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[ABOVE] Military, Veterans and advocates selected as special guests at Tuesday’s State of the Union address

VA Welcome Kit

VA launches welcome kit to guide Veterans to the benefits and services they’ve earned

VA’s onboarding process can be overwhelming at times. Veterans who have visited a VA outreach booth, VA eligibility office, or have gone through a Transition Assistance Program know that VA has no shortage of technical handouts, benefits books and materials. But, even with all of these resources, Veterans are telling us “Where do I start?” Now, VA can point all Veterans to the VA Welcome Kit.

12 year old honors vets

12-year-old Preston Sharp’s campaign to honor Veterans recognized by president, VA Leaders

Twelve-year-old Preston Sharp was originally inspired to recognize Veterans buried at private cemeteries in his hometown of Redding, California. It didn’t take long before his efforts expanded to surrounding communities, and now in as many states as possible. Sharp says that people should not only recognize Veterans on holidays, but also every day.


IRS announces tax season, Veteran and service member-specific filing information

The Internal Revenue Service announced recently that the nation’s 2018 tax season is underway and reminds taxpayers claiming certain tax credits that refunds won’t be available before late February. The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on Jan. 29, with nearly 155 million individual tax returns expected to be filed in 2018.


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Mort Walker


This week we honor Army Veteran Addison “Mort” Walker.

Mort served during World War II in Europe. He is the artist and creative behind the well-known military comic "Beetle Bailey."

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