A huge chunk — maybe even a majority — of the information, advice and other content that you’ll see on Rebootcamp comes from more than a dozen partners, spanning veterans service organizations, government agencies and the private sector.
Rebootcamp, which just launched this week, covers education, employment, entrepreneurship and other transition-related issues. But don’t worry ― there’s no “death by PowerPoint.” The site includes funny videos, informative how-tos, custom tools and inspirational stories about veterans.
The number of service members using military tuition assistance dropped again in fiscal year 2016, continuing a years-long downward trend, while Post-9/11 GI Bill usage saw a slight decrease, the first since the benefit took effect in 2009, federal data indicate.
Student veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill are mostly pursuing bachelor's or graduate degrees, attending public or private schools rather than for-profit institutions, and studying disciplines such as business, healthcare and STEM, a new study from Student Veterans of America found.
Outgoing Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Robert McDonald said he looks forward to being able to "go to the pool and drink pina coladas" once his time leading the department comes to an end. But before the incoming Trump administration takes over, McDonald offered attendees of the Student Veterans of America National Conference some advice and perspective.