A group of veterans offered Lone Star College-Montgomery staff and faculty a glimpse into the modern student veteran during “Vets Uncensored,” a question and answer session held last month at LSC-Montgomery. Four student veterans—Terrance Hudson, Keith Kniskern, Brenner Locke, and Chavon Salter, answered questions covering the difficulties faced transitioning from military to civilian life; being [...]
Join the Barbara Lee Family Foundation for a Webinar on Wednesday, May 22 at noon EDT to learn about breakthrough messages that motivate the electorate to vote for women candidates and hear from expert guests. Ann Lewis, Senior Advisor in the historic Hillary Clinton for President Campaign; Celinda Lake, President of Lake Research Partners; and [...]
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth introduced the Troop Talent Act of 2013. The Troop Talent Act of 2013 improves the alignment of specialty skills acquired in the military with civilian certifications or licenses required for post-service employment. It will also allow Military Tuition Assistance (MTA) and the Post 9-11 GI Bill to be used on courses and [...]
On Monday, March 25, at an “Evening with Tulsi Gabbard” sponsored by the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce (MNHCC) and held at the Maui Tropical Plantation, Rep. Gabbard could be found in the thick of her constituents, working the crowd like the political pro she is at only 32 years of age. Read more [...]
A bipartisan group of more than two dozen House members, all of whom are military veterans or actively serving in the National Guard, sent a letter to President Obama on Thursday, urging him to take steps to quickly reduce the embarrassing backlog of benefit claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Read more here.
Universities may be missing out on up to 200,000 potential students each year by not providing services to help transition veterans from combat to the classroom. According to geography professor Dr. Mark Corson, a veteran with over 30 years of service, catering to veteran students does not only benefit them, but also non-military students, the [...]
Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton of Arkansas has raised more than $526,000 during the first three months of the year. Cotton’s campaign announced Monday that he has more than $560,000 cash on hand and no debt for a re-election bid next year. Read more here.
Sunday, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-8) canceled her scheduled appearance on Meet the Press and instead chose to assess flood damage in the 8th Congressional District. She planned visits the Red Cross Shelter in Wheeling, and to assess flood damage in Des Plaines, Addison and Lombard. Read more here.