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GI Bill Calculator Updated to a Fresh New Look

The new look of the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits calculator.
The new look of the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits calculator.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently updated the online GI Bill Calculator. Now it is easier than ever for veterans to find out how...




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  • British infantry Tommys go forward to meet the German advance on the Western Front during the Great War, March 31, 1918, Easter. (AP Photo)

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  • Arissa Cooper programs in a Lego Robotics class put on by Geek Squad Academy at the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Trent Nelson)

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