Benefits Updates

Veterans Benefits Committee Update July/August 2021

July 15, 2021

BY JOHN H. RILING III, CHAIR The following information was written by Alec Ghezzi, the Training Advising Attorney in the VVA Veterans Benefits Department, for the Michigan State Council VSO program. The new training and…

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Veterans Benefits Committee Update May/June 2021

June 28, 2021

BY JOHN H. RILING III, CHAIR The Veterans Benefits Committee met via RingCentral on April 14 for two hours. In attendance were Director Felicia Mullaney and staff members Greg Nembhard, Alec Ghezzi, and Famata Conteh.…

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Veterans Benefits Committee Update March/April 2021

March 30, 2021

BY JOHN H. RILING III, CHAIR The Veterans Benefits Committee met January 12 to discuss the committee’s resolutions. They were reviewed and the committee sup-ported the following actions: VB-1: To continue VB-3: To be revised…

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Veterans Benefits Committee Update January/February 2021

February 6, 2021

BY JOHN H. RILING III, CHAIR VVA’s Veteran Benefits Program has shown great success in recent years, as indicated by VA figures. Out of all the organizations that represent veterans and their families, the VBP…

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Veterans Benefits Committee Update November/December 2020

November 25, 2020

BY JOHN H. RILING III, CHAIR The Veterans Benefits Committee met September 19 via Zoom. Vice President Tom Burke, Program Director Felicia Mullaney, three program staff, and 16 committee members attended the meeting. The future…

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Veterans Benefits Committee Update July/August 2020

June 29, 2020

BY JOHN H. RILING III, CHAIR The Veterans Benefits Committee has seen many changes to the work performed by the national staff and the Veteran Service Officers due to the quarantines put in place to…

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Veterans Benefits Committee Update January/February 2019

February 21, 2019

BY TOM BURKE, CHAIR The National Veterans Memorial and Museum was dedicated in Columbus, Ohio, on October 27. Such a building has to be approved by Congress in order for the memorial and museum to…

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Veterans Benefits Committee Update November/December 2018

December 21, 2018

BY TOM BURKE, CHAIR President John Rowan announced at the October Board Meeting that Kelsey Yoon will be returning from maternity leave on November 17. However, she will not be returning as Director of the…

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Veteran Benefits

Veterans Benefits May/June 2018

May 23, 2018

BY TOM BURKE, CHAIR VVA’s Director of Veterans Benefits program, has appointed Felicia Mullaney as the new Deputy Director. Mullaney spent four years in the Army as a mechanic in a heavy equipment unit. She…

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Veterans Benefits Committee Update January/February 2018

February 28, 2018

BY TOM BURKE, CHAIR We move into 2018 with the understanding that we continue pushing forward. We currently hold the interest of Congress because we know what we are talking about when we go to…

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