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Wal-Mart Pledges To Hire 100,000-Plus Veterans

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer and the nation's largest private employer, is making a pledge to hire every veteran who wants a job.

The plan is expected to be announced as part of an address delivered in New York on Tuesday at the annual retail industry convention by Bill Simon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart's namesake U

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Obama To Sign Veterans Measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will sign a measure Monday aimed at helping veterans before heading to Connecticut to campaign for his re-election.

The president will sign a law called the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012

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VA Looking For Caretakers To Keep Veterans At Home

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Veterans Administration is trying to find ways to keep some Wyoming veterans from having to live in nursing homes unnecessarily.

The VA is establishing a foster care-style program for veterans in the state who don't need around the clock care but also don't have families available to help them with things like taking their medication

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Free Veterans Job Fair In Casper Today

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Casper Workforce Center wants to help veterans find jobs.

It's holding a free veterans job fair on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the McMurry Training Center.

Construction, energy and manufacturing companies are expected to participate along with government officials

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Obama To Push For Veterans Jobs Program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emulating the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, the president Friday will unveil a new jobs program for the nation's veterans, designed to rebuild roads, levees and trails on public lands

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Wyoming Considers Veterans Nursing Home

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is one of only two states without a state-funded nursing facility for veterans.

That could change after a legislative audit study in Cheyenne raised questions about of long-term care facilities for Wyoming vets

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Obama To Promote Ways For Veterans To Find Work

President Barack Obama is promoting new ways to help veterans find jobs in a tough economy while pressing Congress to approve tax credits for businesses to hire former members of the military.

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Veteran in Oregon Faces Eviction for Putting Up American Flag

A navy veteran in Springfield, Oregon received an eviction notice from his landlord for putting up an American flag for Navy Day on October 27.

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Which College Is the Best for Military Veterans?

A recent survey conducted by Military Times Edge ranks which colleges are best for military veterans.

Most of the schools making the list were public, including 51 of the 59 highest ranking four-year schools. The top five four-year schools included Concord University, taking the number one spot, Eastern Kentucky University at number two, Rutgers in third, California University of Pennsylvania at number four and University of South Florida coming in fifth.

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University of Wyoming Offers Veterans Transition Course This Fall

The University of Wyoming is offering a new course this fall semester, planned specifically for veterans. It is likely that larger numbers of veterans will be attending college with the benefits of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill and the University is doing all they can to accommodate veterans as students. The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 became law in June of the same year and the provisions of the original bill went into effect August 2009.

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