Veterans Weekly Report Nov. 3- Nov. 9

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Free Disney World Resort Vacations for Combat Veterans

If you are a combat veteran you may be eligible to win a a free vacation to Orlando, Florida. Westgate Resorts is giving out 1,500 free vacations this year and over the past eight years has given more than 25,000 vacations to qualifying veterans and military members.

According to Military Times, the giveaway starts this year at 9 a.m. EST on Nov. 9th and includes a three-day, two-night stay, for up to four guests, between May 10-12. The first eligible members of the military community to book will receive the free visit. Qualified members are those who have deployed to a combat zone, combat veterans, and gold star families..

For more information see: https://www.westgateresorts.com/thankyoumilitary/terms-conditions/ 

 

After Backlash, Museum Offers Free Admission to Veterans

After receiving backlash for their original decision to charge veterans a $12 entry fee, the new National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Ohio will not be charging admission fees to military veterans. The original entrance fee would have been $5 less than general admission and has since been removed.

According to Military Times, Museum President and CEO retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter said in a statement the museum was “committed to providing free entry to all American Military Veterans.”

 

Silent Drill Platoon Under Investigation for Hazing

Following an announcement made Tuesday, the Marine Barracks in Washington D.C. will be cooperating with a Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigation after allegations of hazing by certain marines in the Silent Drill Platoon were made.

“Marine Barracks Washington takes any and all claims of hazing seriously and immediately began an internal command investigation into the allegations before turning that investigation over to NCIS,” a command release said, according to Marine Corps Times. “The Marines at the Barracks take pride in their daily duties and their reputation in the community, which was demonstrated in September when Marines helped first responders rescue and provide aid for our neighbors when an apartment complex caught fire,” the command release said.

 

NFL’s November Campaign for Veterans

The NFL started its yearly campaign to honor military members, veterans, and families. “Salute to Service” has raised over $26 million since the NFL began to it in 2011 and they are committed to donating $5 million more this year.

For everytime that the hashtag “#SalutetoService” is used on social media through Nov. 19, the NFL has pledged to donate $5. On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, the donation amount will increase to 25$.

According to Military Times, Anna Isaacson, NFL senior vice president of social responsibility said; “This month we reflect on the sacrifices of our heroes and increase our focus to ensure more service members, veterans and their families find the assistance they need when they need it.”

 

Chief Management Officer Officially Resigns from Pentagon Position

Jay Gibson, the Pentagon’s first chief management officer, has officially resigned from his position after weeks of speculation about his future working there.

As of December, Lisa Hershman, the deputy CMO, will take over his duties and responsibilities until a replacement nominee is confirmed for the position.

-Defense News

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