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  • What’s Next For Student Veterans of America? The National Conference Offered A Glimpse

    Type of content: News

    With new leadership, a new headquarters and its biggest national conference to date, SVA embarks on an important journey and a bold vision for change.
    Last weekend, more than 1,100 student veterans and nearly 600 administrators, business leaders, nonprofit professionals, and advocates came together to celebrate student veterans and more importantly, channel their collective strengths toward future opportunities.

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    Education
    Transition
    VA
  • Beyond One-Size-Fits-All Transitions – A Case for Transition Intel.

    Type of content: News

    Formal transition programs have improved over the past decade and today's service members have options they can select from when completing mandatory separation training. In my opinion, this is a major step forward and a monumental leap when compared to my personal experience transitioning almost 20 years ago. Having studied the transition process for over a decade, I believe the future of transition-related programs must include greater specialization and interactive coaching that's delivered outside the classroom and made available earlier in a service member's career.

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    Transition
  • 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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    DoD
    Transition
  • 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
    Mental Health
    Transition
  • 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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    DoD
    Education
    Legislation
    Transition
  • 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
    Transition
  • 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
    Employment
    Transition
  • 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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    Transition
  • 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
    Transition

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