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Best Colleges for Vets - 2017

The Ratings

The list is broken down into three different types of schools - 4-year traditional colleges, 2-year traditional colleges, and online or nontraditional schools.

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Obama's Push for Vet Hiring - A Rocky Success

Military veterans

The push to improve employment prospects for veterans after they return home is paying off - about one in every three people hired by the federal government now is a military veteran - but it's also causing confusion and resentment in both civilians looking for the same jobs and those doing the hiring.

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U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges for Veterans 2015 Edition

U.S. News and World Report has released its 2015 Best Colleges rankings. These are the top ten national universities that the publication has found to be the Best Colleges for Veterans. For more information about the schools, U.S. News and World Report's survey and methodology, and the complete list of best national universities for veterans, best liberal arts colleges for veterans, best regional universities for veterans, and best regional colleges for veterans, visit:
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/nat...

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The VA, One Year Later

It's been about a year since it was revealed that a VA hospital in Phoenix was concealing wait times for soldiers' care and that soldiers have died while waiting for care, and while progress has been made, not everyone is satisfied.

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President, Defense Secretary Both Support Retirement Overhaul

The call to change military retirement benefits has gotten some support from those in the upper levels of the government, as both the White House and Defense Secretary Ash Carter both support the idea of overhauling the military retirement system.

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Take Advantage of Georgia Tech's Veteran's Education Training and Transition Program

Georgia Tech's new Veteran's Education Training and Transition Program offers active duty service members and veterans four weeks of no-cost training that translates military values into successful civilian careers.

One of the first programs of its kind, the program offers customized content provided by employers, along with three weeks of hands-on experience in corporate-sponsored internships.
 
For more information about the program, visit the program page.

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Book Review: Tears of a Warrior

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not a new development for soldiers. For hundreds of years, military personnel have known about the emotional and mental suffering that soldiers endure long after leaving the battlefield. It is a condition that doesn't just go away or fix itself. Soldiers and their families need to be able to identify PTSD and be willing to get help.

Tony and Janet Seahorn have lived with PTSD since Tony's return from Vietnam decades ago. Everything they have learned about the condition and how to treat it has been compiled in Tears of a Warrior: A Family's Story of Combat and Living with PTSD. This subject is personal for them and so the book reads like a friend or an acquaintance sharing their personal knowledge with you and not a dry reference book on PTSD.

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New Resources Should Make College Choices Easier in 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs has promised that in 2015 they will make new information available that can help soldiers and veterans find out which schools are most deserving of their GI Bill benefits - and which schools are the best value for their money.

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Proposed Change to Military Retirement Could Be Popular

A 200+ page study performed by the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit policy think tank, shows that a sweeping overhaul of the military retirement system could be quite popular to many soldiers.

The plan most popular to soldiers, according to the RAND report, would give soldiers retiring with 20 or more years of service a one-time "transition pay" lump sum immediately upon separation. This payout would be around two to three years' basic pay, and in return the monthly "working-age retirement" (under 65) would be capped at a maximum of 25% of basic pay.

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Veterans Get Special Treatment at Career Centers!

Did you know that any company that has a Federal contract worth $100,000 or more have agreed to programs and hiring practices that not only encourage veterans to apply for jobs, they actually give vets an advantage in the hiring process?

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