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Obama memo bolsters protections for vets reentering workforce

President Barack Obama issued a memorandum Thursday calling on agencies to comply with protections laid out in The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 when hiring returning veterans.

Tags: Barack Obama , Veterans Affairs , Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act , OPM , DoD , Joining Forces Initiative , workforce , hiring , Returning Heroes Tax Credit , Wounded Warrior Tax Credit , Michael OConnell

Friday - 07/20/2012, 11:17am EDT

First lady boosts on-base jobs for service spouses

Opening another front in her nearly year-old campaign to support service families, first lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday unveiled a new push for jobs on or near military bases.

Tags: Michelle Obama , DoD , Walter Reed Army Medical Center , veterans

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 05:30pm EDT

DoD, USDA partner to help military families

Brent Elrod, the national program leader of military and veterans programs at USDA, talked to Federal News Radio about some of the programs that will be offered through the initiative.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Brent Elrod , USDA , Military Extension Partnership , collaboration , military families

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 11:38am EDT
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McChrystal to oversee military family initiative

Nearly a year after President Barack Obama fired Gen. Stanley McChrystal as his top commander in Afghanistan, the White House has asked him to head a new advisory board to support military families. But not the gay ones.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , defense , Stanley McChrystal , DADT , White House

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 10:40am EDT