Scholarship Opportunity for Disabled Vets

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Scholarship Opportunity for Disabled Vets

March 22nd, 2016|Integration & Independence, Updates|

The AGMA Foundation awards scholarships to outstanding engineering students at the Associate/Technical, Undergraduate, and Graduate levels. Six Undergraduate/Graduate level students received $5,000 AGMA Foundation Scholarships in September 2015.  NEW for 2016-2017, the Foundation has expanded its Scholarship Program to [...]

Fighting To Improve Standards for Access to Education

March 10th, 2016|Updates|

VetsFirst is supporting Veterans Educations Success’s efforts in negotiating rule making over borrower loan forgiveness.

It’s the Duty of Elected Officials to Support Veterans’ Issues

March 3rd, 2016|Updates|

Regardless of our position on the political spectrum we must expect our elected Federal officials to uphold their duty to support all veterans’ issues.

VetsFirst Calls for Greater Access to Home Modifications for Disabled Vets

February 16th, 2016|Updates|

VetsFirst testifies on Economic Opportunity regarding the VA’s Loan Guaranty and specifically Adaptive Housing Grant Programs.

Support Access to Individually-Configured Wheelchairs

December 3rd, 2015|Updates|

We need to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to individually-configured wheelchairs and components that best meets their needs.

Veterans Day 2015 Discounts

November 9th, 2015|Updates|

Many businesses honor the service of our nation’s veterans by offering various discounts on Veterans Day. Businesses of every kind are saying, “thank you.”

VetsFirst Bridges Communities

November 9th, 2015|Updates|

Simply put, VetsFirst serves an important role as a bridge between the disabled and veteran communities, which helps both sides to greater effect.

What Veterans Day Means to Me

November 2nd, 2015|Updates|

When I was a Marine Congressional Fellow in 2010, I had it arranged that my father Blair Meglathery officially receive his Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal. It had been noted in his record book in 1964 when he [...]

United Spinal Offers Disabled Vets Access to MyoPro® Myoelectric Upper Limb Orthosis

October 21st, 2015|Updates|

United Spinal Association’s VetsFirst program has teamed up with Myomo Inc. to offer our members the opportunity to receive a MyoPro® myoelectric upper limb orthosis. The MyoPro ® can enable veterans to self-initiate movement of a weakened or [...]

What Is The New VA Ruling On The Presence Of Service Dogs On VA Property?

October 5th, 2015|Updates, VetsFirst Q&A|

On August 17, 2015 the VA announced a new ruling regarding service animals in VA Facilities. Under the revised regulation, only dogs will be considered service animals. No other animals will be considered or permitted on VA Property.   The [...]