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Free Lecture Series From the Army Education Center

  • A wonderful free resource from the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center: its monthly public lecture series, Perspectives in Military History. This series of lectures is available for video download and viewing here, and includes topics such as:

    • The CIA: Its Origin, Its Transformation, Its Militarization
    • The Tet Offensive, America, and 1968
    • A Requiem for American Counterinsurgency
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Considering Your Major: Industries that Give Props to Military Experience

  • If you're a veteran heading back to college, one decision soon to cross your path will be your major. When considering the answer, do take your military experience into account. Many industries value it, and some more than others. So, what are the industries that are likely to smile upon your military experience and training? Here are a few to consider as you look at your future career options:

    • Emergency medical services
    • Training industries
    • Engineering (software, industrial)
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Enlisted and Enrolled: Finding Military/College Balance

  • Considering going back to college while still enlisted? It can be a tricky balance, but that doesn't mean you can't make it work. Consider these tips for balancing military duty with college life:

    1. Consider online college.

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Gearing up for Going Back to School: What Vets Should Know

  • According to recent articles in the New York Times and the Huffington Post, veterans returning home are also returning to college and university in droves. Partly driven by high veteran unemployment rates and partly by education resources available to vets, the high influx in veteran students is a wave that colleges and universities across the country are preparing for. But how can veterans best prepare for college? Consider these tips for veterans gearing up to go back to school:

    1. Make sure you get all available credit for your military experience.

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Feeding America Survey Reveals Military Families Troubles