Veterans

1:25am

Mon April 9, 2012
U.S.

For-Profit Schools Under Fire For Targeting Veterans

Originally published on Tue April 10, 2012 11:27 am

Iraq war veteran Paul Rieckhoff (right), with Democratic Sens. Mark Begich of Alaska, Daniel Akaka of Hawaii and Patty Murray of Washington, introduces the GI benefit watchdog bill in Washington. Some lawmakers say for-profit schools are taking advantage of veterans and their educational benefits.
Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

Hundreds of thousands of veterans have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years, eager to get an education under the new post-Sept. 11 GI Bill.

Many vets looking for a school find they are inundated by sales pitches from institutions hungry for their government benefits. Now, lawmakers are looking for ways to protect vets without narrowing their education choices.

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4:01am

Sun April 8, 2012
Home Front: Soldiers Learn To Live After War

Dismissed: Military Families Reunite, Face The Future

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 8:53 am

A portrait of Spc. Jonathan Nestico, 27, is displayed in his family's home in Woburn, Mass.
Becky Lettenberger Becky Lettenberger/NPR

Back from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, the 182nd Infantry Regiment of the Army National Guard had to make a pit stop before heading home. At Camp Atterbury in Indiana, the service members were far from their families, most of which are in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The returning soldiers had to go through a series of checkups and assessments before their welcome-home ceremony, which marks the moment they return to civilian life and the people they left behind.

Before they got there, there was anxiety on both sides — for soldiers and their families.

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1:51pm

Tue April 3, 2012
Military

Fort Carson Leaders, Educators Gather to Discuss Opportunities

Colorado National Guard

Senior leaders from Fort Carson Army Post and administrators from Colorado’s colleges and universities are meeting today to discuss educational opportunities for wounded soldiers, and those preparing to leave the military.

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12:01pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Community

Helping the Homeless Veterans of Colorado

Matthew Woitunski WikiMedia Commons

Colorado is receiving some financial help to get homeless veterans off the streets. Housing Authorities across the state were awarded a combined $1,747,469 from U-S Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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7:17pm

Sat March 31, 2012
The Impact of War

Home Front: Soldiers Become Civilians Again

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 8:33 pm

Briefings are part of the demobilization process that the 182nd Infantry Regiment must go through at Camp Atterbury in Columbus, Ind.
Tom Dreisbach NPR

We first met the soldiers of the 182nd Infantry Regiment of the Army National Guard about a week ago, on an airport tarmac. They had just landed in the United States after wrapping up a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

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