veterans affairs

New Federal Job Training Program For Vets: Overwhelmed Already

New Federal Job Training Program For Vets: Overwhelmed Already

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Terry Lee and Bruce Sledge meet three to four days a week in the group study section of the Tarrant County College South Campus library. Textbooks and manuals with titles like Air Conditioning System and Design and pages showing psychometric charts that illustrate the physical and thermal... Read More »

Veterans Groups Struggle To Adapt To Web-Savvy Veterans

Veterans Groups Struggle To Adapt To Web-Savvy Veterans

By Dan Elliott DENVER (AP) - Busy, tech-savvy and often miles from their peers, thousands of new veterans are going online to find camaraderie or get their questions answered - forcing big changes in long-established veterans groups and inspiring entrepreneurs to launch new ones. "We're going back to... Read More »

Confessions Of A VA Nurse: Mending More Crushed Spirits Than Broken Bones

Confessions Of A VA Nurse: Mending More Crushed Spirits Than Broken Bones

For years, a young woman in the Black Hills of South Dakota would sit by the phone from midnight to noon. Around once a week, she'd get a call that would make her heart race. It was a veteran, so distraught, so panicked, so depressed, that the young woman thought he might kill himself. TJ Wilcox-Olson, 33,... 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 »

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 »

Supervisor Ordered Truckloads Of Trash Buried In Veterans Cemetery, Report Says

Supervisor Ordered Truckloads Of Trash Buried In Veterans Cemetery, Report Says

The Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery is the final resting place of 8,400 U.S. servicemen and women, and nearly 1,900 of their spouses. It's also the temporary resting spot of discarded refrigerators, televisions, lawn mower blades, shingles, clothing, furniture, and cans of aerosols, pesticides... Read More »

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