Tag: navy

  • This Week's Greatest Hits (May 19 - May 23)

    This Week's Greatest Hits (May 19 - May 23)

    Top picks for news, advice, and more

    This past week we covered military careers and topics concerning 2014's graduating class. Continue Reading

  • How The Navy Turned My Life Around With 3 Basic Lessons

    How The Navy Turned My Life Around With 3 Basic Lessons

    'You can either take what they give you or take over!'

    How three years of active duty in the U.S. Navy launched Adam Dince from a dead-end retail job to a thriving career. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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." Continue Reading

  • Navy Program Aims To Get Its Vets Civilian Jobs

    Navy Program Aims To Get Its Vets Civilian Jobs

    By MELISSA NELSON CORRY STATION NAVY BASE, Fla. (AP) -- The president and some members of Congress want tax breaks, expensive studies and even a "reverse boot camp" to tackle the unemployment rate among veterans, which runs higher than the national average. Another option the Navy would like to see: Expand a... Continue Reading