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  • Veterans To Higher Ed: Big Room For Improvement

    Type of content: News

    Recent government sanctions against predatory for-profit colleges that preyed on veterans by using inflated job promises have opened the window on the wider challenges of helping veterans transition from service to higher education.

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    DoD
    Education
    Transition
    VA
  • Study: The economic penalty Vietnam veterans and their kids pay

    Type of content: News

    The Vietnam lottery was one of the largest accidental experiments in American history. Fates of millions of young men rested on a game of random chance. Whose draft number would be called? Who would have to serve?

    By comparing those called up by the draft to those who weren't, economists have been able to measure the impact of the Vietnam war on veterans. The results are depressing. A decade after their military service, white veterans of the draft were earning about 15 percent less than their peers who didn't serve, according to studies from MIT economist Josh Angrist.

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    DoD
    Employment
    Family
    Transition
  • Helping veterans transition after military life through improving communities

    Type of content: News

    A pivotal transition happens for veterans when they go from military to civilian life. Now, one organization is stepping up to make that process easier with a unique approach.

    U.S. Army Veteran Silas Rosales has been battling PTSD since serving in Iraq. He says even being in traffic and enclosed situations are triggers for him. He says, 'I just like to keep myself busy. If I'm not getting out, I'm going into a deeper depression.'

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    Transition
    Volunteer Service
  • 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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  • 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

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