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'Defect' on VA benefits site shares vets' personal details online
Fox News
Thousands of veterans may have had their personal information broadcast online following a major "defect" on a popular benefits website run by the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments. According to multiple complaints, veterans who logged onto the eBenefits site to check personal claims and benefits information were redirected to other veterans' files.
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Companies help veterans to apply military experience to civilian careers
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Exelis Inc. XLS program company Exelis Action Corps said it has partnered with Korn Ferry and nonprofit organization Points of Light to launch the Leveraging Military Leadership Program. This leadership development and training program helps veterans apply their military experience to leadership roles in the civilian sector.
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CEO Todd Miller: Helping veterans find new careers
The Columbus Dispatch
Military retirees Todd Miller and Dan Whitney know the challenges of making the transition to a civilian career after leaving the armed forces, and now they are using what they have learned to help others make the move. 
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Veteran puts Army skills to work in new career as a fitness trainer
The Washington Post
After a 23-year career in the U.S. Army, Valetta SuRae Stewart was concerned that the primary skills she could bring to the private sector were "breaking things and killing people." Neither promised the kind of career Stewart, 51, wanted for the rest of her life. And upon reflection, she realized that her fears weren't really true.
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Marine reservists the latest left on the hook for 'erroneous payments'
Stars and Stripes
For two years, Marine Corps Reservist Lt. Col. Rollin Jackson served on active duty in California, some 2,000 miles from his Missouri home. During that time, he was required to live in a hotel near his duty station in San Diego, where he worked as a mobilization officer. Then, without warning, the Marines told Jackson he had been overpaid. Based on a technicality the Marine Corps determined that Jackson owed $85,000 that he was paid for hotels and per diem during his tenure in California.
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Are US veterans selfish?
TIME
It's an impudent question, but one that naturally surfaces given the outrage rolling in from assorted veterans' groups as Congress and the Pentagon seek ways to trim government spending that sometimes affect those who have volunteered to fight America's wars.

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Report: Suicide rate spikes among young veterans
Stars and Stripes
The number of young veterans committing suicide jumped dramatically from 2009 to 2011, a worrying trend that Veterans Affairs officials hope can be reversed with more treatment and intervention.

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What will Congress cut to 'support our troops?'
National Journal
Congress undid some of its planned cuts to veterans' benefits in the latest spending bill, but it also left the vast majority of the reductions in place. And in so doing, it ensured that the white-hot controversy over benefits will not go away any time soon.
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Senate could vote to restore $6 billion military pension cut
The Hill
Senators may consider a new proposal to restore cuts to military veteran pensions, according to a Senate aide. The measure was inserted in a bill authorizing veterans administration programs sponsored Thursday by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and would repeal the $6 billion in cuts made to veterans' pensions included in the 2013 Bipartisan Budget Act.
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At VHA, doctors, nurses clash on oversight
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber article)
The Veterans Health Administration is taking heavy fire from doctor groups over a proposal to let nurses with advanced training practice medicine without physician supervision throughout the VHA system — even in states where laws require more oversight.
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Nearly 50,000 Afghanistan, Iraq veterans at risk of homelessness
ThinkProgress
Nearly 1 out of every 10 homeless people in the United States is a veteran and that ratio could soon grow, according to new numbers released by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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