Group Joins Forces In Veterans History Project
From the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) is joining forces with
the National Foundation for
“I am proud VA is a part of this very important effort to preserve the legacy of America’s eterans,” said Principi. “This project will allow younger generations of Americans to learn about the sacrifices and patriotism of those who fought to guarantee their freedom.”
“It is so important for all Americans to reach out to veterans and I know that our women legislators are honored to be a part of this project and to have the opportunity to be working so closely with our nation’s heroes,” said Robin Read, president and CEO of NFWL.
Women elected officials from
every state and U.S. territory have
been selected to serve as veterans
team leaders for NFWL’s “
Heart to Heart” program to record
interviews with veterans for presentation
to the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. VA
will assist NFWL in locating veterans
to be interviewed and will provide
nationwide public affairs
support. DAV is encouraging its
members to interview their fellow
disabled veterans or to allow a volunteer
Team leaders have been focusing
on interviewing World War
I and World War II veterans. During
Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000. The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is collecting audio and video recorded histories, along with documentary materials such as memoirs, letters, diaries, maps, photographs and home movies. The material will be available to veterans, their families, researchers, historians and future generations of Americans at the Library of Congress, with representative samples also online at the Veterans History Project web site at www.loc.gov/vets.
Website To Help Military Retirees Apply For CRSC
From the Department of the Army
The Department of the Army
recently announced a new website
designed to assist disabled military
retirees in applying for Combat-Related Special Compensation.
The Army CRSC website,
The site provides program guidelines used to determine eligibility for combat-related disability benefits and application procedures for the program.
“ The site includes an application form, which can be downloaded, and it gives detailed instructions of the application process,” said Brig. Gen. Gina S. Farrisee. “It also contains supporting documentation required to substantiate a claim and helpful tips on how to enable the timeliest application processing.”
In addition the new website includes:
* Guidance on how and where
to file an appeal for retirees who
previously submitted applications
* A detailed listing of specific information and documentation that is frequently overlooked by applicants in their initial applications, as well as procedural and timing considerations.
* Phone and e-mail points of contact in the event customers have difficulty navigating the site or need specific information about the CRSC program.
As a provision of the 2003 National Defense Authorization Act, CRSC allows eligible disabled military retirees to collect payments for both their military service and their service-related disability.
To visit the Army’s CSRC website, go to http://www.crsc.army.mil
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