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Posts Tagged ‘Military Families’

Veterans Are More Valuable Employees, Research Indicates

  • November 12, 2013
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A decision to recruit military veterans needn’t be based simply on a desire to show gratitude for veterans’ service or to burnish a reputation for being veteran-friendly. Veterans perform at higher levels and have lower turnover rates than other workers, according to research conducted by advisory company CEB. The company’s analysis shows a 4 percent performance advantage and a 3 percent lower turnover rate for veteran hires compared to non-veterans …

Garrisoning Is Major Cause Behind Civil-Military Divide, Think Tank Authors Say

  • November 11, 2013
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One step the military the military should consider to break down the civil-military divide is locating its installations closer to urban areas and reducing the extent to which its bases are self-contained cities, according to a commentary in the Washington Post. While rural settings allow the military vast spaces to train, geographic isolation limits interaction between service members and society at large, say authors Philip Carter and David Barno, senior fellows at the Center for a New American Security …

Kentucky Program Speeds Mental Health Treatment to Veterans

  • November 10, 2013
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The state of Kentucky, the Kentucky National Guard and the University of Louisville are collaborating on an initiative to deliver mental health treatment to veterans forced to wait months or longer to receive care from the federal government. The program’s objective is to provide treatment to veterans soon after they are referred or seek out counseling on their own. The Kentucky National Guard received an $80,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs to create the program …

Penn State Creates Research Center to Address Challenges Faced by Military Families

  • November 10, 2013
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Penn State has established a center to apply research from multiple disciplines to address the wide array of challenges faced by military families, including prolonged separations, frequent relocations and coping with the knowledge that loved ones are in harm’s way. Beyond leveraging interdisciplinary research, the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness will build public awareness, evaluate programs and develop a new generation of applied researchers …

Recent Veterans Should Consider Texas Job Markets

  • November 7, 2013
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For newly transitioning service members, the Lone Star State may offer the most opportunities to start a civilian career, according to a new ranking sponsored by USAA. Texas claimed three out of the top five spots in the San Antonio-based financial services company’s 2013 Best Places for Veterans list. Houston claimed the top spot, with Dallas following right behind and Austin ranked fifth …

‘Jobs Mission’ Upgraded to 200,000 Veterans Positions

  • November 6, 2013
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Officials behind the 100,000 Jobs Mission, one of several initiatives intended to boost hiring of recently separated service members, are doubling their hiring goal to 200,000 jobs after finding employment for about 93,000 veterans over the past two years. “A lot of our companies are getting good at this,” said Maureen Casey, director of military and veterans affairs at JPMorgan Chase, one of the campaign’s founding members. “The need is there, and the challenge now is to connect our veterans and companies sooner and get them both the right opportunities,” said Casey …

DOD Spouse Employment Initiative Adds New Partners

  • November 6, 2013
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Sixty new companies joined the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) in a Pentagon ceremony Tuesday, demonstrating corporate America’s commitment to military families. “Thanks to MSEP’s efforts, these companies now understand and are hiring from the most savvy, caring, dependable, well-educated group of people you can — a military spouse,” said Betty Welsh, wife of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh. Welsh said “the game has changed” in recent years in terms of credentialing, training and promotion opportunities for spouses, reported American Forces Press Service. “Behind every great airman, soldier, sailor, Marine and Coast Guardsman is a spouse and a family that serves too, and they bring value to our workplace and to our nation,” she said.

Campbell Praises Fort Sill Mentor Program during National Tour on Drawdown Impact

  • October 30, 2013
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A program that pairs new soldiers with soldier-mentors who have spent time on base earned praise from the Army’s second highest-ranking officer. Gen. John Campbell praised the program during a tour of Fort Sill with Raymond Chandler III…

Study: Military Family Support Programs Flawed

  • October 28, 2013
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Many of DOD’s support programs for military families have never been evaluated for efficiency or effectiveness, according to a new article from The Future of Children, a collaboration of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution…

Universities Attempt to Provide Nurturing Environment for Veterans

  • October 22, 2013
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As an influx of veterans move from the battlefield to college classrooms, schools are helping ease the transition by offering a variety of programs and classes dedicated to serving returning service members. Almost three-quarter of colleges of colleges and universities surveyed, or 71 percent, have an office or department dedicated exclusively to serving veterans, according to the American Council on Education. Two-thirds have clubs or organizations composed of veterans …

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