Friday, December 7, 2007


  • "Lawyers for Warriors" by Charles Myers, U.S. Air Force Academy (1997): "Military lawyers face special concerns just because their clients are soldiers, sailors, or other military personnel responsible for preparing for, waging, and win ning the country's wars lawfully and morally. ...."

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Jobs - Protection and Opportunities: USERRA and ETC.

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) prohibits discrimination against persons because of their service in the Armed Forces Reserve, the National Guard, or other uniformed services.

USERRA prohibits an employer from denying any benefit of employment on the basis of an individual’s membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services. USERRA also protects the right of veterans, reservists, National Guard members, and certain other members of the uniformed services to reclaim their civilian employment after being absent due to military service or training.

See Also:
Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS):

SCRA: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is a federal statute passed by Congress to allow military members to suspend or postpone some civil obligations so that the military member can devote his or her full attention to military duties.

There are a variety of important protections, with a lot of details:
  • Stay of Proceedings
  • Default Judgments
  • Eviction
  • Home and Auto Leases
  • Mortgages
  • Interest Rate Cap
Follow the links to learn more:

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Organizations in Service to Veterans

Links to organizations of, by or for veterans. Please add any you think helpful:

Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America:

National Gulf War Resource Center:

Veterans of Modern Wars:

Blind Veterans Association:

Disabled American Veterans:

Employers in Support of the Guard and Reserves:

Fisher House (helps families of wounded veterans be near them during treatment): Please note "Hero Miles", its Frequent Flyer Donation program:

Operation Unmet Needs:

Veterans Eye Care: