be a simple category. One is either old enough, or too old, right? Unfortunately, it doesn't quite work that way. By federal law (10 U.S.C., 505), the minimum age for enlistment in the United States Military is 17 (with parental consent) and 18 (without parental consent). The maximum age is 35. However, DOD policy allows the individual services to specify the maximum age of enlistment based upon their own unique requirements.
Perham Living Adult Day Service is excited to announce we are now contracted with the Veteran's Administration for our Adult Day Services. Our Adult Day Services offer life enhancing support in a safe, flexible and fun environment. Our participants benefit from socialization and planned activities, while the caregiver receives a much-needed break from their caregiving role. Perham Living is an accredited VA contracted Nursing Home which gives local veterans an option for VA provided nursing home care. Please join us for our Open House on Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Veterans are often confused about Department of Veterans Affairs 100 percent disability ratings and whether or not they can work if rated at 100 percent. There are four types of 100 percent disability ratings. 1. Combined. When a veteran's service-connected disabilities combine to 100 percent, he can work full time. 2. TDIU or IU. This stands for Total Disability/Individual Unemployability. It is a specific type of claim made by a veteran, requesting he be paid at the 100 percent rate even though his disabilities do not combine to 100.
(Note: I am look for volunteer drivers to take veterans to appointments in Fargo, St Cloud, Minneapolis, Brainerd, Alexandria and Fergus Falls.
(Note: I am looking for volunteer drivers to take veterans to appointments in Fargo, St Cloud, Minneapolis, Brainerd, Alexandria and Fergus Falls. If you are interested, please call me for more information.) The Department of Veteran Affairs has created a new internet website for surviving spouses and dependents of military personnel who died on active duty and for survivors and dependents of veterans who died after leaving the service. The site is organized into two broad categories-death in service and death after service.
Vietnam and Brown Water veterans The inland waterways of Vietnam are often referred to as "brown water" because of their muddy color. The naval vessels operating on them are referred to as the Brown Water Navy and/or Mobile Riverine Force. Those who made brief visits ashore and/or served on a ship that was operated on the inland waterways of Vietnam are often referred to as "Brown Water veterans." Blue Water veterans, the deep offshore waters of Vietnam are often referred to as "blue waters" and naval vessels operating on them are referred to as the Blue Water Navy.
The Court of Appeals for veteran claims has made a landmark ruling that will help many Navy and Coast Guard vets who have been classified as Blue Water Sailors. The case was Gray vs. McDonald and was decided on April 24. This will greatly benefit many Vietnam Navy veterans affected by Agent Orange. In it they declared that the Harbors of Da Nang, Cam Ranh Bay and Vung Tau must now be classified Brown water instead of Blue water.
(Note: I am now in the Work force human services building, 124 1st Street SE, Wadena. My hours and phone number are the same, just a location change. When you enter by the front door, walk up to the work force receptionist and ask for me. She will page me.) A Burial at Sea is a means of final disposition of remains that is performed on United States Navy vessels. The committal ceremony is performed while the ship is deployed. Therefore, family members are not allowed to be present.
(Note: I am now in the Work force human services building, 124 1st Street SE,Wadena. My hours and phone number are the same, just a location change. When you enter by the front door walk up to the work force receptionist and ask for me. She will page me.) As the country recognizes Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, the VA National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) is inviting the public to participate in its "PTSD Awareness: June 2015" campaign, which began June 1.