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Indiana veterans returning home face dearth of services

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has a large number of veterans who are returning home as the Army thins its ranks and winds down overseas engagements, placing more demand on a network of veterans’ services that is already stretched thin.

Unfortunately for Hoosiers coming home, local veterans advocates says Indiana lags far behind other states when it comes to getting services to those in need. Continue Reading

My VA Home Loan Experience (Part One)

What To Do About Public Speaking’s Dirty Little Secret

One of the dirty secrets of public speaking is that audiences don’t remember much of what you say. I’ve seen a range of studies over the years showing retention of anywhere from 10 to 30% of what an audience hears.

Many, many efforts have been made to increase that percentage. Microsoft funded some studies hoping to find out that the judicious use of PowerPoint increased retention. Continue Reading

Military Personnel and Veterans Need to Understand the Value of Education

Learn to Communicate Skills for Career Success

*This article is part of In Public Safety’s September focus on career transitions*  See original article HERE!

By Kristen Carter, M.Ed., Career Services at American Military University

Whether you are retiring from the military, transitioning from the classroom, or simply looking to move into the public service field, identifying and communicating your military service and other skills to potential employers is essential. Continue Reading

Military Personnel and Veterans Need to Understand the Value of Education

The Dangers of Micro Managers!

Words by Jimmy Earley, Contributor at Warriorlodge.com

I am writing for the transitioning military person who is either moving from position to position within the civilian workforce or just departing military service looking for a job.  However, this information is relevant for individuals in the corporate world as well.

Micro Manager, just the title stirs bad feelings, anxious moments, and regretful memories.  Continue Reading

Military Personnel and Veterans Need to Understand the Value of Education

Top 10 Cities for Job Seeking Veterans

By Wes O'Donnell
Founder and Creative Director of Warrior Lodge Media Group

Currently there are almost 2.6 million post 9/11 veterans living in the United States today, with another million predicted to be leaving the military through the year 2016 according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. With an unemployment rate of 10%, veterans have a very important choice to make regarding the city in which they decide to live after separating from the military.

Military Personnel and Veterans Need to Understand the Value of Education

Not Dead, Not Retired, 91-Year-Old Veteran, Entrepreneur Gives Back

By Devin Thorpe
Forbes

Jack Nadel has been doing business since the end of World War II. Most people his age, quite frankly, are dead and the rest are retired. Nadel is passionate about sharing his collected wisdom with veterans and others who are working to start businesses. He has written a book, The Evolution of an Entrepreneur, that features 50 of his best business tips.

Military Personnel and Veterans Need to Understand the Value of Education