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March 6, 2013
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  • Large companies seek veterans for management positions
    Corporations including AT&T, Amazon and Capital One are recruiting veterans for management positions, according to a survey of Fortune 1000 companies by G.I. Jobs Magazine. Companies see veterans as having valuable decision-making and team-building skills, the survey indicated. The top 20 jobs for which corporations are hiring offer salaries that average between $54,000 and $90,000. USA Today (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  In the Pentagon 
  • Mattis recommends 13,600 U.S. troops for postwar Afghanistan
    Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, the Central Command chief, told the Senate armed services panel on Tuesday that he had recommended to the Pentagon and the White House that more than 13,000 U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan once combat operations end in 2014. Gen. John Allen, the former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, had recommended a postwar troop presence of 6,000 to 10,000. The Hill/DEFCON Hill blog (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  On the Hill 
  • Defense appropriations bill faces tight deadline
    A defense spending bill is likely doomed if it's not passed this month, says House Armed Services Committee Vice Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas. If Congress doesn't approve the appropriations bill in what Thornberry called a "limited window," the military will have to function under a continuing resolution, which some military officials have said is not their preferred approach to funding. Defense News (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lawmakers hope to enhance GI Bill benefits for disabled vets
    Military personnel with service-related disabilities may get improved Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits under two bills being considered by the House. One bill would allow disabled veterans to transfer benefits to their spouses or children, while the second would ensure that individuals transferred to the reserves and then medically retired would still qualify for benefits. Air Force Times (free registration) (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Reserve Life 
  • Services may end new enrollments to tuition assistance programs
    The Marine Corps has ended new enrollments in its tuition assistance program, and more services are expected to take similar measures as a result of sequestration. The Defense Department on Tuesday released guidance that encouraged services to consider "significant reductions in funding new tuition assistance applicants." Stars and Stripes (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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