Teresa Tennyson journalist for Veteran.com. She is a retired army officer who served in several countries in the Middle East. Tennyson has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in business administration with a finance certificate from UCLA.

Articles by TeresaTennyson

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How to Set Up VA Direct Deposit for Benefits

Updated: September 2, 2022

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays disability, pension and education benefits associated with your military service. You can get these payments quickly and safely when you set up VA direct deposit to your bank account. Setting up and changing your VA direct deposit is simple as long as you know where to go. The […]

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Military Discounts on Health and Fitness

Updated: September 1, 2022

Editor’s Note: The military and veteran discounts we found below are subject to change without notice. Verify discounts before purchase by following the links below. Maintaining physical fitness can help military and veteran families deal with unique stressors that come with the military lifestyle. Staying fit and healthy isn’t easy, and it’s not always cheap. […]

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Burn Pits and VA Disability

Updated: August 4, 2022

Editor’s Note: In a June 6, 2022 email to veterans, the VA said it would begin contacting National Guard and reserve service members to schedule their part 2 Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry exam. The VA said active-duty and activated National Guard and reserve service members must reach out to their military treatment facility […]

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VA Disability Claims for Covid-19

Updated: July 22, 2022

Active-duty military service members and National Guardsmen on emergency response orders may have been exposed to Covid-19 in the line of duty. Some people who contract the Covid-19 virus experience lingering effects from the disease, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) refers to as “post-Covid conditions,” or “long Covid.” If you contracted […]

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Security Clearance Disqualifiers

Security Clearance Disqualifiers

Updated: July 20, 2022

Security clearances are essential for many federal service jobs and military occupational specialties. Whether you are a military or civilian member of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps or Space Force, you’ll need a security clearance to access the classified information you need to do your job. Getting a clearance is not […]

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