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  • Caring for veterans: A higher calling

    Robert McDonald, Secretary, VA | Federal Times

    Living a life driven by purpose is more meaningful and rewarding than meandering through life without direction.

    My life's purpose has always been to improve lives. That's why I became a Boy Scout, a West Point Cadet, and a U.S. Army officer. That's also why I joined Procter & Gamble, where I worked to improve the lives of people through P&G brands, and why I joined the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), where we work every day to improve the lives of the 22 million men and women who are America's veterans.

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  • Female veterans seek health care to match their presence in the military

    Emily Wax-Thibodeaux | The Washington Post

    As the number of female veterans continues to increase, a veterans service organization is asking the federal government to conduct a study that would evaluate the Department of Veterans Affairs' ability to meet the growing needs of female veterans and study their levels of privacy and security when they do seek treatment.

    That request by Disabled American Veterans was made on Tuesday at a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on "Fulfilling the Promise to Women Veterans."

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  • Hospice program comforts dying veterans

    MICHELLE FAUST | WRVO.org

    “I started out in Southern France and ended up in Belgium," is how Palmer Gaetano describes his army service in World War II. The 92-year old lives in a hospice facility in the Rochester-area village of Spencerport, near his daughter and her family.

    Gaetano is one of more than 9 million American military veterans over the age of 65, according to 2013 census bureau figures.  With an aging population that includes vets from Vietnam, Korea, and World War II, there are 1,800 veteran deaths each day. One program strived to meet their increased need for end-of-life care.

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  • Spouses face licensing roadblocks in variety of fields

    Karen Jowers | Military Times

    Although 49 states have passed laws addressing the portability of professional certifications and licenses, the devil is in the details for military spouses who make frequent moves from state to state.

    Some states have enacted legislative language that's quite strong, but in some, it's weak, said Eddy Mentzer, the Defense Department's program manager for spouse education and career opportunities, who took part in a panel discussion on credentialing for military spouses April 28 at the American Legion's National Credentialing Summit in Washington, D.C.

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  • Reps. Aguilar, Cook introduce veterans jobs bill

    Staff reporters | Redland Daily Facts

    Two Inland Empire Congressmen are working across the aisle, in an attempt to put local veterans back to work.

    On Wednesday, Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Rancho Cucamonga, and Rep. Paul Cook, R-Yucaipa, introduced an amendment to the annual National Defense Authorization Act. If passed, the amendment would enable the Department of Defense to fund job placement programs for members of the National Guard and Reserve, similar to California’s “Work for Warriors” program. (The act authorizes expenditures, rather than actually appropriating funds.)

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  • No choice for veterans when doctors don't join VA program

    Luanne Rife | The Roanoke Times

    A Giles County veteran who lives more than 40 miles from the Salem VA Medical Center could see a doctor closer to home if only he could find one willing to participate in the Veterans Choice Program.

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  • Duke, state VA ally to support veterans

    Keith Upchurch | The Herald Sun

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    Duke University has partnered with the state to improve services for veterans in Durham and the rest of North Carolina.

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  • Not all veterans struggle when coming home, new study shows

    Emily Wax-Thibodeaux | The Washington Post

    The first-ever examination of civic involvement of veterans, being released Thursday, shows results that debunk stereotypes of the wounded former service members struggling to adjust to civilian life.

    The study, which looked at recent census data, found that nearly 60 percent of veterans under 50 vote in local elections, compared to 48.7 percent of non-veterans under 50. It also found that  veterans serve an average of 160 hours annually as volunteers, about four full workweeks. Non-veteran volunteers serve about 25 percent fewer hours annually.

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  • Spouses to be eligible for Microsoft IT training

    Karen Jowers | Military Times

    icrosoft plans to expand its IT training program to military spouses, an official said.

    The Microsoft Software and Systems Academy is a 16-week, accelerated learning program that provides job skills education on IT technologies that can help active-duty service members transition into competitive IT careers.

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  • Labor Sec: Certification issues for vets loom large

    Leo Shane III | Military Times

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez thinks most companies in America see veterans as valuable workers, and see the coming wave of separating service members as a boon for business.

    Now the problem is getting them ready for that work.

    "The good news is we're getting a lot of those (troops) jobs," Perez told audience members at the American Legion's National Credentialing Summit on Tuesday. "The bad news is the assembly line of people is going to move faster … and the skills translation question is still a huge issue."

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