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VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011
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USAA and Hiring Our Heroes


Best Places for Job Seeking Veterans to find civilian employment in the nation according to a new study commissioned by USAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program.


Click here to learn more about the 10 best places.


Air Compassion for Veterans


Air Compassion for Veterans serves to ensure that no financially stressed wounded warrior, veteran, or adversely affected family member is denied access.


Click here to learn more. for Military Families


Thanks to the Department of Defense, K-12 students in military families have FREE access to expert tutors, anytime day or night with It gives kids LIVE one-on-one tutoring for almost any subject all the way up to AP level, all school year long.


Click here to sign up for your free account.

AWant to learn more? Join a webinar overview of for Military Families on August 15th at 5:30pm EDT. Register by:


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Law Enformcement and Security Job Fair


Fleet & Family Support Center Yorktown Presents a job fair for 35 Federal, State and Local Agencies. September 13th

from 10am - 1pm

Naval Wepons Station, Cheatham Annex 618 4th St. Williamsburg, VA.



Click here to learn more.



Heroes on the Water Tidewater Chapter


Heroes on the Water has one purpose. help wounded warriors - injured military personnel - relax, rehabillitate and reintegrate with society through kayak fishing and the outdoors. You can help us restore hope for thier future. Find out ow you can help today or take part in one of the many events.


Click here to learn more.


Click here for the Tidewater Chapter.




DoD Restoring Tuition Assistance for All Services


Tuition assistance programs are to be restored quickly with renewed funding from Congress, Defense Department officials said. The current programs provide about $250 per credit hour with a ceiling of $4,500 annually for servicemembers using thier off duty time to pursue vocational courses or classes toward an associate, bachelor, masters or doctoral degree.


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Verification of Military Experience and Training


The training data contained in the VMET is derived from active duty training records which is sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management Policy, in cooperation with the military services.


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TCC has signed the DOD MOU


The Department of Defense (DoD) released the DoD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) December 06, 2012. To read more about the DoD MOU click on the link below.



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Books for Soldiers


The Would you like to become a volunteer and send books, DVD's, games and relief supplies. For someone who is away from home just getting something small like a book from the States can really bring a smile to their face. If you would like to find out how you can help click on the link below and get started.


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Orientation, Student Development classes and Academic Alert


Tidewater Community College is committed to your success in the classroom and beyond. Recongnizing that most students need additional assistance as they transition to college.


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Navy Live


DegreedUP The official blog of the U.S. Navy and provides readers with daily insights and images from around the fleet.


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DegreedUP Cash Scholarship Renewed for 2012/2013 Year


DegreedUP is proud to announce up to Four $1,250.00 Cash Scholarship-Awards for 2012 and 2013 school year for purposes of this scholarship.


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The Virginia Military Family Relief Fund


The Virginia Military Family Relief Fund grants are intended to help our service members and their families defray the costs of living expenses and emergencies that become a challenge when the service member temporarily leaves civilian employment to report for extended active military duty.


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Virginia Veterans ID Card


The For $10, your Virginia Veterans ID card is a convenient way to show proof that you servied and that of your veteran status. Apply for your Virginia Veterans ID card through DMV service outlets.


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Microsoft Office 2010 for Military Students


Microsoft is helping the military students by offering it Office Professional 2010 full version for only $9.95. To obtain the full version and see if you are eligible click on the link below.


Click here to learn more.


How Veterans Can Use Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits to Pay for IT Training and Certification


Veterans and transitioning military members interested in building a career in IT after their service in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars can use their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to pay for IT training and Certification. Since October 2011, the benefits can be used to pay for IT training via non-college degree training programs, as well as graduate and undergraduate degree programs. See how by clicking on the link below.


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U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Center for Women in Business


The Greater Norfolk and Hampton Roads Military Spouses Cocktail Reception and Networking Event.


Please join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Women in Business for a Free cocktail reception and mentoring event exclusively for military spouses in the Norfolk/Hampton Roads area. The event is open to all military spouses, including active duty, Guard and Reserve, and veterans' spouses.



