The Virtual Service Officer Office at Outpost 422 invites veterans to check out the VFW, DAV and American Legion when needing help with benefit claims

Are you stuck wondering where to turn after receiving a denial letter from the Veterans Administration for service connection from your military injuries?

Look no further. The Outpost 422 Virtual Service Officer Office connects veterans with organizations who will help them. Click on the sidebar widgets and follow along with our tutorial.

Reach out anytime by filing out the form found in the toolbar titled “contact.” Surviving appeal takes rigor and guts. The road of uncertainty leads to confusion, which is why the help of the VFW, DAV and American Legion can lead you through with representation to safety.

Service Officer attending the University of Wisconsin Whitewater invites viewers to tune in to Webhawk News

The Wisconsin G.I. Bill offers Service Officer the chance to build a social media watchtower for veterans doubling as a class project for Webhawk News.

The Outpost 422 journey began through the Madison College Challenge in 2019. The service began when the Center for Entrepreneurship offered a class called “Launch Your Business.” The service started out as a campus veteran guardian mission to report breaking news leads to campus security during crisis situations.

The Outpost 422 class project then became the Clarion General of Manager of Broadcast’s show to connect campus veterans with case study information for research projects. As a consortium student attending both Madison College and UW Whitewater, courses converged with veteran organizations to support crisis resolution social media campaigns.

The General of Manager of Broadcast doubled as an American Legion Adjutant, Historian, Service Officer, Public Relations Chairperson, VA and R Hospital Post relay, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Service Officer and Lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. The mission sought to create recruiting opportunities on campus to offer veterans resources to succeed.

The Outpost 422 program development as a consortium entry in the Madison College Challenge of 2020, shared information for students, faculty and administrators who tuned in to try strategies used in combat to stay grounded while stay-at-home orders for COVID-19 had everyone confined to quarters. The General Manager of Broadcast would need to think of a new strategy to connect with veterans.

Madison College offered a chance to connect with both UW Whitewater Warhawks and Wolfpack students through the first Clarion account. The service transferred to the Center for Entrepreneurship Spring of 2021 to be used as a mechanism to connect with all struggling with Post COVID-19 Stress Disorder through a method called “Blog-casting.”

Webhawk News graciously offered Outpost 422 the chance to implement the guard tower reporting service as a class project. Dr. James Kates oversees the progress of the Journalism for the Web 347 course allowing the Blog-cast to distribute information to our veteran benefit niche audience. The Outpost 422 service supports the VFW, American Legion and DAV to connect with at-risk veterans and their family during the 11th hour of crisis.

You are cordially invited to join the Operation: Greenspace mission being developed in the Small Business Marketing Course at Madison College this semester. All you need to do is upload found footage, blogs, sources, commentary, requests or anything related to helping at-risk veterans find services through businesses and organizations who support them to the Outpost 422 Facebook page.

The mission started out as an answer Purdue University’s call to help the homeless. The 422nd Rescue and Recovery Brigade hosts all the social media over watch services. The result will seek to establish the Sacred Warrior Search and Rescue Foundation to assist all who struggle in times of crisis to treat their trauma with the same treatment veterans receive.

Webhawk veteran student passes on Chapter 31 benefit email information provided by Veteran Services Benefits Coordinator

UW-W Veteran Services Benefits Coordinator sent out an email to student veterans Friday February 5, offering information regarding the Veterans Administration’s Chapter 31 benefit.

Students who qualify for Chapter 31, also referred to as “Veterans Readiness and Employment (VRE),” receive an opportunity to explore careers with an assigned counselor. Eligibility requirements listed on help the student veteran determine who qualifies. Links found on the website help navigate additional resources.

“The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is taking steps to provide eligible veterans with at least a 20 percent service-connected disability to access Veteran Readiness and Employment (VRE) services,” Benefits Coordinator Amy Moore stated.

Veterans with a disability rating of 20 percent or more should contact the Veteran Services office to inquire about next steps. Service-connected disability refers to an injury or impairment stemming from a VA approved diagnosis related to military service. Individuals must first receive diagnosis and rating as a prerequisite for Vocational Rehabilitation.

Once diagnosed through a VA claims decision, a County Veteran Service Officer or Veteran Services Benefit Coordinator on campus can assist. Moore is asking student veterans on campus to relay information about the program. The VRE services offered through the VA help the veteran receive additional resources to succeed in school.

“These services can often go above and beyond the services provided by the G.I. Bill,” explained Moore.

Careers and employment links found on the website take viewers on a journey to visit additional resources. Chapter 31 addresses the student veteran’s needs for training, which eventually explore employment options by leading the student through college choices. Additionally, services offered may be granted to eligible family members who may also qualify for selected benefits.

Moore’s email sent out to student veterans offered bulleted information outlining program bonuses. VRE services open doors to success in school avoiding unforeseen circumstances with the help of a counselor when a student veteran enters the program. VRE benefits provided offer:

  • 100 percent paid tuition.
  • 100 percent paid fees.
  • 100 percent paid books and supplies.
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater parking permit.
  • Specialty supplies.
  • A stipend for a new computer.
  • Priority health care including dental at the VA Hospital or VA Clinic.
  • Special federal hiring incentives for employment extended beyond standard veteran’s preference.
  • Additional Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) post-graduation while seeking employment.
  • Employment placement assistance.

Moore invites all who are interested in learning more about applying for Chapter 31 benefits to visit the application website. Student veterans on campus can reach out to the Veterans Services Office by accessing information provided on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater website. Moore hopes information will connect with all student veterans.