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Proposed Ohio Bill Promises Vets College Credit for Military Experience

  • A bill that recently passed with flying colors in the Ohio House would guarantee veterans college credit for their military experience.

    Now headed to the Ohio Senate, the proposed legislation would standardize awarding of college credit for military experience across all publicly funded colleges as well as state organizations issuing certifications and licenses for professional vocations. The legislation follows on the heels of the 26 other states that have passed similar legislation in response to reports of high post 9/11 veteran unemployment rates.

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Emphasizing Cultural Understanding Through ROTC

  • The ROTC Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program (CULP) is one of many summer enrichment opportunities offered to ROTC cadets. Designed to immerse cadets in the language, culture, and socio-sconomic landscape of other countries, CULP helps cadets learn first hand about the day-to-day lives of those outside of their familiar American experience.

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New Government Tool Connects Veterans with Civilian Jobs

  • "Starting today, every service member, every veteran and every military family member will have access to a new online tool that will revolutionize how you find jobs in both the public and private sectors." These were the encouraging remarks of First Lady Michelle Obama when she and Dr. Jill Biden attended a gathering of more than 1,200 Soldiers and military family members at Campbell Army Airfield at Fort Campbell, KY on April 23.

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What to Expect in Summer ROTC Training

  • As summer approaches, cadets in Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) programs across the country will be gearing up for summer training. What to expect? Plenty of early mornings, hard work, leadership training, and skills enhancement before heading back to campus in the fall.

    Leader's Training Course (LTC)

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Scholarship Spotlight: Fisher House Foundation Scholarships

  • Scholarships for dependents and children of U.S. Army soldiers are available through the Fisher House Foundation.

    Heroes' Legacy Scholarships
    $1,500 scholarships are available to children of active duty, Reserve, Guard, retired, and fallen U.S. Military service members, specifically those who have died or become disabled in battle since September 11, 2001. Those applying for scholarships must be unmarried, under 23 years of age and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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