VetJobs Veteran Eagle – October 2016

VetJobs Veteran Eagle
Issue 17:10
Saturday, October 1, 2016

VetJobs – The Leading Military Job Board

The Veteran Eagle is a newsletter for veterans, transitioning military, their family members and friends and supporters of VetJobs. Feel free to forward the newsletter to veterans and friends and encourage them to subscribe.

This month’s Veteran Eagle is sponsored by: TECHEXPO Top Secret and Franchoice

Contents:

1. Message from the Top

2. Hot Jobs

3. VetJobs Recommends: The Career Fitness Workbook by Peter Weddle

4. New MCPON Installed

5. Medicare and Tricare After Age 65

6. Wells Fargo Illegally Repossessed 413 Service Members’ Cars

7. ITT Closes, Resources for Those Affected

8. Navy Scuttles Sailors’ Enlisted Rating Titles in Huge Career Shake-up

9. CFPB Takes Action Against Bridgepoint Education for Illegal Student Lending Practices

10. As Talent Pool Wanes, Intel Community Looks to Contractors

11. VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition – $30,000 Prize!

12. Team Red, White & Blue

13. $15 Starter Wage Gains Popularity, Threatens Jobs

14. Federal Voting Assistance Program

15. Significant Events this Month in Military History

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NOTE: If you have a resume in the VetJobs database, be sure to update your experience and refresh your resume at a minimum of every two weeks. VetJobs has many new customers using the resume database and as a general rule, they do not look at resumes over 30 days old.

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1. Message from the Top – Editorial

Twice a year VetJobs co-sponsors the VeteransConnect Virtual Career Fair with Professional Diversity Network. These career fairs have been extremely successful for both veterans looking for a job and for the employers looking to hire transitioning military, veterans, National Guard, Reserve and their family members. The next VeteransConnect Virtual Career Fair is November 7 through November 11, but you can register early at http://www.veteransconnect.net/. There are many companies already signed up for the VeteransConnect Virtual Career Fair and will probably be over 100 by the time the event starts on November 7. To get noticed early by these companies, sign up today!

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As we go into the fall hiring is picking up and many companies are complaining about shortages of qualified candidates. Emphasis on qualified. Fortunately, veterans and active members of the National Guard and Reserve bring many of the skill sets that employers are seeking.

I have covered this in the past, but it is always worth reconsidering why employers actually make a hire. There are eight main items that a recruiter has to consider when looking at a potential candidate. They are skillsets, experience, education, cultural fit, attitude, trainability, certifications and location. The two most important are attitude and cultural fit. No company wants to hire a new employee who has a bad attitude. Their attitude affects other employees. And that directly relates to cultural fit.

When you are looking at a potential employer, ask yourself if you think you can work with these people and is the company’s culture similar to your values. If they are not, reconsider whether you want to work there. Having skillsets, experience and education are very important. But if you show up with a bad attitude, you are knocking yourself out of consideration.

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This month we celebrate the 241st birthday of the United States Navy. At an October 13, 1775 meeting in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress voted to fit out two sailing vessels armed with ten carriage guns and swivel guns. The frigates were to be manned by crews of eighty and to cruise the Atlantic for three months to intercept transports carrying munitions and stores to the British army in America. This was the original legislation out of which the Continental Navy grew and as such constitutes the birth certificate of the Navy. If you meet a current or former member of the Navy, say Happy Birthday!

Other events celebrated this month include:

October 1 – Women’s Army Corps established

October 2 – Rosh Hashanah (at Sundown)

October 10 – Columbus Day (observed as a holiday)

October 11 – Yom Kippur (at Sundown)

October 13 – U. S. Navy Established

October 16 – Sukkot

October 24 – United Nations Day

October 27 – Navy Day

October 31 – Halloween

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If you know of a company doing a great job hiring veterans, please nominate them for the VetJobs Outstanding Veteran Employment Award. To nominate a company for the award, please visit https://vetjobs.com/empAward.htm

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As always, if there is anything we at VetJobs can do for you, please do not hesitate to call or email.

Remember, Freedom Is Never Free – Support Our Armed Forces and Veterans

Best regards,

Ted Daywalt
President

2. Hot Jobs

The following are jobs that employers are seeking veterans to fill immediately. To apply, go to www.vetjobs.com, then to Search Jobs and search on the company name.

