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Virginia’s Community Colleges (VCCS) was named as one of five partner institutions for the newly-established U.S. Naval Community College program, according to Yahoo!Finance. The other chosen institutions include The State University of New York system, Alexandria Technical and Community College, the University of Arizona and the University of Maryland Global Campus. In January 2021, up to 600 […]

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Through the University of Maine’s new program, military veterans and their families as well as farmers with disabilities can receive food production training, according to Bangor Daily News. The program, Boots-2-Bushels: Boot Camp for Market Gardeners and Farmers, offers “safe food handling, pest management and crop planning” training, the Bangor Daily News reported. Participants complete the program online from January through May […]

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Tyrese Bender and Evan Walker, United States Military Academy at West Point cadets, were among 32 awardees to receive the U.S. Rhodes Scholarship, the school announced. The Rhodes Trust offers scholars full financial support to attend the University of Oxford. Scholars are chosen based on their academic success and leadership potential. Walker plans to earn a […]

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by Dynahlee Padilla

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs at higher ed institutions across the country in unique ways. Some ROTC cadets training to be officers in the U.S. armed forces have had to train while donning masks, and other cadets have had to move intense, high-contact training to Zoom in an […]

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Operation Recognition Awards High School Diplomas to Veterans

by Ellis Giacomelli

CANTON — High school graduates across the country typically complete coursework and receive a diploma around age 18, but those who left high school in the mid-20th century to serve as members of the U.S. Armed Forces have a different story. While the Selective Service and Training Act took effect in October 1940, and thousands […]

Aviation Industry 

by Matthew Mishrikey

In a few milliseconds, electrical arcing in aircraft wiring can release thousands of joules of energy. This is enough to ignite wire insulation, pierce hydraulic lines, and compromise critical flight-control subsystems. The aviation industry urgently needs reliable arc-fault detection and mitigation measures. Going on decades now, academic and commercial research on the subject continues because […]

Debt management

by Benjamin Krause

The VA Debt Management Center just announced it reduced call wait times by over 75 percent while also increasing calls taken by 40 percent from 2016 to 2018. As part of the agency’s veteran-focused initiatives, they agency reduced call wait times from 21 minutes in 2016 to under 5 minutes during 2018. The initiatives include […]