Children of veterans – United Children of Veterans http://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 06:04:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/icon-2022-02-04T112559.751-150x150.jpg Children of veterans – United Children of Veterans http://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/ 32 32 Veterans’ ‘child invisibility’ must end – let’s support their well-being instead https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/veterans-child-invisibility-must-end-lets-support-their-well-being-instead/ Thu, 18 Aug 2022 02:13:49 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/veterans-child-invisibility-must-end-lets-support-their-well-being-instead/ Many educators teach children from Australian Defense Force (ADF) families or those who left active duty and are now veterans. More than 5% of households have at least at least one person who is currently serving or has served in the past (a veteran). Given that 13% of veterans require assistance with basic self-care activities, […]]]>

Many educators teach children from Australian Defense Force (ADF) families or those who left active duty and are now veterans. More than 5% of households have at least at least one person who is currently serving or has served in the past (a veteran).

Given that 13% of veterans require assistance with basic self-care activities, understanding the the potential vulnerabilities and trauma that some of these families face are important in supporting tthese children in our early childhood settings.

The interim report of the Royal Commission on Defense and Veteran Suicide gave a new platform to what military family researchers have been saying for decades; ‘The well-being family matters” (Interim Report, p. 86).

Children and partners of veterans suffer when their military family member has service-related physical and/or mental health issues.

The executive summary of the report states: ‘we have heard many stories of children and families who have been affected by the death by suicide of a loved one or by the deterioration of their state of health mental and/or physical health” (Item 12).

A 2022 study of nearly 40,000 parents of US military families reporting mental health their children’s health found that parents of current military families reported fewer mental disorders health problems in children compared to children of veterans. One of the reasons for this could be that current military families tend to have stronger social support networks that act as a protective factor for children.

Caring for traumatized family members affects family life, which also means that children development and well-being are directly affected. The executive summary explains: “Families are inexorably linked to the health and well-being of military and former military personnel ADF members, and vice versa. There is insufficient awareness and recognition of the families play a key role” (Item 12).

The prevalence of mental health disorders among ADF members was reported in a 2018 Mental Health Survey. Health and Wellness Study, finding: ‘high lifetime prevalence rates of mental disorders among former ADF members, with It is estimated that 46.4% have suffered from a mental disorder in the last 12 months. An estimated 24.9% of ex-service members met the criteria for PTSD in their life, 46.1% for anxiety and 47.5% for alcohol-related disorders’ (Interim Report, 2022, p. 128).

Figure 1: Free research-based storybook for children whose parents have service-related mental health issues (from www.ecdefenceprograms.com)

It is important for educators to know that the mental health of an ADF or veteran parent negatively impacts their children and partners via a secondary transfer of mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The report says: “military deployment, as well as mental and behavioral disorders resulting from military service, can then increase the risk that partners, spouses, children and siblings develop mental health issues….children of staff with PTSD may also experience “secondary trauma” and have similar symptoms of PTSD like their parents (page 128).

Family life can be very difficult for some children in ADF and veteran families. A 2018 An Australian study found: 16.8% of partners and 14.4% of parents were classified as high or very high levels of psychological distress…..11 percent of partners and 12.9 percent of parents of former members reported high levels of PTSD. … higher suicide rates within the family members, with a total of 13.4% spouses, 10.6% parents and 18% adult children having thought about committing suicide the previous year” (page 128).

Figure 2: Research-based storybooks provide a starting point for conversations between children and adults (from www.ecdefenceprograms.com)

A 2019 study looked at 9 published research articles and found that children of parents who are deployed demonstrated more behavioral and emotional problems than children from non-military families.

Although many children from military families demonstrate resilience and thrive in difficult situations environments, some exhibit behavioral issues in early childhood settings, including display emotional and social problems. Understanding the emotional toll of the military family challenges on children is critical. Educators need to understand the impact of service children’s behavior and the need for trauma-informed practice.

