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Flags for Forgotten Soldiers Display

Flags for Forgotten Soldiers was started by Howard Barry, the father of SSG Joshua Berry who took his own life in 2013. Joshua Berry was injured in the first shooting at Fort Hood, TX in 2009 and struggled with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for four years after the incident. Joshua Berry was a sergeant in the U.S. Army and lived in Cincinnati, OH. He left behind an infant daughter.

218 schools make Military Times: Best Colleges 2018 rankings

Stockton University ranks in top 20 of Military Times Best Colleges for 2018

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Stockton Receives Purple Heart Designation

Stockton was recognized by the New Jersey Order of the Purple Heart for its level of veteran services. New Jersey Commander Joseph Belardo and Senior Vice Commander Norman Glover presented a flag, a welcome sign and Purple Heart coins to University officials.

Belardo said the group is working to recognize colleges and universities, towns, and counties that exemplify service to veterans and show genuine concern. Stockton is the third university to receive the designation.

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Forever GI Bill

The Forever GI Bill , hence its nickname, removes benefit expiration dates also known as the use-it-or-lose-it rule. Previously, veterans had 15 years after they were discharged to the use the money. Unfortunately this will not apply to all veterans as the cost to do so was too costly. Veterans whose last discharge or release from active duty is on or after January 1, 2013, will not expire. Those that were discharged or released before January 1, 2013 will still expire.

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