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VA launches virtual hiring event for veterans

VA will offer teleconferencing at Fort Drum, N.Y., Fort Knox, Ky., Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Fort Riley, Kans.

Tags: VA , DoD Report , Mary Santiago , workforce , hiring , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 10:14am EDT

House passes veterans funding bill

Tags: VA , Congress , House , health care

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 10:25pm EDT

White House issues veto threat on veterans bill

The White House is warning that President Barack Obama will veto a widely popular House spending bill for veterans' programs and construction projects at military bases.

Tags: President Barack Obama , House , Congress , budget , DoD , Veterans Affairs

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 05:52pm EDT

'Mobile job store' for vets parks it in DC - literally

A job-assistance program for veterans is taking its show on the road.

Tags: Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve , DoD , DoD Report

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 02:13pm EDT

Ex-VA hospital official faults mental health care

Veterans are waiting too long for mental health care and are unaware that hospitals sometimes manipulate records in an attempt to make it appear that standards are being met, a former Veterans Affairs hospital official told senators Wednesday.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Senate , Congress , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 07:49pm EDT

Educating students about war

Veterans National Education Program Co-founders Andrea Hooper and Bob McMahon talk about the organization's vision and mission.
April 20, 2012(Encore presentation June 8, 2012)

Tags: workforce , military , Veterans National Education Program , World War II , Korean War , Vietnam War , Iraq and Afghanistan wars , Andrea Hooper , Bob McMahon , Fed Access , Derrick Dortch

Friday - 04/20/2012, 11:00pm EDT
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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: Joining Forces , Michelle Obama , DoD , Walter Reed Army Medical Center ,

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

OSC initiative zeroes in on worst vet discriminator - the government

The Office of Personnel Management recently reminded federal agencies that the White House has "zero tolerance" for discriminating against veterans in hiring and promotions. But the federal government is still one of the biggest offenders. Patrick Boulay from the Office of Special Counsel told the Federal Drive about a new pilot program aimed at streamlining the complaint process for veterans in the federal government.

Tags: Patrick Boulay , OPM , OSC , Department of Labor , USERRA , DoD

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 05:06pm EDT
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HUD, VA team with rocker Bon Jovi on app contest to help homeless vets

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, along with W. Scott Gould, the deputy secretary of Veterans Affairs, announced the launch of Project REACH short for Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless. Singer Jon Bon Jovi, who chairs the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation in New Jersey and is also a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions, was also on hand for the announcement.

Tags: HUD , VA , homelessness , W. Scott Gould , Peter Levin , Jonah Czerwinski , Jon Bon Jovi , Shaun Donovan , Aneesh Chopra , Challenge.gov

Monday - 03/19/2012, 09:41pm EDT

Wounded vets regain bit of camaraderie in kitchen

Wounded veterans who served during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars take part in a healthy cooking "boot camp" sponsored by the advocacy group Wounded Warrior Project.

Tags: DoD , Wounded Warrior Project ,

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 04:18am EST
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