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Navy Veteran Leads Multifaceted Life

by Martin Rand, III, The Brunswick News special to InMilitaryEducation.com Forrest Gump said "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get." But for Bill Smith, life is a bunch of projects. One project after another has kept his life moving forward. After Smith, a Navy veteran, was done fighting in World War II, he received a GI Bill grant to attend veterinarian school. He graduated in the early 1950s.

Lawmakers Reach Initial Deal to Expand GI Education Bill

Gettysburg Prepares for Tourist Spike During 150th anniversary

Norris Flowers and Bob Kirby have a right to be nervous. As two of the principals planning the 150th anniversary of one of the most important events in American history -- the Civil War battle fought in July 1863 outside this town -- they've been working for more than three years to develop programs and attractions expected to draw 4 million visitors and spenders this summer. That job has been hectic enough, but then two weeks ago came the bombings in Boston.

Lawmakers Reach Initial Deal to Expand GI Education Bill

Michelle Obama Urges CEOs to Hire More Veterans

By Darlene Superville, AP
Special to InMilitaryEducation.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama challenged America's top CEOs on Wednesday to "think outside the box" and hire more veterans. The first lady said that, while declines in overall unemployment are encouraging, joblessness among the 9/11 generation of veterans — those who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — is nearly two points higher than the national average, at 9.4 percent. She said that figure means that about 200,000 veterans don't have jobs, not including their spouses and those who will return home after the U.S. ends its combat mission in Afghanistan.

Lawmakers Reach Initial Deal to Expand GI Education Bill