There’s a lot going and you might not catch all the news each day that’s important to you. So we thought an intelligence dump would be a good way to wrap-up the news of the week. If you find this helpful, we’ll likely continue posting it each week.
Tough economy hurts veterans looking for work (NPR) For Veterans Day last week, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki spoke with NPR’s Morning Edition about the tough economic environment Veterans face when they leave the military.
VA touts research department’s newest efforts (Stars and Stripes) Among VA’s 2,100 research projects: A prosthetic arm controlled by thoughts.
VA reveals plans for additional 1,000 units to fight homelessness (Citybiz) VA announced 1,000 residential units at medical centers for homeless Veterans across the country. The news comes on the heels of an announcement made last week, which called for 3,000 units at 25 medical centers nationwide.
Passage of vet jobs bill doesn’t mean immediate changes (Stars and Stripes) “The House overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday offering a host of new job training programs for veterans and offering employers up to $9,600 for hiring them. But it could take months before Veterans see any benefits.”