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Entries for the ‘A Veteran’s Perspective’ Category

Military Connection: Two Soldiers Arrested for Selling Guns

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By Joe Silva Two members of the Army National Guard were arrested in California, accused of selling weapons, ammunition and body armor. Staff Sergeant Andrew Reyes and Specialist Jaime Casillas were assigned to Troop C, 1-18, a California Army National Guard Cavalry unit stationed at the Armory in El Cajon. On seven separate occasions, the […]

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Military Connection: Model for Rating Veteran-Friendly Schools

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By Joe Silva Since the implementation of the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2009, more than one million individuals, including Veterans and dependents with transferred GI Bill benefits, have enrolled at institutions of higher education. And approximately 250,000 service members continue to separate from the military each year, the majority of whom will use their GI […]

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Military Connection: How to Celebrate Memorial Day 2015

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Today is Memorial Day. At the grocery store recently, I was in the check-out line and saw two Coca-Cola bottles, the ones that have people’s first names on them. I happened to see the names “Chad” and Mitchell” next to each other. I did a double take, because when I was in the Navy, Chad […]

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Military Connection: Embracing Your Veteran Culture

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By Joe Silva So many Veterans today are suffering– alone. Veterans from all eras are struggling from afflictions such as PTSD or a service-connected disability, or from unemployment, underemployment, lack of fulfillment in their civilian lives, and just the general pressures of life. Military conditioning teaches service members not to share personal problems, to keep […]

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Military Connection: Why not Hire a Veteran?

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By Joe Silva There is no question that unemployment among Veterans is improving. The utilization of resources such as the MilitaryConnection.com Jobs Page, Virtual Job Fair, as well as other government and private sector initiatives have made headway in eliminating unemployment among Veterans. But our latest generation of war Veterans still encounter an unemployment rate […]

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Schools

Military School Loans

Not every school fits every person, so it is imperative that you find one that meets your needs. We are pleased to offer multiple resources that will assist you in making an informed decision regarding your educational needs.

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VA and Military Loans

Military Loans

Those who have served, past and present, should make informed decisions when it comes to borrowing money. Your military service entitles you to a number of benefits, among them the ability to purchase a home while taking advantage of the VA’s no-down payment home loan program.

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Jobs

Military Jobs

Employers throughout the country and around the world value your military service for reasons you already know- those who serve learn quickly, know technology, understand teamwork, and have a work ethic second to none. We are the liaison between employers and world-class job seekers.

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Recognition

If you’re a Veteran friendly school that goes above and beyond for your Veteran students, you could be deserving of recognition for doing so.

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