The following is information that we feel may be helpful or useful to veterans, active duty service members, military spouses, and/or dependents.
Click the above link to find out more about the Wounded Warrior Project
Connect with other JMU veterans on Facebook!
Find the group at this link or just type in "JMU Student Veterans Association" on Facebook.
Service members deployed since 9/11 have faced challenges unlike anything before in our country's history. They've left behind jobs, friends, and daily routines to face the stress of combat, long deployments, and uncertain conditions.
Now They Face A Different Kind of Battle.
Coming home can mean facing painful reintroductions to everyday life and troublesome changes:
reemployment, financial challenges, difficult family conditions, and in many cases, legal issues that developed
while they were proudly defending our country. Help them face their legal battles at home.
Help Them Navigate Their Legal Challenges.
Become a part of the bar association's statewide effort to make military legal assistance more accessible.
The most common legal issues they face are:
The state bar association can provide:
Military Families Face Difficult Challenges!
The Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR) provides veterans who were medically separated from their Military Service between September 11, 2011 and December 31, 2009, with the opportunity for review of their disability ratings to ensure fairness, consistency, and accuracy.
The PDBR was created by Congress as part of the Dignified Treatment of Wounded Warriors Act of 2008. It was signed into law on January 28, 2008 and began reviewing its first cases in June 2009.
For more information, including the application, please see the Military Health System website.