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Saw this article over the weekend and thought it was worth the share.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill does not prepare student veterans for the emotional and psychological stress linked to transitioning from the military to student life
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An enlightening article, submitted to a veterans' website by a non-veteran. This touches on the divide between military and civilian, very relevant to the conversation we will have during next week's panel presentation as part of 2017 Veterans Week. The panel, consisting of veterans who are SCC students, faculty and staff, will take place in SSB Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 11:30 a.m.

Nine questions most civilians are thinking about, but are too scared to say out loud.
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Curious to see what everyone's thoughts are on this. Do you think the VA motto needs an update to recognize the current-day makeup of our military and veterans? IAVA does.

A group of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is demanding the Department of Veterans Affairs change its motto, which they argue is sexist, outdated and exclusionary. Since 1959, the motto has been a quote from former President Abraham Lincoln: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his...
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We invite you to celebrate with us during St. Charles Community College’s 2017 Veterans Week, the week preceding Veterans Day.

SCC’s Veterans Celebration on Monday, November 6, will feature an oath of enlistment, choir music and spoken word. Elizabeth “Betty” Gonzales, the first female Commander of American Legion Department of Missouri, will be our keynote speaker. Ms. Gonzales served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968-1970, and is a past Commandant of Marine Corps League De...tachment 725. Betty served as Commander of American Legion St. Louis Service Women’s Post 404, one of only five all women posts in Missouri. She was the first woman to serve as Commander for the 11th/12th District of St. Louis.

Additional events are scheduled at SCC Tuesday, November 7 through Thursday, November 9, and will feature a panel of SCC student veterans, faculty, and staff; an evening film showing of “Restrepo;” and conclude with a roundtable discussion and ceremonial march. The SCC Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will also kickoff a fundraiser for families of deployed service members, which is taking place throughout the month of November.

For more information on all Veterans Week activities, please visit www.stchas.edu/veteransweek.

We look forward to seeing you during Veterans Week!
Thank you,

Andrew Gates
SCC Veterans Services Coordinator

Michael Miller
Student Veterans Organization (SVO) President

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Take advantage of this at-a-glance look at the pages on the SCC website you most often visit. Use this as a tool to navigate quickly to info you need the most. Take it one step further and click the star in the top right corner to ensure your favorite pages remain on your list of Visited Pages.
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Student Veterans of America with Google.

We are partnering with Google to announce the Grow with Google Tour, an initiative to advance economic opportunity with skills training to towns and cities acro...ss America!

The two-day event will feature over 20 workshops, more than 100 one-on-one coaching sessions, and interactive demonstrations. Google staff members will be on site to offer digital skills training and engage with attendees on the most current digital trends. Topics will include job search strategies, presentation skills, search engine optimization, coding basics and more.

Learn how to grow your business or get a job. Join #GrowWithGoogle starting Nov. 10 in Indianapolis. Register at http://g.co/GrowIndy

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Mike and the RTF team head out to Rome, Maine to reward US Army Veteran Travis Mills, who has founded a retreat for wounded combat veterans and their families.

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On our 70th #AFBDay, we want to thank our greatest assets, the men and women of the past and present, who earned the title #Airman.

Good vid about helping ptsd vets

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Mike Rowe visits a garage in Indiana to surprise Jason, a former Army engineer who runs a therapeutic bike building program for veterans.

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The Post-9/11 GI Bill, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

BREAKING GI BILL NEWS!
The President 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 effect immediately when signed, and some are written to go into effect shortly after.

Here’s a quick overview of what goes into effect immediately:
• The 15-year time limitation for using Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits is eliminated for Veterans who left active duty on or after January 1, 2013, and qualifying dependents (Fry children who became eligible on or after January 1, 2013 and all Fry spouses).
• Reservists who had eligibility under the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) and lost it due to the program sunset provision will have that service credited toward the Post-9/11 GI Bill program.
• Certain work-study is permanently authorized; previously it had to be re-approved by Congress every few years.
• The VetSuccess on Campus program will be available to students across the country
• VA will help Veterans to more clearly identify schools that offer them priority enrollment

Again, this is just a preview of things to come; we’ll be posting more details on how all of this will work as we get them. If you’d like more information about the new law, check out our website at benefits.va.gov/gibill/forevergibill.asp or read the #ForeverGIBill on Congress.gov.

Be sure to stay with us here for updates!

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Student Veterans of America

WE DID IT! The President has just signed #ForeverGIBill into law, granting veterans and dependents the lifetime education benefits they deserve.

Read our full statement here: http://bit.ly/2wghZdb

For more information visit Forevergibill.org

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St. Charles Community College

Attention Fall 2017 Students:

Due to computer server issues on Monday, Aug. 14, the college has EXTENDED the last day to pay to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Paymen...t for Fall 2017 classes is NOW due by 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15. You may pay in person or visit www.stchas.edu/connect to pay online. You must pay by this date/time to avoid being dropped from your classes.

If you have received a financial aid award letter or an A+ Program Scholarship award letter, you should be enrolled in Nelnet Deferred (www.stchas.edu/nelnet) by 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, to prevent being dropped from your classes.

In-person registration re-opens at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16; online registration re-opens at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Best wishes for a successful fall semester, Cougars! 😸

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This article highlights some for the new changes to the GIBill.

"Seventy-three years after the GI Bill was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt — providing members of the military, veterans, and their dependents with educational assistance — Congress has decided it’s time for an upgrade." #ForeverGIBill

Attention, service members and veterans: Congress just passed a new GI Bill that could mean more funding and educational access for you.
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