Transitionnews 12/10/13

Transitionnews for Tuesday, December 10th 2013:

Good news of the day

Students bring holiday show to veterans  (Orange County Register)  Students from Corona del Mar Middle School took their show on the road Thursday, putting on a holiday performance for veterans at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach.


Group helps Volusia veterans readjust to civilian life  (The Daytona Beach News-Journal)  After returning from his second “brutal” deployment to Iraq, Bobby Colella found himself teaching ROTC cadets at the University of Central Florida in Orlando who were just starting their military careers as he was preparing for retirement after 21 years in the Army infantry.

Florida Tech to Host Informational Webinar on Military Benefits  (The Business Journals)  U.S. News & World Report-ranked Florida Tech recently announced it will be hosting a webinar for military personnel and veterans on December 11, 2013.

Nonprofit Helps Veterans Learn Farming  (  American farmers are getting older, with an average age of 57 — and climbing. Farmers 65 and older are the fastest-growing group. At the same time, military veterans returning home face a 7.7 percent unemployment rate and a host of challenges as they negotiate the often-difficult transition to working and living outside of the armed forces.

Marcademys New Scholarship Program Helps U.S. Veterans, National Guard and Reserves Learn Internet Marketing and Land Jobs  (  Marcademy, Inc. announced that it is accepting applications for its 2014 class of Marcademy Fellows.


Military Invasion! Veterans As a Part of Your Multicultural Advertising Mix?  (The Huffington Post)  25 million Americans have served in the U.S. armed forces, and you just need to look online or watch TV to see how advertisers are increasingly pursuing them.

Paralyzed Veterans of America Launches National Vehicle Donation Program  (Business Wire)  Paralyzed Veterans of America, a non-profit organization working to serve the needs and challenges faced by American veterans with disabilities and their families, today announced the national launch of its vehicle donation program, Wheels Helping Warriors.

Yeshiva students honor local veterans  (Jewish Journal)  Marv Levine, 77, is the chairman of the Men’s Club at the Forest Trace Luxury Resort Senior Community in Lauderhill, where he is a resident. He also is a veteran of the Korean War.

One Thousand Job Seekers Attend Congressman Garamendi’s Job Fair, Veterans Hiring Program Unveiled  (  Reflecting the continued struggles of far too many Americans in search of work, the Solano County Job Fair and Jobs Boot Camp hosted today by Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) was exceedingly well-attended. 971 jobseekers, including 146 veterans, talked with more than 50 employers, labor unions, and job skills organizations and two dozen resume counselors.

Cintas Awarded Outstanding Veteran Employer Award  (BusinessWire)  Cintas Corporation today announced its Maumelle, Little Rock and Searcy, Ark. facilities have received the Outstanding Veteran Employer Award from ARVets, an organization that provides support and resources for military personnel, veterans and their families.

Veterans Affairs

VA Offers New Dental Insurance Program  (  The Department of Veterans Affairs is now offering dental insurance at reduced premiums for Veterans enrolled in VA health care as well as beneficiaries of VA’s Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA).

Veterans bonus deadline approaching  (  Just a reminder that Ohio veterans who served during the time of the Persian Gulf War have until December 31 to apply for the Ohio Veterans Bonus and receive a “thank you” for their service awarded by Ohio’s citizens.

Effort to clear national backlog of veterans benefits claims makes things worse in Minnesota  (StarTribune)  An effort to clear a national backlog of veterans benefits claims is making things worse in Minnesota.

PTSD rates similar among defense contractors and veterans, report says  (The Washington Post)  Federal contractors who worked in war zones reported post-traumatic stress disorder and depression at rates similar to military personnel in a recent survey by the RAND Corporation.


Feds: Woman pocketed dead brother’s VA benefits  (  While thousands of veterans wait for their backlogged benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, one Orange County woman who has never served watched her bank account grow for years.

VA Loan Benefits Explained In A New Loan Love Guide   ( is a home loan borrower advice website that provides in-depth information in and easy to understand, concise and even entertaining way that both new borrowers and experienced home owners can benefit from.

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