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OIF/OEF Veterans- giveway today at 12pm EST

submitted on October 8, 2010 by sareece in "Sales / Promotions"
Attention IAVA veterans — starting at 12:00 Noon EST today, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, JOE Joseph Abboud® and JCPenney are giving away $200 in certificates to the first 5,000 vets who claim the prize. Make sure you are registered at IAVA.org and visit http://rucksack.iava.org/ to sign up to receive your certificate!

The only thing I do not like is you have to submit your DD214 or other documents to verify your service in Iraq or Afghanistan at IAVA.org.
     

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    shawndiaz
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    Posted by shawndiaz on October 8, 2010
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    I have question, why do you not like that you have to prove this?
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      Posted by sareece on October 8, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Its not that I do not like that I have to prove my military service. Its that I do not like the idea of submitting a DD214 (discharge papers) over the internet. It has EVERYTHING on there. Your full legal name, SSN, address, DOB, date of service, all your campaign medals, your unit, etc. etc. etc. I would gladly take it some where and show it as proof, possibly even mail a copy, but not over the internet.

      There is also the issue of people stealing the form and doctoring it. When that happens it is called "stolen valor" and it has happened recently. There is also a LOT of veterans that use doctored DD214's to gain VA benefits that they do not deserve, such as claiming they have PTSD when they have never served in a war zone or doctoring the DD214 to say they were honorably discharged when they were not. Either way you never know who's hands it will end up in, especially over the net.

      Its just one of those manic, crazy things that they beat in my head that has never left me.

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