Military/Veteran Jobs and Benefits news of the day for 7/24/14

Good news story of the day

Medal of Honor recipient SFC Leroy Petry retires today  (Army Times)  One soldier’s career: Ranger with eight deployments, lost his hand to a grenade while saving his buddies, pinned with the Medal of Honor, met presidents and celebrities, smiling in dress uniform as grand master at parades and speaker at university commencements.

Military Transition and Jobs News

Army: Of 1,100 captains pink-slipped, 48 were in Afghanistan  (Stars and Stripes)  Of the more than 1,100 Army captains notified last month their military careers would soon end, 87 were deployed worldwide and 48 were serving in Afghanistan at the time, Army officials said Wednesday.

Steve Scalise to host Slidell jobs fair for veterans/military  (The Times-Picayune)  Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, will host a jobs fair for veterans and active military at Salmen High School in Slidell Saturday July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Upcoming Maritime Recruitment Fair at CMTI  (Marinelink.com)  Founded in 1998, Norfolk Tug is part of the American Waterways Operators and operates a fleet of 10 vessels.

Tuscarawas County Job Fair set for Aug. 28  (Times-Reporter)  The Tuscarawas County Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Monroe Centre, 1260 Monroe St., New Philadelphia.

Veterans News

Senate committee approves VA nominee  (The Hill)  The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved President Obama’s pick to lead the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, sending his nomination to the full chamber.

Female veterans find a place to heal together  (CBS News)  These women came to an Alabama horse farm to find healing in a feeling of sisterhood.

Dole, Vets Groups Renew Push for Disability Treaty  (ABC News)  Former Sen. Bob Dole and proponents of a treaty promoting equal rights for the disabled around the world stepped up pressure for full Senate ratification.

Navy Vet Shows Children the Value of Work and Education Through Farming  (ABC News)  Surrounded by crime, inequality and a lack of opportunity is a quarter-acre farm in East Oakland, California. U.S. Navy veteran and Oakland native Kelly Carlisle is trying to change all that by inspiring a young group of local children through farming.

Benefits News

Highland Heights Community Center hosts Military Benefits Fair; many vets unaware of available benefits  (Cleveland.com)  Many military veterans are unaware of the benefits to which they are entitled for having served their country and a state representative has made it her business to make sure those veterans become informed on the subject.

Sen. Sanders seeks new VA funding compromise  (Military Times)    A push by Veterans Affairs Department officials for billions in new funding to hire more doctors may upend congressional efforts for a wide-reaching VA reform package that appeared all but finished just a few weeks ago.

Vet forgotten, locked inside Orange City VA clinic  (ClickOrlando)  A Marine veteran from Deltona says he’s very disappointed in the Veterans Administration after he was locked inside the community clinic in Orange City on Monday.

Survey asks Central New York veterans about their VA care and benefits  (Syracuse.com)  Central New York veterans will have a chance to share feedback about the quality of their Veterans Affairs healthcare and benefits in a new online survey from U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei.

Serving Smart: Nitty-Gritty of VA Education Benefits  (DOD Live)  We came, we blogged, we educated. Julius Caesar would have been so proud!

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