Free Job Search Tool for Military Veterans

Free Job Search Tool for Military Veterans

Searching for a job can be stressful. It can be even more stressful for someone transitioning from a career in the military. RecruitMilitary is a veteran-owned company dedicated to helping American veterans achieve their dreams: education, veteran jobs and civilian careers, new business and franchise ownership, training, and much more. This service is provided free to veterans.  All of the company’s senior officers and most of their other employees have served in the armed forces of the United States. As the nation’s leading military-to-civilian recruiting firm, they have established working relationships with industry associations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. They have been helping veterans with the job search process since...

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VA Appraisals – What’s the Scoop?

VA Appraisals – What’s the Scoop?

Before your home can be approved for VA loan financing, a VA appraisal must be completed. A VA appraisal involves a thorough inspection of the home and property to determine the current market value of the home. This appraisal is especially geared towards reporting any defects involving safety or security of the home. How does this fit into the VA loan process? Even though the VA’s primary focus is to assist veterans in financing a home, the VA must also take precautions to protect the investments of both the borrower and the VA itself via an appraisal. Let’s say that a veteran or member of the military found a house that he wanted to purchase for $100,000. The house seems to be exactly what he’s looking for; single story, pool in the backyard, freshly...

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MSG Guy Woodhouse Honored With 13 Service Medals

MSG Guy Woodhouse Honored With 13 Service Medals

I’ve had the pleasure of personally knowing most of this family for most of my life. They are wonderful, hard working people. I recently came to find out that their father, Guy Woodhouse, is the most decorated war hero in the history of Miami County.  They would never ask for accolades or public praise, but Mr. Woodhouse is so deserving of the recognition he is getting. Following is how this amazing honor came about: Tucked away in her mother’s suitcase in an attic were plenty of pictures of Valerie Johnston’s dad, Master Sergeant Guy Woodhouse. She didn’t find any service medals. “I’d heard from my brothers, talking about he’d gotten the Silver Star and the Bronze Star but I didn’t know about all the other stuff,” said Johnston. In...

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Camp Atterbury, IN – Home of New Veterans Medical Facility

Camp Atterbury, IN – Home of New Veterans Medical Facility

A new veterans medical facility is the first of its kind in the state. The Wakeman VA Clinic at Camp Atterbury offers primary medical care, physical therapy, mental health assessments and technology-based, long-distance clinical health care. Governor Mike Pence, along with representatives from the Indiana National Guard and the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, cut the ribbon on the clinic Wednesday. The clinic spans about 10,000 square feet between two facilities with a goal of alleviating the Roudebush VA Center and providing an additional option for veteran care. “I’m thankful today to dedicate the Wakeman VA Clinic at Camp Atterbury to allow greater access to health care for our veterans,” said Pence. “This clinic...

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How to Get Your Military Discharge Papers

How to Get Your Military Discharge Papers

If you’ve been discharged from military service, your personnel files are stored at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). They are the official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard. Recent military service and medical records are not online. However, most veterans and their next-of-kin can obtain free copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) and other records several ways: Use the eVetRecs system to create your request Mail or Fax a Standard Form SF-180 Learn more about requesting military service records Military personnel records are primarily administrative records and can contain information such...

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