New Website Links Veterans, Military Spouses With Jobs

A new website created by the federal government aims to make it easier for veterans - and their spouses - to find jobs in the civilian world.

The Associated Press touted the virtues of ebenefits.va.gov:

The website... is the first online resource that combines information provided by a variety of agencies and employers. It will help veterans and military spouses build resumes, translate military skills into private-sector aptitudes and provide ...

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Soldier Charged In Death Of Navy Broadcaster Dmitry Chepusov

A second member of the U.S. military is facing criminal charges in connection with the strangling death of Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov, according to Stars and Stripes.

The Army has charged Spc. Cody A. Kramer with "facilitating the strangling" of Chepusov, who was found dead in a car in Germany in the early morning hours of Dec. 14, 2013.

As Home Post previously reported, U.S. Air ...

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Fast Food Outlets On Military Bases Not Subject To New Minimum Wage Rules

No need to bid adieu to that Big Mac. The U.S. Department of Labor is temporarily exempting fast food restaurants on Navy and Marine Corps installations from new minimum wage rules that led to the closure of McDonald's restaurants on several bases.

The Military Times reports that in March, the new minimum wage law prompted the closure of McDonald’s restaurants on three Navy bases. Marine Corps officials ...

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Watch Navy Cross Award Ceremony For 29 Palms Marine Here Live (Video)

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will award the Navy Cross to Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Richard A. Jibson this morning at Twentynine Palms for "extraordinary heroism" during a May 2012 battle in Afghanistan.

The Navy Cross is the second highest military decoration awarded to a member of the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps.

(DVIDS will live stream the ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. PDT. To watch, click here.)

According ...

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Camp Pendleton Marine Veteran Safe On Everest After Avalanche (Video)

Camp Pendleton Marine veteran Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville, an amputee who lost his leg while disposing of an IED in Afghanistan, is safe on Mount Everest after a deadly avalanche there killed at least 13 people on Friday.

The Associated Press reports Linville, 28, was at Everest Base Camp (17,598 feet) when the avalanche took the lives of 13 sherpas who were preparing the trail for other climbers.

Linville ...

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U.S. Troops Run Boston Marathon 'Shadow Run' In Afghanistan (Video)

More than 500 members of the U.S. military and civilian employees of the Department of Defense competed in the Boston Marathon Shadow Run held on Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan on April 18.

The Fort Drum-based 10th Mountain Division hosted the race, which is the only sanctioned Boston Marathon overseas.

The Boston Marathon Shadow Run had official start and finish banners, bibs, T-shirts, and medals, thanks to the Boston ...

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US Soldiers Deploying To Poland In Wake Of Violence In Ukraine (Video)

Russia's forceful actions in Ukraine have prompted Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to announce that the U.S. Army will "maintain an enhanced military presence" in Poland until at least the end of 2014.

The New York Times reports the "enhanced military presence" Hagel spoke of will kick off with a company of about 150 soldiers carrying out small ground-force exercises in Poland and Estonia:

The moves are part of ...

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Former Blue Angels Commander Relieved Of Duty

The Navy says a California-based officer has been relieved of duty because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team.

Navy officials said Friday that Capt. Gregory McWherter has been removed from his post as executive officer of Coronado Naval Base, where he had served since November.

An investigation continues into recent allegations of an "inappropriate command climate" at the Navy Flight ...

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4th Navy Official Charged In Bribery Scheme

Prosecutors say a fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of giving cash, vacations and the services of prostitutes in exchange for information.

The U.S. attorney's office says Petty Officer First Class Dan Layug made his initial court appearance Thursday, a day after special agents arrested him in San Diego ...

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US Soldier Dies From Wounds Suffered In Afghanistan

U.S. Army Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, died April 15 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, from wounds he suffered April 12 in Afghanistan.

According to the Department of Defense, enemy forces attacked Danyluk's unit with small arms fire. The incident took place in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province, Afghanistan.

