Veterans Affairs Report for September 2015

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our newly elected President, Tim Mc Sweeney, for appointing me to this office. I will endeavor to keep our brother Veterans up to date on events that pertain to them. If any of our brother/sister veterans have questions about their VA entitlements, please contact me and I will be glad to help them out.

The following article was brought to my attention by Brother Tim McNulty of Commodore John Barry Division 2.


The VA launched two no-cost computer training programs on August 5, 2015. The Accelerated Learning Programs and the VA Learning Hubs are designed to help transitioning
Service members and Veterans from all eras to learn computer skills.

VA is piloting ALPs this summer with seven courses focusing on building skills and certifications needed to advance in high-demand careers. Each APL course is offered at no cost and includes free referral and support services.

The first cohort includes courses covering a range of IT-related topics, including:

Coding/Programming Boot Camp

80+ Certifications in Hardware, Software, Networking, Web Services, etc.

Network Support Engineer Job Training and Certification

Cyber security Training and Certification

IT Help Desk Training and
IT Boot Camps for Desktop
Support and Windows Expertise.

Applications will be accepted starting August 17, 2015. APLs do not involve the use of the GI Bill Post 9/11. Visit the APL website for more information.

Please keep all our Veterans in your prayers. God Bless America.

Jack Ryan, VSO
AOH New York State Veterans Affairs Chairman