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  1. Denise Hunter's career with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service has taken her from a food-service job in Germany to working side by side with CEO Tom Shull. Courtesy of AAFES

    Military spouses move up while constantly moving

    Denise Hunter began her career with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service in 1987 as a food service worker at an AAFES-owned Baskin-Robbins concession in Katterbach, Germany.

    • Aug. 2, 2014
  2. Post-9/11 vet unemployment rate jumps again in July

    The volatile unemployment rate for the youngest generation of veterans jumped again in July, reaching 9.2 percent, matching the highest monthly rate recorded so far this year, government data show.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  3. Some military household goods shipments 'held hostage'

    Some service members' household goods shipments are being held by subcontractors in an effort to force contractors to pay for other work they've performed, according to the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, the executive agency responsible for

    • Jun. 18, 2014
  4. Va. gets $3.4M grant for veteran employment

    Virginia is getting a $3.4 million federal grant to help veterans better gain employment.

    • Jun. 13, 2014
  5. Vet unemployment drops again in May, beating nation's unemployment rate

    The unemployment rate for the latest generation of veterans dropped significantly in May, falling a point below a steady national unemployment rate, government data show.

    • Jun. 6, 2014
  6. Vet hiring initiative sees swift progress

    The 100,000 Jobs Mission, which has already surpassed its initial goal of hiring that many vets by 2020, is nearly three-quarters of the way to its revised goal of 200,000 vet hires, according to a project official.

    • May. 7, 2014
  7. Post-9/11 vet unemployment holding steady under 7 percent

    The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans was 6.8 percent in April, holding relatively steady and maintaining the significant drop in unemployment chalked up in March, government statistics show.

    • May. 2, 2014
  8. Sailor-turned-JetBlue technician Andre Lafabregue traded one tarmac for another. Courtesy of JetBlue

    Aviation certifications: Big payoff for learning technical job skills

    Former Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Andre Lafabregue tried other things, but he just couldn't scratch that itch.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  9. DoD appears to expect fewer jobless vets by 2015

    If the Pentagon's latest budget projections are any indication, the issue of veterans' unemployment may be easing.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  10. Post-9/11 monthly vet unemployment rate back down

    Following a big jump in February, the March unemployment rate for the latest generation of veterans saw an even bigger decrease, the Labor Department's latest employment report shows.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  11. Veteran agriculture program to receive state funds

    West Virginia's governor has signed a bill to educate and support veterans in the field of agriculture.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
  12. Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Shane Jaeger is a business development manager at Leidos, a defense contracting company based in Reston, Va. Mike Morones / Staff

    Breaking down pros & cons of public & private sectors

    After 27 years in the Navy, Lt. Cmdr. Shane Jaeger wanted to spend his post-military career doing something that felt close, familiar, comfortable. So he became a military contractor.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
  13. New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has introduced two bills to help veterans look for jobs and start small businesses. Mandel Ngan / AFP

    Senator introduces jobs, small business bills to help vets

    New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has introduced two bills to help veterans look for jobs and start small businesses.

    • Mar. 14, 2014
  14. Personnel chief Lt. Gen. Sam Cox said eligible airmen should continue to apply for the Temporary Early Retirement Authority, or 15-year retirement, and voluntary separation pay programs, despite a pause in processing applications. Mike Morones/Air Force

    AF stops work on most force-shaping programs

    The Air Force has halted work on most of its force reduction programs while it re-evaluates them, according to a statement released Wednesday.

    • Mar. 12, 2014
  15. DoD plans no cuts to spouse tuition program, official says

    Many troops and families may be worried about the future of family support and community programs, but one program that isn't suffering from budget woes is the military spouse tuition program Military Spouse Career Advancement Account, or MyCAA.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
  16. A heart attack made retired Army Col. Mike Courts re-evaluate his choice in second careers. He now teaches skiing part-time. Jon Anderson/Staff

    Job reboot: Retired colonel indulges his passion as a ski instructor

    Ski lifts bob up the mountain into a soupy mid-winter fog. Below dangling skis, the snowpack is thin and icy.

    • Feb. 19, 2014
  17. Deal with credit issues and keep a security clearance

    A security clearance comes with benefits. You can apply for jobs that others can't reach, and you'll probably get paid more. But there are hurdles.

    • Feb. 19, 2014
  18. Jim Amos, left, a Vietnam-era Marine veteran who is a successful businessman, told lawmakers recently that the military has made strides in its transition assistance efforts, but is still focused more on keeping people in uniform, rather than helping those troops who plan to leave. Mike Morones/Staff

    Big business: Vets should start transition process early

    Bigwigs at some of America's largest corporations agree: Troops need to start planning much earlier to have a smooth and successful transition from the military to the private sector.

    • Feb. 10, 2014
  19. Jobless rate for recent vets increased in January

    The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans ticked up in January, while the nation's overall unemployment rate held relatively steady, according to new Labor Department data.

    • Feb. 7, 2014
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