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6 Helpful Hints Veterans Should Consider When Deciding on a College

It's no secret that veterans entering college for the first time have different needs than the typical student who jumps directly from high school to the university level. Veterans are generally older, are more likely to have a family, and have been living a much different lifestyle.

With those differences in mind, NerdScholar's Gianna Sen-Gupta has put together a list of tips for the Huffington Post that can help veterans make the right decision about which school to attend.

6 Tips to Help Veterans Choose the Best College

Maximizing Military Education Benefits: An Insider’s View

Veterans’ Administration Performance Measures Gone Haywire: A City Manager’s Take on the VA Scandal

By Gary Rawlings

How does the VA scandal tie into the tools we need to measure quality in government or how new techniques can transform government at the local level? None of the tools or techniques for improvement means anything without human integrity. Somehow, the organizational culture at the VA went haywire, and bonuses became more important than the delivery of service.

Maximizing Military Education Benefits: An Insider’s View

How Military Leaders Can Make the Career Transition to Civilian Life

By Dr. Jerry Pionk (Sergeant Major, US Army, retired) (1950-2014)
Former Faculty Member, School of Management at American Military University

In today’s climate of shrinking military budgets and personnel reductions, military members and recently released veterans must be prepared to make the transition to civilian life. The following are tips gleaned from various sources that may be helpful.

Maximizing Military Education Benefits: An Insider’s View

Man Walks 350 Miles for Wounded Warrior Project

By Kevin Barlow
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.)

EL PASO -- A 66-year-old Vietnam Army Veteran who walked more than 350 miles this summer is being credited with helping to raise more than $90,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. The money will be used to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members.

Ron Stephens, a former Illinois House Representative and independent pharmacist walked one mile for every $100 that was raised by Doc's Pharmacy, an independent pharmacy, and Dale's Southlake Pharmacy in Decatur. Those funds were matched by Cardinal Health Foundation, the charitable arm for Cardinal Health, which serves as the pharmaceutical distributor for both.

Maximizing Military Education Benefits: An Insider’s View

Editorial: New York Veteran Job Initiative

by Bradley Hood Contributor, In Military Education Dennis Phillips wrote a special to the Observer which has brought to my attention a new NY Job Initiative for transitioning military personnel which falls within my current line of civilian work. While a student at AMU I paid my bills by working as a Healthcare Security Officer, and continue to do so during the wait time for an active duty slot at The Basic School in Quantico.

Maximizing Military Education Benefits: An Insider’s View

Vets to Get New Benefits

By Warren Wise
Special to InMilitaryEducation.com

Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who are seeking job training will qualify for new benefits starting Saturday. The Post 9/11 GI Bill, which has already paid out $13 billion to 596,000 veterans and family members seeking higher education through two- and four-year degrees, is expanding to include vocational training and other non-degree job training for people who served in the two wars. Continue Reading

Maximizing Military Education Benefits: An Insider’s View