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VOW to Hire Heroes Act

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On Nov 21, 2011, the president signed the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act which made service member participation in the Transition Assistance Program mandatory. TAP components are made available by all military departments and the U.S. Coast Guard. The current mandatory components include: – A pre-separation counseling session in which the service member initiates…

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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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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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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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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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Inclusion helps Asians, Islanders hand high-level jobs

Posted May 25, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

As a senior Navy official, Roger Natsuhara says, part of his role is to support Asian-American and Pacific Islanders who want to enter senior government service. President Barack Obama proclaimed May as...

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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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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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AF Reservists, Army, British soldiers honor French village for D-Day support

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Collier

U.S. Soldiers and Airmen, together with British paratroopers, march in formation through Picauville, France as part of ceremonial events commemorating the 68th Anniversary of the Normandy D-Day invasion...

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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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