Operation Recognition Veterans Diploma Project honors U.S. veterans and Japanese American citizens who were unable to continue high school due to World War II, the Korean War, or the Vietnam War. This year, the deadline to submit applications is Friday, August 25, 2017 and the program will be held Wednesday, October 18, 2017.
Read the Invitation Letter, Fact Sheet and Application here.
Effective 3/14/17, the USDVA has established a presumed service connection for 8 conditions associated with contaminated water at Camp Lejeune: kidney cancer, liver cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, adult leukemia, multiple myeloma, bladder cancer, Parkinson's disease, and aplastic anemia/myelodysplastic syndromes.
Read the VA Fact Sheet here.
Goodwill Southern California is committed to helping veterans find employment. They offer FREE vocational training in a variety of occupations. Unemployed and underemployed veterans are encouraged to contact Goodwill and inquire about their Veteran Employment Program.
Check out their flyer here.
The U.S. Penitentiary in Atwater, California, is currently hiring under the Veterans Recruitment Appointment, which can help expedite hiring as they can process applicants from their location instead of the more lengthy process of hiring through USAJobs.gov.
Read their flyer here.
The Secretary of Defense approved awarding Cold War Recognition Certificates through the U.S. Army's Awards and Decorations Branch (for all branches of the military.
All members of the armed forces and federal government civilian personnel who faithfully served the United States during the Cold War era, September 2, 1945, to December 26, 1991, are eligible. Individuals requesting a certificate will certify that their character of service was honorable with an acceptable supporting document, which is any official government or military document with recipient's name, Social Security Number or Military Service Number or Foreign Service Number, and date of service.