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Veterans

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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Agreement bolsters Reservist, veteran employment opportunities

Posted August 10, 2012 by Interior Department News Release

WASHINGTON D.C. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Army Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley signed an agreement to increase employment opportunities for reserve members and to facilitate connecting military families with America’s outdoors, history and culture, Aug. 6. Under the agreement, the Army Reserve and the Interior Department will: Seek joint programming opportunities…

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Home loans: Look before you leap

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Capt. Young B. Yim

It seems in this economy that more and more people are gearing up to purchase their first home. We hear virtually every day that property values have bottomed out and that now is the time to buy. While there are no guarantees that prices will not continue to drop, you might be in the market…

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Health & Safety

Panetta calls for leadership on suicide prevention

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, in an internal memo written last month, addressed the issue of military suicides, calling it one of the most complex and urgent problems facing the department, a Pentagon spokesman said. In a briefing with reporters, Navy Capt. John Kirby confirmed the accuracy of numbers in news reports…

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