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The Best Cities for Veterans

May 1, 2015



The Top Cities Veterans Can Call Home

Retiring from the military? The best cities for a life after service


Support in Transition: Job Training and Placement Programs for Veterans

December 2, 2015



Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program

Sometimes veterans sustain injuries in combat that leave them disabled, but that does not mean they do not deserve an equal opportunity at employment. The DVOP trains specialists who are then sent to employment offices, military bases and veterans' outreach centers across the U.S. These specialists are in place to help disabled veterans find suitable work and to maintain the fair treatment of disabled former servicemembers in the workplace. Read more about this program in the infographic below.

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Best places for Military discounts

December 2, 2015



Military members dedicate their lives and their careers to serving others, so it is only right that society gives back to these individuals in some way. Many businesses offer military discounts to show their gratitude to servicemembers and veterans. The most common areas that offer these discounts are restaurants, outings and services.

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Top Summer Destinations - Fun For Every Family

August 12, 2015


Make new memories with the family this summer by going to one of the many getaways in the U.S. Whether you’re a group of nature-lovers or thrill-seekers, there are trips for every family. Here are some of the top family-friendly destinations to consider this summer.

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Dos and don'ts of displaying the flag at home

March 23, 2015



As a servicemember, the American flag undoubtedly has significant meaning in your life. Because it is such an important symbol, it is vital that you display it properly and with pride. To avoid accidentally disrespecting this emblem that holds such importance to you, use these pointers when exhibiting it at home.

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Best cities to work in when not on active duty

February 9, 2015



As a member of the military, you know that choosing where you should live and work when you are not on active duty involves a number of considerations. But this decision is about more than just housing costs, job opportunities and climate. Make the most of your military status by seeking out military-friendly cities that best suit your lifestyle.

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Keeping Fit When You Become a Veteran

September 18, 2014

Military Families

You've finally completed your service to our great nation. This transition period can be wrought with changes like finding a permanent location, job-hunting and navigating veterans benefits. It may be tempting to kick back and relax amid all these stressors, but you can’t let your physical fitness fall by the wayside. Luckily, you can stay healthy with some less strenuous activities that you can enjoy by yourself or with friends and family.

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A Look at Post-Military Education

May 7, 2014

Military Families

Life after service opens up a bevy of options for returning veterans. Many servicemembers are passionate about pursuing education in their years after the military, as this represents a great chance to gain an edge in a competitive job market. Understanding the education standards corresponding to veterans will help make post-service opportunities easily navigable, helping veterans flourish. Former servicemembers currently inhabit a small portion of undergraduate students, consisting of only 3 percent of students on campus. Therefore, many are eager to see veterans seize the opportunities they are entitled to under the GI Bill, especially as the unemployment rate of veterans currently hovers around 9 percent. Pursuing education opportunities can help rectify this relatively high rate - and knowing options can dispel fears of what veterans may think the civilian world holds for them.

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U.S. Military Families by the Numbers

April 1, 2014

Military Families

Much is made about the statistics of the U.S. Armed Forces - how many members, where they are stationed, what equipment they are deployed with, just to name a few. In fact, the U.S. military relies on effective intelligence regarding its military to ensure quick and efficient performance in the field.

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The Evolving Roles of Women in the Military

February 7, 2014

Military Women

Although the Department of Defense lifted the ban on women serving in combat roles just one year ago, women have been valuable members of the military since the American Revolution. Whether disguising themselves as men - as Deborah Sampson did during the Revolutionary War - or following their husbands to the outskirts of the battlefields to provide medical care and assistance, women have long been finding ways to serve their country during wartime.

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