Veteran-friendly Company Case Study: DreamWorks Animation


When an employer shows their appreciation for veterans, we take notice. We no longer look at your company and think that you’re simply a nice hardware chain, trucking company, or animation studio. If you take the right steps on your part, you become the company that is there for veterans, and demonstrates loyalty to the men and women who se... more

Using DOD SkilBridge to Recruit Qualified Veterans


Employers often turn to veterans for their sense of discipline, timeliness, and dedication to mission accomplishment. The government may provide tax credits to companies that hire veterans, and in many ways hiring a veteran can be a good business decision. With this in mind, employers would do well to put the extra energy into their recrui... more

Marine Veteran Gets 26 Years in Dismemberment of Girlfriend in Panama

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SAN DIEGO -- A Marine veteran was sentenced to 26 years in federal prison on Wednesday for killing and then dismembering his girlfriend in Panama in 2011. Brian Brimager, 40, pleaded guilty in February to stabbing to death Yvonne Baldelli in an apartment they shared in Bocas Del Toro, an island off the Panamanian coast, almost five years ago. ... more

Veterans Reflect on Importance, Beauty of Blue Angels

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The crowd was restless for Fat Albert. It was just after 2 p.m. Wednesday and the sun was beating down on hundreds of people. Spider-man Popsicles melted in kids' hands and dogs hid under bushes for the shade. But with a sudden, thunder-like noise, the crowd perked up. Fat Albert came out of the corner of the sky and flew across the Severn... more

Groups Oppose Plan to Steer More Vets to Private Health Care Providers

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Several of the country's largest veterans' service organizations say Sen. John McCain's plan to reform VA health care has merit but aren't on board with expanding a program to steer vets to private health care providers. Under the so-called Veterans Choice Program, those who live more than 40 miles from a VA facility or who face long wait times... more

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