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STEM Skills or College Degree?

  • 07/08/2014 - 08:45

    A recent study by the Brookings Institute has come up with a surprising fact about job openings in the field of science, technology, engineering, and math.

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More Email Scams Using Lt. Gen Curtis “Mike” Scaparrotti's Name

  • 06/23/2014 - 12:59

    Another military-related scam email has been making the rounds, and this time the sender is claiming to be the commander of US Forces Korea Lt. Gen. Curtis “Mike” Scaparrotti.

    This latest scam seems to be targeting women - especially those on dating sites - and trying to get them to send money. They may also be asking for pictures and personal information from the women, in order to attempt to steal their identities to defraud more people.

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800 Insurgents Route 2 Iraqi Divisions

  • 06/14/2014 - 09:57

    The Islamic terrorist groups ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has been seizing large areas of Iraq this week, with very little manpower or opposition.

    Their latest victory is seizing the Iraqi city of Mosul - which was defended by 2 Iraqi divisions, about 30,000 men. The Iraqi divisions were mainly supplied with US equipment - about $15 billion of equipment was transferred to the Iraqi military. ISIS is estimated to have fewer than 1,000 fighters and weapons consisting mainly of small arms and soft-skinned civilian vehicles.

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House and House Committee Vote on Important Issues

  • 06/10/2014 - 14:57

    The House and one of its committees have voted in two very different ways on two issues important to former and current soldiers alike.

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Senate Proposes Bill to Clean Up VA System

  • 06/06/2014 - 12:35

    A bipartisan Senate bill has been proposed that would attempt to reform the troubled Veterans Administration.

    The bill, a compromise between Senators John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. would allow for more streamlined firing of VA executives, allow for rural veterans to use health care outside of the current VA system, hire additional doctors and nurses, and attempt to streamline the VA computer system.

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