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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, 1 week 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, 2 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, 2 weeks 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
  • 11 hours, 23 minutes 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
  • 13 hours, 51 minutes 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
  • 18 hours, 9 minutes 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
  • 23 hours, 13 minutes 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 day, 22 hours 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
  • 2 days, 13 hours ago
Entertainment

Artists' perspective: Bringing military photos to life with a touch of color

Artists' perspective: Bringing military photos to life with a touch of colorMore than 400,000 U.S. troops died during WWII, and more than 115,000 in WWI. If nothing else, the striking images colorized by Reynolds and fellow hobbyists and artists such as Doug Banks, Royston Leonard, Lori Lang and Benjamin Thomas bring the humanity — underscored...
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  • 2 days, 16 hours ago
On Base

Wi-Fi rolls out at stateside commissaries

Wi-Fi rolls out at stateside commissariesBy mid-May, Wi-Fi is expected to be in place in the 105 stores with existing network infrastructure, with most of those going operational in April.
  • On Base
  • 2 days, 22 hours ago
Veterans

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden visit Maryland veterans center

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden visit Maryland veterans centerWayne Miller was 18 when he lost his leg and became temporarily paralyzed after being hit by a mortar round during the Vietnam War.
  • Veterans
  • 3 days, 9 hours ago
On Base

Coalition urges Congress to reject cuts to commissary budget

Coalition urges Congress to reject cuts to commissary budgetCoalition goes on offensive against proposed reductions in commissary benefits
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  • 3 days, 12 hours ago
Capitol Hill

Advocates expand fight over military retirement changes

Advocates expand fight over military retirement changesIn a letter to lawmakers, advocates in favor of the changes urged quick action on implementing a new 401(k)-style system.
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  • 3 days, 15 hours ago
Capitol Hill

Defense hearings: House budget details finally arriving

Defense hearings: House budget details finally arrivingDefense/veterans hearings on Capitol Hill for the week of April 20.
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  • 19 hours, 41 minutes ago
Veterans

Obama tells wounded vets, soldiers they are not alone

Obama tells wounded vets, soldiers they are not alonePresident Obama is assuring wounded troops and veterans they are not alone, telling them, "We've got your back."
  • Veterans
  • 4 days, 14 hours ago
Veterans

House plan would give VA another budget hike

House plan would give VA another budget hikeHouse appropriators appear ready to give VA planners everything they want, except for construction funding request.
  • Veterans
  • 4 days, 16 hours ago
Veterans

I.G. probe: Major VA benefits center rife with mismanagement

I.G. probe: Major VA benefits center rife with mismanagementA Department of Veterans Affairs benefits office in Philadelphia that processes more than $4 billion in veteran pension payments each year has been rife with mismanagement and data manipulation that potentially cheats tens of thousands of former service members out of...
  • Veterans
  • 5 days, 10 hours ago
Capitol Hill

Senator: Give DoD oversight of VA hospital construction

Senator: Give DoD oversight of VA hospital constructionDefense officials could act as consultants and even provide oversight to solve Veterans Affairs hospital construction woes.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 5 days, 13 hours ago
Education

U.S. to fine Heald College for false claims

U.S. to fine Heald College for false claimsThe U.S. Education Department alleges that Heald had shown a pattern of falsifying post-graduation employment data.
  • Education
  • 5 days, 13 hours ago
Veterans

Denver vets hospital mistakes echo larger VA issues

Denver vets hospital mistakes echo larger VA issuesLawmakers say the latest agency debacle underscores lingering VA problems with accountability, integrity and credibility
  • Veterans
  • 5 days, 14 hours ago
Entertainment

GI Film Festival's 9th year is biggest yet

GI Film Festival's 9th year is biggest yetThe festival has booked more than 60 military-themed films to screen from May 18 to May 24 in the greater Washington area.
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  • 5 days, 16 hours ago
Best for Vets

Want to fly? Tips for using the GI Bill to train

Want to fly? Tips for using the GI Bill to trainMilitary students and instructors tell us what they've learned
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  • 5 days, 19 hours ago
Veterans

VA whistleblowers allege continued attacks, failures

VA whistleblowers allege continued attacks, failuresVA officials say they're working to end retaliation against employees who report problems, but lawmakers are unconvinced
  • Veterans
  • 6 days, 18 hours ago
Education

College to roll out video game design degree

College to roll out video game design degreeMorningside will offer a 56-credit program that walks students through game design, animation and programming while reinforcing mathematics and physics lessons.
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  • 1 week ago
Education

Should U.S. discharge student loans?

Should U.S. discharge student loans?Here are some questions and answers about the "Corinthian 100" and forgiving student loan debt.
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  • 1 week ago
Best for Vets

Methodology | Best for Vets: Employers 2015

Methodology | Best for Vets: Employers 2015We invited companies from across the country to take our rigorous, more-than-80-question survey. We developed rankings based on the answers that companies provided to questions about their recruiting, cultures and policies. Not every company that responded to the...
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  • 1 week ago
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