airforcetimes.com http://www.airforcetimes.com en-us Copyright 2014, airforcetimes.com SaxoTech Online Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:29:12 -0400 15 Soldier sues Florida for discrimination http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140919/NEWS/309190057 A three-tour veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan has sued Gov. Rick Scott and top officials at the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, whom he claims stripped him of his job because of his military service. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:06:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140919/NEWS/309190057 Tactical Veteran: Apprenticeships can be path to solid career http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140918/JOBS07/309180060 In my last column, I talked a bit about 'blue-collar' occupations and broke down some of the pathways into those careers. This week I'd like to talk in a bit of detail about another such potential pathway: apprenticeships. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:21:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140918/JOBS07/309180060 U.S. to train veterans to install solar panels http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140918/JOBS/309180042 The U.S. will train at least 50,000 veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:25:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140918/JOBS/309180042 A gym & a prayer: Marine vet's CrossFit business draws on personal ties http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140916/JOBS05/309160052 Pete Doan tried the working man's life after leaving the Marine Corps in 2010. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:01:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140916/JOBS05/309160052 Flexibility key for spouses, says AF secretary's husband http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS/309150053 In Frank Beatty's experience in the private sector, discussions about job losses and benefits cuts are not limited to the military community. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:31:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS/309150053 Post-9/11 vet unemployment at 8.1 percent in August http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140905/JOBS/309050037 The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans dropped by more than a point in August, government data show, but the 8.1 percent rate is still well above the dramatic lows charted a few months ago. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:45:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140905/JOBS/309050037 Tactical Veteran: Maybe a blue-collar job is perfect for you http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140903/JOBS07/309030035 The thought of attending college for two or more years may have you thinking of passing up the chance to use your GI Bill benefits. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:59:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140903/JOBS07/309030035 Pilot program to launch to help spouses earn college credit http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140830/BENEFITS/308300055 Defense officials are launching a pilot program in the fall that will help military spouses put together portfolios of education and work experience for possible college credit. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:49:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140830/BENEFITS/308300055 Spouse to receive White House entrepreneurship honor http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140826/NEWS/308260069 Air Force wife Adrianna Domingos-Lupher said she was 'floored' when she learned she is being honored as a White House Champion of Change, but she didn't become an entrepreneur for the recognition. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:43:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140826/NEWS/308260069 Tactical Veteran: 5 questions to help you choose college major - and career http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140818/JOBS07/308180034 It's not uncommon for service members to fully enjoy what they're doing in their military careers, but think that they could easily see themselves doing something much different in another field once they make the jump to the civilian world. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:54:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140818/JOBS07/308180034 Vets in workforce ramp up as military gears down http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140813/NEWS/308130055 About 1,200 soldiers were ordered and urged by Fort Bragg brass to prepare Wednesday for their future mission: transition to a civilian job. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:05:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140813/NEWS/308130055 Vets everywhere can log on to virtual job fair http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140811/JOBS02/308110039 Hiring Our Heroes wants to take its veterans job fairs beyond major cities to small towns across the country. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:04:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140811/JOBS02/308110039 Tactical Veteran: Put school to the test before you enroll http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140805/JOBS07/308050067 Knowing you have GI Bill benefits to cover the cost of tuition for school should make the decision to attend college easier. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:48:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140805/JOBS07/308050067 Military spouses move up - while constantly moving http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140802/OFFDUTY/308020046 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. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 15:05:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140802/OFFDUTY/308020046 Post-9/11 vet unemployment rate jumps again in July http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140801/JOBS/308010060 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. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:16:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140801/JOBS/308010060 Tactical Veteran: Vets making move from battlefields to farm fields http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280032 Some veterans are finding a new way to serve their country after separating from the military - they're leaving battlefields for farm fields. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:07:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280032 Commentary: Industry credentials are solid first step in transition http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140716/JOBS02/307160057 Many programs and initiatives have been launched over the past few years to help veterans get civilian jobs, and many employers have committed to hire and even train veterans. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:46:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140716/JOBS02/307160057 Tactical Veteran: Private security contractor jobs offer good money - with risks http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140708/JOBS07/307080063 How does a six-figure, tax-free job overseas sound? Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:30:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140708/JOBS07/307080063 Post-9/11 veterans unemployment at 7 percent in June http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140703/JOBS/307030045 Following a sharp drop in May, the unemployment rate for the youngest generation of veterans jumped substantially in June, government data show. