In a very real sense, the first qualification for this program is tragic, but the origin of the thinking behind House Resolution 107 of the 116th Congress (2019-2020) is well-meant. “When our servicemembers make the ultimate sacrifice, there is no award, no amount of money or no program that can ever make their lives whole again,” Representative Trent Kelly from Mississippi, its author, said. “But this program gives the families left behind a chance to participate in our great democratic process at the national level.”
Academics for Veterans (A’s for Vets), an alliance formed by the LVMAC, consisting of Institutions of Higher Learning in the Greater Lehigh Valley endeavoring to better assist veterans seeking education and support, is conducting a Virtual 5K Ruck ‘n Walk Challenge. The event will take place during Veterans Appreciation Week from 8 November through 15 November. Read the rest of this entry »
U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) helps NCC provide free Class A CDL training programs to veterans and their families.
This August, Northampton Community College (NCC) received a $163,200 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to provide free Class A truck driving training to 40 current or former members of the United States Armed Forces, their spouses and adult children. NCC will recruit qualified students, provide them with superior safety-focused training, support them through successful program completion, and provide placement services to assist them in becoming employed in the transportation industry. Read the rest of this entry »
Want to get a foot in the door in the industrial field without a degree and relatively quickly? Want to fine tune what you offer to a prospective employer? Desire to work for the likes of Lutron, B. Braun, Crayola, SussexWire, Victaulic, Tesla, REEB, etc.? Read the rest of this entry »
On 30 November, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E) announced its ability to provide “Tele-counseling” to those disabled veterans desiring it.
The VA’s Tele-counseling, or virtual communication system, allows the use of any device with a webcam and microphone to communicate with one of its 1,000-plus Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (VRC). This capability reduces travel costs and time for both veterans and VRCs, thereby potentially improving a veteran’s access to necessary VR&E services. “VR&E’s Tele-counseling service is another example of how VA continually modernizes in support of Veterans’ needs … [It provides] personalized, interactive face-to-face services regardless of location”, according to the Secretary of the VA, Robert Wilkie.
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As of 14 December 2018
Depleted uranium (DU) has 60 percent of the radioactivity of natural uranium. It is a byproduct of creating the enriched product for nuclear reactors and weapons. Because of its density, easy availability, and relatively low cost, the U.S. military found it to be useful in manufacturing tank armor and some bullets to penetrate enemy armored vehicles. The large-scale use of DU for this purpose began during the Gulf War and has continued. Read the rest of this entry »
On 31 August, the Department of Defense (DoD) amended its policy on transferring G.I. Bill benefits to dependents for Active Duty recipients of the Purple Heart. This policy change now allows these recipients to transfer this educational benefit without incurring an additional four years of service. Read the rest of this entry »
[Editor’s Note: This is what is what used to be called a “late wire” before the days of high technology, but here it goes … hoping this reaches you, if it applies, in time.]
Growing up as a military child has both its advantages and difficulties; and the military services have always depended upon stable families to help ensure unit readiness. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the Department of Defense’s Office of Military Community and Family Policy has partnered with Penn State University’s Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness to implement what is called the THRIVE Initiative in yet another effort to empower military parents as they nurture their children. Read the rest of this entry »
Pentagon Announces Changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill
Washington D.C., 12 July 2018: The Department of Defense issued a substantive change today to department policy on the transfer by service members in the Uniformed Services of“Post-9/11 GI Bill” educational benefits to eligible … Read the rest of this entry »