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How-to Tell if a College is Military-Friendly School

The term military-friendly is the newest buzzword attached to marketing campaigns focused on attracting service members, veterans, and their families. But, how can student veterans decipher between a catchphrase and an institution that is truly pro-military? Experts say research, research, research. Military education benefits make veterans an attractive demographic for post-secondary institutions. The challenge becomes navigating through hundreds of school options to find a ...

The Forever G.I. Bill: For More Than Just College

by R. Brian Williams Non-Traditional Ways to Use the Forever G.I. Bill for Members of the Military and their Families. The Forever G.I. Bill, signed into law this year, expands the benefit and opens up additional ways to use it for non-traditional education options. From allowing more ways to qualify for education benefits to being able to use those benefits for more than just ...

Second Lady Karen Pence hosted attendees of the Creative Forces Clinical Research Summit at her home Monday. The event included partners of the NEA Military Healing Arts Network and art therapists who work with military patients. Photo by Bianca Strzalkowski

Mrs. Pence Hosts Art Therapists Specializing in TBI, PTSD

By Bianca Strzalkowski Mrs. Pence took the time to directly thank art therapists for the critical work they are doing in healing veterans with TBI and PTSD. Photo by Bianca Strzalkowski WASHINGTON, D.C. — Second Lady Karen Pence hosted an event this week for attendees of a summit on creative arts therapies for military patients. The Creative Forces Clinical Research Summit, part ...

Danielle Trosclair, pictured with a member of the Louisiana National Guard, is the program manager for the National Guard Employment Network. Submitted photo.

Civilian career options: Which way to go

Younger veterans continue to face an increased rate of joblessness when compared with peers who served in previous eras. A newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics report showed an ongoing trend of Post-9/11 military job seekers with a higher rate of unemployment than older generations of veterans. There has been a collaborative effort by organizations and companies to address this issue through the expansion ...

Know Your SLO

by Janet Farley If you and your family PCSed to a new duty station this year, many of the questions you have about your soon-to-be-new home likely are school related. Which school districts are available to your children and what kind of reputation do they have? Are there any private or charter schools nearby? What about online options? How do I get my kids ...

Reintegrating on the Homefront

by Bianca Strzalkowski The return after a deployment is one of the most highly anticipated moments for any service member. Reintegration is the period attached to homecoming when military personnel transition back into life on the home front. It is a given that this timeframe is an exciting one, but once the pomp and circumstance fades, issues may arise. These challenges can be common, ...

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