Diverse Military
by Kim Strong

The numbers are staggering: Seventy-one percent of young people are ineligible to join the military, according to 2017 Pentagon data. The reasons: obesity, no high school diploma or a criminal record. The problem isn’t just a military one, though: It’s an issue for businesses as well because the vast majority of that age group isn’t eligible for many jobs […]

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by Evelyn Allen

Your connection to the military, either through your own military service or that of a family member, means you may be eligible for military education benefits that can help you pay for all or part of your college degree. This guide gives an overview of how the process works for military-connected students, so you can […]

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by William Cole

The Navy has awarded the University of Hawaii a contract worth up to $77 million over five years for its defense-related Applied Research Laboratory. The task order contract is for research, development, engineering and test and evaluation for programs throughout the Department of Defense, with $777,710 in funding expected to be obligated in fiscal 2019, […]

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by Jim Absher

There is good news for college students using federal financial aid this year: Pell Grant maximums will increase as, for the first time in three years, student loan interest rates will decrease. Pell Grants The maximum amount for Federal Pell Grants issued between July 1, 2019, and June 1, 2020, will rise to $6,195, an increase of […]

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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