Diverse Military
by Eric Stirgus

Chris Weakley disarmed bombs during his 12-year U.S. Army career, but he had doubts about his ability to excel as a student at Emory University. Weakley, 33, took a chance and enrolled at the university earlier this year. To date, his biggest challenge has been battling with bouts of perfectionism. It’s hard for Weakley to […]

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by The Standard-Times

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As communities across the nation commemorated Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11, Brown University unveiled plans for a new initiative that aims to more than double the number of U.S. military veterans enrolled as Brown undergraduates over the next three to five years. To achieve that enrollment goal, Brown will extend its […]

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by Ben Werner

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy is close to establishing what is intended to be an early stop on a continuum of learning, as it nears hiring the leadership of its soon-to-be-formed Naval Community College. Creating a Naval Community College is part of the department’s much larger effort to completely revamp how it supports and arranges […]

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by Associated Press

BANGOR — The University of Maine System is rolling out rules for students who’re called up to military service. The new policy covers academic accommodations, tuition and housing rebates, and re-admission for students who are called up to active duty. It calls for a full tuition waiver for Maine National Guard members, and guarantees spouses […]

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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 […]

Vets’ Education

The Military Times just released its, “Best Schools for Vets” rankings. Rankings were determined after hundreds of schools were reviewed on issues that vets say are most important to them, including great academics and a strong veteran culture. Read more