-Carnegie Hall seeks professional candidates including a Director Human Resources, New York, NY
-NYC’s Jericho Project is in need of a Career Counselor for a Veterans residential project
-Quest Diagnostics has hundreds of great jobs posted located throughout the U.S.
-Kelso-Burnett is in need of a Senior Electrical Project Manager and Procurement Manger, Chicago IL
-Giesecke & Devrient, America seeks Field Engineers for its NJ and MN locations
-MGM Brakes needs a General Maintenance Mechanic, Murphy, NC
-LCL Bulk Transport Inc, Regional & OTR Class A Drivers, Lancaster, PA
-Portland General Electric, Journeyman Lineman, Portland, OR
-McLane, Warehousepersons, Lexington, KY
-Textainer Equipment Management, Billing Coordinator, San Francisco, CA
-Essex Property Trust, Senior Network Engineer, San Mateo, CA
-Homeless Services Center, Housing Navigator & Case Manager, Santa Cruz, CA
-Rocket Fuel, Executive Assistant, Redwood City, CA
-PTI Technologies, Inc, Project Engineer, Oxnard, CA
-BNSF has great job openings in TX, WA, MN and IL

/—October Veteran Eagle sponsor is TECHEXPO Top Secret–\

TECHEXPO Top Secret’s next career fairs are:

10/12, TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Event, BWI Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Security Clearance is REQUIRED to attend this show. For more information visit http://www.techexpousa.com/jobfairs.cfm

10/13, TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Event, Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, VA, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Security Clearance is REQUIRED to attend this show. For more information visit http://www.techexpousa.com/jobfairs.cfm

For a 2016 event schedule, visit http://www.TechExpoUSA.com

\–Please visit your Veteran Eagle sponsor TECHEXPO Top Secret at www.techexpousa.com –/

3. VetJobs Recommends: The Career Fitness Workbook by Peter Weddle

The Career Fitness Workbook by Peter Weddle. Many sites are now working to attract more of the best talent by supplementing their job search information with career content. Sadly, however, much of that content is hit or miss and fails to cover the full spectrum of principles and practices for effective career self-management. This book is different. Using physical fitness as a metaphor that works for everyone, it provides a regimen of activities that address all aspects of building a successful career in today’s demanding workplace, whether you’re a recent graduate, seasoned pro, manager or executive. If you’re looking for a way to get top talent to come to your site and return over and over again, take a look at The Career Fitness Workbook. Get it at http://tatech.org/tatech-bookstore/

/—October Veteran Eagle sponsor is Franchoice–\

FREE One-on-One Veteran Franchise Consultations

Senior Franchise Consultant, Laurie Burge, offers free one-on-one consultations to any veteran interested in learning about franchise ownership. Mrs. Burge has 13 years’ experience as a Franchise Consultant and her son is a Naval Officer and MH-60R pilot onboard the USS Ronald Regan stationed in Japan. This unique combination of familiarity with the military as well as experience in the franchise world means she can relate to our former, active, and transitioning service men and women. Those with military experience often excel as franchise owners but there is a lot to know before heading down this path; Mrs. Burge can coach you every step of the way. You can reach her at laurieburge@franchoice.com or 847-634-8976

\–Please visit your Veteran Eagle sponsor Franchoice at www.franchoice.com –/

4. New MCPON Installed

FLTCM Steven S. Giordano, was recently installed as the 14th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON). Master Chief Giordano, a native of Baltimore, Maryland enlisted in the Navy in June 1989. Following completion of basic training at RTC Orlando, Florida, he reported to Naval Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Florida, completing the Cryptologic Technician Technical training. He most recently was serving as the U.S. Naval Forces Europe/U.S. Naval Forces Africa Fleet Master Chief. MCPON Giordano has been invited to speak at the FRA National Convention next month in Jacksonville, Florida. He replaces Mike Stevens, who was appointed in June, 2012. The position of MCPON was created by legislation in 1966 and was strongly supported by FRA. The holder of this rank and post is the senior enlisted member of the Navy. MCPON is appointed by the CNO to serve as a spokesperson to the highest positions in the Navy on issues impacting enlisted personnel.

