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Reports send mixed message on veterans employment

Posted March 27, 2012 by

The unemployment rate for military veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan has dipped recently after months of riding higher than the national average, but some analysts caution it’s too early to tell if the progress is real or a blip. The monthly snapshot provided by the federal government’s February jobs report showed that the unemployment rate…

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World War II veterans greeted, honored during visit to nation’s capital

Posted May 16, 2012 by by SrA. Christina Brownlow

The Honor Flight Network hosted 169 World War II veterans who were greeted at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport as they landed to visit and reflect at memorials throughout the local area.

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New veterans fight new battles after coming home

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Marilynn Marchione

America has a new generation of veterans. More than 1.6 million troops are back from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and they are unlike any other group of veterans the nation has ever seen. More of them are Reserves and National Guard. More are women. They have different injuries than those who fought before…

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Northrop Grumman hires 100th veteran through Operation IMPACT program

Posted June 25, 2012 by

Last week Northrop Grumman successfully hired its 100th severely injured veteran or family member through its Operation IMPACT...

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Winnefeld honors Korean War veterans’ service, sacrifice

Posted July 27, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The bond between the U.S. and South Korea was built on blood and sacrifice, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff noted as he observed the 59th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice at Arlington National Cemetery July 27. Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. joined Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta during the…

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DOD, VA to fund $100 million PTSD, TBI study

Posted September 19, 2012 by

The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs are investing more than $100 million in research to improve diagnosis and treatment of mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. “At VA, ensuring that our Veterans receive quality care is our highest priority,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki. “Investing in…

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Major hurdles remain to end veteran homelessness

Posted November 14, 2012 by Julie Watson and Pauline Jelinek

Arthur Lute’s arduous journey from his days as a U.S. Marine to his nights sleeping on the streets illustrates the challenge for the Obama administration to fulfill its promise to end homelessness among veterans by 2015. Lute has post-traumatic stress disorder from the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon. He spent years drifting…

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First, second ladies vow to continue ‘Joining Forces’

Posted January 23, 2013 by by Donna Miles

Pentagon Channel still photograph First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, vow in an interview with The Pentagon Chanel in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, to continue the Joining Forces initiative during the next four years with a goal of creating a national culture of appreciation and support. Lauding…

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VA will use preliminary findings to reduce verification denials

Posted March 13, 2013 by

To speed eligibility determinations of Veteran-owned small businesses for Department of Veterans Affairs’ ìVeterans Firstî contracts, theVA will allow applicants the opportunity to correct minor deficiencies before an initial denial is issued. Starting May 1, the VA will begin providing preliminary findings to applicants before completing a comprehensive review of their submissions. This is expected…

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VA announces new grants to help end veterans’ homelessness

Posted May 22, 2013 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced two new grants to support Secretary Eric K. Shinseki’s goal of ending veterans’ homelessness in 2015. Under these new programs, homeless providers can apply for funding to enhance the facilities used to serve homeless veterans, and acquire vans to facilitate transportation of this population. “Those who have served…

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