Monthly Archives: February 2012

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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Summit Seeks to Ease Retraining for Troops Entering Civilian Workforce

February 22, 2012 (Stars and Stripes) – Business leaders and veterans advocates say state licensing and certification rules are a crippling obstacle for troops seeking post-military careers, and the problem will worsen if solutions aren’t found soon. Defense officials have … Continue reading

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Time for a Federal Veterans Court

Read for an in-depth look at recent incident with suicidal veteran. VCS quoted. Posted: 02/28/2012 10:45 am On February 12, the Roanoke Times reported the arrest of Sean Duvall for carrying a firearm — a crude gun he had made … Continue reading

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