The 2018 study also found rate of emotional problems among children of current ADF members (ages 2-17 years) at levels higher than the Community averages…. 16.9 percent reported problems with peers, 16.9% reported emotional problems and 15.8% reported hyperactivity” (p. 128).

Given the high needs of children in ADF families, educators can expect a wide range of available resources that enhance their own understanding of the challenges these children face, as well as resources to support the children themselves. However, a study revealed parents and educators were frustrated and felt isolated without appropriate resources and services.

Figure 3: Research-based storybooks for children whose parents have service-related injuries or medical conditions (from www.ecdefenceprograms.com)

Our research as part of the Early Childhood Defense Program project showed that there were almost no Age and culturally appropriate resources to help them understand:

  1. deployment and training episodes when a parent has worked away
  2. frequent locations
  3. the household changes and stresses when a parent has service-related conditions.

Figure 4: Research-based storybook for children whose parents are deployed or work away for training (from www.ecdefenceprograms.com)

The executive summary of the interim report reiterated this, saying “Information on the assistance available is limited and the quantity, quality and too varied accessibility to media(Item 12).

To fill this gap, we received funding to co-create free, online, research-based resources.

This includes learning modules for educators and parents, research-based, downloadable children’s story books with educational activities and interactive children’s activities apps.

Figure 5: Free research-based modules for educators to support their efforts to help children of military and veterans families (at www.ecdefenceprograms.com)

Caring for children whose parents had service-related health and mental health issues, our Early Childhood Advocacy Program research team has worked with veterans, veteran partners, their Legacy Club Services family workers and educators to co-create some free resources for these very vulnerable children. These include interactive applications with activities to deepen children’s learning.

Story-based apps help families meet new challenges. For example, parents and veterans said it was almost impossible to organize family events because the veteran might not be able to deal with extra people, noise and situations they might find overwhelming. They also said that members need a lot of preparation time to prepare for an event or a simple discharged because they struggled to be mentally ready for simple daily interactions civilian life. It’s hard for their kids to understand, that’s why our apps support kids understanding of these daily challenges in the families of veterans.

At home, parents said they often choose between meeting the children’s needs and meet the needs of the veteran partner and they found it very stressful. veteran parents and family workers said these children needed help recognizing their parents’ emotions and practical ways to build their own resilience.

Figure 6: Research-based interactives designed to increase children’s emotional intelligence and resilience (from www.ecdefenceprograms.com)

Before families become veterans, they must leave defense. More than 5000 soldiers members transition every year, so their families face many challenges as they navigate life. Transition often means moving to another location, and many choose rural and regional areas. areas. However, traveling from regional, rural and remote areas to receive the treatment they the need imposes an additional burden on children and families.

Providing children and partners with more resources and better access to services will benefit their well-being, but also the well-being of veterans. Our resources are a start, but many more are needed to help these children and support their parents and educators.

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The Educational Gratification Program provides assistance to the children of veterans https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/the-educational-gratification-program-provides-assistance-to-the-children-of-veterans/ Mon, 15 Aug 2022 20:06:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/the-educational-gratification-program-provides-assistance-to-the-children-of-veterans/ WILKES-BARRE — As the school year approaches, the Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) wants eligible veterans with children to know that financial assistance is available for those pursuing post-secondary education. secondary or training at an accredited Commonwealth institution through its Educational Gratification Scheme. “Each veteran has sacrificed in service to our nation, […]]]>

WILKES-BARRE — As the school year approaches, the Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) wants eligible veterans with children to know that financial assistance is available for those pursuing post-secondary education. secondary or training at an accredited Commonwealth institution through its Educational Gratification Scheme.

“Each veteran has sacrificed in service to our nation, but some have sacrificed on a different level. This program is a way to show our gratitude while keeping our commitment to caring for their families,” said Brig. Gen. (AP) Maureen Weigl, Deputy Adjutant General of Veterans Affairs “Eligible veterans whose children plan to attend college or trade school after high school should not hesitate to seek assistance through the gratuity program. for education.”

