Newsletter (3/22/2019) 75th Anniversary of the GI Bill


TREA “The Enlisted Association” Washington Update
• 75th Anniversary of the GI Bill — Submit a Video to be part of the Celebration
 
TREA “The Enlisted Association” Washington Update
 
 
75th Anniversary of the GI Bill — Submit a Video to be part of the Celebration
 
 
TREA Members Can Help VA celebrate
75th Anniversary of the GI Bill

For 75 years, the GI Bill has positively impacted the lives of generations of America’s veterans and families by promoting economic well-being through higher education, home ownership, and other benefits.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the GI Bill into law on June 22, 1944. The historic law provided benefits to veterans returning from World War II, including:
* Low-cost home loans;
* Education and vocational training;
* Unemployment payments; and
* Expansion of veteran’ health care.
Share your GI Bill Story!!
Tell VA how the GI Bill helped you get an education, buy a house or impacted your life. Submit a short video, no more than 90 seconds, any time between March 15 and June 22, 2019. VA will be featuring stories from March through June as VA celebrates this important milestone.
Upload your video here:      benefits.va.gov/gibill75
Since 1944, millions of veterans and family members have benefited from the programs created by the GI Bill.
Education
Nearly half of World War II veterans took advantage of VA education programs.  Since 1944, VA has paid about $400 billion in education benefits to 25 million beneficiaries.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)
VA provides employment and job-placement assistance to service-disabled veterans and service members, including career counseling, training, and services leading toward enhanced independence. In Fiscal 2018, there were nearly 126,000 VR&E participants.
Home Loans
Nearly 24 million home loans have been guaranteed by VA since 1944. In Fiscal 2018, VA guaranteed more than 610,000 loans totaling more than $161 billion.
 
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New cover letter and signature sheet 3/7/2019


See attachment and share with others. We’re up to 6,249 signatures so far so keep them coming. Only sign once and return to address below. . We must get co sponsors so if everyone one called one congressman and senator each week, from all over the USA………we the people can do it. This bill must get approved this year . Google your state with congressman or senators. Their names and phone numbers. will come up. The DC numbers work the best. Thanks for your support. Gerry Wright
 


Gerry Wright 1SG (Ret) U.S. Army
PO Box 274 Andover, CT 06232
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19th Combat Engineers 69-70
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