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  • Study: No link between combat deployment and suicides

    Type of content: News

    A large study of nearly 4 million U.S. service members and veterans found that deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan is not associated with an increased risk of suicide.

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  • Is Enough Being Done to Prepare Veterans for Civilian Jobs?

    Type of content: News

    Holly Mosack intended to go into the Army Reserve once she graduated from Northwestern University in 1997. A Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship helped pay Mosack’s way through college, but a three-week stint at the U.S. Army Airborne School between her junior and senior years changed her course.

    “While it was only three weeks, that’s just where I fell in love with the Army and the people,” says Mosack, who after her senior year was commissioned as an officer in the Army. “Just being around the soldiers is what I love.”

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  • Schultz Family Foundation, IVMF, U.S. Department of Defense, Together with Private Sector Partners, Launch Nationwide Program to Connect U.S. Service Members with Careers

    Type of content: News

    SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Schultz Family Foundation, founded by Starbucks chairman and ceo Howard Schultz and his wife Sheri Schultz, in partnership with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, today announced a new program called Onward to Opportunity that brings civilian-sector skills training to service members before transition directly on U.S. military installations across the country.

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  • Gov. Pat McCrory announces veterans employment initiative

    Type of content: News

    CAMP LEJEUNE, ONSLOW COUNTY - Governor Pat McCrory announces the launch of a new online program to connect veterans with jobs after their military service ends.

    It's called the NC Military Pipeline-- the first statewide veterans employment solution. According to Gov. McCrory the goal of the program is to give veterans a second career after the military while also closing the skills gap and filling jobs throughout the state.

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    Employment
    Transition
  • Three Military Bases to Train Veterans for Solar Jobs

    Type of content: News

    WASHINGTON — The first class of Marine trainees at Camp Pendleton have graduated from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) solar job training pilot program, which is aimed at preparing service members for careers in the solar industry as solar photovoltaic (PV) system installers, sales representatives, system inspectors, and other solar-related jobs. Camp Pendleton is one of three military bases partnering with DOE’s SunShot Initiative to train 200 transitioning military service members during the pilot period for employment in the U.S. solar industry.

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    Employment
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  • Veterans Finding a New Outlook Outdoors

    Type of content: News

    Joshua Brandon was searching for peace. In 2009, after three combat tours in Iraq, Brandon had earned a Silver Star and two Bronze Stars with Valor Device, and was finally returning home. He was decorated and distinguished, but in his own words "washed up" as he was learning to survive with PTSD and the after-effects of war. He was not alone. Since 2001, more than two million troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Over half are married and 40% have at least two children.

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    Family
    Mental Health
    Physical Well-Being
    Recreation
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  • What's the state of veterans in O.C.? Struggling, surviving and working to find a new home

    Type of content: News

    Military veterans in Orange County – especially those who served after the 9/11 terror attacks – face significant challenges transitioning to civilian life.

    Veterans here also need more targeted support as they struggle with employment, housing and physical and mental health issues, according to the newly released “The State of the American Veteran: The Orange County Veterans Study.”

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    Education
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    Transition
  • Bush Institute summit focuses on veterans’ struggles to re-enter daily life

    Type of content: News

    UNIVERSITY PARK — Marine veteran David Smith said he wasn’t sure what to do with himself after coming home from the Iraq war. Without a bachelor’s degree, the only work he could find was a minimum-wage job doing construction.

    In time, though, things stabilized. Smith landed a better job, attended community college and eventually enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • Serving Our Post-9/11 Veterans

    Type of content: News

    "Out of the more than two million non-profit organizations in the United States, approximately 45,000 self-identify as serving U.S. military service personnel and their families. Some of these non-profits have long traditions of caring for members of the military, while others are just getting started.

    Together, they offer a wide array of services. They range from guiding veterans and their families to proper health care to helping them gain access to schools to finding them meaningful careers and decent housing."

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  • Summit at UA to Address Needs of Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life

    Type of content: News

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — In the 13 years since American troops first deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, more than 2.6 million veterans have returned home.

    One of the biggest challenges veterans face is getting the help they need during their readjustment to home. To help address these growing problems, The University of Alabama’s School of Social Work, and its partners, present “Service Member to Civilian (S2C): A National Summit on Improving Transitions” April 16-17 at the Bryant Conference Center.

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