The program supports children of honorably discharged veterans who have 100% service-related disabilities and served during a period of war or armed conflict, or children of veterans who died or died in service during a period of war or armed conflict. To be eligible, a child of a veteran must be between the ages of 16 and 23, live in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania five years prior to application, and attend a Commonwealth school. All applicants must be in financial need.

Payments will not exceed $500 per term or semester per eligible child at each designated educational institution for a total of eight terms or semesters.

To apply, contact the county director of veterans affairs in the county where you reside.

Meuser proposes changes

to the Inflation Reduction Act

Expressing concern about potential tax increases for American families and small businesses in “The Inflation Reduction Act” (HR 5376), U.S. Representative Dan Meuser, R-Dallas, proposed two amendments to the legislation to protect people with low and middle incomes from these tax increases

Meuser said congressional Democrats unanimously rejected the amendments.

“At a time when Americans are under extraordinary inflationary pressure, I have proposed a meaningful amendment to shield them from more taxes when they are already struggling to afford gas, groceries and utilities. I am disappointed that these changes have not been included in the legislation,” Meuser said.

Meuser’s First Amendment would have shielded low- and middle-income Americans from any tax hikes caused by this bill, by inserting language that would bar them from the tax hikes.

The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimated that the proposal would raise taxes for millions of Americans, with more than half of tax increases affecting Americans earning less than $400,000 a year. In 2023, the JCT determined that taxes would increase by $16.7 billion for taxpayers earning less than $200,000. Several economic analysts have concluded that the “Inflation Reduction Act” will statistically have no impact on reducing inflation and may even increase it within a year of its implementation.

The Second Amendment requires the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to analyze the potential inflationary impact of reconciliation bills. The amendment would have inserted text from HR 4181, the “Meuser Anti-Inflation Expenditure Act,” into the bill.

As inflation hits unprecedented highs, Meuser stressed the importance of the government taking appropriate steps to ensure that excessive government spending does not further increase inflation.

“This amendment would have offered a long-term look at the true effects of the legislation on inflation. It’s a common sense provision, and I’m disappointed that my fellow Democrats voted it down,” Meuser said.

The Inflation Reduction Act also creates a “US energy tax” by increasing royalties and taxes on oil and methane production. Meuser said those increases will be passed on to consumers in the form of higher gasoline prices, energy bills for heating and cooling homes and consumer prices.

“Americans are already bearing a significant burden from high energy prices,” Meuser said. “They will inevitably see higher prices because of taxes that will be passed on to consumers from taxes on energy producers. This legislation will only make matters worse.

The state urges aspiring farmers to

take benefit of PA Farm Bill

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding hosted a roundtable this week highlighting Pennsylvania’s bountiful resources for farmers looking to pass the torch to a new generation and for young people looking to enter the field. .

Held during Penn State University’s annual Agricultural Progress Days, the panel featured partners in business, nonprofits, and the legislature as well as farmers who have benefited from PA Farm-funded assistance. Bill to succeed in farming.

“Pennsylvania leads the nation in protecting farmland and leads the nation in getting young people into farming,” Redding said. “But without increasing the number of young farmers even further, we cannot feed a growing population on these lands. We still have work to do, but there is help available.

“Last week, Governor Wolf joined us in celebrating the nearly $72 million Pennsylvania has invested in the future of agriculture through the PA Farm Bill,” Redding continued. “Connecting young people to financing and connecting them with the expertise and resources needed to succeed remains our top priority. »

Pennsylvania leads the nation with 14% of the state’s farmers under the age of 35, and Lancaster County alone in 2020 has 2,400 young farmers, the most of any US county. The numbers have increased significantly since 2012, but farmers over 65 outnumber those under 35 by six times.

Supporting new and aspiring farmers and those looking to transfer their businesses to new owners was one of the primary goals of the PA Farm Bill. The Farm Bill created the Farm Business Development Center to connect farmers to resources, expertise and financing; Tax exemptions on real estate transfers from beginning farmers as an additional tax incentive for owners of preserved farms to rent or sell their assets to beginning farmers; and next-generation farm loans to reduce costs for young farmers expanding or establishing new operations.

