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Military Benefits Update – 13 MAR 2018

Military and Veteran Benefits Update

CollegeRecon’s Military Benefits Update is curated news for military & veterans on the latest trends in the world of military benefits.


-University of West Florida partners with National Security Agency to improve cyber security training – Pensacola News Journal

University of West Florida is just the fifth school in the nation to sign an accelerated degree agreement with the National Security Agency.

-Augusta University in Georgia, Dakota State University in South Dakota, Drexel University in Philadelphia and the University of Maryland have similar agreements.

-UM-Flint nursing program for veterans receives grant from Newman’s Own Foundation – University of Michigan – Flint

Veteran Issues and Benefits

-11,000 disabled student veterans left without rent, expense money due to computer glitch

-Costco to offer early military shopping March 24 – Military Times

Consumer Alert: New scams targeting veterans and military families – WREG.com

The link above includes a list to assist in identifying the scams.

-Transition Story


-Lowe’s Military Discount – now Includes veterans, too!

National home improvement retailer Lowe’s has expanded its everyday military discount program to include all honorably discharged veterans.

The chain also has expanded the 10 percent discount to Lowe’s online shopping, which will include free parcel shipping.  Spouses and dependent children up to age 18 can also get the discount.


-Joint Base Lewis-McChord

JBLM Upcoming Employment Fairs and Networking Opportunities


Bill would protect employers when preferring veteran job candidates – KOAA.com

This bill is one of several bills at the state house this session, KOAA has compiled a list below of some of the others that might be of interest to veterans in Colorado found at the article link above.

  • Income Tax Deduction For Military Retirement Benefits
  • Educator License Requirements Military Spouses
  • Transparency In Military Higher Education Statutes