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  • Dogs Doing Good pairs stressed vets with trained service dogs

    21 October 2014
    civilian life. Largeman’s new constant companion is an 18-month-old blue tick hound named Duke... Home launched the program as part of its mission to help returning veterans transition home after... military service, including connecting them to social services and jobs. The Oasis Shriners, which has 6
  • US must do more to reduce homelessness among female veterans

    17 October 2014
    homelessness before they take off their uniform so they can be followed as they transition to the civilian... in-service accident. Although her service skills didn’t readily transfer to civilian life, she never... transition out of uniform and into the community. How can it be in America that these intelligent
  • Vets get help, but still qualified for jobs

    29 September 2014
    Vets get help, but still qualified for jobs... veterans seeking federal jobs from being penalized for their time in military service. Veterans’ preference... them in harm’s way — and ensures that our vets are able to truly compete for government employment. It
  • Text of President Obama's speech at the American Legion convention, August 26, 2014

    26 August 2014
    going to keep helping our troops transition to civilian life.  Because of the work we’ve done... .  Over the past 53 months, our businesses have added nearly 10 million new jobs — the longest streak of... before, including more Vietnam vets who were exposed to Agent Orange.  (Applause.)  We
  • Navy steering wounded toward engineering careers

    14 August 2014
    jobs there but was finding that few vets had the required engineering degrees... Annex. Murphy had been tasked with recruiting veterans to fill some of the highly technical civilian... Virginia Beach; have them work there on temporary duty while they transition out of the service; and then
  • Virginia is No. 1 home for vets

    13 July 2014
    transition for those returning to civilian life. McManis, of North Stafford, appreciates efforts... Virginia is No. 1 home for vets... availability of defense-related jobs--along with everything else the Old Dominion has to offer--may have kept
  • Workzone: Returning vets are seeing new options

    8 June 2014
    and author of “Your Next Mission: A Personal Branding Guide for the Military-to-Civilian Transition... transitioning service members from 2012-13 found jobs in the civilian workforce within 22 weeks, Mrs. Cloud said... Workzone: Returning vets are seeing new options
  • Higher jobless rates reported for Iraq, Afghanistan vets

    21 March 2014
    WASHINGTON — Military veterans are having better luck finding jobs, outpacing their civilian... find jobs. “There’s no question that vets make great employees, and over the... ball and help these younger vets match their skills with jobs in their areas.” South Carolina
  • Despite improvement in vets' jobless rate, Iraq, Afghanistan vets still lag

    20 March 2014
    WASHINGTON — Military veterans are having better luck finding jobs, outpacing their civilian... programs to help veterans find jobs. “There’s no question that vets make great employees, and over... younger vets match their skills with jobs in their areas.” South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley hailed
  • More veterans taking advantage of Post-9/11 GI Bill

    19 March 2014
    transition coordinator at the office. The office also doubles as a student lounge where vets can do homework... where those transitioning from military to civilian life can connect with their peers... . “It’s not just a physical space for vets, it’s a place they can come and relax, they can meet other
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