Veteran Community News

President proclaims November Veterans and Military Families Month

This is the first time that America will celebrate Veterans and Military Families for the entire month and not just on Veterans Day.

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Statement from Secretary of Veterans Affairs on Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions

"I have made a decision to further explore new presumptive conditions for service connection that may ultimately qualify for disability compensation."

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SC Increases Retirement Pay Deduction

South Carolina joins 17 other states that exempt a portion of, or all military retired pay from state income tax.

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Department of Defense Extends Online Military Exchange Shopping Privileges to Veterans

DoD announced a policy change that will extend limited online military exchange shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans of the military. To access this benefit; go to, Helpful Links and click on “Veterans Online Shopping Benefit – VetVerify.org”

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Retiree-At-Cost Hearing Aid Program/Retiree Hearing Aid Purchase Program

Retirees can obtain hearing aids at significant savings by using the RACHAP/RHAPP program.

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Forever GI Bill

Some of the changes will go into effect immediately, and some are written to go into effect shortly after.

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