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A Veteran's Miraculous Recovery

A Veteran's Miraculous Recovery

Only six weeks after Justin Constantine left his job as a lawyer and arrived in Iraq, the Marine reservist was shot in the face. It was a sniper attack. Stopping to inspect an Iraqi police station that had been shot out the night before, he cautiously exited a vehicle and a bullet entered behind his left ear,... 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 »

Former Marine Brandon Raub Detained In Psychiatric Hospital For Facebook Posts

Former Marine Brandon Raub Detained In Psychiatric Hospital For Facebook Posts

By Larry O'Dell RICHMOND, Va. -- A former Marine involuntarily detained for psychiatric evaluation for posting strident anti-government messages on Facebook has received an outpouring of support from people who say authorities are trampling on his First Amendment rights. Brandon J. Raub, 26, has been in... 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 »

Military Board Seeks Marine's Dismissal For Facebook Posting

Military Board Seeks Marine's Dismissal For Facebook Posting

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- A military board has recommended dismissal for a Marine sergeant who criticized President Barack Obama on his Facebook page, including allegedly putting the president's face on a "Jackass" movie poster. The Marine Corps administrative board said after a daylong hearing late... 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 »

What It's Like to Be a Member of the Military Family

What It's Like to Be a Member of the Military Family

My name is Beth. I have been living the military life for every bit of my 27 years and have been blessed abundantly. Come on in! If you step into my home -- I am a proud Marine Corps spouse who was raised as a Navy brat -- typically there are any number of people from my "dysfunctional family" around. The... Read More »

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