Good news story of the day
Purple Heart Recipient is Honored by Veterans (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University News) A small crowd gathered in the DLC to honor a student veteran of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University who is a Purple Heart recipient.
Military Transition and Jobs News
Wednesday is last chance to apply for early retirement (Air Force Times) The window for most airmen to apply for early retirement closes on Wednesday.
Transition GPS curriculum expands, implemented throughout DOD (Marines.mil) The Department of Defense is making sure its service members are more ready than ever to transition from military to civilian life with a revamped version of its current transition program, the Transition Readiness Seminar.
Job fair targets transitioning military (Jacksonville Daily News) On Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Goettge Memorial Field House, military affiliated personnel as well as students from Coastal Carolina Community College will have an opportunity to market themselves to potential employers as they present their unique skills and qualities to more than 70 employers,
Veteran-Owned Wall Street Firm Employs Disabled Vets (ABC News) When Lawrence Doll returned to the U.S. from Vietnam in 1969 he never forgot the help he received during his transition into civilian life.
Job Fair Helps Veterans Find Work (NBC Connecticut) Even after five deployments overseas, Sgt. Woodrow Valle is still a member of the U.S. Army, but he was making contacts at the Heroes 4 Hire job fair for the day he gets out, shaking hands and handing out resumes.
Job fair connects veterans with employers (WEAU) They’ve served our country and now, they’re looking for jobs.
Owen School is popular transitional stop for veterans (Vanderbilt News) Military veterans and current soldiers alike are a familiar sight in the halls of Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.
New Jersey Has Highest Percentage of Unemployed Veterans in America (Breitbart) New Jersey’s veterans are having a harder time finding a job than veterans in any other state, according to an extensive survey of veteran employment rates nationwide by the United States Department of Labor.
Veterans’ Unemployment Edges Down but Remains High (Military.com) The unemployment rate for veterans who served since 2001 dipped slightly in 2013 to 9 percent, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
Relatives of Pearl Harbor victims want military to identify remains (Los Angeles Times) Bethany Glenn never met her grandfather, John C. England, a 20-year-old Navy ensign from Alhambra who perished in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Casey says VA insults families, taxpayers by not releasing probe results (TribLive) U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. contends it’s “an insult” that the Department of Veterans Affairs has not released the results of two internal probes into a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Pittsburgh VA hospitals.
Legislative report on vets housing makes startlingly bold suggestions (The Star Tribune) A little-seen legislative report on veterans housing makes some startlingly bold suggestions.
Veteran’s job bill passes Senate (Legislative Gazette) After nearly a decade-long fight, Sen. Greg Ball announced the passage of legislation through the Senate that would facilitate the awarding of state contracts to disabled veterans.
Military retirement: Change ahead? (Union-Tribune) A retired Marine Corps officer said he thinks young enlisted fighters deserve something even if they don’t stay for 20 years.
Half of GI Bill Veterans Completed Educational Program (AllGov) Military veterans are making good use of the GI Bill of 2008 and its support for those seeking college education, a new report says.
VA: Adaptive housing grant eligibility automatic for ALS (Today in OT) Veterans and active-duty military personnel with service-connected amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, now are presumed medically eligible for grants of up to almost $68,000 to adapt their homes, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced March 19.
Some vets won’t have to report income for VA care (Military Times) Starting this month, veterans who qualify for care from the Veterans Health Administration under income thresholds will no longer need to report their income information to Veterans Affairs annually.
Bill would remove cap on traumatic injury payments (Air Force Times) Two lawmakers have introduced a bill that would eliminate the $100,000 cap on payments to wounded warriors for multiple, severe injuries under the Traumatic Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program.
House lawmakers cool to DoD pay, benefits proposals (Military Times) The Pentagon’s pay and benefits proposals for fiscal 2015 would be crippling for troops and their families, and potentially a disincentive for many to continue serving, according to House lawmakers who oversee personnel programs in the annual defense budget.
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