The New Fairfield Veterans Association
meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Senior Center
Veterans of all wars are welcome
For further information on joining, or to receive a free copy of their monthly newsletter, please send your e-mail address to:
The first raising of the flag at the
New Fairfield Senior Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
John Sankey, Ralph langham, Joe Letizia, Major Charlie Jaworski of the CT National Guard, Greg Wagner, Stanley Gardner, and Joe Dunbar
Members of the New Fairfield Veterans Association conducted their Fall cleanup on the Veterans Island at Gillotti Road near the Barnum Road intersection.
Educational Benefits are provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Find a wealth of information at:
Why Should I Attend an Accredited College?
Currently in America there is a shortage of jobs for veterans prompted by both economic recession and a lack of qualification among returning soldiers. If you are a veteran seeking education as a means of improving your chances for employment, it is strongly recommended that you attend an institution or obtain certification that has some type of accreditation. Accreditation ensures that your education’s quality is backed by a professionally-recognized agency, which will help you remain competitive among an employee pool that is filled with people who have bachelors’ degrees. Both accredited online colleges and campus-based institutions exist today, and many exemplary veterans have found creative ways to get advanced degrees under the current unusual economic circumstances.
Since not every academic institution or certification program in the U.S. is accredited, the VA will only providing funding for students who attend schools that meet a specific set of criteria. A database of each of these schools, by state, can be found on the VA’s website. If the school you wish to attend is not on this list, you should contact the Post-9/11 GI Bill commission directly to determine if there are compromises that can be made.
For more information visit: AccreditedOnlineColleges.org