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National Parks free to all for Veterans Day Weekend

Posted November 9, 2012 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — America’s 398 national parks will offer the public free admission Nov. 10 to 12, during Veterans Day weekend in honor of those who serve and have served in the U.S. military, according to a National Park Service news release. “National parks preserve places that commemorate our country’s collective heritage — our ideals,…

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President proclaims November as Military Family Month

Posted November 9, 2012 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “In our military families, we see the best our country has to offer. They demonstrate the virtues that have made America great for more than two centuries and the values that will preserve our greatness for centuries to come,” President Barack Obama said in his proclamation issued declaring the month of November…

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Veterans Affairs Home Loan Program delivers 20 millionth American dream

Posted November 2, 2012 by By Amaani Lyle

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — As three-year-old Joey Carpenter peddled his tricycle over crackling autumn leaves on the driveway, his mother smiled through stifled tears, for she knew her son ...

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Officials improve process for transition to civilian life

Posted October 26, 2012 by By David Vergun

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Officials from the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments participated in a panel discussion, Oct. 19, on efforts to prepare service members for the transition to civilian life. Danny Pummill, director of VA/DOD liaison for Veterans Affairs and Susan S. Kelly, director of DOD’s Transition to Veterans Program Office, explained the new Transition…

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DOD helps troops with student loan expenses

Posted October 26, 2012 by By Lisa Daniel

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department is again working with the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help service members with their higher-education expenses. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Holly Petraeus, the bureau’s assistant director for service members’ concerns, announced they are starting a training program for judge advocate general personnel, personal financial managers…

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Officials tout post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Posted October 26, 2012 by By Donna Miles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With more than 260,000 students attending about 6,000 colleges and universities this fall under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, officials are continuing an active outreach effort to ensure current military members and veterans don’t miss out on the new program’s education benefits. Participation is up significantly from last year, when 180,000 students used…

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Mystery solved: Secrets to building a strong resume

Posted August 31, 2012 by by Talia Wesley

(This article is the final of a three-part series on how to compose an effective resume.) References and recommendation letters are optional. If you choose to include references, make sure they are aware a recruitment agent may be contacting them and beforehand, inform them about type of job you are seeking. Send your references a…

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Mystery solved: Secrets to building a strong resume

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Talia Wesley

(This article is the second of a three part series on how to compose an effective resume.) Giving employers what they want is the next step in the resume-building process. As a general rule of thumb, include a maximum of 10 years worth of work experience in your resume. Different jobs warrant different skill sets,…

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Post-9/11 GI Bill celebrates beginning of fourth year

Posted August 17, 2012 by From a Department of Veterans Affairs news release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — August marks the third anniversary of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and since it was implemented, the Department of Veterans Affairs has provided educational benefits to more than 773,000 veterans and their family members, according to a Department of Veterans Affairs news release. “This is one of the most important programs helping our…

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Mystery solved: Secrets to building a strong resume

Posted August 17, 2012 by by Talia Wesley

(This article is the first of a three part series on how to compose an effective resume.) Veterans and non-veterans often claim that they are not good at describing their occupational past. They often get frustrated and feel helpless because they have tried and failed to create a resume that shows off their strengths. After…

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