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:40:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140703/JOBS/307030045 STEM skills more important to employers than bachelor's degree, study indicates http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140701/EDU/307010055 High school graduates with a background in science, technology, engineering and math are in higher demand in the job market than college grads without such skill, according to a new Brookings Institution study. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:45:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140701/EDU/307010055 Tactical Veteran: Frustrated job-seeker may need to adjust strategy http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140626/JOBS07/306260037 A reader recently sent me this anguished email: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:12:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140626/JOBS07/306260037 Some military household goods shipments 'held hostage' http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140618/NEWS/306180071 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 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:54:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140618/NEWS/306180071 Va. gets $3.4M grant for veteran employment http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140613/NEWS/306130040 Virginia is getting a $3.4 million federal grant to help veterans better gain employment. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:07:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140613/NEWS/306130040 Small business training for veterans set for major expansion http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140611/JOBS/306110053 The Small Business Administration announced a major expansion of their post-military entrepreneurship training efforts Tuesday, unveiling a plan to open the program beyond transitioning troops to any interested veteran. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:01:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140611/JOBS/306110053 Tactical Veteran: Boosting your odds of landing a federal job http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140610/JOBS07/306100065 In the military and in life, we all inevitably hit a roadblock or two that stops us from accomplishing a goal or task. When that happens, the best option is usually to backtrack and focus on what led you to that roadblock. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:31:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140610/JOBS07/306100065 Behind the baggage: Screening luggage is a big deal, but TSA does far more http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140610/JOBS04/306100059 The U.S. Transportation Security Administration: Keeping our skies safe, one piece of luggage at a time. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:19:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140610/JOBS04/306100059 Marine vet-turned-reservist manages American Red Cross disaster response http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140609/JOBS/306090039 When floods devastated Colorado last fall, the Red Cross mobilized in force. More than 830 workers provided food, shelter, relief supplies and emotional support. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:23:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140609/JOBS/306090039 Recruiters & business owners talk hard-to-fill jobs http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140609/JOBS/306090038 Gunnery Sgt. Chris Albright left the Marine Corps in 2013 and jumped right into his new career as owner of CMIT Solutions in northern Virginia, a national information technology franchise. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:49:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140609/JOBS/306090038 Vet unemployment drops again in May, beating nation's unemployment rate http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140606/JOBS/306060067 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. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:03:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140606/JOBS/306060067 Tactical Veteran: STEM companies aggressively seeking veterans http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140602/JOBS07/306020038 Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hit the nail on the head when he said in a 2011 interview: 'Innovations and creativity in science, technology, engineering and math will be the drivers of tomorrow's economy.' Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:01:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140602/JOBS07/306020038 For veteran volunteers, story is part of the work http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140528/NEWS/305280056 Jules Toraya rattled off his life story as quickly as he could: a desire for public service, five years in the Army, environmental work for the last four, and now a new fellowship to help vets find jobs. Then he glanced at the clock. Wed, 28 May 2014 09:06:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140528/NEWS/305280056 Tactical Veteran: STEM is fast track to getting ahead http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140514/JOBS07/305140037 Science, technology, engineering and mathematics - closely interrelated fields that are referred to by the acronym STEM - are crucial for driving innovation, both for our country and for the world. Wed, 14 May 2014 10:26:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140514/JOBS07/305140037 Vets push Congress for more support of vet entrepreneur programs http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140514/JOBS05/305140039 Veteran business owners and advocates expressed some frustration with federal programs intended to help budding entrepreneurs, but they largely pushed lawmakers to provide more funding and support for such programs, not less, during a recent congressional Wed, 14 May 2014 10:24:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140514/JOBS05/305140039 Vet hiring initiative sees swift progress http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140507/NEWS/305070068 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. Wed, 07 May 2014 17:01:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140507/NEWS/305070068 Starting and supporting vet-owned businesses http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140504/JOBS03/305040016 The military teaches service members leadership skills and responsibility that many civilians can't match. Yet the unemployment rate for the latest generation of veterans has long been higher than that of civilians. Mon, 05 May 2014 16:36:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140504/JOBS03/305040016 Post-9/11 vet unemployment holding steady under 7 percent http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140502/JOBS/305020041 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. Sun, 04 May 2014 09:37:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140502/JOBS/305020041 Classes give transitioning troops business know-how http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140429/JOBS05/304290051 Many service members dream of opening their own businesses after leaving the military. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:13:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140429/JOBS05/304290051 Tactical Veteran: Supporting special needs children in military families http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140429/JOBS07/304290045 A couple of columns back, I wrote about some of the resources available for dependent children who must undergo considerable transition challenges when their military parent makes a permanent change-of-station move. