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My Story/How Others use GI Bill

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Through “My Story,” VA is documenting and sharing the personal experiences of Veterans and Servicemembers who’ve advanced their education and training with the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which VA has administered since Aug. 1, 2009. Although every experience is unique, a common thread is that brighter futures are possible with the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Watch and read these inspiring stories submitted by Veterans from all walks of life and all corners of the country. Add your story by emailing it to Include your full name, contact information, and a few sentences about your experience and why you’d like to participate in My Story.


See stories of men and women benefiting from the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Tahitia's story

Tahitia is making her life-long dream a reality with the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Paul's story

The Post-9/11 GI Bill has helped Paul find direction again.

Angelo's story

Angelo used the Yellow Ribbon Program to achieve his goals.

Josh's story

The Post-9/11 GI Bill is helping Josh send his kids to school.

Landon's story

Landon Cassill featuring Chiddy Bang (courtesy of BMI/Universal) for the Post-9/11 GI Bill

What is "My Story"?

Since VA began paying Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits on August 1, 2009, we have helped students just like you achieve their educational goals. Through our My Story page, we are sharing the real life stories of Veterans and Servicemembers, and their personal experiences with the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Every My Story is different; yet they all share a common thread — creating a better future using the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

We invite you to read and watch the videos about these inspiring students. If you have a personal success story that you want to share on our My Story page please email us at Make sure to include your full name, contact information and a few sentences about why you think you’d make a good candidate and why you would like to participate.