• December 3, 2015

    Carter Opens All Military Jobs to Women in Historic Move

    "They'll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars, and lead infantry soldiers into combat," he said, provided that the women can meet the same physical and professional standards as men.
    "They'll be able to serve as Army Rangers and Green Berets, Navy SEALs, Marine Corps infantry, Air Force parajumpers and everything else that was previously open only to men," Carter said.

    Full story: military.com

  • December 1, 2015

    2016 National Defense Act Contains Retirement and Pay Changes

    The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law by President Obama on November 25, 2015. There are many pay and personnel changes in the new law, we will cover a few of the major changes here.

    Full story: military.com

  • November 20, 2015

    New Scholarship from Raytheon for Army Vets $10,000.

     Be a US Army Veteran
     Be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of undergraduate study, or be enrolled in a graduate program for the 2015-2016
    academic year
     Be attending full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States
     Demonstrate a commitment to and passion for their chosen field of study
     Demonstrate leadership and engagement in their community
     Be a current student veteran, as proven by a DD 214 and transcript
     Have received an honorable discharge, or be in good standing with his/her branch of service

    Full story: studentveterans.org

  • November 16, 2015

    The 10 Best Companies for Veterans

    We set out to find the businesses that are doing the most heroic work to hire our nation's heroes. These 10 get our commendation for their commitments to hiring and training vets.

    You gave your service to our country, and now you're giving your service to the workforce.

    Full story: military.com

  • November 13, 2015

    Open Letter to Veterans from Dept. of Education

    For every service member, veteran, or their family member (in the case of the post-9/11 G.I. Bill®) enrolled at a for-profit college and paying with military education funds, that college can enroll nine other students who rely entirely on federal student aid money—making it an entirely taxpayer-funded enterprise.

    Full story: military.com

  • November 13, 2015

    Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 — our top 175 schools

    For the first time in the history of Best for Vets rankings, a majority of schools — around 57 percent — were able to provide at least one type of veteran-specific academic outcome data metric, such as retention, graduation or course completion rates.

    Full story: militarytimes.com