To date, the state has funded 20 loans totaling $11,104,000 in tax-exempt, low-interest loans to farms in Lancaster and Chester County through the Next Generation Farmer Loan Program. . The program provides beginning farmers with access to affordable capital to purchase farmland or farm equipment, lowering interest rates and increasing farm profits through a unique partnership between the state, federal government and the private sector.

“Pennsylvania’s economy is strong and growing,” Governor Wolf said when the program’s first loans were funded in March 2022. “Seven years of sound fiscal management and careful investment in building our infrastructure and agricultural capabilities help our farmers continue to feed our economy and our families. We’ve seen farm profits and production increase over the past year, and we’re committed to fueling that momentum by raising a new generation of farmers and supporting the growth of the Pennsylvania farms we’re so proud of.

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Chairman Elder Vogel joined the panel to discuss PA Farm Bill’s Beginner Farmer programs and the Commission for Excellence in Agricultural Education which ensures that schools’ programs of Pennsylvania lay the foundation for a workforce that is agile enough to innovate and embrace rapid change. agricultural technology. Senator Vogel defended both programs in the General Assembly.

The ministry certified 41 novice farmers and, in turn, preserved farm owners and novice farmers received $425,338 in real estate transfer tax exemptions for novice farmers for the sale of agricultural properties to young people taking over for grow in the future.

In addition, 12 farm owners received Beginning Farmer Tax Credits of $199,561 for renting or selling their property to beginning farmers.

Keller votes no on ‘reckless’

Democrats’ Spending Madness

U.S. Representative Fred Keller, R-Williamsport, issued the following statement after voting against the Washington Democrats’ so-called Cut Inflation Act:

“This bill really should be called the Income Reduction Act because it raises taxes on American workers and kills jobs. Americans are facing a recession brought on by President Biden’s failed policies.

Still, Washington’s Democratic elite thinks it’s a good idea to pass a reckless $750 billion bill that further crushes the middle class, hires 87,000 new IRS agents to audit small businesses and working families, and spends more than $350 billion on Green New Deal initiatives.

“Beyond the obvious concern that our government is spending beyond its means, the heart of this bill is about control. Americans don’t want big government anymore. They want a government that steps aside and allows them to create opportunities for their families and communities.

“President Reagan hit the nail on the head when he said of Washington politicians, ‘We might say they spend like drunken sailors, but that would be unfair to drunken sailors, because sailors spend their own money. .”

Contact Bill O’Boyle at 570-991-6118 or on Twitter @TLBillOBoyle.

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DMVA offers financial aid for college to children of veterans | New https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/dmva-offers-financial-aid-for-college-to-children-of-veterans-new/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/dmva-offers-financial-aid-for-college-to-children-of-veterans-new/ ANNEVILLE — As the school year approaches, the Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) wants eligible veterans with children to know that financial assistance is available for those pursuing post-secondary education or training at an accredited Commonwealth institution through its education programme. Free program. “Each veteran has sacrificed in service to our nation, […]]]>

ANNEVILLE — As the school year approaches, the Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) wants eligible veterans with children to know that financial assistance is available for those pursuing post-secondary education or training at an accredited Commonwealth institution through its education programme. Free program.

“Each veteran has sacrificed in service to our nation, but some have sacrificed on a different level. This program is a way to show our gratitude while keeping our commitment to caring for their families,” said Brig. Gen. (AP) Maureen Weigl, Deputy Adjutant General of Veterans Affairs.” Eligible veterans whose children plan to attend college or trade school after high school should not hesitate to seek assistance through the gratuity program. for education.”

