Monthly Archives: February 2012

Rebuilding Purpose Through Community Service

Feburary 24, 2012 (VA.gov) – Many veterans struggle to find the same purpose at home as they found in the mission, camaraderie and structure of the military. Life as an active duty service member is a total commitment of self … Continue reading

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Veteran Who Called Suicide Line Offered Counseling to Avoid Charges

February 27, 2012 (Washington Post) – Sean Duvall, the Navy veteran charged with fabricating a homemade gun after calling a suicide hotline last year, would avoid prosecution if he completes court-mandated counseling under an agreement reached in federal court Monday. … Continue reading

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Complaints about Warrior Transition Battalion also found at Fort Drum

February 26, 2012 (Fayetteville Observer) – A recent federal review of a program for wounded soldiers at Fort Drum, N.Y., uncovered serious shortcomings that echo allegations made by soldiers in Fort Bragg’s Warrior Transition Battalion. Among the many deficiencies cited … Continue reading

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Veterans Fight for Jobs They Left Behind

Battles and setbacks follow return to civilian posts, despite federal law. February 27, 2012 (Star Tribune) –  Michael Schutz came back to Truman, Minn., after being deployed to Kuwait with the Navy and expected to strap on his gun belt, … Continue reading

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Veterans Learn Tools of Business

February 28, 2012 (The Advocate) – Sitting at desks in a Lod Cook Hotel conference room on Sunday, 11 military veterans were armed with a new set of weapons — laptops, pamphlets and PowerPoint slides. From across the country, the … Continue reading

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New Study Gives Scope and Cost of Combat-Related Conditions Among Veterans

February 24, 2012 (New York Times) – It’s difficult to know just how many of the two million people who have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been afflicted with two common combat ailments, post-traumatic stress disorder … Continue reading

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Preparing Veterans to Work on Wall Street

February 27, 2012 (WNYC) – If Hollywood has taught people anything, it’s that Marines are tough (“You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!”), pilots walk with a swagger (think Tom Cruise in “Top Gun”) and soldiers are thrill-seeking … Continue reading

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Hire a Hero

February 22, 2012 (Business Finance) – Nearly 900,000 vets are unemployed, the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs reports. In fact, the average unemployment rate among vets of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan ranges from 7.7 to 12.1 percent. Perhaps … Continue reading

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