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Veterans Affairs Social Media Directory

At the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the mission is to get the right information to the right Veteran at the right time. Millions of Veterans and their family members use social media each day, so the VA is continuously expanding its online effort.

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Free Service Helping Military Veterans Get Hired MilitaryVetJobs.com

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We know that many military veterans who are looking for meaningful employment in this tough job market. That is why we're highlighting MilitaryVetJobs.com, a website designed to help veterans find employment opportunities and get hired.

 

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The Pentagon Used to Hook Everything To The Internet.

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Once upon a time, very smart people in the Pentagon believed that connecting sensitive networks, expensive equipment, and powerful weapons to the open Internet was a swell idea. This ubiquitous connectivity among devices and objects — what we now call the Internet of Things — would allow them to collect performance data to help design new weapons, monitor equipment remotely, and realize myriad other benefits. The risks were less assiduously catalogued.

That strategy has spread huge vulnerabilities across the Defense Department, its networks, and much of what the defense industry has spent the last several decades creating.

“We are trying to overcome decades of a thought process…where we assumed that the development of our weapon systems that external interfaces, if you will, with the outside world were not something to be overly concerned with,” Adm. Michael Rogers, the commander of Cyber Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee today. “They represented opportunity for us to remotely monitor activity, to generate data as to how aircraft, for example, or ships' hulls were doing in different sea states around the world. [These are] all positives if you're trying to develop the next generation of cruiser [or] destroyer for the Navy.”

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US Coast Guard Personnel Service Center (PSC)

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The Personnel Service Center (PSC) supports mission execution by recruiting, accessing, assigning and developing careers, maintaining well-being, compensating, separating and retiring 
all Coast Guard military personnel.

Link: http://www.uscg.mil/psc/

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Memorial Day: Honoring America's Wartime Veterans

US Census BureauMemorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who died in service to their country. The holiday was officially proclaimed in 1868 to honor Union and Confederate soldiers and was expanded after World War I to honor those who died in all wars. Today, Memorial Day honors over one million men and women who have died in military service since the Civil War.

This infographic compiles statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Defense to honor our men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The U.S. Census Bureau gathers detailed information on living veterans from the American Community Survey (ACS). Federal, state, and community leaders, private businesses, nonprofits, and community organizations use ACS statistics to determine the programs, services, and infrastructure that serve the needs of our veterans. The Department of Defense, Defense Manpower Data Center provides statistics on the number of people who served and died in each of our nation's wars.

USDA Closes Offices After Threats to Employees and Facilities

FBI, others assessing the credibility of the threats.

Someone to Talk to Upon Returning From War

After serving in Vietnam, John Cowart spent three decades helping soldiers who were struggling with the effects of military service.

Pentagon Employees Are Still Flashing Purchase Cards at Casinos, Strip Clubs

Despite a new security crackdown, the Defense Department watchdog finds lax enforcement by managers.

House Panel Investigating Troubled V.A. Hospital on Long Island

The Veterans Affairs Committee is planning to hold a field hearing next month about the Northport medical center.

Defense Budget Experts Urge Changes to Wartime Funding Account

Former Pentagon comptroller says reform is necessary for long-term planning.

Assault-Rifle Camp for Kids, Courtesy of the American Military

A look at the Army's annual marksmanship clinic for children aged 9 to 18

Libertarians Want Answers From Vets Group Over Gary Johnson Diss

The presidential candidate was not invited to a Sept. 7 forum on national security and vets issues that will feature Democrat Clinton and Republican Trump.

The Political Role of Drone Strikes in U.S. Grand Strategy

Passionate disagreement over drone strikes obscures the fact that we actually don't know much about how they affect U.S. interests.

Pentagon Science Board Recommends "Immediate Action" to Counter Enemy AI

Defense scientists worry that the U.S. could be on the losing side of a AI arms race.

The U.S. Military Holds More Pacific Exercises Than You Probably Realize

The Army's Pacific Pathways program is even bringing some nations' military units to America for training.

Brain Injury Association

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The Brain Injury Association provides information on brain injury, research, conferences, publications, prevention and education, survivors' voice, assistive technologies, and information and referral. Phone: (800) 444-6443

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Annual relief effort in San Diego focuses on providing veterans with dental care

SAN DIEGO -- Two dentists and two Navy dental corpsmen are working on the mouth of John Gardinier, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam and now lives in Tijuana near the clinic where he can get methadone for his drug addiction.

"It's no good to have teeth that are rotten," Gardinier, 64, had said as he waited to be treated at the dental services area at the 25th annual Stand Down in San Diego for homeless and hard-luck military veterans. The relief effort brings together dozens of government agencies, nonprofits and volunteers to provide veterans with a variety of health and social services.

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Army Soldier Records Branch Article

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How to Access or Request Your Official Military Personnel File Documents

Accessing or Requesting Your Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) Documents

There are two ways to obtain copies of specific document(s) or your entire OMPF:

  1. Accessing your OMPF electronically.
  2. Submitting a request to the appropriate Location of Military Personnel Records.

You may be able to access your OMPF electronically at no charge. Electronic access is an easy, fast, 24/7 way to view your OMPF, and it gives you the flexibility to print specific document(s) or download your entire OMPF.

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US Vets

U.S.VETS provides comprehensive services to the veterans we serve, including case management, employment assistance, job placement, counseling, as well as drug and alcohol free housing. At our facilities veterans progress through a seamless continuum of services designed to help them increase their level of responsibility and prepare them to live independently in the community.

Video - Find and Apply for Federal Careers

This OPM video has information on finding and applying for federal jobs using the USAJobs website.

The video walks you through the steps that are required to find and apply for jobs in the federal government. The topics that are discussed involve searching for federal jobs, creating your account in profile, managing your account, reviewing job opportunity announcements, submitting applications and following up on your application status.

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Volunteer to Help Veterans - What Will You Do?

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Our Veterans put everything on the line to protect our freedom. We may never be able to repay them for their sacrifice, but we can show them just how much we appreciate all that they’ve done.

Everyday, hundreds of people just like you volunteer to help our veterans. You can help by simply sharing your time, lending a warm smile, a supportive hand, or a sympathetic ear to someone ear needs it.

Everyone can do something to make our Veterans know how much we appreciate their service. What will you do?

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Video - The American Veteran Video - Social Media at VA

The American Veteran - Social Media at VA

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Occupational Therapy Team helps Wounded Warriors

In a deployed environment servicemembers are subject to risks such as post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. Cases vary in severity but some can be treated in theater allowing servicemembers to return to duty. The Occupational Therapy Team is just one of the specialized groups that work together to help the wounded warriors.

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Veterans Radio - Front Burner - Kirk Lippold

Veterans Radio, Marine Corp Business principals
Story of the USS Cole by Commander Kirk Lippold
Recorded live on June 2, 2012 8:04am CST

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Defense Department proposes Military Health Agency

The Department of Defense is looking for ways to cut costs in the Military Health Care System. One plan calls for Congress to create a New Military Health Agency.

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