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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

VA News

Job Training for severely injured servicemembers transition to civilian jobs.

VA Secretary R. James Nicholson and Walter Reed commander Army Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Farmer Jr., signed a memorandum of understanding at the Army medical center for the VA to offer vocational training and temporary jobs at its Washington headquarters.

The VET IT program already has 35 alumni, 15 of which currently have full-time jobs with the VA

This is a great story. I am happy that the VA has come to the plate to start offering this benefit prior to discharge for our servicemembers. This training and subsequent jobs will greatly enhance the force. Way to go and HOAAH!! to the VA and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.