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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."
  • Best-for-vets
  • 4 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
  • 3 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
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Retirement

Retirement overhaul on fast track

Retirement overhaul on fast trackCongress is moving ahead with an end to the current all-or-nothing system, but critics want the process slowed down.
  • Retirement
  • 4 hours, 52 minutes ago
Retirement

Troops' financial readiness to get boost

Troops' financial readiness to get boostThe financial literacy plan mirrors the recommendations from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission
  • Retirement
  • 6 hours, 25 minutes ago
Health Care

Untangling Part B late-enrollment penalty

Untangling Part B late-enrollment penaltyDetermining whether you'll be penalized for not immediately enrolling in Medicare Part B is complicated.
  • Health Care
  • 11 hours, 23 minutes ago
Health Care

Tricare reform not in House plans this year

Tricare reform not in House plans this yearThe committee will not include recommendations from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission to move non-active-duty Tricare beneficiaries to civilian health insurance plans.
  • Health Care
  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
Health Care

PTSD's link to sexual problems

PTSD's link to sexual problemsSexual dysfunction can be caused by physical and mental problems, and the drugs used to treat them.
  • Health Care
  • 2 days, 11 hours ago
Education

BYOB: It's brew your own beer at colleges

BYOB: It's brew your own beer at collegesA small but growing number of colleges are instructing students how to produce high-quality craft beers.
  • Education
  • 2 days, 20 hours ago
Veterans

VA Choice Card eligibility expands

VA Choice Card eligibility expandsRules governing VA's choice program are changed to expand program to more veterans.
  • Veterans
  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
Veterans

First lady: Tech industry to train, hire 90K military vets

First lady: Tech industry to train, hire 90K military vetsMichelle Obama announced Thursday that the technology industry has promised to hire and train 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years — the latest private-sector commitment to her campaign to help veterans.
  • Veterans
  • 3 days, 18 hours ago
On Base

Proposal to change commissary workers' status

Proposal to change commissary workers' status'Walmartizing' commissaries would be at expense of employees, advocates say.
  • On Base
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
Veterans

Bill would make it easier to fire VA workers

Bill would make it easier to fire VA workersA bill from the House Veterans Affairs chairman would allow VA officials speed up the firing process and limit appeals.
  • Veterans
  • 3 days, 22 hours ago
Pentagon

Tech team targets Pentagon-VA record sharing

Tech team targets Pentagon-VA record sharingThe team of 16 people from the U.S. Digital Service, a recently created division of top software engineers, set up an office inside the Defense Department.
  • Pentagon
  • 4 days, 3 hours ago
Health Care

Lawmakers want DoD, VA pharmacies to match meds

Lawmakers want DoD, VA pharmacies to match medsLegislation calls for the formularies of both departments to match medications for pain management, sleep disorders, psychiatric conditions and other illnesses.
  • Health Care
  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
On Base

House panel moves to reject commissary budget cuts

House panel moves to reject commissary budget cutsHouse panel expected to reject cuts that would have forced reductions in commissary hours, days
  • On Base
  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
Capitol Hill

Senate to follow House's military retirement overhaul

Senate to follow House's military retirement overhaulSenate Armed Services Committee leaders will include a new 401k-style retirement plan in the annual authorization bill.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 4 days, 20 hours ago
Education

'Veterans seal of approval' for colleges

'Veterans seal of approval' for collegesThe measure would create a "Governor's Military and Veteran Friendly Campus" designation for schools.
  • Education
  • 5 days ago
Capitol Hill

House panel backs major military retirement overhaul

House panel backs major military retirement overhaulHouse lawmakers will back a dramatic overhaul to the military retirement system as part of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill, including a 401k-style investment plan and an end to the 20-year, all-or-nothing retirement model.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 5 days, 15 hours ago
Veterans

VA secretary calls House budget plan too small, harmful

VA secretary calls House budget plan too small, harmfulSecretary Bob McDonald said a $1.4 billion cut in the VA budget request would halt construction and cut medical care.
  • Veterans
  • 5 days, 19 hours ago
Veterans

Five questions: Colby Buzzell, Iraq War vet and author

Five questions: Colby Buzzell, Iraq War vet and authorHis latest collection of essays — "Thank You for Being Expendable," — moves past the war to the struggles of a veteran trying to adjust to civilian life.
  • Veterans
  • 5 days, 21 hours ago
News

Hard-luck vets find therapy partners in rescue dogs

Hard-luck vets find therapy partners in rescue dogsChicago nonprofit pairs homeless vets with abused, neglected animals
  • News
  • 6 days, 18 hours ago
Veterans

No punishment in Philadelphia VA report for now

No punishment in Philadelphia VA report for nowAn internal review into problems at the embattled regional office won't be complete until the end of June.
  • Veterans
  • 6 days, 21 hours ago
Veterans

Lawsuit demands VA turn over missing medical records

Lawsuit demands VA turn over missing medical recordsThe suit is the latest in a series of legal actions against the department to fix the disability claims process.
  • Veterans
  • 1 week ago
Benefits

New survivor benefit policy vexes retiree

New survivor benefit policy vexes retireeDFAS' new SBP interpretation blocks transfer after death of former spouse.
  • Benefits
  • 1 week ago
Health Care

Which plan is best for me?

Which plan is best for me?Everyone's health care needs, financial resources and life situation will be different, so only they can decide the best health plan for them.
  • Health Care
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Veterans

Construction still underway amid Denver VA hospital storm

Construction still underway amid Denver VA hospital stormPlumbers, electricians and carpenters are still at work on the Denver veterans hospital while the Veterans Affairs Department struggles to find another $830 million to finish it.
  • Veterans
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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