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G.I. Jobs Salutes Country Star Troy Gentry

From left: Eddie Montgomery, Troy Gentry, Amy Palmer, Fred Noe and Robby Gordon toast the troops during the second annual “Beam Bash” on Feb. 13 in Ormond Beach, Fla. (PHOTO COURTESY OF OPERATION HOMEFRONT) Thousands of veterans who served in the Persian Gulf during the height of the Iraq war got to hear the multi-platinum ...

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Trump Signs Forever Post 9/11 GI Bill

President Trump signed the Forever Post 9/11 GI Bill into law on Aug. 16, putting the final stamp on the most significant improvements to the Post-9/11 GI Bill since it launched in 2009. Named for the past national commander of the American Legion who drafted the original GI Bill in 1944, the Harry W. Colmery ...

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‘Forever GI Bill’ Awaits President’s Signature

Legislation that significantly expands the Post-9/11 GI Bill is one step from reality: It needs President Trump's signature. Last week the Senate unanimously approved the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, dubbed the Forever GI Bill because it removes the 15-year time limit on using the educational benefits. The bill breezed through ...

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The Military Prepared Submarine Officer Ernie Reyes to Implement Strategy for Caterpillar

Challenge Accepted. As a kid growing up between Chicago and Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, Ernie Reyes liked a challenge. So after high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was selected to become an officer through the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program. Two Branches. A Navy commanding officer offered Reyes the opportunity to join ...

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Xavier University Teams up with GE Aviation to Make Cincinnati a Premier Destination for Transitioning Military

When one veteran succeeds, the whole community benefits. That's the philosophy behind a partnership between Xavier University (XU) and GE Aviation in Cincinnati. The Jesuit university and the jet engine manufacturer are determined to make Cincinnati a choice destination for service members transitioning from the military. The goal is to draw transitioning service members to ...

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Air Force Veteran Sean Lux Jettisons a Software Engineering Career to Pursue a Law Degree

Sean Lux woke up one day and decided to go to law school. He'd thought about it many times before, including during six years of active duty service in the Air Force, four years in the Air Force Reserve and a career as a civilian software engineer. "The thought of going to law school had ...

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Forever GI Bill Marches Through Congress

The so-called Forever GI Bill, which would make significant changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill, is moving with startling speed through Congress. On Wednesday the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs approved the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, which would remove the 15-year use-it-or-lose-it time limit, give Purple Heart recipients full benefits ...

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6 Changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill That Will Make You Want to Reenlist

If you’re a recent veteran, Congress is working on improvements to the Post-9/11 GI Bill that might just make you want to reenlist. Dubbed the “Forever GI Bill” because it would erase the 15-year use-it-or-lose-it time limit on the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 would give Purple ...

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9 Things Veterans Should Know Before Buying a Franchise

When the G.I. Jobs team visits military installations to talk with transitioning service members, many of them share their dreams of starting their own business. Building a business from scratch is tough, even if you have a great idea for a killer product or service. That’s why so many veterans who dream of owning a ...

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Top 25 Hot Jobs for Veterans 2017

If you’re passionate about computers, you’re in luck. Seven of the 2017 Top 25 Hot Jobs for Veterans are computer-related jobs – nearly one-third. Computers are hot, and if you’re looking for a high-paying civilian career with solid job security, you’ll love this year’s list. Not into computers? Maybe you prefer to work outdoors ...

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