Author: mrtim

  • Linux Mint and MX Linux

    I’ve been using Linux Mint for several years and still consider it to be one of the best (if not the best) distros available. Occasionally I would try another distro that looked interesting. I always went back to Linux Mint. I was familiar with it and it is very easy to navigate. While looking for…

  • These States Passed New Military Income Tax Cuts in 2023

    With tax season only months away, military service members and veterans can ring in the new year knowing a handful of states cut their income taxes in 2023, though some of those changes won’t take effect right away. The reductions include cuts benefiting younger retirees in Maryland and Virginia; new exemptions including all active-duty and…

  • Wreaths Across America

    On Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, Wreaths Across America will remember and honor our fallen heroes by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 2,500 locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. Learn how you can sponsor a wreath or volunteer online. 

  • Track Your VA Claim

    Since the PACT Act was signed into law, Veterans have set an all-time record for filing online disability compensation claims. VA continues to process all PACT-related claims. If you have a pending claim or appeal, use VA’s online tool to stay up-to-date on its status.

  • VA Plans Outreach to Screen 3 Million More Veterans for Toxic Exposures

    VA Plans Outreach to Screen 3 Million More Veterans for Toxic Exposures

    Efforts are underway at the Department of Veterans Affairs to encourage nearly 3 million veterans to come into a VA medical center or clinic and receive a brief five-minute screening for possible exposure to environmental hazards. Under a requirement of the PACT Act, the VA must try to screen all patients enrolled in VA health care for toxic…

  • 2023 Veterans Day Free Meals and Restaurant Deals and Discounts

    Looking for Veterans Day restaurant military discounts for 2023? This list will be updated regularly new discounts come in. All of the discounts have been confirmed, either through press release or direct communication with the company. Check out all the other discounts being offered this Veterans Day. Get the details here

  • Free Meals, Discounts and Offers for Veterans Day

    Veterans Day 2023 is Saturday, Nov. 11 Veterans Day is a day to honor and thank the brave men and women who have served our country in the military. Many businesses and organizations offer free meals, discounts, and other offers to veterans on Veterans Day. Here are a few examples: Free meals: Discounts: Other offers: Please…

  • 2024 VA Disability Pay Rates

    *10%-20% Disability Percentage Rate 10% $171.23 20% $338.49 *30%-60% Disability Dependent Status 30% 40% 50% 60% Veteran Alone $524.31 $755.28 $1,075.16 $1,361.88 Veteran with Spouse $586.23 $837.84 $1,178.36 $1,486.75 Veteran with Spouse and Child $631.64 $898.73 $1,254.72 $1,577.565 Veteran with Child $565.59 $811.01 $1,144.30 $1,445.47 Each Additional Child Under 18 $30.96 $41.28 $51.60 $61.92 Each…

  • Check your VA claim, decision review, or appeal status

    Find out how to check the status of a VA claim, decision review, or appeal online. You can use this tool to check the status of a VA claim, decision review, or appeal for these types of compensation: You can also use this tool to check the status of a claim, decision review, or appeal…

  • 2023 Veterans Day Free Meals and Restaurant Deals and Discounts

    Looking for Veterans Day restaurant military discounts for 2023? This list will be updated regularly new discounts come in. All of the discounts have been confirmed, either through press release or direct communication with the company. Check out all the other discounts being offered this Veterans Day. Check out this list form military.com.