CollegeRecon’s Military Benefits Update is news for military & veterans and their families from around the web.


Vets Groups Weigh In on Jackson VA Nomination Amid Allegations

Senator: Major problems with new DoD health-records software could endanger patients

Embedded mental health providers making a difference for troops, officials say

Lawmakers: Spouses have a right to know when troops decline insurance coverage


Student veterans celebrate end of school year, friendship – Utah State University

Gulf Coast campaign gives military students financial, logistical support – Gulf Coast State College

Veterans who have been arrested in CA may now have pro-bono representation – Bakersfield College

UNCW launches AUSA subchapter – UNC-Wilmington

From war zone to classroom: Army veteran helps Butler County soldiers start next life chapter – Miami University-Middletown


Win for Ashford in Battle Over GI Bill Benefits


Fayetteville Technical Community College has been designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education through academic year 2023. The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability in national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise for the nation. h/t Fayetteville Observer


The Trump Administration announced plans to make it easier for permanently disabled military veterans to have their federal student debt wiped away.

How do I show that I am totally and permanently disabled?

If you are a veteran, you can submit documentation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) showing that the VA has determined that you are unemployable due to a service-connected disability.

To review the supporting documentation requirements, visit the TPD Discharge website at


Op-ed: Political divisions have created a distrust between veterans and elected officials


Sycuan Military Freedom Loyalty Card


Army of None: Rise of Autonomous Weapons