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Veterans, Military and Their Families

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Veterans Day 2019 Freebies, Deals and Savings

Vets and service members are eligible for free meals, shopping discounts and more



An older man stands next to a tank from World War Two

WWII Veteran Takes One More Spin in the Tank of His Youth

After 75 years, a soldier's wish is granted

Thomas Begay speaks at the I R S

One of Five Living Navajo Code Talkers Receives Honor

Thomas H. Begay, 93, recalls memories of war

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Caregiver Assistance Benefits Expected to Expand in 2020

Federal government says the VA will be ready


A group of veterans at a song writing class

Vets Tackle PTSD by Getting Their Thoughts on Paper

Writing, songwriting, filmmaking help

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Volunteer Salutes Departed Veterans

Sister Sue Kilduski sounds 'Taps' at military funerals

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Tricare 2020 Open Enrollment Is Underway

You have until Dec. 9 to make changes

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Remembering D-Day

D-Day 75th anniversary remembrance graphic

Remembering D-Day on the 75th Anniversary

AARP takes a look back at the stories, images and letters from the historic day


The First Wave

Pfc. Dominick "Dom" Bart recounts the horrific experience of war during the Omaha Beach invasion

A Sky Full of Fire

Pfc. Jim “Pee Wee” Martin writes of his first taste of battle as a paratrooper in the D-Day invasion

A Total Victory

Ensign Jay Kay describes his experience piloting a landing craft filled with U.S. troops

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Work and Jobs

Military Family Survey

Military Families Struggle to Find Work-Life Balance

A survey also finds that most don't recommend service to their children


Succession Planning: Now What?

Date: January 14, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. EST

Develop a success plan and identify and develop prospective business owners. Learn about succession planning and how it can be beneficial to your business.

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Financial Resources

Discounts and Benefits

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How Veterans and Their Families Can Find Benefits

There is help to make it through the maze of programs

AARP Veterans Membership discounts

AARP Veterans and Military Membership Discount

Save up to 30% and get a free gift for all members and spouses of the U.S. Military forces


Getting By with a Little Help from the VA

A Little Help From Veterans Affairs

Tips for exploring VA benefits and services

Scams and Fraud

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How to Make Sure a Veterans Charity Is Not a Scam

Use these expert tips to become an informed giver

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How to Keep Your Pension Safe From Poachers

Tips from AARP's Fraud Watch Network


Operation Protect Veterans

Date: November 11, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST

Learn about scams that target Veterans and how to protect yourself and your loved ones from becoming victimized by scammers' tactics.

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Health and Wellness

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Benefits for 'Blue Water' Vets Delayed Until 2020

VA says it needs time to develop policies and hire more staff

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VA Must Reimburse Vets for Emergency Care Claims

Ruling may provide up to $6.5 billion to veterans for cases from 2016 and as far in the future as 2025

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