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Funds Available for Eligible Children of Veterans Pursuing Post-Secondary Education | Local News https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/funds-available-for-eligible-children-of-veterans-pursuing-post-secondary-education-local-news/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/funds-available-for-eligible-children-of-veterans-pursuing-post-secondary-education-local-news/ Children of deceased Pennsylvania veterans or veteran relatives with 100 percent service-related disabilities may receive up to $1,000 per year for post-secondary education. Through the Educational Gratification Program, the State Department of Military and Veterans Affairs supports children of honorably discharged veterans who have 100% service-related disabilities or died in service and served for a […]]]>

Children of deceased Pennsylvania veterans or veteran relatives with 100 percent service-related disabilities may receive up to $1,000 per year for post-secondary education.

Through the Educational Gratification Program, the State Department of Military and Veterans Affairs supports children of honorably discharged veterans who have 100% service-related disabilities or died in service and served for a period of war or armed conflict. Financial aid is available for those pursuing post-secondary education or training at an accredited institution in Pennsylvania.

Children must be between the ages of 16 and 23, have lived in Pennsylvania for five years prior to application, and must attend a school in the state. Applicants must be in financial need and cannot receive more than $500 per term or semester for a maximum of eight terms or semesters.

To apply, contact Lancaster County Director of Veterans Affairs Jodi Barone at 150 N. Queen St., Suite 103; phone, (717) 299-7920; fax, (717) 209-3077; or email JCBarone@co.lancaster.pa.us.

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Education Bonus Program Offers Financial Assistance to Eligible Children of Veterans | State https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/education-bonus-program-offers-financial-assistance-to-eligible-children-of-veterans-state/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 18:40:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/education-bonus-program-offers-financial-assistance-to-eligible-children-of-veterans-state/ Annville – As the school year approaches, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) wants eligible veterans with children to know that financial assistance is available for those pursuing post-secondary education or training at an accredited Commonwealth institution through its education programme. Free program. “Each veteran has sacrificed in service to our nation, but […]]]>

Annville – As the school year approaches, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) wants eligible veterans with children to know that financial assistance is available for those pursuing post-secondary education or training at an accredited Commonwealth institution through its education programme. Free program.

“Each veteran has sacrificed in service to our nation, but some have sacrificed on a different level. This program is a way to show our gratitude while keeping our commitment to caring for their families,” said Brig. Gen. (AP) Maureen Weigl, Deputy Adjutant General of Veterans Affairs.” Eligible veterans whose children plan to attend college or trade school after high school should not hesitate to seek assistance through the gratuity program. for education.”

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Money available for eligible children of Pennsylvania veterans https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/money-available-for-eligible-children-of-pennsylvania-veterans/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/money-available-for-eligible-children-of-pennsylvania-veterans/ ANNVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) – The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) says financial assistance is available for eligible children of veterans who are pursuing post-secondary education or training at an approved institution in the Commonwealth through its free education program. The program supports children of honorably discharged veterans who have 100% service-related disabilities who […]]]>

ANNVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) – The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) says financial assistance is available for eligible children of veterans who are pursuing post-secondary education or training at an approved institution in the Commonwealth through its free education program.

The program supports children of honorably discharged veterans who have 100% service-related disabilities who served during a period of war or armed conflict, or children of veterans who died or died in service during a period of war or armed conflict.

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To be eligible, a child of a veteran must be between the ages of 16 and 23, live in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania five years prior to application, and attend a Commonwealth school. All applicants must be in financial need.

“Each veteran has sacrificed in service to our nation, but some have sacrificed on a different level. This program is a way to show our gratitude while keeping our commitment to caring for their families,” said Brig. General (AP) Maureen Weigl, Deputy Adjutant General of Veterans Affairs “Eligible veterans whose children plan to attend college or trade school after high school should not hesitate to seek assistance through the gratuity program. for education.”

To apply, contact the county director of veterans affairs in the county where you reside.

Payments will not exceed $500 per term or semester per eligible child at each designated educational institution for a total of eight terms or semesters.

