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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    DoD
    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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  • 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
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    Family
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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