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Financial Aid & Peer Support Drawing Veterans to Catholic Universities

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (CNS) — Catholic colleges and universities across the United States are attracting military veterans of recent wars with a combination of financial aid, individualized assistance and opportunities for peer support. Many Catholic institutions participate in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon program, which helps close the gap between the tuition provided […]

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Volunteering And Its Surprising Benefits

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Volunteering can also help protect your mental and […]

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Pat Tillman Military Scholars Program

Founded in 2008, the Tillman Military Scholars program supports the ever-growing population of Post-9/11 veterans and their spouses. The scholars chosen show extroardinary academic and leadership potential, a true sense of vocation, and a deep commitment to create positive change through their work in the fields of medicine, law, business, education and the arts. For more information [...]

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New VetCorps Program To Help Veterans Access Key Services And Support

The VetCorps project is being conducted by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) in partnership with the National Guard Bureau’s Prevention, Treatment and Outreach (PTO) Program with funding assistance from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  CADCA will recruit AmeriCorps and VISTA members, particularly veterans, including inactive National Guard and Reserve members. [...]

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SBA Offers No-Upfront-Fee Loans to Veterans

By Gabrielle Karol Published November 08, 2013 FOXBusiness   Ahead of Veteran’s Day, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced on Friday a new zero-upfront-fee loan program designed to help more veterans start or expand businesses. Starting January 1, veterans taking out SBA loans of up to $350,000 will pay no upfront fee until the end of the fiscal [...]

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Rainbow Hospice Hosting Veteran Caregiver Workshop

(Mount Prospect, IL) – Together with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care is hosting a workshop for those serving the veteran’s community. The event will be held on Thursday, November 14 from 8:00am to 12:00pm at the Olson Auditorium located in Lutheran General Hospital. The workshop includes a 4-segment presentation from the Hospice [...]

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Project Job Readiness at Roosevelt University

Career Transition Advisors Group in collaboration with Roosevelt University is hosting a free job readiness workshop open to veterans. The workshop will take place on November 9, 2010, and begin promptly at 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Seating is limited. Casual dress attire required. Registration opens on October 14, 2013 and closes November 2, 2013. Register [...]

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Game changers: disruptive technology and US defence strategy

This month, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) released a report focusing on the attractive although elusive concept of game changing technologies. The report is part of a larger project called NeXTech, led by the U.S Department of Defense’s (DoD) Rapid Reaction Technology Office.

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Keeping Soldiers active first prong on ‘Performance Triad’

“As an Army we must be ready and resilient,” said the Army’s surgeon general. To achieve these goals, “we need to fully appreciate the impact that the Performance Triad has on our daily lives,” said Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, who is also the commander of Army Medical Command. Go to Source Author:

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XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement system may lose ‘X’ by next August

The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement weapon system is now in development. But by this time next year, the system may have moved into low-rate initial production and if so, will lose the experimental “X” prefix. Go to Source Author:

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Program manager uses data matrices to ensure equipment accountability

Project Manager Soldier Sensors and Lasers achieved a 100 percent success rate for three years in a row on tracking all its issued gear. To accomplish that, they used a tool called an Item Unique Identification or IUID.
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Bradleys begin retrograde from Germany

The 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe and Maintenance Activity Kaiserslautern are preparing M2A2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles for retrograde and transportation back to the U.S. at Kaiserslautern Army Depot. Go to Source Author:

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Collaboration leads to new rocket propulsion technology

A team of Army researchers developed a new gel-propellant engine called the vortex engine. Dr. Michael Nusca, Robert Michaels and Nathan Mathis were recently recognized by the Department of the Army with a 2012 Army Research and Development Outstanding Collaboration Award for their work titled, “Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Development and Testing [...]

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Vice chief highlights importance of resiliency campaign

Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell said the service’s Ready and Resilient Campaign is playing a key role in strengthening the force. He met with Soldiers and civilians at Fort Jackson, S.C., Aug. 2, on the last leg of a three-day tour focusing on R2C. Go to Source Author:

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End of era: Bradley fighting vehicles leave Germany

Civilian and military logisticians from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe and Maintenance Activity Kaiserslautern are at Kaiserslautern Army Depot preparing M2A2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles for retrograde and transportation to the U.S. Go to Source Author:

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Army officer wins national bobsled push championship

U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsledder Capt. Chris Fogt won the U.S. men’s national bobsled push championship at the Canadian Ice House in Calgary, Canada, further establishing himself as a solid contender to make Team USA for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Go to Source Author:

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