President Trump has signed into law the “Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act,” known as the “Forever GI Bill,” which will bring significant changes to Veterans education benefits! This new law will allow more of you to use the GI Bill and more time to use it. Some of the changes will go into Continue reading
Since its charter in March 1955, the Lions Club has been active in the community. The following list includes a mere sampling of their involvement: Forerunner of the Macon-Bibb Clean Community Commission Brought the soap box derby back to Macon Funded two scholarships for nursing students annually until after the HOPE scholarship program was in Continue reading
Did you know the United States Department of Veterans Affairs administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to servicemembers, veterans, their dependents and survivors. https://www.va.gov/
Did you know the United States Department of Veterans Affairs operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system, with more than 1,700 hospitals, clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and other facilities? Learn more here. https://www.va.gov/
Green Zone Training was held last fall and it is now time to host additional sessions. The Green Zone can best be described as a location recognized by veterans and active service members as a safe place. Training participants will learn about issues potentially facing these two student groups. At the end of the Continue reading
Did you know that student veterans using VA education benefits are eligible for priority registration every semester?
Did you know… For spring 2016 9,259 students utilized GI Bill benefits? Or for the same semester there were more than 880 veteran graduates? Did you know that in spring 2016 Middle Georgia State University was one of 24 institutions recognizing student veterans with a red, white and blue cord at graduation?
Did you know the state of Georgia has over 752,000 veterans and over 100,000 active duty, Guard, and Reserve members? Georgia ranks 5th behind California, Texas, North Carolina, and Virginia (not in order).
Do you know what Chapter 1607 means as it relates to VA education benefits? Chapter 1607 or REAP (Reserve Educational Assistance Program) ”provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the president or Congress. The National Defense Authorization Continue reading
Do you know what Chapter 1606 means as it relates to VA education benefits? Chapter 1606 or “MGIB-SR program provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air Continue reading