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  • Survey: Military-family uncertainty on the rise

    Type of content: News

    Uncertainty about a variety of issues is on the rise among military families, according to the latest Blue Star Families Lifestyle Survey.

    For the first time this year, the survey included post-service employment on the list of topics of potential concern — and it placed in the top five among both active-duty and veteran respondents.

    There’s a theme of  “eyes on the exits,” said Cristin Orr Shiffer, deputy director of research and policy for the nonprofit Blue Star Families.

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    Benefits
    DoD
    Family
    Financial Assistance
    Transition
  • The Civilian-Military Gap Is More Of A Drift Than A Divide

    Type of content: News

    Neither population has intentionally chosen to isolate itself from the other. Instead, a “drift” has occurred.

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    Collaboration
    DoD
    Transition
  • New online tool aims to help veterans in careers

    Type of content: News

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Thursday on News13 Now, Brandon Herring spoke to Jennifer Giering and Mike Kelley about Fast Track for Heroes. Giering is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Senior Director of Operations and Director of Business and State Engagement for Hiring our Heroes – a U.S. Chamber of Commerce initiative.

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    Employment
    Transition
  • More work needed long term as wounded troops transition

    Type of content: News

    While more attention is being paid to caring for wounded warriors and their families, some key aspects of that need five or more years down the road must be addressed, according to a panel of experts at a warrior-family symposium in Washington.

    The nation must change its thinking about mental health, in particular the stigma that still surrounds seeking mental health services — not just within the military but also in the civilian community, too, a panelist said.

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    Mental Health
    Transition
  • Record numbers of veterans are getting jobs in the government — but a lot of them quit

    Type of content: News

    The share of federal jobs going to veterans is at its highest level in five years, new data shows, with former service members comprising almost half of full-time hires in the last fiscal year.

    One in three people in government is now a veteran, proof that the White House’s six-year push to give those who served in the military a leg up in the long hiring queue for federal jobs is working.

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    DoD
    Employment
    Transition
    VA
  • Survey: Most Americans think government is failing vets

    Type of content: News

    A majority of Americans don’t think the U.S. government or American businesses are doing enough to help veterans, and few believe that charities are doing enough to help cover those unmet needs, according to a survey released Wednesday.

    Officials behind the research say the findings show both a lack of awareness of support services available to veterans and a lack of confidence that service members are being set up for success when they leave the ranks.

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    Transition
  • Veterans Helping Military Members Transition into Civilian Life

    Type of content: News

    A group of veterans is conducting an independent study to better understand the military to civilian transition process. The goal of this project is to help service members who are completing their military commitments transition more effectively into private life.  The approach by Military-Transition.org should be very familiar to military members: gather actionable intelligence about the developing situation and prepare for the mission of transitioning.

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    Transition
  • Vet court advocates: 2nd chances saves lives

    Type of content: News

    After having his separation date extended under the military's "stop-loss" policy during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, former Marine Corps Sgt. Tim Wynn spent several months in the gunners' turret of a soft-skinned Humvee, riding around Baghdad and central Iraq providing security for convoys.

    Then, in a jarring transition that lasted just a few days, he returned to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, got his military discharge papers and drove back to his home in northeastern Philadelphia.

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    Legal
    Transition
    VA
  • Collateral Damage: Assessing the cost of service for minority veterans

    Type of content: News

    Evidence of homelessness is easy to come by in Austin – drive past Downtown and witness a line of people waiting to access services at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH). It's an unavoidable reality for any large U.S. city, but especially one like Austin, where affordable housing is scarce and the minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

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    Employment
    Financial Assistance
    Homelessness
    Transition
  • Just What the Doctor Ordered: Purpose-driven organizations help veterans transition to civilian life

    Type of content: News

    Young Americans have been fighting overseas wars on behalf of their nation for the last 15 years. We sometimes see those who come back from this service with physical scars, and are aware that others bear less-recognizable wounds. The more common complaint among former servicemembers, however, is of lost purpose and loneliness.

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    Physical Well-Being
    Transition
    Volunteer Service

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