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Companies need to help America's military veterans get back to work
Forbes
Twelve U.S. service veterans commit suicide every single day. That's unacceptable. Others struggle with depression, bankruptcies and other crippling issues. Unemployment among veterans is high, standing at 17.4 percent in late 2013 among veterans 18-24 years old. The reasons for these troubles vary; every veteran has his or her own story, but many face common challenges that we, as a society, should do more to address.
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Making career and education decisions
Military.com
Determining your career goals and interests will keep you from wasting your GI Bill and Tuition Assistance benefits on a degree that doesn't match your career path. In today's job market the type of degree can make all the difference, especially if you are hoping to land one of the current "hot jobs" for military veterans.
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For veterans seeking jobs, first impressions are key
WWSB-TV
Everyone knows the importance of first impressions. But what you may not realize is there is a short window to make a brilliant first impression. According to Dr. Bill Lampton in the article, "How to Make A Strong First Impression," it takes just seven to 17 seconds. That means you have to act quickly — whether you are meeting with a new business acquaintance or interviewing for a job.
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Bush starts new project to help vets, says 'I'm here with them'
Fox News
George W. Bush, who as president led the United States into wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said recently he's now helping veterans try to successfully re-enter the workforce and other aspects of civilian life. "We've got a problem," Bush told ABC's "This Week." "Too many veterans are unemployed."
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Report: VA data breach 'practically unavoidable'
Military.com
An internal investigation found the Department of Veterans Affairs' data security is so poor a data breach is "practically unavoidable" within 18 months, according to a draft of the VA's report. The VA's Office of Information & Technology Risk Management Team completed the assessment in July and found the department was "noncompliant with its own privacy and security policies and with federal laws and regulations," the draft report stated.
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VA study: E-records enhance veterans' health care
The News Star
Access to electronic records has enhanced patient and doctor communication among the country's veterans, according to a recent U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs study and veteran medical providers agree communication and satisfaction with health care have improved.

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Veterans: VA reduced benefits backlog, but needs to get back in gear
The Christian Science Montior
The backlog of veterans disability claims was reduced 37 percent after peaking in March, but hit a plateau after the VA stopped its mandatory overtime policy. The path forward is unclear.

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VFW posts see membership decline as WWII veterans die
Fox News
A Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Washington state dutifully goes about the business of civic enterprise: It marshals members for the local annual Veterans Day Parade, fields a pool team, provides a color guard for local schools, as well as military honors for veterans' funerals.

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Enabling the educational success of student veterans
The Huffington Post
Director of External Relations, Institute for Veterans and Military Ray Toenniessen writes: "I remember my fear and uncertainty when I took charge of my platoon as a young Army Second Lieutenant in 2006. More than those emotions though, I remember my overwhelming sense of pride. It was an honor to be surrounded by fifty men and women who volunteered to serve their nation knowing that they would deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom, many of them for the second, third or even fourth time."
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If passed, House Bill 2634 would offer free tuition for veterans who attend public universities
KJRH-TV
If signed into law, House Bill 2634 would provide a tuition waiver program for Oklahoma's honorably discharged veterans. Under HB 2634, only veterans that were Oklahoma residents at the time of their service and are currently living in the state would be eligible. The waiver would be reserved for students attending a public university or college within the state of Oklahoma. All fees and tuition costs would be covered once the benefits from a veteran's GI Bill expire. The waiver is capped at 128 credit hours.
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Kaiser Permanente, VA partner for health care innovation
EHR Intelligence
Kaiser Permanente and the Veterans Health Administration have partnered to research and provide best practices in genomics, connected and virtual health, leveraging advanced analytics for population management and veteran care. The collaboration is part of the Veterans Affairs Center of Innovation Partnership Program.
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