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BURIAL AND PLOT-INTERMENT ALLOWANCES
(Whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve) - Is someone who,
at one point in his/her life, wrote a check made payable to "The United States of America",
for an amount of "up to and including his/her life."
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
VA is now accepting applications for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP).
The program provides 12 months of training assistance to qualified unemployed Veterans
at the full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty program (currently
$1,473 per month). You must pursue a program approved for VA benefits offered by a
community college or technical school. The program must lead to ahigh demand occupation
and result in an Associate Degree, Non-College Degree or a Certificate.
To complete the application you will need to know your direct deposit information (bank
routing number and account number), the name and location of your school, the program you
wish to pursue, and thehigh demand occupation you are training towards. You can apply online.
If you have further questions please visit our Customer Help page where you can read our FAQs
about the VRAP program or submit a question to our customer service staff.
Thank you for your interest and please feel free to pass this message on to another Veteran.
Curtis L. Coy
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
VRAP OUTREACH TOOLKIT
On November 21, 2011, President Obama signed the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of
2011 into law which established the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
(VRAP) in title II of Pub. L. 112-56. The VRAP directs VA, in cooperation
with DOL, to pay for up to 12 months of a retraining assistance in a "high
demand" occupation for unemployed eligible veterans between the ages of 35
and 60 as determined by DOL and VA.
Applications will be accepted starting today, May 15, 2012. The program may
enroll up to 45,000 veterans in Fiscal Year 2012, beginning July 1, 2012,
and up to 54,000 Veterans from October 1, 2012 through October 1, 2013, with
training payments concluding by March 31, 2014.
Get the word out about this positive program to put our Veterans back to
work! Utilize all of the VOW, VRAP and other resources below to provide
outreach to Veterans and employers who will also benefit from these
These resources are all available at the VETS webpage -
Overall VOW information is found at VA's webpage -
VOW FAQ Sheet -
VOW Flyer -
VA VRAP Double-Sided Pamphlet -
VA VRAP Print Ad -
VA VRAP Half-Page Ad -
VA VRAP - Ad Box (graphic) -
WOTC Flyer* -
VOW Special Employer Incentives (SEI) Flyer* -
Syracuse Business Case to Hire a Vet (Article)* -
*Great resources for employer outreach
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It's Your Turn Veterans!!
I'm looking for any information or stories to be willingly shared
about service people from the Waupaca County area.
I need anything to document people and events of anyone in the Waupaca
County area who served our country in the military, to be preserved in a
book for future generations, so our soldiers and their patriotism is not
ever forgotten, and to give them the credit that is due them.
This information is for a third volume of books titled "Waupaca Serves".
A copy of all three books will eventually be given to the VFW.
725 Larsen Street
Waupaca, WI 54981
When Al Wickham set out to find pictures of the former commanders of Waupaca's VFW Post 1037,
he thought the hardest one to find would be a photo of the post's first commander.
That is because Harvey Peterson served as the local post's first commander in 1945, and
Wickham could not find anyone who had a picture of Peterson.
However, after an article about Wickham's efforts ran in the County Post West
he received a picture of Peterson.
"One of his daughters lives in San Diego but still gets the paper. She saw it and sent a
picture of her dad," Wickham said.
The picture of Peterson was one of six he received since the article ran December of 2010.
"We were looking for 12 Photos. Now we're down to six," he said.
The six past commanders Wickham continues to search for photos of are John M. Larson, Robert
Sommerfeldt, John Chalstrom, Walter Webster, Fred Weidenhoft, and John Miller.
Those who have pictures of these past commanders are asked to call Steve DeHamer at 715-256-9362
to make arrangements.
DeHamer assists Wickham with the framing aspect of the project.
Reprints are made of the pictures they receive, and the originals are returned.
Wickham's reason for starting the project several years ago is a simple one.
He wanted to honor the past commanders.
"When I joined the post, there was a blank piece of construction paper with snapshots
of a few more recent commanders. I thought that they were more deserving than that,"
Today, frames filled with pictures of past commanders hang on a wall in the post's hall.
Ten 5-inch by 7-inch pictures fit in each panel, numbered so those who look at the pictures
see the names of the commanders and the years they served.
In addition, they have frames for future growth.
DeHamer said it is an honor to be a part of the project.
Post 1037 has donated $200 toward a basement project for a severely handicapped veteran from Shawano county
Post 1037 and K-Mart Donate TV to The Coffee Shop
at WVH - King
On March 12, 2008, Waupaca VFW Post 1037 and the Waupaca K-Mart store teamed up to
donate a new TV to the Coffee Shop at the Wisconsin Veterans Home - King.
(For a larger image, click on picture)
Left to right are: Pat Kennedy - WVH Coffee Shop Manager, Dick Morey - Post 1037
Commander, Paul Witkowski - K-Mart Manager, and Bill Crowley -WVH Commandant.
Uplink - This is a program designed to help our active duty and
hospitalized service personnel keep in touch with their families, by
offering them prepaid phone cards. Please, help keep this program active.
For more information, please visit http://www.operationuplink.org/ .
Veterans around the country are reporting that they are getting calls
from a company identifying itself as the "Patient Care Group."
This company is claiming that VA prescriptions are now being dispensed
through them and that if veterans want to continue to properly
receive their medications, they must provide a credit card number.
VA has NOT changed the process of receiving and dispensing prescriptions.
DO NOT GIVE YOUR
CREDIT CARD NUMBER
TO ANYONE WHO CALLS YOU!
Please contact your local VA Medical Center
if you have questions about VA prescriptions or services.
Don't Forget to Feed The PIG.
A sincere "Thank You!" to those who feed the
pig at our monthly meetings.
The proceeds from the pig go to the Hospital
The Hospital Fund is used to provide certain amenities and niceties
that our brothers and/or their dependents, in various hospitals, would
otherwise be unable to secure.
The Bobby Nelson Fund ensures that our brothers and sisters in
Tomah VA Hospital will receive at least 1 gift on Christmas.
Thanks, and lets keep "Feeding the PIG"!