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News Still of Importance  
President Obama


Executive Order Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members


By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to ensure that Federal military and veterans educational benefits programs are providing service members, veterans, spouses, and other family members with the information, support, and protections they deserve, it is hereby ordered as follows:


President's Executive Order

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Summary of New Benefits
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VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)


Veterans May Qualify for Additional Education Benefits.

The Veterans Retrainig Assistance Program (VRAP) offers 12 months of retraining assistance to Veterans. To see if you quilified view the flyer.


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eBenefits My Gateway to Benefit Information


eBenefits is active duty and retired military personnel VA benefits personal Web Portal. You can check on Compensation Package progress, Compensation & GIBill payments, Claim Appeal Status, Request a Home Loan Certificate, Military Personnel file, print DD-214, Apply for VA programs, etc.


Click here to learn more.



International Baccalaureate (IB)


Consistent with VCCS policy, students completing the Higher Level exams for International Baccalaureate will be granted advanced standing credit for these exams based on achievement.



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QuikPAY Online Tuition Payment System


I am pleased to introduce a new online tuition payment system which allows students to view their bills, designate an authorized payer such as a parent or guardian, and make payments online using Nelnet’s QuikPAY® system.  The VCCS contracted with Nelnet to integrate this payment process with our SIS.


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Center for Military and Veterans Education (CMVE)


Has scheduled VA Workshops to help keep TCC military related student population abreast of any changes/

processes as they relate to CMVE and the GI Education Benefits.



Click here for the schedule.


Retirees and Vets Allowed to Salute Flag


The National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 allows un-uniformed service members, military retirees, and veterans to render a hand salute during the hositing, lowering, or passing of the U.S. flag. Later the Defense Authorization Act of 2009 further authorized hand-salutes during the national anthem by veterans and out-of-uniform military personnel.


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Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

On December 15, 2011, the Department of Defense (DoD) granted a 90-day extension, from December 30, 2011, to March 30, 2012, for institutions to sign the DoD Tuition Assistance Program Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). 


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Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)

After a comprehensive review, the Department of Defense (DoD) rolled out a newly restructured military spouse career advancement account (MyCAA) to begin on October 25, 2010 at 8:00 AM EDT.  The changes come in an effort to make the program more viable and sustainable, due to the inability of the DoD to fund the unexpected growth and cost of the project. 

Click here for updated Military spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program information.



Troops to Teachers Proud to Serve Again


Established in 1994 as a Department of Defense program. The primary objective of TTT is to help recruit quality teachers from schools that serve low-income families throughout the United States.


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Navy: ERB-Affected Sailors can Transfer Their GI Bill Benefits


Eligible Sailors separating due to the Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) may qualify to transfer their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to dependents.


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Basic Instructor Development

This 80-hour course combines lectures, labs, class activities, and presentations to provide the student with the necessary skills to perform effectively in the classroom as an instructor, facilitator or teacher.


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Navy SEAL Foundation

Members of the Naval Special Warfare community, their spouses and their children make many sacrifices, both large and small, in service to our country. Our objective is to provide support and promote peace of mind to those who live with a high level of unknown factors as a matter of routine.

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ESGR Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve


The Mission: Develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.



Scholarship Opportunity for Children of Enlisted Military Personnel

In appreciation of those who have stood by our servicemen and servicewomen, Tidewater Community College will be awarding five one-year scholarships to the sons and daughters of enlisted personnel, one each from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy.


[Click here to apply]


Transition Benefits: ERB Affected Sailors can Transfer Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits


Eligible Sailors separating due to the Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) may qualify to transfer their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to dependents.


Click here to learn more.


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The Post- 9/11 GI Bill

The Post- 9/11 GI Bill is a new  benefit providing educational assistance to individuals who have served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.

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Pre- 9/11 Older Vets to Get GI Bill Benefits


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Reasons Why Sailors Should Pursue Higher Education

More reasons why Sailors should be thinking about getting that education -- Education Points for E4 - E6 Final Multiple Score and Emphasis on Education for E7 - E9 Selection Board Precepts !!!


Learn more... (Read the actual message from the CNO).


Three Reasons to get your Associate Degree


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