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  • Next step for TAP: More civilian employers

    Type of content: News

    Federal administrators spent the last four years reworking military transition programs to better prepare departing troops for jobs in the civilian workforce.

    The next step is to actually get veterans into those jobs.

    Officials say the upcoming focus for military transition assistance programs will be creating connections to civilian employers, in an effort to more quickly link separating service members with eager employers.

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  • State programs for veterans face legislative scrutiny and concerns

    Type of content: News

    A state program to direct military veterans to mental health services and family support is relying on staff that may not be properly trained or certified to manage behavioral health care, according to a new legislative report that raises major questions about initiatives Gov. Terry McAuliffe is trying to expand.

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    Legislation
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  • 2016 National Defense Act Contains Education and GI Bill Changes

    Type of content: News

    The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law by President Obama on November 25, 2015. There are many education and GI Bill changes in the new law, we will cover a few of the major changes here.

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  • Credit for medics: Which colleges are giving it a shot

    Type of content: News

    Air Force Staff Sgt. Kedrian Guy was a medic for eight years, including a deployment to Qatar in 2009, where he worked in various hospital settings, caring for injured combat troops, transporting patients and running an immunization clinic in the evenings.

    Today, he is in clinical rounds at Tampa General Hospital, Florida, as a student nurse. On a recent Tuesday, the 30-year-old was in the transplant ward caring for patients waiting for, or having received, organ donations.

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    Employment
    Transition
  • New UNCG nursing program puts veterans on fast track to degree

    Type of content: News

    GREENSBORO — When Angela Morrison looked into a physician’s assistant program in Florida several years ago, the university there wanted her to start from scratch.

    Morrison’s community college degree didn’t count. Neither did her eight years in the Navy, where she was a corpsman assigned to a Navy hospital in Virginia and, later, at a medical clinic in Cherry Point.

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    Education
    Employment
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  • NAVSO News (November 2015 Edition)

    Type of content: News

    NAVSO News (November Edition)
    Snapshot:  New CNAS Report on Veteran Needs, Grant Map data goes over 20,000 mark & #DayForTheBrave

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    Collaboration
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  • Veterans helping veterans find jobs: Brian Niswander (Opinion)

    Type of content: News

    There are almost 22 million veterans in the United States and that number increases daily as the military continues downsizing. The process of becoming a civilian after wearing the uniform can be a major challenge. We owe these brave individuals a smooth transition back into civilian life.

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  • Walmart pumps $20 million into 'Greenlight A Vet' advocacy efforts

    Type of content: News

    Mega retailer Walmart is investing $20 million in veterans groups and is calling attention in a nationwide effort to the professional and personal struggles some veterans face once their military service comes to an end.

    It's called Greenlight A Vet, and with prime-time TV spots leading up to Veterans Day next week, organizers hope it will compel the American public to show greater support for the men and women who have fought two wars on their behalf while encouraging veterans to seek the support they may need.

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    Employment
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  • Program opens doors in growing solar industry

    Type of content: News

    A program that helps veterans find employment in the solar power industry will expand from three bases to 10 in 2016.

    The Solar Ready Vets pilot program is part of the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative. The job training program launched in 2015 at three bases — Camp Pendleton, California; Fort Carson, Colorado; and Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. The program has trained roughly 100 transitioning military service members as solar photovoltaic system installers, inspectors and sales representatives; 40 more are expected to graduate by year’s end.

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    Employment
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  • Veterans Helping Veterans: Transition Survey

    Type of content: News

    Transitioning from the military to civilian life is almost never easy and requires major adjustments in outlook and attitude to be done successfully. The military thrives on structure and hierarchy, but the civilian world can seem like a chaotic mess. There are no higher-ups organizing your life, nothing that regulates your day-to-day activities, and no clear structure to the do's and dont's of civilian culture.

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