Veterans

VA: Major Restructuring Will Set Standard Regional Boundaries

Robert McDonald

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced a major restructuring effort Monday to streamline its often disjointed bureaucracy by standardizing service regions in the country and increasing coordination between them. For years, the nine organizations within the department have divided the country into their own regions with little or no coordi... more

Female Vet Reportedly Gets Shamed for Parking in Veteran-Reserved Spot

A North Carolina woman who served in the Air Force said a note was left on her car criticizing her for parking in a reserved spot for veterans and believes the note's author assumed she was never in the military because she is a woman. "I think they took one look at me when I got out of my car and saw that I was a woman and assumed I wasn't a v... more

Upcoming Military and Veteran Job Fairs

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Attending a job fair is a proactive way of getting to know companies or industries you're interested in. It's also a great way to make contacts. If you hear about a veteran job fair that's not on this list, let us know by emailing us at Attending a job fair is a proactive way of getting to know companies or industries you're interested in. It'... more

New Pentagon Policy Opens Doors for Military Non-Profits

Chuck Hagel

Military support non-profits may soon have an easier time bringing their services on base thanks to a new pair of policy directives signed by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in December. The policy memos instruct base commanders to standardize the way non-profits who want access to military personnel and their families on base are treated. "... more

Virginia Lawmaker Pushes for Problem-Solving Veterans Courts

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Virginia State Sen. Linda "Toddy" Puller this week filed a bill to make it easier for judges across Virginia to give some veterans The first court was established in Buffalo, New York, in 2008 by Judge Robert Russell, who acted after seeing how many offenders appearing in his court's drug and mental health dockets were veterans. He developed... more

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