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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
  • 2 months, 3 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 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 ago
Education

Aviation program takes flight at college

Aviation program takes flight at collegeTen students, seven of them military veterans, are enrolled in the aviation science program at Klamath Community College.
  • Education
  • 1 day, 10 hours ago
Education

Oil prices affect students' career plans

Oil prices affect students' career plansAs oil prices plunge, students reconsider petroleum engineering career paths.
  • Education
  • 2 days, 7 hours ago
Best for Vets

Maine Gov. LePage pushes for elimination of state military pension tax

Maine Gov. LePage pushes for elimination of state military pension taxRepublican Gov. Paul LePage says that eliminating the tax on military pensions is vital to attract veterans to Maine.
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  • 2 days, 8 hours ago
News

90th birthday reunites WWII vet with 4-year-old BFF

90th birthday reunites WWII vet with 4-year-old BFFWorld War II veteran Erling Kindem celebrated his 90th birthday with his four-year-old pal Emmett by his side. The pair's friendship went viral last year.
  • News
  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
Health Care

GAO: Shortfalls in tracking mental health discharges

GAO: Shortfalls in tracking mental health dischargesWhen discharging service members for nondisability mental conditions, the Army, Navy and Marine Corps separated the majority under a broad label.
  • Health Care
  • 3 days, 6 hours ago
Health Care

Kevlar for the Mind: Hopeful research for stopping suicides

Kevlar for the Mind: Hopeful research for stopping suicidesResearchers found that a particular form of short-term cognitive-behavioral therapy reduced suicide attempts in active-duty personnel by 60 percent.
  • Health Care
  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
Retirement

Today's troops reject REDUX retirement option

Today's troops reject REDUX retirement optionPopularity of Redux retirement plummets after years of education, inflation
  • Retirement
  • 4 days, 11 hours ago
Entertainment

Afghanistan vet pens novel about war

Afghanistan vet pens novel about warThe debut novel by Silver Star recipient Elliot Ackerman might be one of the first works of fiction about the Afghan war to be published by a veteran who fought in it — but he expects more will follow.
  • Entertainment
  • 4 days, 11 hours ago
Health Care

Tricare Help: Surviving spouse likely eligible

Tricare Help: Surviving spouse likely eligibleEven if a deceased retiree never used his Tricare coverage, his surviving spouse is eligible under his sponsorhship.
  • Health Care
  • 5 days, 9 hours ago
Health Care

Researchers seek combat troops with lung symptoms

Researchers seek combat troops with lung symptomsArmy doctors seeking to find out more about relationships between deployment and breathing problems
  • Health Care
  • 6 days, 5 hours ago
Capitol-hill

Sen. Manchin urges Navy to name ship after decorated W. Va. vet

Sen. Manchin urges Navy to name ship after decorated W. Va. vetSen. Joe Manchin is urging the Navy to name a ship after Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams.
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  • 6 days, 9 hours ago
On Base

AAFES ties Wal-Mart for low satisfaction

AAFES ties Wal-Mart for low satisfactionArmy and Air Force Exchange Service stores are now tied with Wal-Mart stores for the lowest ranking in customer satisfaction among the largest retailers, according to a national survey of customers.
  • On Base
  • 6 days, 11 hours ago
Veterans

Vet advocacy group: Fix VA health now

Vet advocacy group: Fix VA health nowConcerned Veterans for America executives say that law doesn't go far enough to fix the VA's chronic problems, prompting them to organize a bipartisan group to address the issue and propose solutions.
  • Veterans
  • 1 week ago
Veterans

VA: Choice program isn't being ditched

VA: Choice program isn't being ditchedBut White House requests for shifting funds out of the program have upset lawmakers who want more private care options.
  • Veterans
  • 1 week ago
News

Politicians pressuring VA to eliminate backlog

Politicians pressuring VA to eliminate backlogHouse republican representitive Sean Duffy and democrat Gwen Moore are part of a bipartisan effort to push Veterans Affairs to reduce and ultimately eliminate the backlog that's been delaying veterans' appeals and claims.
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  • 1 week ago
News

Community rallies around homeless blind veteran

Community rallies around homeless blind veteranA community in Texas is coming together to support a blind veteran recently evicted from his apartment.
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  • 1 week ago
Veterans

Sen. Baldwin breaks silence, says she is reviewing Tomah VA response

Sen. Baldwin breaks silence, says she is reviewing Tomah VA responseSen. Tammy Baldwin said Wednesday she is conducting a comprehensive review of how her office handled a critical inspection report questioning the prescribing of opiates to veterans at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wisconsin and subsequent pleas from a...
  • Veterans
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
News

Got poop? Veteran finds lucrative new career

Got poop? Veteran finds lucrative new careerA decorated veteran of the U.S. Navy has started a business cleaning people's yards after working a dead-end job.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Veterans

VA Secretary Robert McDonald: 'I will do better'

VA Secretary Robert McDonald: 'I will do better'VA secretary won't resign over Special Forces gaffe.
  • Veterans
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Veterans

McDonald's SF lie the latest gaffe for VA's reputation

McDonald's SF lie the latest gaffe for VA's reputationVeterans groups are divided over how serious the latest mistake is, and what it means for the department going ahead.
  • Veterans
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Opinion

Opinion: Help vets extend service through business

Opinion: Help vets extend service through businessA partnership will support the development of innovative educational and training programs that will expand access to business ownership for veterans.
  • Opinion
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Education

Wyoming school offers online MBA

Wyoming school offers online MBAThe new International MBA and an Online Energy Concentration MBA will be offered beginning in the 2015 fall semester.
  • Education
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Opinion

Commentary: Lead for a higher purpose

Commentary: Lead for a higher purposeThe famous picture of five Marines and a Navy corpsman struggling to raise the flag atop Mount Suribachi on the tiny island of Iwo Jima in the middle of the Pacific Ocean perfectly captures the sense of momentum of six men straining toward a common goal.
  • Opinion
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Veterans

Caregivers converge to push for expanded benefits

Caregivers converge to push for expanded benefitsVA give stipends to caregivers of troops wounded in the recent wars, but supporters want to include more families.
  • Veterans
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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