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2018 proposed pay charts reflect two percent increase Posted August 23, 2017

The proposed 2018 military pay charts reflect a 2.1 percent pay increase set forth by the Trump Administration which is the same increase approved by the President Obama in Fiscal Year 2017.   2018 Military Pay Scale (years 2-8) GRADE 2 OR LESS OVER 2 OVER 3 OVER 4 OVER 6 OVER 8 O-10 (*1) $- $- $- $- $- $- O-9 (*1) $- $- $- $- $- $- O-8 (*1) $10,368 $10,708 $10,933 $10,996…

The solar eclipse is today but you probably already knew that Posted August 21, 2017

If you already didn’t know or have been hiding under a rock for the past month, today marks the first coast to coast solar eclipse since June 8, 1918 in the U.S. Here in Ohio, we will experience almost total darkness between 2:30 to 2:33 p.m. today. If you are in Cincinnati or Dayton you will see 91 percent totality and if you are in Columbus or Chillicothe, you will see about 86-87 percent totality. The…

Women Veterans: We need to hear from you! Posted July 3, 2017

Women vets! Military Veterans Resource Center needs your help!  We are about to embark on an exciting new initiative just for women veterans! But we need to know what works best for you in your continued growth and well-being as a woman who served/is still serving.  What are the gaps in services for women vets in Ohio? What do you like to do to cope with stress? What are your hopes and dreams? So take…

MVRC teams up with VSP Global to offer free eye care for vets Posted June 25, 2017

“This is awesome.” “I haven’t had glasses in years.” “I’ve been using glasses bought at the local drugstore,” and “This is like Christmas,” were some of the comments from several veterans who received free eye exams and glasses on May 4-6. Military Veterans Resource Center hosted the event in partnership with VSP Global Eyes of Hope mobile clinic. Over the space of three days in May at two of MVRC’s locations 200 veterans received free…

Aspen Dental to offer FREE dental care to vets June 24 Posted June 13, 2017

Aspen Dental will once again offer free dental care for veterans on Saturday, June 24, as part of its National Day of Service – an event that is expected to be the largest single-day oral health initiative for veterans in 2017. Participating dentists from nearly 450 Aspen Dental-branded practices in 36 states will provide care that day. Aspen Dental’s Healthy Mouth Movement (HMM) is a community-giving initiative launched in 2014 to deliver free dental care…

What does Memorial Day mean to you? Posted May 28, 2017

Before you settle into your picnics, parties, camping, swimming at the local pool, cookouts and snatching as much candy as you can at your local parade, try to stop and think a moment of what the upcoming holiday really means to you. As a 25-year veteran of the Air Force and a military spouse, I know what Memorial Day means to me. Memorial Day weekend is chatting with one of my best friends online who…

Employer spotlight: TP Mechanical Posted May 5, 2017

TP Mechanical serves the mechanical contracting, service & fabrication industries,  and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. TP Mechanical specializes in large-scale construction projects including industrial, commercial, retail, institutional and more. TP Mechanical has earned the American Builders and Contractors’ Accredited Quality Contractor certification. This program recognizes and honors those construction firms which have documented their commitment in five key areas of corporate responsibility. MVRC will be hosting TP Mechanical at our Columbus resource center on…

St. Luke’s Lutheran paying it forward Posted April 18, 2017

Giving of oneself is really the best way to celebrate the Lenten season and members of the congregation of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church did just that through the church’s Be Rich campaign. The campaign, now in its third year, partners with non-profit organizations to help others through donations and service. “The program is inspired from 1 Timothy 6:18 which says, ‘command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds and to be generous…

Move gives vet hope Posted April 3, 2017

Moving can be stressful for some people and a downright pain for most. But for WWII veteran Dominic Pulito, the whole experience gave him a fresh look on life. “He is a completely changed person, since he moved,”  his caregiver Berdina Payne said. “He is more talkative…so much happier,” she added. The 96-year-old Pulito, who was living in a cramped apartment near Dublin, was moved in less than three hours by about a dozen volunteers…

MVRC announces walk-in tax days for 2017 season Posted March 8, 2017

Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is partnering with the Ohio Benefit Bank to once again offer free income tax filing assistance to veterans, military service members, and spouses who meet certain income requirements. MVRC has special walk-in Tax Days at each of our locations in which no appointment is necessary. Dates scheduled so far are: Thursday, March 30 at our Dayton center Saturday, April 1 in Hamilton, Ohio Thursday, April 6 at our Dayton center Tuesday,…