Monthly Archives: July 2012

Senate Committee Report on For-Profit Colleges Condemns Costs and Practices

From the New York Times By Tamar Lewin   Wrapping up a two-year investigation of for-profit colleges, SenatorTom Harkin will issue a final report on Monday — a voluminous, hard-hitting indictment of almost every aspect of the industry, filled with troubling statistics … Continue reading

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POTUS Signs Veterans Skills to Jobs Act into Law

Great news for veterans. Thanks Congressman Walz( USA CSM Ret.) ——– From MinnPost.com By Devin Henry WASHINGTON — President Obama signed Rep. Tim Walz’s Veterans Skills to Jobs Act into law on Monday. The House and Senate unanimously passed the … Continue reading

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Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Urged Into Mental Health Treatment By Telephone Motivational Interviewing

From Medical News Today A brief therapeutic intervention called motivational interviewing, administered over the telephone, was significantly more effective than a simple “check-in” call in getting Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with mental health diagnoses to begin treatment for their conditions, in … Continue reading

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Survey: Veterans valued but often misunderstood

From the Spokesman-Review by Chelsea Bannach While Americans generally value and respect veterans, they also misunderstand them in some respects, a recently released survey found. The nearly 2.4 million post-9/11 veterans are viewed as national assets who are lauded by the … Continue reading

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VCS Testifies Before DNC Platform Drafting Committee

Cross-posted from disabledveterans.org DNC Platform Drafting Committee and Testimony As a part of our efforts to get veterans a square deal, this weekend we testified before this committee to make veteran’s concerns heard. We hope to make the same presentation … Continue reading

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July 31st Online Career Fair Will Bring Employers and Veterans Together in Real Time Worldwide

CHICAGO, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Milicruit, the recognized leader in virtual career fairs for veterans and military spouses, today announced that the next virtual career fair for veterans and military spouses will take place on July 31st from 1:00 to 4:00 PM EDT at www.veteranscareerfair.com. The … Continue reading

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Jim Webb: Delays causing hardships for veteran-owned businesses

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, called on Veteran Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki to take further steps to address ongoing delays and problems with the VA verification program for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. … Continue reading

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President Obama announces overhaul for job help program

By Rick Maze – Staff writer Posted : Tuesday Jul 24, 2012 13:20:21 EDT The 22-year-old Transition Assistance Program is about to take a leap into the 21st century, with more help for separating service members to meet their personal post-military goals. … Continue reading

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