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Free education at UniRazak for 2,500 children of veterans: PM https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/free-education-at-unirazak-for-2500-children-of-veterans-pm/ Thu, 14 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/free-education-at-unirazak-for-2500-children-of-veterans-pm/ BERA: Children of armed forces veterans will be given the opportunity to continue their studies at Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UniRazak) free of charge for one year, with the costs borne by the university, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri has said Yaakob. He said the program would involve 2,500 children of veterans over a […]]]>

BERA: Children of armed forces veterans will be given the opportunity to continue their studies at Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UniRazak) free of charge for one year, with the costs borne by the university, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri has said Yaakob.

He said the program would involve 2,500 children of veterans over a five-year period at a cost of RM12,500 per student for the one-year period, after which the students concerned can opt to stay at the university. or move to study elsewhere. .

Ismail Sabri also said the government had agreed in principle to grant RM500 support to those caring for bedridden spouses, in a move that was first discussed when he was Defense Minister.

“The government has never forgotten the deeds of veterans for the country and we will certainly help in every aspect we can to ease their burden. We want to ensure that the welfare of veterans is protected because they have risked their lives to defend the country.

“I am always open to meeting with all parties to discuss issues regarding veterans affairs, as this issue is close to my heart,” he said at the opening of the Veterans Association administrative office. Bera Branch Malaysian Armed Forces (PV ATM) fighters in Taman Merbau Indah. here yesterday.

Also present were the Director General of the Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Department (JHEV ATM), Datuk Dzulkarnain Ahmad, and the Director of JHEV ATM Pahang, Mejar Khairul Ashinar Azid@Aziz.

The Prime Minister said the Department of Housing and Local Government has pledged to provide a special quota for veterans and defense personnel in its affordable housing projects.

Ismail Sabri said he had also applied for a special allowance for veterans under the 1,000 house construction project under the Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) program in Bera.

“One of my priorities after becoming chief defense minister was the housing issue,” he said.

He said armed forces personnel and veterans should be assured that their families would always have comfortable accommodations.

During the ceremony, the Prime Minister also approved a stipend of RM20,000 for the Bera Armed Forces Veterans Association, which has been operating since 2016. — Bernama

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Free education at UniRazak for 2,500 children of veterans, says PM https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/free-education-at-unirazak-for-2500-children-of-veterans-says-pm/ Thu, 14 Jul 2022 00:18:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/free-education-at-unirazak-for-2500-children-of-veterans-says-pm/ BERA: Children of armed forces veterans will be given the opportunity to continue their studies at Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UniRazak) free of charge for one year, with the costs borne by the university, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (Photo). The Prime Minister said the scheme would involve 2,500 children of veterans over a […]]]>

BERA: Children of armed forces veterans will be given the opportunity to continue their studies at Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UniRazak) free of charge for one year, with the costs borne by the university, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (Photo).

The Prime Minister said the scheme would involve 2,500 children of veterans over a five-year period at a cost of RM12,500 per student for the one-year period, after which the students concerned can opt to stay at the university or to move. study elsewhere.

Ismail Sabri also said the government had agreed in principle to grant RM500 support to those caring for bedridden spouses, in a move that was first discussed when he was Defense Minister.

“The government has never forgotten the deeds of veterans for the country and we will certainly assist them in every possible aspect to ease their burden. We want to ensure that the welfare of veterans is protected as they have risked their life to defend the country.

“I am always open to meeting with all parties to discuss issues regarding veterans affairs, as this issue is close to my heart,” he said at the opening of the Veterans Association administrative office. Malaysian Armed Forces (PV ATM) fighters from Bera Branch in Taman Merbau Indah. here on Wednesday (July 13) evening.

Also present were the Director General of the Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Department (JHEV ATM), Datuk Dzulkarnain Ahmad, and the Director of JHEV ATM Pahang, Mejar Khairul Ashinar Azid@Aziz.

The Prime Minister said the Department of Housing and Local Government has pledged to provide a special quota for veterans and defense personnel in its affordable housing projects.

Ismail Sabri said he had also applied for a special allowance for veterans under the 1,000 house construction project under the Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) program in Bera.

“One of my priorities after becoming defense minister was the housing issue,” he said.

He said armed forces personnel and veterans should be assured that their families would always have comfortable accommodations.

