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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, 4 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
  • 4 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
  • 4 months ago
Education

Public health degree programs gain popularity

Public health degree programs gain popularityMore than half of the colleges of public health in the nation already have added an undergraduate degree to their offerings.
  • Education
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Benefits

Don't fall for latest scams

Don't fall for latest scamsNever give personal information to any unsolicted caller or emailer.
  • Benefits
  • 3 days, 6 hours ago
Veterans

VA Crisis Line under investigation

VA Crisis Line under investigationSen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., asked for data on the Crisis Line's call volume, hold times, and average wait times between when a call is made and the caller can see a VA therapist or counselor, or a community provider, in person.
  • Veterans
  • 3 days, 23 hours ago
Health Care

Making Tricare your secondary insurance

Making Tricare your secondary insuranceFirst, let your regional contractor know that you have other health insurance.
  • Health Care
  • 4 days, 6 hours ago
Health Care

Commentary: Compound medications can benefit patients

Commentary: Compound medications can benefit patientsAggressive marketing efforts by some compound pharmacies are spearheaded by the minority.
  • Health Care
  • 4 days, 19 hours ago
Veterans

Lawmaker: VA should cover all psychiatric drugs

Lawmaker: VA should cover all psychiatric drugsNewly introduced legislation would require VA pharmacies to stock all antipsychotics and antidepressants prescribed by Defense Department physicians.
  • Veterans
  • 5 days, 12 hours ago
Pentagon

DoD rejects Tricare reform, does not oppose military retirement changes

DoD rejects Tricare reform, does not oppose military retirement changesThe Defense Department bluntly dismissed the controversial idea of scrapping the Tricare health system in its current form and instead providing military dependents with private-sector health insurance similar to federal civilian employee benefits.
  • Pentagon
  • 5 days, 12 hours ago
Life

Former soldiers try to spur manufacturing in Afghanistan

Former soldiers try to spur manufacturing in AfghanistanMatt Griffin and Andy Sewrey felt triumphant as they drove through Kabul on the back of a pickup truck. The brothers-in-law sat on 2,000 pairs of designer sandals they had just commissioned from an Afghan factory to launch their own business.
  • Life
  • 5 days, 14 hours ago
Health Care

Tricare to start screening compound medications Friday

Tricare to start screening compound medications FridayStarting May 1, Tricare pharmacy contractor Express Scripts will screen each ingredient in compounded medications to ensure all are approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
  • Health Care
  • 5 days, 15 hours ago
Best for Vets

Report: Veterans are civic assets

Report: Veterans are civic assetsThe findings are based on census sampling data from recent years, and show higher rates of volunteer work and civic engagement among veterans than their peers without military experience.
  • Best for Vets
  • 5 days, 18 hours ago
Capitol Hill

Retirement reform faces challenge from veteran lawmakers

Retirement reform faces challenge from veteran lawmakersSeveral lawmakers worried the military retirement plan is moving through Congress too quickly, despite years of study.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 5 days, 22 hours ago
News

House panel approves $612 billion authorization bill

House panel approves $612 billion authorization billThe measure includes military retirement reforms, a 2.3 percent pay raise for troops and a host of annual policy updates.
  • News
  • 5 days, 22 hours ago
Jobs

Helping corpsmen, medics land civilian health jobs

Helping corpsmen, medics land civilian health jobsMedics and corpsmen who served in Iraq and Afghanistan find that state-based credentialing and licensing requirements are inconsistent and don't necessarily take the troops' vast experience into account.
  • Jobs
  • 6 days, 14 hours ago
Schools-colleges

Corinthian students face hard choices

Corinthian students face hard choicesTransferring to a different school brings complications.
  • Schools-colleges
  • 6 days, 17 hours ago
Veterans

CNN anchor apologizes after stating vets/violence link

CNN anchor apologizes after stating vets/violence linkBrooke Baldwin suggested the riots in Baltimore could be partially caused by disaffected veterans returning from war.
  • Veterans
  • 6 days, 18 hours ago
Get Hired

Spouses to be eligible for Microsoft IT training

Spouses to be eligible for Microsoft IT trainingMicrosoft plans to open 16-week, accelerated learning program on IT technologies to spouses.
  • Get Hired
  • 6 days, 18 hours ago
Veterans

Few Vermont vets switching to private doctors

Few Vermont vets switching to private doctorsA new program aimed at helping veterans who live far from a Veterans Affairs medical center isn't getting much use in Vermont.
  • Veterans
  • 6 days, 19 hours ago
Entrepreneurs

Vets tech startups offered a home in Florida

Vets tech startups offered a home in FloridaFort Walton Beach will spend $500,000 to launch a veterans-specific business accelerator, with hopes of attracting jobs.
  • Entrepreneurs
  • 6 days, 20 hours ago
Veterans

Univ. of Florida frat closed over veteran-abuse accusations

Univ. of Florida frat closed over veteran-abuse accusationsThe University of Florida closed a fraternity Tuesday after allegations that its members hurled drunken insults and spat at a group of disabled military veterans at a Panama City Beach resort.
  • Veterans
  • 1 week ago
Get Hired

Labor Sec: Certification issues for vets loom large

Labor Sec: Certification issues for vets loom largeThe Labor Secretary's comments came at the American Legion's credentialing conference, designed to help vets get jobs .
  • Get Hired
  • 1 week ago
Retirement

Military retirement overhaul on fast track

Military 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
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Civilian Jobs

Air marshals have to be smart, fit and good shooters

Air marshals have to be smart, fit and good shootersThe Transportation Security Administration says it plans a hiring wave in the near future.
  • Civilian Jobs
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health Care

Tricare pharmacy pilot included in 2016 defense bill

Tricare pharmacy pilot included in 2016 defense billLawmakers are interested in learning whether establishing a "preferred" retail pharmacy network for Tricare beneficiaries to use in filling drug prescriptions — including for chronic conditions — could save the government money.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Education

Anonymous grant helps vets finish school

Anonymous grant helps vets finish schoolA new program offers a $7,500 living stipend to low-income, underemployed veterans
  • Education
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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