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Podcast: What Issues Are Veterans Facing This Veterans Day?

Interview by Robin Adney
Special to InMilitaryEducation.com

George Vukovich, the Director of Veterans Outreach at American Military University, is our guest on this special Veterans Day podcast.

As we take a day of reflection to honor and thank the men and women who have served the United States, George discusses some of the challenges facing veterans as they enter the workforce, as well as some solutions American Military University presents that can enhance their job-seeking process. Continue Reading

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Leave No Veteran Behind Helps Vets in Debt

Research shows that the average student loan debt of veterans hovers around $56,000. And according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for veterans between the ages of 18 and 24 hovers near 21 percent.

That combination of high student loan debt and few jobs has certainly been troublesome for some military veterans. As author Hayley Fox points out in this article for TakePart, military programs exist to help those in educational debt, but gaps in coverage remain, and the system can be confusing and hard to navigate.

The good news: the non-profit Leave No Veteran Behind.

Nonprofit Pays Off Educational Debt for Vets Uncle Sam Can't Help

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Talent-Starved Tech Firms Should Be Training Our Returning Veterans

By Valley Voices, Contributor
Forbes

The unemployment rate for veterans is high. Way too high, especially for those who have served since September 11. The official number hovers around 10 percent, higher than for non-veterans. This means that nearly 250,000 Americans who have served are out of work. It is unacceptable.

What’s worse, it seems likely that this number will only grow as the military cuts back the size of its active-duty force and sequestration cuts further reduce the number of jobs in other branches of government or among government contractors. Continue Reading

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John Fry Scholarship Now Expanded to Include Surviving Spouses

By George Vukovich
Director, Veterans Outreach, American Military University

Just this month, a historic event was announced regarding higher education opportunities for surviving spouses of service members who have lost their lives in the line of duty since September 10, 2001. These men and women now have another opportunity at their disposal to complete a program of higher learning. Continue Reading

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GI Bill Started the Steady March to College for All

By Noel Gallagher
The Portland Press Herald (Portland, ME)

Getting a college degree is the new normal.

High schools emphasize the college track to students, economists argue that the jobs of the future will require a college-educated workforce, and President Obama proclaims in his State of the Union address that higher education “is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford.”

But it wasn’t always this way. Continue Reading

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