Tag Archives: veterans

Comcast NBCUniversal Tops Best for Vets: Employers 2020 List; Carol Eggert Quoted

Carol Eggert, SVP of Military and Veteran Affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal

Comcast NBCUniversal has been recognized as the top employer for veterans by Military Times in its Best for Vets: Employers 2020 list, marking the fifth consecutive year the company has been recognized on the list and the first time Comcast NBCUniversal was named at the top of the list this year. 

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Amentum Receives 2021 Military Friendly Employer Designation; John Vollmer, Josh Rosen Quoted

John Vollmer

Amentum has been designated a Military Friendly Employer, after evaluation that leveraged both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey, the company reported on Thursday. VIQTORY has ranked the methodology, criteria and weightings with guidance from the Military Friendly Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. 

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SBA VETRN Streetwise MBA Program to Provide Virtual Training for Veteran Small Business Owners; Larry Stubblefield Quoted

Larry Stubblefield

The U.S. Small Business Administration has launched the first online Veteran Entrepreneurial Training and Resource Network Streetwise MBA program to provide virtual training for veteran small business owners and their immediate families beginning in August 2020, the administration announced on Friday.

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SBA Awards $300K in Grants to Company Entrepreneurship Training for Women Veterans, Military Spouses; Larry Stubblefield Quoted

Larry Stubblefield

The  U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today awarded $300 thousand in grants to three organizations that will offer entrepreneurship training to women service members, veterans and military spouses, the company reported on Thursday

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VA Continues Efforts to Implement Mission Act; Robert Wilkie Quoted

The Department of Veterans Affairs is working to augment its health care system with new implementations as part of the Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks or MISSION act. The legislation, passed in 2018, intends to streamline the delivery of health care services and help veterans access more care options that suit their needs, VA said Monday.

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VA Applies 3D Printing to Health Care

The Veterans Health Administration, an agency within the Department of Veterans Affairs, is implementing the use of 3D printing in medical activities, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Doctors at Puget Sound Medical Center leverage additive manufacturing to simulate surgeries. Meanwhile, doctors from other hospitals use the technology to produce customized braces.

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DoD Completes Blended Retirement System Opt-In Enrollment

The Department of Defense has concluded the opt-in enrollment of a new military retirement system with over half a million servicemen registered in total. The Blended Retirement System fuses traditional pension with a thrift savings plan, allowing members to receive retirement benefits before reaching 20 years in service, the DoD said Monday.

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