Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

JWV Supports Modernizing Veterans’ Benefits

Spring 2017


Jewish War Veterans’ (JWV) National Commander Carl Singer proudly added his signature to the letter written by our friends at the Student Veterans of America regarding the modernization of the current GI Bill. The letter, signed by 37 veterans’ service organizations, was sent to the chairman and ranking member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee this week.

Since the beginning of the War on Terrorism, our military has adapted to the difficult challenges of having a war with an all-volunteer force. This resulted in a heavy use of Reservist and National Guard forces in the conflict. Currently, many Reserve and National Guard forces are not eligible for many benefits that are allocated to active duty service members. Many of the proposed updates would close this gap in benefits for Reservist and National Guard service members.

As the legislative process continues, we remain committed to working with other veterans’ service organizations and Congress to improve access to benefits for all veterans and service members. Whether called to active duty as a Reservist or transitioning to civilian life when decommissioned, our service members must have access to, and protection of, education and employment.

JWV has also long urged to transition the DOD and VA to one medical recordkeeping system that allows for seamless information sharing, as mentioned in our 2017 Legislative Priorities.


About Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Founded in 1896, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America is one of oldest active veterans’ organizations in America. JWV is dedicated to upholding America’s democratic traditions and fighting bigotry, prejudice, injustice, and discrimination of all kinds. As a national organization, JWV represents the voice of America’s Jewish veterans on issues related to veterans’ benefits, foreign policy, and national security. JWV also commits itself to the assistance of oppressed Jews worldwide.

 

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