Good news story of the day
102-year-old, veteran highlight Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament kickoff event (News4Jax) Actor and comedian Bill Murray is in town for the 14th annual Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament events, which began Thursday morning with the Pond Charity Golf Classic and lots of surprises in store.
Military Transition and Jobs News
City hiring veterans, military for fitness instruction (News For San Antonio) The city is looking for a few good men and women to help them get San Antonio in shape.
Job fair for military veterans (MyFoxNY) Many soldiers trading in uniforms for a suit and tie attended the hiring our heroes job fair at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan.
Job fair in Macon for area veterans (Union-Recorder) The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation agency will host a job fair for area veterans next month in Macon.
GDOL hosts job expo for veterans (NBC11Alive) The Georgia Department of Labor and the Aviation Institute of Maintenance team up to host a job expo for veterans and others looking for employment in Gwinnett County at the Aviation Institute located at 2025 Satellite Point in Duluth on April 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Job hunting for veterans: ‘My resume went into a black hole’ (The Guardian) This week, military veterans finally received a better crack at getting jobs
Iraq war vet introduces military suicide prevention bill (CNN) The first Iraq war combat veteran to serve in the U.S. Senate introduced legislation on Thursday aimed at reducing the number of military veterans who commit suicide.
Joplin 2014 Veterans Enterprise Forum (Four State Home Page) Area veterans learn about various programs available to assist with their benefits.
Flags display, Senate bill put focus on veteran suicides (Stars and Stripes) A new bill aimed at improving suicide prevention for veterans was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, as nearly 2,000 flags were planted within view of the Capitol — each one representing a current or former servicemember who had committed suicide so far this year.
Military Update: Exchange-commissary merger could help each survive (The Sentinel) Thomas C. Shull, chief executive officer of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is not, which helps to explain his March 17 memo proposing a merger of commissaries with exchanges to try to save both.
Service Members Weigh in on Benefits (U. S. Navy) Senior local military commanders, senior enlisted advisers and retired veterans spoke with the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) during a public hearing panel at the Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island hotel March 26.
Benefits backlog for veterans has shrunk, but critics say VA still not working fast enough (Bay Area News) Whenever Vietnam veteran Don Cooper asked about his request for an in-home aide, the Oakland VA regional benefit office told him the same thing: A decision would take 14 months.
Mo. Veterans Commission accused of failing to file claims (KSDK) Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) plans to demand an audit into the Missouri Veterans Commission for what she calls an egregious failure to help veterans.
Veterans Receive Help With Benefits (Missourian) Veterans turned out Sunday to sign up for VA medical benefits and ask questions during a special event at AT&T in Washington, an official said.
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