Diverse Military
by Fletcher Keel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Tallahassee Community College and the Florida Department of Education have announced a new partnership to bring the Troops to Teachers program back to Florida. Troops to Teachers is a nationwide program designed to help transitioning service members and veterans begin new careers as K-12 school teachers. In Florida, the Troops to […]

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by Charlie Lapastora

PHOENIX –  Frank Contreras, a 12-year Army veteran who retired as a sergeant, ran a team of five troops who worked in the communications department. But he recently decided on a career he said is just as heroic – and one he believes will have a lasting impact: teaching. “The future of our nation rests […]

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BLADEN COUNTY. — A North Carolina mother said her son’s diploma was taken away from him after he wore a cord symbolizing military enlistment at graduation. West Bladen High School makes it clear they have strict rules for the official graduation ceremony with an email and mail dictating the rules beforehand. But, the policy about […]

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by Benjamin Krause

A new Veterans Affairs report with updated statistics on veteran suicide shows veteran suicide numbers are significantly higher than non-veterans and not going down despite tens of millions in spending. The report, VA National Suicide Data Report, shows veterans aged 18-34 have a suicide rate more than twice as high than non-veterans. The numbers published […]

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Not What Flag Stands For

by Zach Iscol

As the CEO of Task & Purpose, I’ve tried to create a community that is above partisan politics and all that divides us today. I’ve also tried to make this a place that gives voice to multiple sides of an issue. If our community, those of us who have shared experiences in battle and in […]

Grading Army College

by Maj. Jamie Schwandt, USAR

I have spent the past year being graded, evaluated, and assessed as a student at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). After graduating and reflecting over the past year, I will now grade, evaluate, and assess CGSC. You will find that I am extremely candid and pride myself in speaking my mind. […]

Failing Mission

by Tanya Ang, Lauren Augustine, and Barrett Y. Bogue

This past week, nearly a dozen national veterans and military service organizations assembled on Capitol Hill in a united front to voice their concerns about the House of Representatives’ Higher Education Act reauthorization, known as the PROSPER Act. The PROSPER Act — which could head to the House floor on June 18 — would roll […]