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Veteran Hospitals, Killing Our Soldiers Slowly

By   /  November 21, 2013  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet By Glenn Mollette My wife’s grandpa survived the Bataan Death March in the Philippines. He was away from home forty-two months as a prisoner of war. When he came home the Veteran’s hospital killed him. He died at the age of 65. When Lyle started having symptoms of lung cancer he did as Veterans [...]

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Our Veterans Need More Than a Day; They Need a Career

By   /  November 19, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet By Thomas A. Kennedy America is home to 21.2 million veterans — men and women who were willing to risk their lives for our country. Unfortunately, many of these veterans face a daunting personal battle here at home: finding work. According to the labor department, more than 700,000 U.S. veterans are currently unemployed. This [...]

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SBA Announces New Measures to Help Get Small Business Loans Into the Hands of Veterans

By   /  November 8, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON – The U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced new measures to help get small business loans into the hands of veterans by setting the borrower upfront fee to zero for all veteran loans authorized under the SBA Express program up to $350,000. This initiative will start on January [...]

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Darton State Awarded Military Friendly Schools Title

By   /  September 25, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY – For the third consecutive year, Darton State College has been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The honor ranks Darton in the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT REGARDING REMEMBERING OUR VETERANS ON MEMORIAL DAY

By   /  May 25, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the upcoming Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2013.

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BISHOP COMMENDS GEORGIA LEADERS FOR IMPLEMENTING VETERAN AND MILITARY SPOUSAL LICENSING BIL

By   /  April 9, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), founding Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Military Family Caucus, commended the Georgia General Assembly and Governor Nathan Deal for working together to pass and sign into law House Bill 188, which allows veterans who have gained military certification in a [...]

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Isakson Co-Sponsors ‘Careers for Veterans Act’

By   /  March 8, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson today co-sponsored the Careers for Veterans Act, a bill that would help create long-term, sustainable jobs for America’s veterans by transitioning the skills they gained through their service into jobs in the civilian workforce. By making licenses and credentials in their chosen fields more accessible, this bill will [...]

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Chambliss Joins Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus

By   /  December 5, 2012  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has joined the Congressional Veterans Job Caucus, a bipartisan, bicameral caucus dedicated to decreasing the unemployment rate of the nation’s veterans and educating other members on the subject. The caucus is led by U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) in the Senate, and by U.S. [...]

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Remember the vets, even if you hated the wars

By   /  November 12, 2012  /  Tom Knighton, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet I have opposed wars. I’ve supported wars as well. Either way though, wars are fought by men and women. Usually, they’re young kids who have enlisted for a variety of reasons, most of which never involve wanting to go and fight a war, even if they know it’s most likely going to happen.

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DARTON STATE COLLEGE TO HOLD VETERANS DAY CEREMONY AND REMEMBRANCE DAY NATIONAL ROLL CALL

By   /  November 8, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet ALBANY – Darton State College’s Office of Military and Adult Education will be hosting a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. in building B, room 101. The ceremony, titled “Darton Salutes: A Tribute to Our Veterans,” will include a keynote address and a reading of the names of those fallen [...]

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