Transitionnews for 1/14/14

Transitionnews for Tuesday, January 14th 2014:

Good news story of the day

Wounded Warrior receives canine companion  (Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs)  Usually what comes to mind when people think about dogs are your family pet, but there are some dogs out there that go beyond the norm

Transition

Deployed, deactivating units targeted in early-outs  (Army Times)  Early-outs of up to 12 months have been authorized for thousands of Regular Army enlisted soldiers assigned to units scheduled for deployment or deactivation.

Job Fair for Veterans in Baldwin County  (Local15TV.com)   The Alabama Career Center System, the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and the City of Bay Minette are proud to host a Veteran Job Expo on January 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John F. Rhodes Civic Center located at 301 D’Olive Street, Bay Minette, Ala.

Career Opportunities for Ex-Military  (Examiner.com)  As you leave the military, you have vast opportunities to utilize those specialized skills you developed during your military service. Resettlement training is available to all ex-military members based on the amount of time you spent in the military.

Veterans can again use benefits for police training at ACC  (The Times News)  Military veterans can again use their government benefits to pay for police training at Alamance Community College.

Veterans

Veterans Groups Look To Replenish Ranks  (The Huffington Post)  As a veteran of the Gulf War some 20 years back, Rosemary Morales-Vargas said she didn’t think she initially fit in at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Montezuma Avenue in Santa Fe.

Northeast Ohio hospital group creates $15 million charity  (IdeaStream)  When the Center for Health Affair’s Chief Executive Bill Ryan opened an e-mail in October, he paused.

Vietnam veterans and gay groups campaign to march in South Boston Parade  (Irish Central)  An Irish American gay and lesbian group and a Vietnam Veterans association have  called on organizers to allow them to march in the South Boston St Patrick’s Day parade.

SolarCure Announces Reseller Program; Benefits Businesses, Environment, U.S. Veterans  (TMC News) SolarCure, a “cause marketing” firm dedicated to the promotion of environmental conservation and veteran causes, is offering a unique opportunity for resellers nationwide.

Justice for the Atomic Veterans  (Huffington Post)  In 1955 the U.S. detonated a nuclear weapon. Men nearby huddled in fear, praying for their lives.

Chris Christie spectacle obscured report on veterans’ suicides  (Chicago Tribune)  Political scandals enthrall us and pettiness blinds us and real problems pass us by, often unnoticed.

Veterans Affairs

Number of veterans eligible for exemption uncertain  (The News-Herald)  How many disabled veterans in mid-Michigan will receive a property tax exemption approved by the state Legislature last month is anyone’s guess.

Veterans’ Hospital makes changes after fatality  (ABC17News.com)  A report says Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital failed to provide a safe environment for a 78-year-old man beaten to death last year at the Columbia facility.

Schuyler couple seek $21M over VA care  (Star Gazette)  A Schuyler County man and his wife are suing the federal government for medical malpractice, claiming the Bath Veterans Affairs Medical Center waited two years after a biopsy to tell him he had skin cancer.

Ex-congressional staffer pleads not guilty to lying to get VA benefits  (Deseret News)  A man who worked for a Utah congressman through the Wounded Warrior Project pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he lied about being injured in the Iraq War to collect disability benefits.

Veterans’ tuition bill advances  (The News Herald)  Honorably discharged veterans wouldn’t have to worry about paying out-of-state tuition in Florida if the rest of the Legislature takes the same view as a state House panel did Monday.

Benefits

Data Predict Spike in Female Troop Injuries  (Military.com)  As the military prepares to allow female troops in ground combat units,  studies show the Department of Veterans Affairs can expect more female veterans  will suffer from the kinds of injuries that go with being a ground-pounder.

Retired generals, admiral embrace pay reductions  (Military Times)  Four retired general and flag officers with a collective 14 stars among them — including an outspoken advocate for military compensation reform — have expressed support for the 1 percent reductions in annual military retired pay increases approved by Congress.

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