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Mark Esper Is the New Secretary of the Army

After months of delays, the Trump administration finally has a new Secretary of the Army. Dr. Mark T. Esper, an Army veteran and chief lobbyist for defense contractor Raytheon since 2010, was confirmed by a 89-6 vote in the Senate on Nov. 15, becoming the 23rd person to hold the office since its creation in 1947. As ...

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How These Vets Succeeded In Federal Jobs, and How You Can Too

These three veterans, who found success in federal jobs, explain how you can too. Chief Petty Officer Mardi M. Muru Recruiter, Veterans Programs, U.S. Postal Service Age: 44 Military Service: Chief Petty Officer (E-7), Navy (1993-1997) Navy Reserve (1997-2013) Rating: Sonar Technician, STGC (EXW/SW) What do you do in your current role? I work to ...

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Make Sure You Don’t Lose Your TRICARE Benefits

It’s no secret that multiple changes are coming to TRICARE at the turn of the calendar year. Perhaps some of the most important changes revolve around disenrollment. After all, no one wants to lose their health care benefits. . . especially accidentally. Starting in 2018, beneficiaries can be disenrolled from TRICARE in three ways: Voluntary disenrollment, failure ...

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GI Bill Beneficiaries May Be Forced To Repay Their Parents’ Benefits

In 2012, Sgt. Desmond Watson’s daughter Jordan Bigbee turned 17, and he transferred his Post-9/11 GI Bill to her in the hopes that she’d never have to shoulder a student debt burden. “When you get the news that someone can pay for your entire college, you’re not worrying about anything else,” Bigbee told Jacksonville, Florida-based First ...

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Veterans Get Special Preference For Federal Jobs

Despite the federal hiring freeze earlier this year and the current administration’s push to shed thousands of federal jobs, this is only part of the of big picture. The reality is that while some agencies may see cuts, there are plans to boost workforce numbers in other departments – notably, the Pentagon, Homeland Security, and ...

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What You Drink As An Enlisted Troop at Each Career Stage

The enlisted barracks always reminded me of what fraternities would be like if they weren’t affiliated with a college. The drinking often starts at the smoke pit as soon as you’re cut loose from work and usually ends with a few stragglers arguing over who gets the last beer, with one guy randomly falling over ...

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An Army Ranger’s 3 Items You Should Always Carry

These three simple items will always come in handy, regardless of the situation or environment As a former Army Ranger who now spends his life traveling by unconventional means, I have learned that there some things that are useful in just about every environmental condition and scenario a person could possibly encounter. Specifically, over the ...

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Northeastern University Offering Veteran Self Improvement Classes

*SPONSORED Veterans and servicemembers! Improvisation is a skill that translates across all career fields. It strengthens your confidence, your creativity, and your ability to listen as well as respond...quickly. Businesses and organizations are always seeking effective communicators, and this event can help improve your verbal and body language skills. REGISTER HERE Northeastern University will be ...

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Celebrate The Marine Corps 242nd Birthday With These Bada** Shots

…at the front door of crisis and conflict, we possess the finesse, the training and the tools to knock at the door diplomatically, pick the lock skillfully, or kick it in violently.” Today marks the 242nd birthday of the United States Marine Corps. We wish those actively serving and those who have served a very ...

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Veterans Know This One Sentiment Better Than Anyone

No matter what uniform you wear, mission comes first. I’ve always said I’d never be that veteran with a back car window rendered opaque with military stickers, or the one always wearing some type of military memorabilia regardless of occasion. So far, I’ve lived up to that promise to myself, though I do have the ...

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