NEWS, SPORTS, COMMENTARY, POLITICS for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia

Claire T. Kain, of Gloucester City; US Army Veteran, GCHS Alumni Class of 44
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Have you recently returned from military service?


If you've served, you've earned benefits. Now is the time to take advantage of the benefits VA offers OEF/OIF Veterans. Please do so NOW!

Here are just a few of the programs VA offers:

Do You Want to Go Back to School? — VA pays benefits to eligible Veterans, reservists and active duty service members while they are in an approved education or training program. The new Post 9/11 GI Billcould be for you!

Are You Looking for a Good Job? — Take advantage of the variety of resources that can help you land one. Want to work at VA? VA's Veterans Employment Coordination Service recruits Veterans. Email or call 866-606-6206 to get in touch with a Regional Veteran Employment Coordinator in your area. If you're looking for federal employment in another agency, check out the agency contact list. Each agency has a Veteran employment program office dedicated to helping you. Look for jobs at VA Careers and VetSuccess, two of many websites that can help in your search.

5 Years of Cost Free Health Care — OEF/OIF combat Veterans can receive cost free medical care for any condition related to their service in the Iraq/Afghanistan theater for five years after the date of their discharge or release. In order to take advantage of these benefits, OEF/OIF Vets need to enroll in VA's health care system. Don't delay!

180 day dental benefit — OEF/OIF combat Veterans may be eligible for one-time dental care — but you must apply with 180 days of your separation date from active duty. More info: Combat Veterans Fact Sheet

Find Family Support at Vet Centers — If you have served in ANY combat zone, local Vet Centers can help you and your family with readjustment counseling and outreach services — for free.