Christy Van Drunen

Christy Van Drunen is a contributing writer for She is a veteran with over 19 years of service with experience in many unique military specialties, including readiness and training, combat medicine, administration and communications security and repair. A service member herself, Van Drunen is also a military spouse. She is a lover of cocktails, a philosophy student and an avid gym rat. She lives with her husband, two dogs and two cats in mid-Missouri.

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IRIS and The GI Bill Help Portal To Be Replaced By Ask VA

Updated: December 24, 2022

The Department of Veterans Affairs is making it easier for veterans to ask questions and get answers, according to a Sept. 20 announcement on the VA’s website. But that means two familiar portals, the Information Routing and Inquiry Service (IRIS) and the G.I. Bill Help Portal, are going away.  The new service, Ask VA, goes live […]

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