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Base joins fight against Vet homelessness

Posted October 18, 2013 by Tracy Ellingsen

For service members transitioning from the military back to civilian life, readjusting can be a daunting task. Finding somewhere to live, somewhere to work, and civilian healthcare is a new experience for those who are used to the military providing these services. Unfortunately, every year there are veterans who do not fully reintegrate and end…

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Memorial Day: Remember our veterans

Posted May 24, 2013 by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton

SOUTHWEST ASIA — The Civil War ended nearly 150 years ago on May 9, 1865, marking the beginning to a new era. However, many lives were lost during the more-than-four-year war. As a result, three years later, on May 5, 1868, the Grand Army of the Republic established what was then called “Decoration Day.” It…

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Retired ‘crew dogs’ keep Norton’s legacy alive

Posted April 19, 2013 by Scott Johnston

Photo/Scott Johnston The flight suit of the first female aircraft commander, Lt. Col. Kathy La Sauce, adorns a mannequin at the new Norton Air Force Base Museum. SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Thanks to a group of retired Air Force C-141 “crew dogs,” the legacy of Norton Air Force Base, lives on. Members of the 63rd and…

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Guard/Reserve veteran unemployment rate decreases

Posted March 25, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A senior Pentagon official said there’s been progress in reducing the unemployment rate for Guard and Reserve veterans, but also told a House panel that more work needs to be done. In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity yesterday, Ronald G. Young, the family and employer programs and policy director…

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GI Bill education transfer incurs 4 years for all Airmen

Posted January 18, 2013 by by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — When initially implemented, the Post-9/11 GI Bill education transfer program was phased in to enable Airmen nearing retirement to accept a 1-, 2-, or 3-year active-duty service commitment. That phase-in period expired July 31, 2012 and all active-duty Airmen now incur a 4-year ADSC, said Bruce Houseman, Air Force…

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Employment Website teams with Joining Forces

Posted December 21, 2012 by Department of Commerce News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Employment website Monster.com is collaborating with the White House’s Joining Forces campaign and will contribute to the initiative’s goal of hiring or training an additional 250,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014. Acting Commerce Department Secretary Rebecca M. Blank announced this new venture at the National Veteran Employment Summit…

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Military-to-Civilian skills credentialing pilot underway

Posted November 30, 2012 by By Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After completing an analysis of industry and employment trends, the Defense Department has embarked on a pilot program to help service members obtain civilian professional credentials, the department’s director of training readiness and strategy told reporters today. According to Frank C. DiGiovanni, director, Training Readiness and Strategy Office of the Deputy Assistant…

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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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