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


-Central Texas College:

Central Texas College hosts expo to help veterans understand their benefits – KDH News

-University of Oregon:

State grant helps expand University of Oregon Student Veterans Center Services – University of Oregon

-San Diego State:

McGrory Continues Support of SDSU’s Student Veterans – San Diego State University


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Veterans Issues and Benefits

-VA plan to provide all service members with mental health benefits upon leaving military – ABC News

-VA to get proposed $198B for 2019 – Sharon Herald

Excerpt – The budget will expand health care services, improve quality and expand the choice program to over 9 million enrolled veterans. It will also include increases for homeless programs and “at-risk” veterans, opioid treatment and pain management safety, gender-specific health care services for women veterans, and expand caregivers’ support benefits.

-Purdue Study Finds Benefits of Dogs for Veterans – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / Purdue University


-Fort Detrick

Fort Detrick Introduces Program Linking Departing Service Members with Civilian Jobs – Frederick News Post

-Florida Veterans

Scammers Targeting Military in Florida – WTXL

Excerpt – Military Scams: Scammers will target military members, veterans and their families promising exclusive discounts or other deals related to military service, benefits or charity. In 2017, Attorney General Bondi created the Military and Veterans Assistance Program to identify and stop scams targeting the military.

-New Jersey

New Jersey Seeks to Publicize Tax Exemption for Veterans – Burlington County Times

-Corpus Christi, TX

Benefits explained during 3rd Annual Veterans Resource Fair – KRIS TV


-The military is looking for ways to slow down ‘biological time’ in order to save wounded soldiers – Business Insider

-Next-gen drones will enable cheap, credible threats – University

Air Force

Commentary: Air Mobility Command looks to local schools in bid to retain airmen, recruit new ones – Air Force Times


Veterans with PTSD, Less-Than-Honorable Discharge Allege Bias and File Federal Lawsuit Against Navy – Hartford Courant