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Fort Bragg Soldier Tonya Long Smuggled $1 Million From Afghanistan, Got Plastic Surgery And 18-Wheeler

Fort Bragg Soldier Tonya Long Smuggled $1 Million From Afghanistan, Got Plastic Surgery And 18-Wheeler

By Paul Szoldra A former Army Staff Sgt. at Fort Bragg was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for smuggling over $1 million out of Afghanistan, according to a report from the Fayetteville Observer. Along with an unnamed co-conspirator serving in Afghanistan from January 2008 to April 2009, Sgt. Tonya... Read More »

First Furlough Notices Go Out

First Furlough Notices Go Out

By Jennifer Liberto The first furlough notices for government employees have gone out. The Army sent letters on Feb. 28 and March 1 to unions warning that employees at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Gunpowder, Md., as well as the Corps of Engineers in Walla Walla, Wash., will be forced to stay at home without... Read More »

'Hero To Zero' Syndrome: Is This Why Veterans Struggle To Get Jobs?

'Hero To Zero' Syndrome: Is This Why Veterans Struggle To Get Jobs?

Though the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high for Americans generally, data suggest that veterans as a group are having an easier time finding jobs. The unemployment rate among veterans of all ages fell to 6.9 percent in July from 8.6 percent during the same month a year ago, the Labor Department... Read More »

Best Cities For Veterans To Live And Work

Best Cities For Veterans To Live And Work

For most active-duty military personnel, where to call home is a decision largely left up to their branch of service. Though troops' desires about where they'd like to be based are taken into account, the needs of the mission are paramount in determining where military employees are based. When they decide... Read More »

What Would Happen If You Stopped Checking Your Email At Work?

What Would Happen If You Stopped Checking Your Email At Work?

Going email free on weekends is a time management best practice. Every guru seems to agree that you should misplace the iPhone or Blackberry on Friday night, and check it only once or twice for emergencies before Sunday evening. That way you can feel relaxed without feeling tethered to work. Read More »

Female Soldiers To Move Into Combat-Related Roles, Army Says

Female Soldiers To Move Into Combat-Related Roles, Army Says

By Kristin M. Hall FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- Female soldiers this week are moving into new jobs in once all-male units as the Army breaks down formal barriers in recognition of what has already happened in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The policy change announced earlier this year is being tested at nine... Read More »

Veterans Come Home To Tough Job Market

Veterans Come Home To Tough Job Market

By Sharon Cohen CHICAGO -- Matthew Saldana proved himself in a world where stress, danger and life-and-death decisions were routine. He served one tour in Iraq and a second in Afghanistan. But the Army veteran is having a harder time back home navigating a calmer but uncertain terrain -- the job... Read More »

Obama Targets Diploma Mills That Market To Vets

Obama Targets Diploma Mills That Market To Vets

By Anne Gearan WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration wants to trademark the term "GI Bill" in an effort to shield veterans and military families being swindled or misled by schools that target their federal education benefits. President Barack Obama is signing a wide-ranging order on Friday that... Read More »

More Women Vets Are Homeless, But Housing Scarce

More Women Vets Are Homeless, But Housing Scarce

By Eric Tucker and Kristin M. Hall WASHINGTON (AP) -- Misha McLamb helped keep fighter jets flying during a military career that took her halfway around the world to the Persian Gulf. But back home, the Navy aircraft specialist is barely getting by after a series of blows that undid her settled life. Read More »

World's Largest Employer (You'll Never Guess)

World's Largest Employer (You'll Never Guess)

Which organization is the world's largest employer? Here are some hints: It employs roughly one in 10 citizens. It's in the United States. It's not Walmart. No, it's not IBM or Microsoft. Or Apple. Or Google. Or any tech giant. Stumped? It's the U.S. Department of Defense. With a total... Read More »

Obama Plan Would Extend Family Leave Job Protections To Military

Obama Plan Would Extend Family Leave Job Protections To Military

By Sam Hananel The Obama administration proposed new rules Monday to help military families care for service members when they are injured or called to active duty on short notice. The proposal expands eligibility under the Family and Medical Leave Act, which allows employees to take unpaid leave for... Read More »

For Vets Returning To U.S., Green Energy Jobs Await

For Vets Returning To U.S., Green Energy Jobs Await

By Andy Brownfield COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ben Noland served in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years, then spent 18 months looking for a job. "I've probably put my resume in to 300 places in the past year," the 33-year-old Kenton resident said. "The farthest I've ever got was a phone interview." Read More »

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