Brittany Crocker served as Veteran.com’s managing editor from May 2021 to December 2022 and launched the publication’s veteran review board. She is a veteran with over 11 years of military service and equal time working in civilian journalism and media. Crocker received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and was a 2016-2017 White House Press Correspondents Association scholar. During her early journalism career, Crocker worked to expose organized crime, hate groups and deadly regulatory oversights in the childcare, aviation and tourism industries. Her award-winning columns, narrative features and investigations have spanned multiple coverage areas and influenced life-saving policy changes.
Denny’s restaurants will offer a free Veterans Day breakfast to veterans, active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. Free Breakfast at Denny’s on Veterans Day 2022 You can score a free ‘Build Your Own Grand Slam’ at Denny’s from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Veterans Day. Choose any […]
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2022, Olive Garden will offer service members and veterans one free meal from a special menu, according to Darden Restaurants, which owns the Olive Garden chain. Olive Garden’s Free Veterans Day Meal Options Olive Garden’s special Veterans Day menu includes: Never-ending soup, salad and breadsticks Cheese ravioli Spaghetti and meatballs […]
Walgreens and Duane Reade drug stores offer military discounts on patriotic holiday weekends, including Veterans Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. For Veterans Day 2022, Walgreens will offer a 20% military discount to veterans, current military members and their families, according to the chain’s website. When Is the Walgreens Veterans Day Sale? Walgreens 20% […]
Kohl’s department store chain celebrates Veterans Day with a 30% military discount sale event. The Veterans Day sale begins Friday, Nov. 11 and continues through Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, according to Kohl’s website. If you can’t make it to Kohl’s during the Veterans Day weekend sale event, you can still get a 15% military […]
Can you transfer your GI Bill benefits to your spouse or children? Yes. In June 2009, the Department of Defense outlined the rules for transferring your GI Bill benefit to your dependents, and then updated them in 2018. Here’s what you need to know. Who Is Eligible to Transfer GI Bill Benefits? According to DOD, […]
United States military members will see their largest-ever pay increase in 2023 – a 4.6% hike, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Cost Index (ECI) and the 2023 defense budget. President Biden signed off on the 2023 defense budget, approving the 4.6% bump. Basic pay is the largest component of military service members’ […]
Is it possible to use a Veterans Affairs mortgage to purchase a duplex? What about using a VA mortgage to buy a multifamily home? The answer in both cases is yes, but certain conditions apply. When considering using your VA loan benefit to buy a multi-unit property, remember that your VA lender will require compliance with VA […]
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday that it would open eligibility for all VA benefits to veterans discharged for their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. The Clinton administration enacted the policy on Dec. 21, 1993. It remained in effect for nearly 18 years until its […]
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