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Five ideal jobs for ex-military personnel

Five ideal jobs for ex-military personnel

Veterans have service-learned skills and experience that can set them apart from ciivilian applicants in these five careers.

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Veteran vindicated in tale of sunken sub just before Pearl Harbor attack

Veteran vindicated in tale of sunken sub just before Pearl Harbor attack

Will Lehner entered the Naval Reserves at age 17 in 1938. He was called to active service in 1940 and put on a World War I destroyer, the USS Ward. The ship "had been in mothballs" for years, Lehner said, so the crew worked to put it back in commission. Afterward, Lehner served in the boiler room and then as a third-class cook. The Ward set sail for Pearl Harbor, where it patrolled the entrance. There were four "WWI-old" destroyers that would alternate weeks of service. Saturday, Dec. 6, the Ward went out on patrol. Skipper W.W.

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2014, Oliver North

The Legion honored retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Oliver North with the National Commander’s Public Relations Award at the 2014 National Convention, after moving the date of its awarding from the Washington Conference.
A Fox News host and author of several books about the men and women of the U.S. military, North was honored for “raising public awareness about the honorable nature of military service and the sacrifices made by America’s heroes.”
North is a longtime member of The American Legion.

2014, Dr. Donald H. Jenkins

A former U.S. Air Force trauma surgeon who pioneered innovative ways to stop battlefield bleeding was presented the Distinguished Service Medal at the 96th National Convention.
Dr. Donald H. Jenkins, a retired colonel, is currently director of the trauma center at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

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Legionnaires recognized for their commitment as caregivers

Legionnaires recognized for their commitment as caregivers

Brodeur family honored in Washington for its dedication and commitment as caregivers to their son Vincent Mannion-Brodeur, an Iraq veteran.

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Legion wants feds to leave veterans preference alone

Legion wants feds to leave veterans preference alone

Legion says veterans preference needs to remain in place to help veterans compete with civilians in the job market.

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Teach For America wants to enlist veterans

Teaching certification organization is looking for veterans and servicemembers who wish to continue serving their country as educators to low-income students.

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Legion's Fall Meetings begin next week in Indy

Legion's Fall Meetings begin next week in Indy

National commander and National Executive Committee to review commission reports, discuss Legion priorities and vote on resolutions.

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What do you think of the administration’s plan to prevent ebola from becoming a national security threat?
CHOOSE A RESPONSE
So far, so good. The response to date has been sufficient to minimize risk of infection in the United States.
8% (66 votes)
Too little, too late. We should have acted more quickly to keep ebola patients out of the country.
37% (315 votes)
More needs to be done to keep Americans safe, especially at airports and at border crossings.
49% (418 votes)
Not our job. Other organizations should be preventing the spread of ebola beyond Africa.
5% (40 votes)
Other. Answer in the comments section.
2% (14 votes)
Total votes: 853

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