Reminder: Veteran Job Fair in Indianapolis on July 10

Reminder: Veteran Job Fair in Indianapolis on July 10

We are resharing a previous post that includes more information on the job fair happening next week. Information on the fair at the end of this article. When we come across great resources and tools for active and retired military, we have to share it! RecruitMilitary, LLC, is a company that has been helping veterans find jobs since 1998. They were chosen by The Sierra Group Foundation, an organization whose mission is to reverse the high unemployment rate for people with disabilities, as the recipient of the first annual “One More Way Award”. The award is presented to a person or company whose support results in awareness and job opportunities for people with disabilities. RecruitMilitary is the top full-service military-to-civilian recruiting firm in the...

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Kokomo-Area Military Days Participants

Kokomo-Area Military Days Participants

Veteran’s Day is November 11th. We are so please that many area businesses  offer discounts to our military before and after November 11th. Following is a list compiled by The Kokomo Perspective: Military Days Participants: Adams Auto Group – Bill Bowman 765-450-6822. $10.00 off any Oil Change. $10.00 off Front End Alignment. (Note: Appointment is Necessary) Nov 4-8 & 11 8am – 4pm All Pro Plumbing – Kim Tracy 765-868-2094. $25.00 off any invoice, or call for a $25.00 coupon on future purchase.8 am till 5 pm daily. (Not combined with any other offers.) Nov 2 -11 All day Applebee’s – Anthony Hashs 765-455-2090. All veterans will eat free on veteran’s day (choice from selected menu only) Drinks and gratuity not...

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Honoring Our Armed Forces & Veterans Day at the Indiana State Fair Today

Honoring Our Armed Forces & Veterans Day at the Indiana State Fair Today

Honoring Our Armed Forces & Veterans Day All Military personnel or Veterans and their families are admitted FREE with military ID card, DD Form 214 or other recognized Veteran’s organization membership card. http://www.in.gov/statefair/fair/index.html

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All VA Offices To Have Paperless Benefits System By End Of 2013

All VA Offices To Have Paperless Benefits System By End Of 2013

All VA Offices To Have Paperless Benefits System By End Of 2013  The GAO, US Government Accountability Office, found that the number of younger veterans receiving benefits is growing.  The Department of Veterans Affairs is in the continual process of rolling out the Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS), and the Hartford, Conn. office is leading the way. In September, the Connecticut office was the first to switch over to VBMS, and “the digital, paperless system now used in 18 locations around the nation, is to be fielded in all 56 offices by the end of” 2013 The Washington Post reported. According to the VA, VBMS is a way for the agency to cut down the average processing time when a Veteran files a claim, on average from 240 days to 119....

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Some Money Saving Strategies

We’ve all been there. We want to take the family on vacation, buy the latest and greatest flat screen or even had an unexpected medical or household expense arise. Would be nice to have a little cash set aside to cover these things?  Here are a few tips on how to tuck away a little extra for when that day may come… 5% Rule Take 5% of every paycheck and put it into a money market account.  Setting up a separate account will force you to think twice before using that money.  Money market accounts make several percentage points of interest more than a savings or checking account.  If your check is $500 you would save $25 each pay period.  If you get paid $500 every week you would save $1300 a year.  If you get paid $1000 every week you would save...

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“She’s a Grand Old Flag” – Celebrating Flag Day!

“She’s a Grand Old Flag” – Celebrating Flag Day!

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.  The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date; Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.   In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. In August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. The American Flag is an important symbol that should always be treated with the  utmost respect.  Traditions of years past, regarding the care and...

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