Diverse Military
by Rose L. Thayer

More than 200 military doctors and nurses will be allowed to graduate early in an effort to get more medical staff to the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences announced Thursday. Following the federal emergency declaration to combat the fast-spreading virus, the decision was made to move up […]

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by Jan Todd

Retired Col. Edna W. Cummings ’78 — the first African American female ROTC graduate from Appalachian State University — was inducted into the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame on March 11. Cummings, who was honored for her “exceptional contributions to women in the Army,” has been instrumental in obtaining long overdue recognition of the 6888th […]

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by Nicole Brailer

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAVY) — President Trump signed a bill on Saturday to safeguard GI Bill benefits for veterans and their beneficiaries attending college during the coronavirus closures. GI Bill benefits allow eligible veterans, spouses, and dependants to receive a monthly housing stipend while attending approved classes. For many, that is the primary source of income […]

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by Mike Saunders and Tanya Ang

From student loans to the GI Bill, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting millions of veterans and military-connected students in higher education. During these turbulent times, our organization, Veterans Education Success, is supporting policies and consumer protections to help you navigate unprecedented waters. Here are some concerns we’ve heard from you, what we recommend and how […]

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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 […]