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Hero to Hired

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Find jobs with military-friendly companies looking for employees with your skills and experience.

This is a Department of Defense Yellow Ribbon program that allows employers to post all their jobs at no cost. H2H is the lead sponsor in several Milicruit virtual career fairs, and also co-sponsors some of the U.S. Chamber Hiring Our Heroes career fairs.

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Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide

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The Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide website is an online book by Dr. Glen Johnson, a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Clinical Director of the Neuro-Recovery Head Injury Program in Traverse City, MI. The website is setup like a book with links to chapters, and the information is focused specifically on TBI and is given very concisely in laymen's terms.

The goal of this online book is to better prepare the person with the head injury and family for the long road ahead.

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VeteranAid website Has Information On Veteran Aid and Attendance Improved Pension

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The Veterans Administration offers Aid and Attendance as part of an "Improved Pension" Benefit that is largely unknown. This Improved Pension allows for Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, undressing, medication dosing, or taking care of the needs of nature to receive additional monetary benefits. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an Assisted Living facility also qualifies.

BEWARE OF PENSION POACHING SCAMS

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pension exists to help financially disadvantaged wartime Veterans and their survivors.

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GI BILL Benefits - Roadmap for Success

Department of Veterans Affairs' step by step “Roadmap for Success” to determine what GI BILL benefits or combination of benefits are the best fit for you.

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Public Accommodation Laws for the Disabled

A House subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee held a hearing on proposed changes to the American With Disabilities Act to address the issue of lawsuits against retail stores, rental establishments, or other facilities used by the general public. Speakers included two U.S. representatives sponsoring separate bills aimed at preventing lawsuit abuses by requiring notification to individuals and businesses to allow them time to comply with the law. Other witnesses included a retail shop manager and hotel owner who described the lawsuits filed against them, and a representative of an independent living organization who opposes changes to the ADA.

Commercial Air Travel to Cuba

Homeland Security Department officials testified at a hearing on possible security risks posed by resuming commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba.

Telemarketing Rules

State government, business, and consumer legal representatives and advocates testified at a hearing on telemarketing rules contained in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. Topics included "Do Not Call" lists, automatic dialing systems known as "robocalls," and the effects these rules have on businesses.

Veterans Groups Seek a Crackdown on Deceptive Colleges

The Department of Veterans Affairs received letters calling for improved oversight of colleges that mislead students about the value of their programs while receiving G.I. Bill funds.

Medicare Doc Fix Implementation

Andy Slavitt testified at a hearing on the implementation of the Medicare "doc fix" bill that permanently replaced the sustainable growth rate formula used to determine Medicare payments for doctors.

Education Policy and Funding

Teacher union leaders, school superintendents, and education scholars testified at a hearing on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was signed into law in December 2015 to replace the No Child Left Behind Act. Witnesses voiced concern about the Title I funding provisions involving high-poverty schools. Other topics included educational opportunities for disabled students, attracting high-quality teachers, and the impact of the law in rural areas.

Political Prisoners in Vietnam

Vu Minh Khanh, wife of imprisoned human rights attorney Nguyen Van Dai, testified at a hearing on political prisoners in Vietnam. Nguyen Van Dai was detained by the Vietnamese government in December 2015 on charges of "conducting propaganda against the state." Through an interpreter Ms. Vu talked about the events leading up to her husband's arrest and how he has not been allowed access to family or defense lawyers. Committee Chair Christopher Smith (R-NJ), called on President Obama to seek his release and address human rights issues in Vietnam as conditions for any trade agreement with the country.

Environmental Protection Agency Employee Misconduct

Stanley Meiburg testified at a hearing on about the Environmental Protection Agency's response to previous cases involving sexual misconduct, theft and other allegations. The assistant EPA inspector general also appeared, commenting on the impact that policy changes at the EPA have had, including the new limits of administration leave an employee can take.

Social Media and Background Checks

Federal officials testified at a hearing on the possibility of incorporating information from social media into the federal background check system. The federal government was scheduled to start checking social media as part of a background checks for employees seeking security clearance. The new policy would allow the government to seek out public posts on Facebook and other social media, but not ask individuals for their private passwords.

Federal Communications Commission Privacy Rules

Federal Communications Commission Chair Thomas Wheeler testified at a hearing on the FCC's proposed privacy rules for Internet service providers. Chair Wheeler defended the proposed rules, saying consumers should have similar privacy protections while on the internet as they do have when using telephone networks. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pait, Federal Trade Commission Chair Edith Ramirez, and FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen appeared before the committee.

Video - Vet to Vet: Prepare Yourself for a Career with the Federal Government

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This video shows several Veterans giving advice to Veterans and transitioning service members about how to prepare for employment with the Federal Government as a civilian.

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Firms Press to Hire Young Veterans

By JAMES R. HAGERTY

The unemployment rate among younger U.S. military veterans, long a source of worry, is declining as companies step up efforts to hire them.

Even so, many veterans are still struggling to explain the skills they learned in the military in ways that are relevant for employers, and the unemployment rate for younger veterans remains well above the national rate for non-veterans.

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Hampton job fair aimed for military veterans, spouses

HAMPTON, VIRGINIA -

The "Hiring Our Heroes - Hampton Roads" job fair will go from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, in Hampton, VA. This job fair is open to veterans, active-duty military personnel, members of the National Guard and Reserves, and military spouses.

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Hero to Hired

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Find jobs with military-friendly companies looking for employees with your skills and experience.

This is a Department of Defense Yellow Ribbon program that allows employers to post all their jobs at no cost. H2H is the lead sponsor in several Milicruit virtual career fairs, and also co-sponsors some of the U.S. Chamber Hiring Our Heroes career fairs.

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Female veterans honored at Tulsa American Legion post event

Tulsa, Oklahoma - World War II veteran Pietje Wall served in the Marine Corps from 1945 to 1950, with 13 months of that time on active duty.

Her job during active duty was to help give the military ships returning from combat new orders, she said. It was a time when women were finding their place in the military and were allowed to serve only in limited roles.

Now, female troops are serving in more positions in the military, and the number of female veterans is expected to rise in the coming years, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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PTSD: Sgt. Johnny Mangum's Story

Sgt. Johnny Mangum shares his story about struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his unique method for coping and overcoming it in the hope that it inspires and helps others to seek assistance.

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Army's Top Doctor Addresses Mental Health Awareness

Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho gives a public service announcement about the Army supporting the National Mental Health month in May.

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Video - Vietnam War Commemoration 50th Anniversary National Announcement and Proclamation Ceremony

Vietnam War Commemoration 50th Anniversary National Announcement and Proclamation Ceremony held May 28, 2012 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

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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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Arlington National Cemetary Oversight

Witnesses testified on oversight and accountability at Arlington National Cemetery. Over 120 graves at military cemeteries had been misidentified according to a study done by the Department of Veterans Affairs, including eight cases of bodies buried in the wrong grave site. The review was prompted by problems at Arlington National Cemetery.

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