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  • 24 top technical colleges for troops and veterans

    Type of content: News

    The Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2017 aren't big-name schools. 

    You won't see them playing football on TV. They haven't done research that you saw on the nightly news. Your buddy from out of town has never heard of them. 

    But if you're looking for small classes, individual help and degrees you can earn quickly that will result in high-paying jobs, they might be perfect for you. 

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  • Tracking military and veteran student success — 'They will be tomorrow's leaders'

    Type of content: News

    Editor's note: At least three new government websites now report on student outcomes by institution, including sites specific to the Post-9/11 GI Bill and military tuition assistance. Higher ed officials who serve military students fear that the information being reported could reflect poorly on the GI Bill in particular, making it likelier to be reduced, or eliminated, down the road.   Military Times asked three veterans — who are also top leaders in higher education associations — to write commentaries on the issue. Look for the final contribution in coming days.  

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  • Donors to Veterans’ Causes Face Crowded Field of Charities

    Type of content: News

    WASHINGTON — When Howard Schultz, the chairman and chief executive of Starbucks, and his wife decided three years ago that they wanted to give millions of dollars to veterans’ causes, they had one basic requirement: The organizations had to have track records of quickly helping veterans and their families overcome their most pressing issues.

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  • US eases truck driver testing rules for veterans

    Type of content: News

    US regulators are making it easier for military veterans to get jobs driving trucks by simplifying the process for veterans to obtain commercial driver learner’s permits or licenses. The rule change is meant to help tens of thousands of people trained to drive trucks for the military quickly find civilian jobs and to alleviate the long-term shortage of qualified truck drivers in the United States.

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  • Senators: More protection needed for troops who misbehave after trauma

    Type of content: News

    Eight senators have urged Defense Secretary Ash Carter to follow the Navy's lead in ensuring that service members aren't wrongfully discharged for misconduct stemming from a trauma-related mental health condition. 

    The senators -- six Democrats and two Republicans -- wrote Carter on Thursday asking he consider adopting a policy that would prevent the services from discharging personnel involuntarily under less than honorable conditions without weighing whether their discipline problems were related to a physical or mental trauma like sexual assault or brain injury.

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  • USC hosts 'boot camp' for military veterans aimed at easing culture shock of college life

    Type of content: News

    Charena Lafayette served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 13 years, but no amount of military training prepared her for the challenge of completing a rigorous four-year college program.

    How do you analyze an author’s underlying message or frame a thesis in an academic paper? What exactly are you supposed to say in a seminar, and are you allowed to disagree with your classmates? And how do you discuss democracy and foreign policy with 18-year-olds — and socially fit in?

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    Education
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  • Here are 5 things vets can do to make sure the American public gets it right

    Type of content: News

    Recent events, new suicide data and employer survey results paint a difficult picture of veterans in America. Veterans need to take an active role in changing trends and perceptions.

    The disheartening events in Dallas struck a heart-breaking blow to the families affected by the loss of life and the community around them. The veteran community, more broadly, reacted with shock and dismay when details surrounding the likely perpetrator indicated he was an honorably discharged Army veteran.

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  • Web course helps veterans transition to corporate life

    Type of content: News

    If you’re a military veteran looking to enter the corporate world, you might need some help with the transition.

    Now, there’s an online entry-level course designed for that purpose, according to a news release issued by Georgia Tech Professional Education.

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  • 10 Things We Know For Sure About Modern Veterans

    Type of content: News

    Here are 10 findings from a decade's worth of research on veterans' transitions.

    Over the last 15 years, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have been studied and dissected from innumerable angles. No group has spent more time studying their needs, habits, challenges and strengths than the nonprofit RAND Corporation, which focuses on developing public policy solutions to complex national problems.

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  • Michelle Obama, Jill Biden Promote Jobs-for-Veterans Program

    Type of content: News

    First lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden on Thursday celebrated the fifth anniversary of a White House effort aimed at easing the transition from military to civilian life by encouraging companies to hire veterans and military spouses – a program they praised for helping cut veteran joblessness in half since 2011.

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