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First lady announces travel industry commitment to help vets, military families find jobs

First lady announces travel industry commitment to help vets, military families find jobs

By Associated Press1:57 p.m. CST, February 29, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — The travel industry is promising to create nearly 3,000 jobs for veterans and military spouses by 2014 as part of a program announced Wednesday by Michelle Obama. The first lady’s office said the American Society of Travel Agents was… Read more…

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March 2, 20120 comments
GE to hire 5,000 veterans over next 5 years

GE to hire 5,000 veterans over next 5 years

http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/story/2012-02-13/ge-hires-5000-vets/53070622/1 Updated 2/13/2012 9:17 AM WASHINGTON (AP) – General Electric says it will hire 5,000 military veterans over the next five years and invest $580 million to expand its aviation business. The announcements are part of a four-day event that the global conglomerate is hosting with partners in Washington, D.C.,… Read more…

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February 27, 20122 comments
High court dilemma: Can lie about military medal be a crime?

High court dilemma: Can lie about military medal be a crime?

http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/story/2012-02-19/stolen-valor-supreme-court/53149024/1 WASHINGTON (AP) – Xavier Alvarez was in good company when he stood up at a public meeting and called himself a wounded war veteran who had received the top military award, the Medal of Honor. Alvarez was lying about his medal, his wounds and his military service, but he… Read more…

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February 19, 20121 comment
Female veteran sues U.S. over denial of full benefits

Female veteran sues U.S. over denial of full benefits

February 02, 2012|By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times   A Pasadena woman who served 12 years in theU.S. Army, including tours of duty in Iraq, filed suit Wednesday against the Department of Veterans Affairs for denying her full disability benefits because she is married to a woman. The lawsuit… Read more…

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February 8, 20121 comment
Training aims to help treat veterans’ stress

Training aims to help treat veterans’ stress

By RYAN TRARES Daily Journal8:00 a.m. CST, January 27, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS— For Jason Jones, returning from military service was like dropping into an alien world. The Indianapolis resident served a three-year stint with the U.S. Army in Germany. His days were strictly regimented, with the focus solely on the day’s… Read more…

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February 2, 20128 comments