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USDA invests $20 million to hire 11,000 youth, veterans on forest lands
Imperial Valley News
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that in fiscal year 2014, the U.S. Forest Service invested a total of $20 million in partnerships that supported work and training opportunities for 11,000 youth and veterans on national forests and grasslands. Service members worked on projects that addressed restoration, hazardous fuels, watershed protection, wilderness stewardship, recreation access, facilities management, trail maintenance and other natural and cultural resource priorities.
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Labor Department issues rule on hiring veterans
Albuquerque Business First
The U.S. Department of Labor has published a final rule designed to reduce reporting requirements for federal contractors hiring veterans under provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. "Over the next decade, this change will result in a significant reduction in paperwork burden for federal contractors and subcontractors," said Keith Kelly, assistant secretary of labor for Veterans' Employment and Training.
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VA health care enrollment process
Military.com
Veterans are now eligible for a comprehensive health care package that is completely portable across the entire VA health care system. To receive health care, most veterans must be enrolled first.
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New Hampshsire: 'V' for veterans on driver's licenses
The Eagle-Tribune
New Hampshire veterans can now use their driver's licenses to show proof of service. The Veterans Indicator law, supporters said, will make it easier for veterans to get benefits, services and military discounts in the state. Honorably discharged veterans can get a driver's license marked with a "V."
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New electronic form to streamline chaotic VA claims process
Stars and Stripes
The Department of Veterans Affairs is changing the way veterans file disability claims in the hopes of speeding up the process. The new system, which introduces standardized electronic forms for veterans to fill out, is aimed at streamlining a chaotic process that had led to delays in handling claims and appeals.
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Congress approves inflation increase for veterans
The Associated Press via Veterans Today
Millions of veterans and their dependents will get a fresh cost-of-living increase for their disability benefits beginning in December, according to legislation that Congress sent to President Barack Obama. The bill does not set the increase that veterans will receive but requires that it equal next year's inflation increase for Social Security recipients.
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Challenges and solutions: Meeting the mental health needs of military, veterans
Reserve Officers Association
The Reserve Officers Association sponsors a broad range of educational events through its educational branch, the Defense Education Forum. In its most recent symposium, Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Military and Veterans: Challenges & Solutions, ROA panelists addressed recent developments in behavioral health treatments, upcoming legislation and current obstacles to ensuring veteran access to effective behavioral health professionals.
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California governor signs bills to help veterans
Los Angeles Times
Gov. Jerry Brown signed 21 bills to help and recognize military veterans, including a measure to help create the first veterans' cemetery in Orange County, California. Other bills signed protect veterans' rights to health care, education and shelter.
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What are the best colleges for veterans?
USA Today
The post 9/11 GI Bill was set into place to help transition veterans into civilian careers after their service. It has been immensely popular, with more than 1 million veterans taking advantage of their education benefits. However, just because a student has access their GI Bill, does not mean that their full costs of going to college are covered or that every college has resources in place to meet the unique needs of veterans.
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New version of GI Bill calculator released
Stars and Stripes
The Department of Veterans Affairs launched a new version of the GI Bill Comparison Tool, which is designed to make it easier for veterans, service members and dependents to estimate their education benefits and learn more about VA's approved college, university and other education and training programs across the country.
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