Letters to the Editor

Help us preserve post-9/11 veterans' rights

The House recently passed HR 3016, a bill that included a 50-percent cut in the monthly Basic Allowance for Housing provided to children who will have their parent's earned Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit transferred to them. Similar legislation is now being considered in the Senate (S 425) that would put the hard-fought benefits of 2.8 million post-9/11 veterans at even greater risk.

I am standing with my fellow Non Commissioned Officers Association members in opposition to these GI Bill cuts, and I ask you to stand with us.

Please pledge to preserve the benefits promised to all new veterans and their families and oppose all attempts to use the Post-9/11 GI Bill as a piggy bank to fund other government programs.

Nearly one million post-9/11 veterans have benefited from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, making it one of the most successful veterans programs in American history.

Please email the NCOA at Advocates@NCOA.org and pledge to fight any attempts to cut education benefits for military members, veterans and our families.

DENNY ENGLE

Gautier

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