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:28:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140429/JOBS07/304290045 First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140423/JOBS02/304230045 Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for co Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:26:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140423/JOBS02/304230045 Hook your first corporate customer http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140421/JOBS05/304210032 Just about every small-business owner and entrepreneur dreams of landing that 'big fish' client - the Fortune 500 company, defense contractor, Internet powerhouse. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:56:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140421/JOBS05/304210032 Aviation certifications: Big payoff for learning technical job skills http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140421/JOBS04/304210030 Former Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Andre Lafabregue tried other things, but he just couldn't scratch that itch. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:44:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140421/JOBS04/304210030 How retired colonel got appointed to the bench - no law degree required http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140421/JOBS04/304210028 The first thing John R. Chavez did when he started his new job: He went to jail. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:08:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140421/JOBS04/304210028 Tactical Veteran: Job fairs offer personal link http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140416/JOBS07/304160042 If you're on the hunt for employment but you've been going about it mainly by sitting in your house scrolling through endless job listings on the Internet, think about getting out to some job fairs. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:16:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140416/JOBS07/304160042 Best for Vets: Employers 2014 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140414/JOBS06/304140029 Troops transitioning out of the military often worry that the jobs they did in uniform will be irrelevant to the jobs they want out of uniform. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:31:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140414/JOBS06/304140029 DoD appears to expect fewer jobless vets by 2015 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140409/JOBS/304090048 If the Pentagon's latest budget projections are any indication, the issue of veterans' unemployment may be easing. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:13:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140409/JOBS/304090048 Post-9/11 monthly vet unemployment rate back down http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140404/NEWS/304040047 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. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:05:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140404/NEWS/304040047 Tactical Veteran: Many resources available for transitioning children http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140401/JOBS07/304010046 Service members usually go through some substantive changes when they leave the military. Military children go through transition issues as well - but they may do it many times over the course of their young lives. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:24:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140401/JOBS07/304010046 Veteran agriculture program to receive state funds http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140401/EDU/304010040 West Virginia's governor has signed a bill to educate and support veterans in the field of agriculture. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:57:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140401/EDU/304010040 Breaking down pros & cons of public & private sectors http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140326/JOBS/303260044 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. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:49:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140326/JOBS/303260044 Former Ranger's flip-flop company aids conflict areas http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140320/JOBS05/303200064 As an Army Ranger, Capt. Matthew Griffin never really believed military action in Afghanistan was a solution - a necessary heavy boot in the door, sure, but not something that would build lasting peace. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:09:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140320/JOBS05/303200064 Post-9/11 veterans employment improves but still lags civilian rate http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140320/JOBS02/303200063 Employment for the latest generation of veterans improved in 2013 but still lags well behind that of civilians, according to a new government report. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:05:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140320/JOBS02/303200063 Tactical Veteran: Make a job contingency plan http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140318/JOBS07/303180055 Like most Military Times readers, I've been following the news about the latest Defense Department budget cuts that could force thousands of service members into an early, unplanned transition from military to civilian life. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:57:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140318/JOBS07/303180055 Senator introduces jobs, small business bills to help vets http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140314/NEWS05/303140045 New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has introduced two bills to help veterans look for jobs and start small businesses. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:19:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140314/NEWS05/303140045 AF stops work on most force-shaping programs http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140312/BENEFITS/303120044 The Air Force has halted work on most of its force reduction programs while it re-evaluates them, according to a statement released Wednesday. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:50:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140312/BENEFITS/303120044 Post-9/11 vet unemployment rate jumps to 9.2 percent http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140307/JOBS/303070016 The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans jumped in February, nearly erasing the gains of a few months ago, Bureau of Labor Statistics data show. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:57:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140307/JOBS/303070016 DoD plans no cuts to spouse tuition program, official says http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140306/NEWS/303060026 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. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:12:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140306/NEWS/303060026 Tactical Veteran: Another test that can earn you college credit http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140305/JOBS07/303050024 In my last column, I talked about the College-Level Examination Program tests that can earn you college credit for things you already know. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:11:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140305/JOBS07/303050024 Entrepreneuri@l success story: Ranger Up reaches new heights among online retailers http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140226/OFFDUTY/302260011 A veteran-owned T-shirt company with a strong following among soldiers has been named one of the 'Hot 100' companies for 2014 by Internet Retailer, the major trade publication in e-commerce. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:30:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140226/OFFDUTY/302260011