During the ceremony, the Prime Minister also approved an allocation of RM20,000 for the Bera Armed Forces Veterans Association, which has been operating since 2016.- Bernama

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PM: Free education at UniRazak for 2,500 children of veterans https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/pm-free-education-at-unirazak-for-2500-children-of-veterans/ Wed, 13 Jul 2022 16:11:42 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/pm-free-education-at-unirazak-for-2500-children-of-veterans/ Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob delivers a speech at the opening of the Bera Branch Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Administration Office at Taman Merbau Indah, Bera on July 13, 2022. – Bernama pic Thursday July 14, 2022 00:07 GMT BERA, July 13 – Children of armed forces veterans will have the opportunity to […]]]>

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob delivers a speech at the opening of the Bera Branch Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Administration Office at Taman Merbau Indah, Bera on July 13, 2022. – Bernama pic

Thursday July 14, 2022 00:07 GMT

BERA, July 13 – Children of armed forces veterans will have the opportunity to continue their studies at Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UniRazak) free of charge for one year, with the costs borne by the university, the Prime Minister has said Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. .

He said the program would involve 2,500 children of veterans over a five-year period at a cost of RM12,500 per student for the one-year period, after which the students concerned can opt to stay at the university. or move to study elsewhere. .

Ismail Sabri also said the government had agreed in principle to grant RM500 support to those caring for bedridden spouses, in a move that was first discussed when he was Defense Minister.

“The government has never forgotten the deeds of veterans for the country and we will certainly help in every aspect we can to ease their burden. We want to ensure that the welfare of veterans is protected because they have risked their lives to defend the country.

“I am always open to meeting with all parties to discuss issues regarding veterans affairs, as this issue is close to my heart,” he said at the opening of the Veterans Association administrative office. Bera Branch Malaysian Armed Forces (PV ATM) fighters in Taman Merbau Indah. here tonight. — Bernama

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Golden Corral accepts donations to send children of veterans to summer camp https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/golden-corral-accepts-donations-to-send-children-of-veterans-to-summer-camp/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 17:47:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/golden-corral-accepts-donations-to-send-children-of-veterans-to-summer-camp/ BECKLEY, West Virginia (WVVA) – Camp Corral is back! Summer camp for children of injured, fallen or ill veterans took a break during the pandemic, but now Golden Corrals across the country are accepting donations to help campers. With 19 locations nationwide, campers have plenty of options for spending a week of their summer. But, […]]]>

BECKLEY, West Virginia (WVVA) – Camp Corral is back!

Summer camp for children of injured, fallen or ill veterans took a break during the pandemic, but now Golden Corrals across the country are accepting donations to help campers.

With 19 locations nationwide, campers have plenty of options for spending a week of their summer. But, you don’t have to go far to support them.

Golden Corral in Beckley will be accepting donations until June 1, 2022. Donations can be made inside the restaurant or online and be used towards camp expenses. In 2019, the channel sent 2,700 children to the camp thanks to these donations. This year, the goal has been set at 3,000.

Bo Williams, hospitality manager for Beckley’s venues, says they are on track to help achieve this goal. He says it’s thanks to the support of the community, as well as big fans like former professional basketball player Antawn Jamison and American actor Gary Sinise. Organizations like the American Red Cross and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) have also stepped in to help.

“Our guests here at Golden Corral are wonderful,” he said. “If it wasn’t for them we would be able to do it, but we have that national support which really helps too.”

Williams went on to say that Camp Corral was unlike any other.

“These children of veterans or disabled or injured, you know, they also suffer, and sometimes they don’t necessarily know how to deal with certain realities of life. This camp allows them to learn how to deal with this stuff, build lasting relationships, and probably, most importantly, have fun for a week.

Children of veterans who want to learn more about Camp Corral or go through the approval process can visit campcorral.org. This is also where donations can be made.

“Golden Corral in general is a big supporter of the military,” Williams said. “We always have been and we just hope to continue.”

Copyright 2022 WVVA. All rights reserved.

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