Good news story of the day
USO opens new center for wounded warriors, families at Walter Reed (Fox News) The United Service Organizations opened the doors Tuesday to a new state-of-the-art center for wounded servicemembers and their families at the Walter Reed complex — a center designed as a place where troops can heal physically but also relax and, for moments at a time, escape.
Military Transition and Jobs News
Westminster to host bimonthly Veterans Job Club (InsuranceNewsNet) -More than 20 veterans from the mid-Maryland region attended the inaugural Veterans Job Club in Carroll County Friday and LeRoy Thomas has no doubt that attendance will grow in future events.
Free workshop will help Veterans use websites to find jobs, careers (Tucson News Now) Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center is hosting a free workshop on April 8, for veterans to help find them a job.
Hundreds turn out for Bossier veterans job fair (KSLA) The Bossier Chamber of Commerce hosted a job fair Thursday, specifically designed to help veterans and their spouses. Goodwill NWLA, Hero 2 Hired, and the City of Bossier City also pitched in as sponsors.
8,000 enlisted jobs taken off the chopping block (Air Force Times) More than 8,000 enlisted airmen’s jobs are no longer on the chopping block this year, according to the latest charts obtained by Air Force Times.
Pentagon should cut civilian, not military, personnel (The Hill) It isn’t often that Pentagon leaders find themselves without the support of their primary constituency, but that’s just what Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is facing today with his proposed severe reduction in the number of uniformed personnel.
AMR Staffing Agency Collaborates With “Work For Warrior Program” (The Street) Reaching out to help returning War Veterans and all people in uniform, David Zahler, AMR President and CEO met with Major General Keith D. Jones and First Lieutenant Christopher W. Freeman of the Work for Warrior Program, to discuss employment opportunities for men and women in uniform transitioning out of the military.
US Companies Reach Out to Hire Veterans (Voice of America) Despite an improving economy, U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are still having difficulty finding jobs – and their unemployment rate of just under 10 percent is considerably higher than the national average.
How Can Government Battle a ‘Suicide Epidemic’ Among Veterans? (National Journal) The Fort Hood shooting is an extreme and shocking example of what has become a chronic concern for the military: soldiers with mental-health problems taking their own lives.
Gov. Scott Walker’s actions are a disservice to veterans (Journal-Sentinel) Gov. Scott Walker says he has the utmost gratitude and respect for the women and men who wear the uniform in service of our country.
Lawmakers scold DoD for medical records failure (Air Force Times) House lawmakers who hold the Pentagon’s purse strings berated the Defense Department on Thursday for failing to develop a joint electronic medical records system with the Veterans Affairs Department — an effort that has cost more than $1 billion since 2008 while producing scant results.
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