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Forum: Veterans Benefits 05-30-2004, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,696
Posted By billr
Time Limit

Like Drywall said - you have 10 years from the date of release from active duty to use your GI Bill Education benefits. Its the old "Use it or Lose" rule.

Catman has a good point on Vocational...
Forum: General Posts 05-21-2004, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,587
Posted By billr
Reeb - The type of discharge don't mean squat...

Reeb - The type of discharge don't mean squat when you know the man. I think you can tell from everyone's response that we know the man and that means more than anything some HQ bozo decided.
...
Forum: General Posts 05-03-2004, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,526
Posted By billr
A couple of years back I was attending a...

A couple of years back I was attending a mandatory "Diversity in the Workplace" workshop.
The discussion got around to the stereoptypes of traditional male/female professions. One of the instructors...
Forum: General Posts 04-21-2004, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By billr
Dear Civilians....

Thought you all might enjoy this:

Dear Civilians, We know that the current state of affairs in our great nation have many civilians up in arms and excited to join the military. For those of you...
Forum: General Posts 04-08-2004, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,009
Posted By billr
VA Health Care System

Not going to comment one way or the other - just thought you all might want to be aware of this. Got it in an e-mail this morning.

To: VFW Members

From: Robert E. Wallace, Executive Director,...
Forum: General Posts 04-05-2004, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,778
Posted By billr
Veterans Survey

In checking out the Veterans Journal Advisory Board I see a familiar name, James Stodola. Jim was the San Diego County Veterans Service Officer and during Jim's tenure as CVSO, the Calif. Assn of...
Forum: Vietnam 03-11-2004, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By billr
Potato

The potato goes in the front ??

No wonder I was getting those strange looks when I walked past someone.
Forum: General Posts 02-24-2004, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,461
Posted By billr
Dixie?

55 - Dixie???

I was born in Mass. and have lived in Calif. for over 40 years. The furthest south I've been was Washington DC for 14 months when I was in the Army. Go figure.
Forum: General Posts 02-17-2004, 04:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,389
Posted By billr
Army

US Army - 71L Admin Specialist
10/19/72 to 10/24/75 - Specialist Five (E-5) on release from active duty
Forum: Vietnam 01-22-2004, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,930
Posted By billr
Assistance

Andy - If you/he are looking for assistance or guidance on how to keep the VA disability rating @ 100%, just let me know. I'll be glad to help in anyway I can.

Bill
Forum: General Posts 01-16-2004, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By billr
Flag Patch

Ron - I remember thinking the same thing a while back but saw an explanation of why the flag is "backwards". Here's an explanation that I found on the Army web-site.

"Under current Army policy the...
Forum: Vietnam 01-09-2004, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 888
Posted By billr
Another Urban Legend

This one has been floating around for a while now. Check out

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/pensions.htm

Also, people don't collect regular Social Security benefits unless they pay into...
Forum: Family 01-01-2004, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,216
Posted By billr
Thanks

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Unfortunately, my son and his family live about 500 miles away in Eugene, OR so this Grandpa gig is going to require some road trips on both of our parts.
...
Forum: Family 12-31-2003, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,216
Posted By billr
Mom, Dad and baby. I couldn't be prouder.

Mom, Dad and baby. I couldn't be prouder.
Forum: Family 12-31-2003, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,216
Posted By billr
Grandpa

Trying to get the hang of this Grandpa stuff.
Forum: Family 12-31-2003, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,216
Posted By billr
1st grandson

Here is my 1st ever grandchild, Jacob. He is about 7 weeks old in this picture and it was the first time I had seen him. How great is it to be a grandpa!?
Forum: General Posts 12-28-2003, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By billr
I got to see and hold my grandson for the very...

I got to see and hold my grandson for the very first time. I couldn't have asked for a better present.
Forum: General Posts 12-23-2003, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By billr
What Saddam was going to do with the $750,000 he...

What Saddam was going to do with the $750,000 he had on him.
Forum: Veterans Benefits 12-18-2003, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,766
Posted By billr
VA Comp Increase

Andy - What Sis said is correct, 2.1%. VA comp increases are tied to the Social Security increase.

The rate for 100% with a spouse is now $2,366 per month. If anyone would like to see all the new...
Forum: Vietnam 12-18-2003, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,734
Posted By billr
Incorrect data

If you want to discuss the validity of the data, you will have to do so with the author of the information I posted.

Douglas T. Jackson
Aeronautical Engineer

Biography: Doug specializes in...
Forum: Vietnam 12-18-2003, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,734
Posted By billr
Ron - The shuttles fall into a different category...

Ron - The shuttles fall into a different category than the X-15. As of 4/22/01 the official speed records for some of the fastest flying machines are as listed below. (From aerospaceweb.org)
...
Forum: Vietnam 12-17-2003, 04:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,734
Posted By billr
Ron

The shuttles are not considered "aircraft" in the strictest sense of the word. They are "orbiters" that are blasted into space by means of solid rocket boosters and an external fuel tank.
Forum: Vietnam 12-17-2003, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,734
Posted By billr
From the First to the Fastest

Colonel William "Pete" Knight, USAF, Retired

Colonel Knight is now a California State Senator and I've had the pleasure of meeting him on a number of occassions as he is a member of the Calif....
Forum: Veterans Concerns 12-09-2003, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,337
Posted By billr
Concurrent Receipt Info

Information on concurrent receipt from the Military Officers Assn of America web-site (moaa.org)

The proposal will benefit as many as 200,000 disabled retirees in two ways:

First, all retirees...
Forum: Veterans Concerns 12-05-2003, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,149
Posted By billr
VA claims

Let me begin by saying I am not a VA employee. I am a County Veterans Service Officer.
I don't believe that this person was trying to get you to file a bogus claim, but to let you know that there...
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