Transitionnews: Military/Veteran Jobs and Benefits news of the day for for 3/25/14

Good news story of the day

Schultz Family Foundation Commits $30 Million To Help Veterans Navigate The Challenges Of Returning To Civilian Life  (PR Newswire)  The Schultz Family Foundation announced a $30 million commitment to help America’s veterans overcome the challenges of returning to civilian life and maximize their skills for America’s businesses and communities.

Military Transition and Jobs News

The 8 Best Jobs for Military Veterans  (Business News Daily)  Many military veterans will attest to the fact that finding work after their time in the service can be a difficult one.

Stockton College Hosts Veteran Resource and Employment Fair April 4  (The Sandpiper) Active military, veterans and civilians are invited to attend a free Veteran Resource and Employment Fair at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 4.

Career Tips For Military Veterans Starting to Work in Civilian Positions  (Examiner)  There are so many articles and sites with tips on how to find a civilian job when you have served in the military and are now a veteran seeking employment. Now here you are one of the fortunate veterans to have found a job, you have been hired and next week you start.

A look at Air Force FY14 Force Management: Transition Assistance Program  (17th Training Wing Public Affairs)  As Fiscal Year 2014 Force Management programs continue to reduce military strength numbers, an increasing amount of personnel are participating in the Transition Assistance Program, which is required by law.

‘Boots to Business’ Helps Troops Become Entrepreneur  (Defense.gov)  When Sandra Gonzales and Tony Turin were enrolled in the Defense Department’s Transition GPS course, they found their career calling through an optional entrepreneur track called “Boots to Business.”

Great Career Opportunities For Transitioning Military Veterans  (WTVR)  Top companies want military-experienced talent for civilian jobs.

Cash to leave in 2015: AF cranks up retirement, separation budget  (Air Force Times)  The Air Force is planning to spend as much as $1.6 billion on separations and early retirements by the end of fiscal 2015, according to budget documents submitted to Congress.

Veterans News

New rules on hiring disabled workers, vets go into effect for federal contractors  (St. Louis Today)  New Labor Department regulations go into effect today that require federal contractors to take steps to hire minimum numbers of protected veterans and disabled workers.

 Obama administration urges veterans to sign up for Obamacare  (Washington Examiner)  The Obama administration is encouraging military veterans to sign up for Obamacare as it pulls out all the stops to maximize enrollment ahead of the March 31 deadline.

Safe environments assist transition of student veterans (USC News)  There is no universal way to support student veterans with mental health issues but, generally speaking, providing a safe environment on college and university campuses has proven effective.

Veterans struggle to upgrade less than honorable discharges  (ABC2News)  For former military veterans, there is one rule to having “bad papers:” Keep it silent.

Pennsylvania DMVA Announces Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Recipients  (The Street)  The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has selected 9 Pennsylvania-based organizations to receive $342,020 in grants from the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF).

Ex-soldier shot by deputy served in hard-hit JBLM Stryker battalion  (The News Tribune)  The Army veteran shot to death late Friday by a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy was a former Wilson High School student who fought in Afghanistan with a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker battalion that experienced more fatal casualties than any other comparable unit.

Benefits News

Report: Most GI Bill veterans make good on education benefits  (Washington Post)  A new report indicates that more than half of U.S. military veterans who used the GI Bill recently have earned a postsecondary degree or certification, suggesting educational benefits for former service members are paying off.

Vets group calls for better suicide prevention services  (Military Times)  When Kristofer Goldsmith tried to kill himself six years ago, the Army responded by kicking him out of the military for misconduct.

VA Benefits Seminar  (Cherokee One Feather)  April 5 from 1-3pm at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

Veterans with PTSD can now use medical marijuana  (WZZM13)  Last week the Michigan medical marijuana review board added post traumatic stress syndrome to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.

Comprehensive Health Care for Veterans  (VetWire)  With the deadline for having to choose a health care plan looming, Veterans can breathe a bit easier with new eligibility options for a comprehensive health care package.

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