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Montana Veterans Monument

Several years in the making, the Veterans Monument located at 101 Hieronymus Park Drive is under construction. Vietnam Veterans of America Bitterroot Chapter 938 has been hard at work collecting names and donations. Construction started 14 October 2010 and continues. Fund raising continues to complete the Monument.

The Veterans Monument, to honor all honorable discharged veterans’s service to our country, engraved are their names along with service, dates, rate and statement.

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Free Yoga Classes for Veterans and Spouses

Warriors At Ease is offering free yoga classes for veterans and their spouses sponsored by Limber Tree Studios.

EVERY THURSDAY @7:30 PM

DOWNTOWN
212 N 29th St
Billings, MT 59101

EVERY FRIDAY @ 3:30
WESTEND
27 Shiloh Road #7
Billings, MT 59102

Classes will start May 24th on the West End.

For info contact: sharli@limbertreeyogastudio.com 


VA Mission Act Implemenation Date is June 6, 2019

VA’s improvements to Veteran community care under MISSION Act on track for June 6 implementation

As the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s signing of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act of 2018 approaches on June 6, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is making significant strides in implementing major improvements to community care for Veterans.

“The Veteran is at the center of everything we do,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said. “Through the MISSION Act, Veterans will have more choices than ever in getting timely, high-quality care. Most important, Veterans will be able to decide what is important and best for them.”

The MISSION Act will strengthen VA’s health care system by improving both aspects of care delivery and empowering Veterans to find the balance in the system that is right for them.

For full press release click here.

For more information click here.


Senate Passes Tester Bill to Eliminate Tax on Gold Star Families

Bipartisan legislation eliminates Trump’s tax on Defense Department benefits for surviving children 

(U.S. Senate) – The Senate today unanimously passed legislation from U.S. Senator Jon Tester to eliminate the tax burden placed on Gold Star children and their families by President Trump’s disastrous tax bill. The bill’s passage comes on the same day Tester joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to call for passage of the Military Widow’s Tax Elimination Act, a push to help the more than 65,000 military widows and widowers nationwide receive the full survivor benefits they are due.

The Military Kiddie’s Tax Elimination Bill, also known as the Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act, amends a provision in Trump’s 2017 tax bill that substantially increased taxes on children receiving survivor benefits because they lost a parent in the line of duty. The legislation retroactively reverses the increase for Fiscal Year 2018 and permanently repeals the malicious provision inserted in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act.

“Gold Star families have endured the unimaginable on behalf of our nation,” said Senator Tester, Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “In return for the life of a loved one, our country provides these grieving families with some basic financial support. But these families have been subjected to loopholes that have slashed these basic benefits—and today is a step in the right direction towards the fix they deserve.”

In Montana, there are about 3,500 military survivors affected by the “Widow’s tax” and about 200 affected by the “Kiddie Tax.”

  

 

 

 


The March to Memorial Day

VA and “Carry the Load” Team up to Honor the Fallen

This year, the VA’s National Cemetery Administration is partnering with “Carry the Load” with the goal of honoring veterans and restoring the true meaning of Memorial Day. Carry The Load, an organization dedicated to remembering the fallen, established three marching routes that thousands of participants will take as they relay toward Dallas, Texas, from April 25 through May 22. The route will cover over 11,000 miles, with stops at 26 VA National Cemeteries in 17 states. In conjunction with the arrival of Carry the Load and its relay teams, each national cemetery along the route will unveil a commemorative “Tribute to the Fallen” plaque honoring veterans and Gold Star families.

Read more here.


Toxic Chemicals Town Hall Meeting

Toxic Chemicals in the Military Town Hall Meeting

What Agent Orange, Burn Pits and Low Grade Radiation exposure is doing now and for Generations to come

Find out what our Veterans are dealing with and how it can affect their loved ones

MSU  Petro Theater, Billings Montana

June 1st 2019, 2 PM

Hosted and sponsored by:

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Assoc. 46-3 Billings

MSU Billings Military and Veterans Success Center

Vietnam Veterans of America

For information contact:

jeffreyferguson1@gmail.com

(406) 273-8672