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Enlisted to police officer

Enlisted to police officerWhen Ruth Recio returned from her fifth Army Reserve deployment, she was a "broken soldier."
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Education

Best for Vets: Colleges 2015

Best for Vets: Colleges 2015The students who walk into the veterans office at the University of Nebraska Omaha find several university staffers w...
  • Education
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Education

Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2015

Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2015Military jobs and training can provide service members with in-depth technical expertise — but how to convert that kn...
  • Education
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Best for Vets

The top 75 Best for Vets: Business Schools 2015

The top 75 Best for Vets: Business Schools 2015More schools than ever responded to this year's survey.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Veterans

VA says drug prescription programs are saving lives

VA says drug prescription programs are saving livesThe VA's Naloxone Distribution program provides emergency kits containing the antidote naloxone to veterans who take high doses of opiates or use multiple medications to manage pain.
  • Veterans
  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
Capitol Hill

Advocates spar over plans for retirement overhaul

Advocates spar over plans for retirement overhaulSupporters want something for troops who leave early, while opponents worry that will hurt military retention.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
Capitol Hill

Proposal to privatize Tricare splits advocacy groups

Proposal to privatize Tricare splits advocacy groupsMilitary, veterans service organizations differ on proposed Tricare Choice plan
  • Capitol Hill
  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
Education

Online learning enrollment flattens

Online learning enrollment flattensBetween 2012 and 2013, there was only a 0.5 percent increase in the students who took at least one online class.
  • Education
  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Health Care

Top military doctors: Our health system works

Top military doctors: Our health system worksThe services' medical chiefs ask Congress to support staying the course on military health transformation
  • Health Care
  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
Veterans

House wants better long-term planning from VA

House wants better long-term planning from VAA bill passed by the House would require a five-year spending plan from officials and a new chief strategy officer post.
  • Veterans
  • 2 days, 19 hours ago
Veterans

VA seeks new law to change Veterans Choice rules

VA seeks new law to change Veterans Choice rulesThe Veterans Affairs Department has asked for new legislation that would let it pay for private health care for veterans who live near a VA clinic but can't get the treatment they need because it's not offered at that location.
  • Veterans
  • 2 days, 20 hours ago
Entrepreneurs

Cast your vote for 7-Eleven military franchise winner

Cast your vote for 7-Eleven military franchise winnerTen current or former service members are vying for chance to take command of their own 7-Eleven.
  • Entrepreneurs
  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
Health Care

VA Choice program's distance rule to be revised

VA Choice program's distance rule to be revisedAfter much debate over how the Veterans Affairs Department chose to defined the 40-mile distance rule for veterans to access the new Veterans Choice health program, VA will announce today that it's changing the definition.
  • Health Care
  • 3 days, 22 hours ago
Opinion

Commentary: Battlefield to boardroom — 5 traits of best leaders

Commentary: Battlefield to boardroom — 5 traits of best leadersThe traits of effective business leaders and military leaders tend be strikingly similar.
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  • 4 days, 13 hours ago
Education

Lawmakers: Vets' ed benefit costs too much

Lawmakers: Vets' ed benefit costs too muchTexas policymakers must re-evaluate whether the state can afford to pay for veterans' education costs beyond the GI Bill.
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  • 4 days, 14 hours ago
Veterans

'Candy Land' VA effects ripple through state

'Candy Land' VA effects ripple through stateOn a clear August morning in 2009, Amish carpenter William Miller and his family climbed into their black horse-drawn buggy and headed to the nearest big-box store, a 16-mile journey from their Clark County farm to Marshfield that takes them two hours.
  • Veterans
  • 4 days, 16 hours ago
Capitol Hill

Defense hearings: Preparing for NDAA proposals

Defense hearings: Preparing for NDAA proposalsDefense/veterans hearings for the week of March 23.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 4 days, 20 hours ago
News

Seeking ways to bridge 'civilian-military gap'

Seeking ways to bridge 'civilian-military gap'Experts warn that the way veterans often are portrayed in mainstream media, movies and TV shows doesn't necessarily enhance the public's perception of veterans — and often makes veterans feel even more alienated.
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  • 6 days, 20 hours ago
Health Care

Health care changes a long way off

Health care changes a long way offA retired veteran asks what the proposed Tricare changes would mean for him and his wife.
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  • 1 week ago
On Base

22 more commissaries lose deli/bakery services

22 more commissaries lose deli/bakery servicesAnother 22 commissaries lose deli/bakery services, bringing the number to 44.
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  • 1 week ago
Education

Purdue may try alternative student loan

Purdue may try alternative student loanThe president of Purdue University proposes allowing students to find investors to finance their degrees.
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  • 1 week ago
Best for Vets

Post-9/11 vets caucus to focus on wars' aftermath

Post-9/11 vets caucus to focus on wars' aftermath31 members of the House and Senate served in the military during the post-Sept. 11 era.
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  • 1 week ago
Veterans

Commentary: The case for transforming VA health care

Commentary: The case for transforming VA health careWhat will it take to truly get VA health care reform?
  • Veterans
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Benefits

Justice steps up assistance efforts for troops, vets

Justice steps up assistance efforts for troops, vetsJustice steps up efforts to address legal issues of troops, vets
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health Care

Tricare to tighten compound drug rules

Tricare to tighten compound drug rulesExpress Scripts will begin screening every ingredient used in compounded medications to ensure that these custom prescriptions contain substances all approved by the FDA.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Veterans

VA drops 'net worth' as eligibility requirement for care

VA drops 'net worth' as eligibility requirement for careVA eliminates net worth as factor in determining health care eligibility
  • Veterans
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Jobs

Program to teach troops civilian skills before transition

Program to teach troops civilian skills before transitionOrganizers said the pilot will pair military-learned skills and experiences with civilian training and certifications.
  • Jobs
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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