Military/Veteran Jobs and Benefits news of the day for for 5/30/14

Good news story of the day

Amid thunderous applause, WWII veteran receives long-awaited diploma  (Stars and Stripes)  Charles Waters took a little longer than his classmates to get his diploma.

Military Transition and Jobs News

Military MOJO Announces 2014 National Hiring Events for Commissioned and Non-Commissioned Officers  (PR Newsweb)  MOJO (Military Officers Job Opportunities) is a premier hiring event pairing commissioned military officers, senior non-commissioned officers, and non-commissioned officers holding degrees with national employers seeking veterans for leadership opportunities. MOJO will be hosting four events this year in Austin, TX; Virginia Beach, VA; Washington, DC and San Diego, CA.

Hiring Heroes Career Fair Provides Opportunities for Wounded Warriors and Veterans  ( More than 600 wounded warriors and veterans filed into the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton North/Midtown in Raleigh, North Carolina, May 29 for the Hiring Heroes Career Fair.

Job fairs set for military veterans  (11Alive)  The Help Desk is dedicated to informing our military heroes about career opportunities and guidance.

Working to Help Veterans Start Businesses  (Military Times)  Military veterans have a knack for building successful businesses, professionals say, but they have more trouble than non-veterans attracting investors.

Veterans’ traits ideal for second career in energy  (Fierce Energy)  New York is embarking on a partnership with industry leaders from five electric and gas utilities to develop a plan that places military veterans returning home in jobs in the utility industry.

Veterans receive unique job opportunities as wildfire season nears  (  Wildfire season could mean more job opportunities for returning veterans.

Veterans News

Hollywood holds conference to discuss portrayal of veterans on screen  (Fox News)  When the Got Your 6 initiative was launched two years ago to enlist Hollywood in the effort to help military veterans, it focused on benchmarks in crucial areas including jobs, housing and education.

VA chief Eric Shinseki pledges urgent healthcare fixes  (Los Angeles Times)  Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki called in leaders of key veterans groups Thursday and pledged to keep VA hospitals open nights and weekends if necessary to set up speedy appointments for veterans whose long waits for medical care have triggered a growing crisis at the massive agency.

White House offers tepid support to Shinseki as pressure builds  (The Hill)  The White House offered tepid support Thursday for embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, skirting questions on whether he’ll soon be fired.

Benefits News

Dallas VA Medical Center to Host Veterans Benefits Fair, June 7  (The Gilmore Mirror) VA North Texas Health Care System together with Texas Veterans Commission and Veterans Land Board will host a free “come and go” Benefits Fair to ensure Veterans are aware of the benefits they are eligible for and have earned.

Virginia vets have fewest Veterans Affairs facilities  (Fox News)  As scandals swirl surrounding the Department of Veteran’ Affairs, a new report finds Virginia ranks dead last in the nation for the number of VA hospitals per 10,000 veterans.

Widow wins VA claim 24 years after filing  (Military Times)  Three weeks before 39-year-old Ronald McNutt died of cancer in 1987, he began talking about his military service in Vietnam with his wife, Bettye.

This WWII veteran on ultimate wait list: He gets benefits after 68 years  (Fox News)  The Veterans Administration is under fire for its long waiting lists, but it’s unlikely any of America’s service members can match the claim by Milton Rackham: It took 68 years before he was given the benefits he earned in battle.

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