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Veterans News Wrap-Up


President Obama Honors Veterans


Veterans Benefits: Fact Sheets

We hear often from clients that wading through the seemingly endless benefit information available to them can be a bit daunting. That's why we like to point them -- and now you, our blog readers! -- to a great page on the Department of Veteran Affairs site

On this page you can find face sheet PDFs on all types of veterans' benefits from education to medical to home loans. 

Here's a quick list of the fact sheets available for education and training benefits:


Veterans Affairs Services: Transition GPS

In August 2011, President Obama visited the Washington Navy Yard and directed the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to lead a task force to develop the first major redesign of the military’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP) in over 20 years.  Prior to the President’s announcement, TAP consisted of pre-separation counseling and a voluntary, three-day workshop from the Departments of Labor, Defense, and Veterans Affairs that was presented at selected military installations nationwide, and attended by nearly half of the service members who separated from the services each year.

In his remarks to the VFW, the President announced the launch of a revamped transition program, which will help our separating service members successfully transition to the civilian workforce, start a business, or pursue training or higher education.  This new transition program, entitled Transition GPS, will:


  • Extend the transition program period from 3 days to 5-7 days.
  • Strengthen, standardize, and expand counseling and guidance for service members before leaving the military.
  • Transform the military’s approach to education, training, and credentialing for service members. 

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US Labor Department announces more than $20 million in grants to provide job training for more than 11,000 homeless veterans

 The U.S. Department of Labor awarded 90 grants totaling more than $20 million to fund job training and support services that will help more than 11,000 veterans succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded through the department’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

Americans who have served their country should not find themselves without a home," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "The grants announced today will help these heroes find good jobs and take us one step closer to the goal of ending veteran homelessness altogether."

The grants announced today are second- and third-year awards to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations – including faith-based and community organizations – that demonstrated satisfactory performance during the past year. All 90 grants are awarded through the HVRP program, with some of the grants specifically set aside to serve formerly incarcerated veterans, and homeless female veterans and veterans with families. The grant recipients are familiar with the areas and populations they are serving.

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program grants provide occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services. Grantees are expected to maximize available assistance and find good jobs for veterans by coordinating efforts and resources with the U.S. departments of Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services, as well as other national, state and local agencies in accordance with the VA’s five-year plan to end homelessness for veterans and their families.

In June, Secretary Solis announced the award of 64 grants through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program. Those grants – which are separate from the 90 receiving funds today – are first-year awards totaling more than $15 million and aimed at providing about 8,600 homeless veterans nationwide with job training.

More information on the Department of Labor’s unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans can be found at

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