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Veterans struggle to land civilian jobs

Military veterans have skills that can be difficult to translate into the civilian workforce and thousands of veterans coming back from Iraq or Afghanistan are navigating a tough road to a new job.

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 04:18pm EDT

Tags: job market, Washington Convention Center, Hank Silverberg

Once homeless, veteran builds homes for others

Even while she was homeless, Regina Best started building homes for others.

Monday - 06/03/2013, 07:11am EDT

Tags: thomas warren, Habitat for Humanity,

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Americans gather to honor fallen service members

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 12:54pm EDT

Tags: Memorial Day,

Segways help wounded vets take a step up

They'd no doubt taken more difficult steps since being wounded, but 36 injured veterans are taking their first strides toward regaining some mobility - learning how to operate Segways.

Monday - 05/20/2013, 01:25pm EDT

Tags: Neal Augenstein, Segway, Segs4Vets

New program seeks military vets for high-tech jobs

The Arlington County Board voted five to zero Saturday to approve a state grant to train military veterans in the county and the City of Alexandria for jobs in the information technology field.

Sunday - 04/21/2013, 07:26am EDT

Tags: thomas warren, Acentia, Arlington County Board, City of Alexandria

Archi's Acres looks to bring hydroponic garden to D.C.

A hydroponic garden that employs veterans may open in D.C. next year. One of its partners, Dylan Ratigan, wants to see veterans play a larger role in solving the nation's problems.

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 10:06am EDT

Tags: Daniel Ratigan, gardening, Colleen Kelleher

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As Iraq war winds down, retired Navy admiral wants troops remembered

A prominent leader who guided U.S. troops through parts of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is still concerned about men and women in uniform.

Monday - 03/18/2013, 05:15am EDT

Tags: Kathy Stewart, military, mike mullen, Iraq War, wounded warriors

Veterans seek new perspective along Appalachian Trail

Thirteen veterans will put on their backpacks and boots and begin a long hike north along the longest trail in the world Sunday in hopes of shedding their lives in the military and embracing civilian life. Their in for a lot of bonding and physical challenges along the way.

Saturday - 03/16/2013, 03:18pm EDT

Tags: Kathy Stewart, Appalachian Trail, Warrior Hike

Business boot camp helps veterans translate skills to boardroom

A 15-day boot camp for veterans helps them retool their skills to the business world.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 10:03am EST

Tags: darci marchese, employment, Fullbridge Program, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

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