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Trade Life: A Few Important Things You Need to Know About Becoming a Roofer When it comes to the trade professions, you have a multitude of jobs to consider. Additionally, trade work can be found in a number of industries, and many of these jobs require specific training. One trade job that can be quite lucrative and rewarding is that of a roofer. In fact, roofers come from all walks of life, and many learn the trade at a young age...
As a veteran, you’ve already sacrificed enough by serving your country. But, unfortunately, many veterans come home and re-enter civilian life with health issues, and some of these can be severely debilitating. In addition, many veterans return to the states with health problems that don’t manifest for several years, and other conditions might be so subtle that they’re extremely difficult to notice or diagnose....
C-level facts reveal that an executive search for veterans provides opportunities for transitioning military officials to qualify for C-Suite positions and lend their impressive leadership skills as well as sound decision-making abilities to propel businesses further down the path of success.  Transitioning from the military is a monumental move for veterans as it entails leaving the ranks and moving into civilian life. This is even...
Night flying is definitely not the same as aviating in daylight, even if some old pro pilots say so. It's also not for everyone. As what most say, the joy of flying disappears as the sun goes down. Even those who claim to enjoy flying during the night testify that there's not much to see since it's already dark and the safety margin they follow is significantly reduced.   Night flying is quite challenging for any pilot. It has...
Education is the greatest weapon that one can possess. It lets you gain new skills and prepares you for a possible career in your chosen field. Education can pave a path for your future and help you achieve your goals in life.  But for veterans, trading camouflage uniforms and combat boots for college books and sneakers can be daunting, especially when you’re swamped with various responsibilities such as raising a family or a...
Just like any other profession, being in the military isn’t a 24/7 stint. At some point, you’d always find yourself off duty with not much to do. Because it’s not always possible to be having fun or relaxing every time you’re off duty, you have to be a little more creative with the way you spend your spare time to keep you from getting bored. Moreover, there could be a little extra boredom when you’re based far...
Manage your Veterans education benefits View your VA payment history  See your payment history for VA education and other benefits you may have like disability compensation and pension. Check your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits  See how much of your GI Bill benefits you have left to help pay for school or training. Transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits  Transfer your unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to...
Fedweek.com - The percentages of veterans by two separate measures of the federal workforce — as a total headcount and as the “core” workforce of non-seasonal, full-time permanent employees—remained about flat in the latest accounting from OPM. By the former measure, the percentage fell from 31.1 to 31 percent in the fiscal year 2018 from the prior years while by the latter measure it rose from 32.9 to 33 percent....
Local military vets empowered with jobs at energy co-op LINDEN, Ind. (WLFI) - Energy cooperative Tipmont REMC is participating in a nationwide initiative to hire more military veterans. One hundred and sixty co-ops across the country are part of the effort, which is dubbed "Vets Power Us." Nine veterans, including Operations Analyst Michelle Hall, work at Tipmont and comprise 10% of the co-op's workforce.  Hall was...
By Hannah Poturalski  – Managing Editor, Dayton Business Journal The Dayton region is no stranger to a strong and robust community of veterans and veteran-owned companies. The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the largest single-site employer in Ohio with over 29,000 workers. Its total economic impact on the region is $15.6 billion each year — when you include indirect and induced impacts such as the defense...
Oakland, CA - Whether we're leaders or not, most of us have some less-than-ideal traits and habits. Maybe we steamroll over others. Or we intimidate them with angry outbursts. Or we gossip. Or show off. Or get defensive when someone questions us. Or maybe we spend our days flying under the radar so we don't have to leave our comfort zone. Yes, there's a depressing (and endless) list of human frailties we could cite. It can be uncomfortable...
War has a profound effect on the human body and the human psyche. For many veterans, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) arising from their war experiences has a halting experience in their lives. They often suffer from guilt, shame, isolation, anger, among many other ordeals often incomprehensible for civilians.  PTSD is highly prevalent among returning service members. Among the U.S. troops that served in the overseas war in the...