Monthly Archives: February 2012

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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DOD and VA Secretaries Meet at Pentagon

            Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta welcomed Secretary of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki today to the Pentagon for the latest in a series of regular meetings the two secretaries have held on issues of common interest to both … Continue reading

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Military rolls out fleet of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Hawaii

By CHARLIE REED Stars and Stripes Published: February 24, 2012 Maj. Gen. Roger F. Mathews, deputy commander of U.S. Army Pacific, gives a speech during the hydrogen fuel commissioning ceremony Wednesday at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. The U.S. military unveiled a fleet … Continue reading

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Army Could Replace Contractors With Soldiers to ‘Re-Green’ Service

— February 24, 2012 Military.com|by Michael Hoffman Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno talks to members of the women’s volleyball team at the United States Military Academy during a visit to West Point, N.Y., in October. Photo by … 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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Army reinstates PTSD diagnoses in six cases from Madigan

The Army Surgeon General has offered to expand those reviews to include other soldiers who feel they did not get fair treatment from Madigan. By Hal Bernton Seattle Times staff reporter   ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES A psychiatric team … Continue reading

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