Good news story of the day
Fishing tournament in Bayonne to help wounded warriors (NJ.com) The annual fluke fishing tournament tomorrow at Robbin’s Reef Yacht Club, 21 Pavonia Court in Bayonne will benefit The Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit helping injured vets and their families.
Military Transition and Jobs News
Report: vets’ preference for federal jobs too complicated, sometimes controversial (The Washington Post) Uncle Sam’s long-standing policy of giving veterans a hiring preference for government jobs enjoys strong support.
Veteran Job Fair Helps Those Who Help Us (KGWN) From fighting for our country, to fighting for a job. Veterans gathered at the Storey Gym on Thursday to look for jobs.
Chamber, MOAA to Sponsor Veterans Job Event (The Pilot) The Sandhills Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the Moore County Chamber of Commerce will join next month to sponosr the Moore County Veteran Jobs Initiative.
Veterans benefit expo held at Logistics Health Incorporated (News8000) The Wisconsin Department of Veteran’s Affairs organized an expo for veterans at LHI Thursday.
Veterans Affairs Opens New Clinic In Sorrento Valley (KPBS) Veterans Affairs officials say the new Sorrento Valley clinic will have the capacity to offer medical and mental healthcare to some 17,000 patients a year.
National Dems hammer Cassidy on veterans’ issues in Louisiana (The Hill) The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is launching a new ad charging Rep. Bill Cassidy, Republicans’ pick to take on Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), “put millionaires before veterans.”
Central Ala VA director, chief of staff placed on leave (Montgomery Advertiser) The director and the chief of staff at the Central Alabama Veteran’s Health Care System have been placed on administrative leave while the Montgomery and Tuskegee medical centers are assessed.
McCain: Why is Phoenix VA boss still employed? (AZ Central) More than two months after Sharon Helman was suspended as director of Phoenix’s VA Health Care System, she remains on the payroll collecting regular checks and benefits despite passage of a new federal statute targeting accountability in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
VA facilities to hold town hall meetings (Philly.com) Philadelphia’s Veterans Affairs benefits office will host two town hall events Wednesday for local veterans to voice feedback about the quality of their service.
AAFES makes ‘business case’ for allowing veterans to shop online (Stars and Stripes) Allowing 18.8 million honorably-discharged veterans to shop online through military exchange services, which also operate brick-and-mortar department stores and concessions on base, could boost store profits enough to pump more than $100 million back into base quality-of-life programs.
Hospital system is having trouble reaching veterans (AZ Central) The outsourcing of Veterans Affairs patients to metro Phoenix health providers is in full swing, but one major hospital system has encountered a challenge reaching veterans.
Veterans Find ‘Family,’ Healing In Festival And Electronic Music Culture (Huffington Post) Two years and 34 surgeries after Kirstie Ennis was injured in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, the retired Marine Corps veteran is still fighting to keep her leg. And while the road to recovery has been far from easy, one hobby has made a big difference in keeping her spirits up: listening to and creating electronic music.