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Enlisted to police officer

Enlisted to police officerWhen Ruth Recio returned from her fifth Army Reserve deployment, she was a "broken soldier."
  • Best-for-vets
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Education

Best for Vets: Colleges 2015

Best for Vets: Colleges 2015The students who walk into the veterans office at the University of Nebraska Omaha find several university staffers w...
  • Education
  • 3 months ago
Education

Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2015

Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2015Military jobs and training can provide service members with in-depth technical expertise — but how to convert that kn...
  • Education
  • 3 months ago
Best for Vets

The top 75 Best for Vets: Business Schools 2015

The top 75 Best for Vets: Business Schools 2015More schools than ever responded to this year's survey.
  • Best for Vets
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Veterans

Report: Hawaii supervisor manipulated VA claims data

Report: Hawaii supervisor manipulated VA claims dataA supervisor at the Veterans Administration office in Honolulu was manipulating data to make it look like the agency was processing veterans' benefits claims faster than they actually were, according to a new report by the VA Office of Inspector General.
  • Veterans
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Veterans

Members of Congress grill VA officials over Tomah mishaps

Members of Congress grill VA officials over Tomah mishapsMembers of Congress consoled whistleblowers and family members of veterans who died at a medical center in Tomah that has come under fire for poor care, and they criticized government officials who tried to defend previous investigations of the facility.
  • Veterans
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Pay

Obama signals support for changes to military pay and benefits

Obama signals support for changes to military pay and benefitsThe push to reform military pay and benefits picked up steam Monday when the White House signaled support for the slate of controversial proposals that call for changing the military retirement and health care systems.
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Pentagon

Carter: Change promotion and retention rules

Carter: Change promotion and retention rulesCarter suggested breaking with key traditions that define military careers and culture.
  • Pentagon
  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
Health Care

Depression or PTSD can cause irritability

Depression or PTSD can cause irritabilityIrritability is often an aspect of post-traumatic stress disorder. It's classified as a symptom of dysfunctional arousal and reactivity.
  • Health Care
  • 1 day, 23 hours ago
Life

Mission: Family — Kids' summer camp deadlines near

Mission: Family — Kids' summer camp deadlines nearThe National Military Family Association is able to send about 2,600 military kids ages 7 to 17 to the weeklong camps at 24 locations.
  • Life
  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
Health Care

Will minor dependent child's baby be covered?

Will minor dependent child's baby be covered?Grandchildren are not eligible for Tricare.
  • Health Care
  • 3 days, 23 hours ago
Veterans

Memorial president: Vietnam statue 'not a jungle gym'

Memorial president: Vietnam statue 'not a jungle gym'The founder of a Vietnam memorial was not amused by the outrage-invoking viral photo showing children climbing a statue.
  • Veterans
  • 4 days, 5 hours ago
Veterans

Amendment on Veterans Choice rule passes Senate

Amendment on Veterans Choice rule passes SenateThe Senate passed an amendment offered by Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., that would let veterans who live within 40 miles of a VA clinic with limited medical services to be eligible for Veterans Choice.
  • Veterans
  • 5 days, 5 hours ago
Veterans

VA says drug prescription programs are saving lives

VA says drug prescription programs are saving livesThe VA's Naloxone Distribution program provides emergency kits containing the antidote naloxone to veterans who take high doses of opiates or use multiple medications to manage pain.
  • Veterans
  • 5 days, 6 hours ago
Capitol Hill

Advocates spar over plans for retirement overhaul

Advocates spar over plans for retirement overhaulSupporters want something for troops who leave early, while opponents worry that will hurt military retention.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 5 days, 13 hours ago
Capitol Hill

Proposal to privatize Tricare splits advocacy groups

Proposal to privatize Tricare splits advocacy groupsMilitary, veterans service organizations differ on proposed Tricare Choice plan
  • Capitol Hill
  • 6 days, 4 hours ago
Education

Online learning enrollment flattens

Online learning enrollment flattensBetween 2012 and 2013, there was only a 0.5 percent increase in the students who took at least one online class.
  • Education
  • 6 days, 6 hours ago
Health Care

Top military doctors: Our health system works

Top military doctors: Our health system worksThe services' medical chiefs ask Congress to support staying the course on military health transformation
  • Health Care
  • 6 days, 8 hours ago
Veterans

House wants better long-term planning from VA

House wants better long-term planning from VAA bill passed by the House would require a five-year spending plan from officials and a new chief strategy officer post.
  • Veterans
  • 6 days, 13 hours ago
Veterans

VA seeks new law to change Veterans Choice rules

VA seeks new law to change Veterans Choice rulesThe Veterans Affairs Department has asked for new legislation that would let it pay for private health care for veterans who live near a VA clinic but can't get the treatment they need because it's not offered at that location.
  • Veterans
  • 6 days, 14 hours ago
Entrepreneurs

Cast your vote for 7-Eleven military franchise winner

Cast your vote for 7-Eleven military franchise winnerTen current or former service members are vying for chance to take command of their own 7-Eleven.
  • Entrepreneurs
  • 1 week ago
Health Care

VA Choice program's distance rule to be revised

VA Choice program's distance rule to be revisedAfter much debate over how the Veterans Affairs Department chose to defined the 40-mile distance rule for veterans to access the new Veterans Choice health program, VA will announce today that it's changing the definition.
  • Health Care
  • 1 week ago
Opinion

Commentary: Battlefield to boardroom — 5 traits of best leaders

Commentary: Battlefield to boardroom — 5 traits of best leadersThe traits of effective business leaders and military leaders tend be strikingly similar.
  • Opinion
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Education

Lawmakers: Vets' ed benefit costs too much

Lawmakers: Vets' ed benefit costs too muchTexas policymakers must re-evaluate whether the state can afford to pay for veterans' education costs beyond the GI Bill.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Veterans

'Candy Land' VA effects ripple through state

'Candy Land' VA effects ripple through stateOn a clear August morning in 2009, Amish carpenter William Miller and his family climbed into their black horse-drawn buggy and headed to the nearest big-box store, a 16-mile journey from their Clark County farm to Marshfield that takes them two hours.
  • Veterans
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Capitol Hill

Defense hearings: Preparing for NDAA proposals

Defense hearings: Preparing for NDAA proposalsDefense/veterans hearings for the week of March 23.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Veterans

Troubled VA Medical Center in Tomah gets new leadership

Troubled VA Medical Center in Tomah gets new leadershipThe director of the troubled Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah has been reassigned.
  • Veterans
  • 1 week, 3 days ago