Transitionnews: Military/Veteran Jobs and Benefits news of the day for for 3/27/14

Good news story of the day

Iowa House OKs benefits for veterans  (Quad-City Times)  The Iowa House passed wide-ranging legislation Wednesday aimed at attracting military veterans to work and live in Iowa.

Military Transition and  Jobs News

Job seekers attend base employment fair  (JDNews)  With resumes in hand, more than 1,000 job seekers attended the Camp Lejeune employment and education fair on Wednesday.

Veteran Transition Workshop  (KIROTV)  The Veteran Transition Workshop is available to our veterans and spouses whether they are currently going through their Transition Assistance Program (TAP) or have been out of the military for some time.

Transition GPS: Navy helps prepare Sailors for civilian life  (DC Military)  Service members planning to retire or separate from military service within the next year should hurry and register for the Transition GPS — Goals, Plan, Succeed — class.

Sailors leaving Navy over stress on social issues, Top Gun instructor says  (The Washington Times)  A Navy F-18 fighter pilot and former Top Gun instructor is publicly warning admirals that retention is beginning to suffer from the military’s relentless social conditioning programs.

AF civilians have another shot at early retirement, separation  (Air Force Times)  The Air Force said March 26 it will offer a second round of early retirements and voluntary separation payments to civilian employees.

Veterans News

Veterans benefit from third-annual Stand Down in Torrington  (The Register Citizen)  A group of veterans stood at attention and saluted the American Flag as the national anthem played at the Torrington Armory Wednesday.

Obama Pays Tribute at Graves of World War I Soldiers  (New York Times)  President Obama paid homage Wednesday to the American soldiers who died at Flanders Fields in the battles of World War I, which began 100 years ago and took the lives of hundreds of thousands.

‘Environmental Poisoning’ of Iraq Is Claimed  (New York Times) An advocacy group representing American military veterans and Iraqi civilians arrived here on Wednesday armed with a message for the United States government: Washington must do something for the thousands of people suffering from what the group called the “environmental poisoning” of Iraq during the war.

Benefits News

More veterans taking advantage of Post-9/11 GI Bill  (Florida Courier)   In the year since Clemson University launched its Student Veterans Success Center, its volunteer staff has worked to transform the small alcove in the School of Computing into a place where those transitioning from military to civilian life can connect with their peers.

DiNapoli Finds Veterans Are Not Informed of Health Benefits Options  (Rockland County Times)  Poor coordination of health benefits for veterans by the state Department of Health (DOH) and local social services departments resulted in many veterans being placed in the state’s Medicaid program rather than federal programs, according to an audit released last week by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Legion pushes VA to continue progress on claims  (Military Times)  The American Legion’s national commander is happy with work Veterans Affairs Department officials have done on their disability claims and veteran outreach goals.

DoD official: ‘Tough choices’ necessary on pay and benefits reform  (Military Times)  Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale pleaded with Senate lawmakers Wednesday not to undo money-saving personnel changes in the fiscal 2015 budget proposal, saying such a move would devastate spending plans for years to come.

Senators weigh impact of proposed Tricare fee hikes  (Military Times)  Military advocacy groups appear divided over a Pentagon proposal to consolidate Tricare health programs, but all agree that active-duty families should not have to pay higher medical costs just because they don’t live near a military hospital.

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