Danyluk was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort ...

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USS Bonhomme Richard Searches For Survivors Of South Korean Ferry Disaster (Video)

The South Korean military has requested the help of the USS Bonhomme Richard in the desperate search for survivors near the site of the sunken ferry Sewol.

According to U.S. Naval Forces Korea Public Affairs, South Korea has assigned the Bonhomme Richard a search area "five to 15 nautical miles from the shipwreck site."

As you can see in the video at the top of this post, two of ...

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Navy Cruiser, Destroyer Return To San Diego

The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens and the guided missile destroyer USS Spruance are scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego Thursday following separate deployments to the Western Pacific Ocean.

The 567-foot Cowpens and its crew of 400 deployed in September. In November, it provided humanitarian help in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan.

"I am very proud of the accomplishments of the crew," said Capt. Gregory Gombert, Cowpens ...

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U.S. Navy Ship At Scene Of Overturned South Korean Ferry (Video)

The USS Bonhomme Richard is at the scene of an overturned South Korean ferry, standing by to help with rescue efforts.

U.S. Naval Forces Korea Public Affairs reports the passenger ship Sewol sank off South Korea’s southwestern coast on Wednesday with more than 450 people aboard.

As many as 340 of the passengers were high school students on a field trip, according to Reuters.

Capt. Heidi C. Agle ...

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Army Veteran Sgt. Kyle White To Receive Medal Of Honor (Video)

Army veteran Sgt. Kyle White will become the only the seventh living service member from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the Medal of Honor, when President Barack Obama awards White the nation's highest military award May 13 at a White House ceremony.

The president is awarding White the Medal of Honor, a White House statement reads, for courageous actions in combat at Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on ...

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'Mighty Moo,' Spruance Returning To Naval Base San Diego On Thursday

Two Navy ships will return to Naval Base San Diego on Thursday following separate deployments to the Western Pacific Ocean, the Navy announced Tuesday.

The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens and the guided missile destroyer USS Spruance are each scheduled to return Thursday morning, according to Naval Surface Forces Public Affairs Office.

The 567-foot Cowpens and its crew of 400 deployed in September. In November, it provided humanitarian help in ...

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Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year From NAS North Island

Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Paul Marticorena of NAS North Island's Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3 has been named the 2013 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year (RSOY), according to Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs.

Vice Adm. Robin R. Braun, the Chief of the Navy Reserve, chose Marticorena out of five finalists at a Washington D.C. ceremony held last week. Braun told Marticorena and his fellow reservists ...

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Russian Jet Buzzing Of USS Donald Cook 'Provacative,' Says Pentagon (Video)

A day after news broke that a Russian fighter jet repeatedly buzzed the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea on April 12, the Pentagon called the move was "provocative" and said they didn't believe the Russian pilot decided to make close-range passes at a U.S. Navy ship without the backing of his government, as U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren explained to reporters:

"I would have difficulty ...

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Camp Pendleton Marine Veteran, Held Captive In Iran, Sentenced To 10 Years

An Iranian revolutionary court secretly tried U.S. Marine Corps veteran Amir Hekmati and found him guilty of “practical collaboration with the American government,” his attorney told the New York Times.

The court sentenced Hekmati to 10 years in prison. This is the second time Hekmati has been tried in Iran since he was detained there in August 2011 while visiting family. Hekmati was previously sentenced to death, but the ...

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San Francisco Pride Names Pvt. Bradley Manning Of Wikileaks Infamy As Parade Grand Marshal

Military LGBT activists are "astounded" that San Francisco Pride parade organizers chose Chelsea Manning - a.k.a. Army Pvt. Bradley Manning - as honorary grand marshal.

A military judge in 2013 found Manning guilty of espionage for handing over top secret government documents to Wikileaks, an anti-secrecy group, according to the Washington Post.

On Monday, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, the commanding general of the military district of Washington, upheld that conviction ...

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