A new online health promotion

Starting this September, veterans and their family members will be able to participate in a free online health promotion program called MissionVAV. This program, sponsored by the Veteran and Family Wellbeing Fund, is a fun way to improve wellness in different areas such as fitness, decreasing stress, improving sleep, eating healthier and losing weight. The program sets up...
  • Connecting ALS And Military Service

    September 3, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    Previously, in the July/August Serving You, we discussed the Australian process of decision-making about disease causation, the Repatriation Medical Authority (RMA), an independent statutory authority which determines Statements of Principles (SOPs) for disease related to military service in Australian military forces. The United States, like...
  • In 1994 the Australian government introduced legislation to reform the process of decision-making about disease causation. The aim was to create a more equitable and consistent system of dealing with claims for disability pensions received from Australian veterans and their dependants. One of the outcomes...
  • Life Insurance For Second World War Veterans

    May 4, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    Soon after the end of hostilities in the First World War, there was a need to provide life insurance protection for returned soldiers, especially pensioners, who were unable to pass the medical examination required to obtain commercial life insurance.  After first considering paying the extra...
  • Understanding The Charter

    March 5, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    We will highlight in this and coming Serving You columns information on the New Veterans Charter (NVC). Implemented in April 2006, the NVC offers job placement assistance, rehabilitation services, financial benefits, health services, education assistance and disability benefits to current or former members of the...
  • Getting The Word Out

    January 7, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    Finding ways to actively reach out to reservists, ex-military personnel, their families and friends in order to keep them informed of the many services available once they have returned from a deployment or have left the military, is an ongoing challenge. It is certainly one...
  • Legion Working With Joint Personnel Support Unit

    November 5, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    Discussions are currently underway on a pilot project involving Alberta–Northwest Territories Command and its Service Bureau in Edmonton. The aim of the initiative is to co-locate a command service officer with the recently created Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) at the military Garrison in Edmonton....