Appeals legislation a win for veterans

In July 2012, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) was facing a significant backlog of claims for disability compensation. At that time there were 883,930 claims pending, and the inventory was growing. It seemed as if there was no solution. In response to this crisis, VBA set out to transform and modernize its systems and procedures for processing veterans’ claims for benefits.
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11th ANNUAL STAND UP FOR HEROES EVENT HONORS VETERANS WITH PERFORMANCES FROM CONAN O’BRIEN, JON STEWART AND MORE!

Stand Up for Heroes (SUFH)— one of New York’s most anticipated nights of hope, healing and laughter— returns for its 11th annual celebration to honor our nation’s injured veterans and their families, on Tuesday, November 7, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.
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Sailors volunteer at Boys & Girls Club during Navy Week

Yeoman 1st Class Michael Wilson, from Costa Mesa assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 1, left, and Operations Specialist 1st Class Christopher Walgenbach, from Batavia, Illinois, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, give a student at Meadowlark Elementary School a hands-on demonstration of their equipment during Salt Lake City Navy Week 2017.
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VetsAid Selects First Round of Veteran Charities to Benefit from Concert featuring Joe Walsh, Keith Urban and more—Applications now open!

VetsAid, the first annual concert to support veterans and their families sponsored by Joe Walsh, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and multi GRAMMY Award recipient announces the following organizations as charitable partners that will benefit from this year’s September 20 concert: Operation Mend, Hire Heroes USA, Warrior Canine Connection, TAPS, Semper Fi Fund, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Stop Soldier Suicide and Swords to Plowshares.
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