5. Medicare and Tricare After Age 65

By taking a few simple steps, retirees can make sure they have their TRICARE benefits after they turn 65 years old. Beneficiaries should receive a postcard from the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) four months before their 65th birthday. Beneficiaries have to register in DEERS to get TRICARE coverage after reaching age 65. Beneficiaries must have Medicare Part A and Part B to be eligible for TRICARE for Life (TFL). TFL is Medicare “wrap-around” coverage for TRICARE beneficiaries who are entitled to Medicare Part A and have Medicare Part B. The Medicare initial enrollment period is seven months. If a beneficiary misses their initial enrollment period, their next chance to sign up for Medicare Part B is during the general enrollment period, January 1 through March 31. The Medicare coverage will begin July 1st. The monthly premium for Part B may go up 10 percent for each 12-month period that a beneficiary could have had Part B, but didn’t sign up for it. Also, there will be a lapse in your TRICARE coverage until Part B is effective. Be sure to sign up for Part B no later than two months before your 65th birthday. If beneficiaries do not receive a postcard they should call 1-800-538-9552.

6. Wells Fargo Illegally Repossessed 413 Service Members’ Cars

CNN Money reports that Wells Fargo will pay $24 million to settle allegations that it mistreated members of the military — including illegally repossessing their cars. The bank, already reeling from a scandal over fake accounts, will pay $4.1 million to settle Justice Department charges that it seized 413 cars owned by service members without a court order, a violation of federal law. The Justice Department said the illegal repossessions took place from 2008 to 2015. The first complaint came from an Army National Guardsman in North Carolina who said the bank seized his car while he was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. Wells Fargo then auctioned his car and tried to collect a balance of $10,000 from his family, the Justice Department said. The bank will pay $10,000 to each of the affected service members, plus lost equity in the cars with interest, and repair their credit. The bank was fined $20 million more by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for breaking three provisions of the same law by denying members of the military certain banking protections, including capping their interest rates at 6%. Those violations began in 2006, the OCC said. Wells Fargo said in a statement that it apologizes for not living up to its commitment of ensuring that all service members “receive the appropriate benefits and protections.” “We have been notifying and fully compensating customers and will complete this work in 60 days,” the company said. Source: http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/29/news/wells-fargo-servicemembers-cars/index.html

7. ITT Closes, Resources for Those Affected

On September 6, 2016, ITT Technical Institute announced it is closing immediately. This followed years of financial instability and Wall Street concern, as well as an August order from the U.S. Department of Education to:
1. Stop enrolling new students who use federal financial aid;
2. Post a bond of credit of $153 million within 30 days to cover federal student aid in case the school closes;
3. Create “teach-out” plans for students to move to another school, in case ITT closes; and
4. Not pay any executive bonuses without government permission, in order to protect taxpayer dollars.

ITT is blaming the US Department of Education for its closure, but, as economists have noted, ITT’s business model was unsustainable (its tuition was too high, at $45,000 for a 2-year associates degree, and the quality of education too low – a combination that left many students in debt they had no ability to repay); and ITT spent the past 7 years pulling money out of students’ education and into Wall Street share buy-backs to boost its falling stock price, and ITT was under a serious federal and state law enforcement cloud, including:
– Lawsuit by US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for an illegal loan scheme in which ITT signed students up for high-interest loans without their permission;
– Lawsuit by US Securities & Exchange Commission for deceiving shareholders by hiding its fraudulent loan scheme and deceptive recruiting;
– Lawsuit by New Mexico Attorney General for lying to students about the accreditation of its nursing degree, leaving them unable to work as nurses;
– Multiple State Attorney General investigations for deceptive recruiting.

In addition, ITT Tech was about to lose its accreditation. ITT’s accreditor, ACICS (the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools) had put ITT Tech on a “show cause” order for why ITT should not lose accreditation, to be decided at a December 2016 meeting.

For VA resources being provided to ITT and ACICS students, please visit: http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/.

For more understanding of ACICS and what this means for its students, please visit: http://studentveterans.org/aboutus/government-affairs/acics.

Veterans who have been negatively impacted financially due to school closings can request assistance from the VFW at: https://www.vfw.org/UnmetNeeds/.

8. Navy Scuttles Sailors’ Enlisted Rating Titles in Huge Career Shake-up

The Navy Times reports the Navy deep-sixed all of its 91 enlisted ratings titles, marking the beginning of an overhaul of the rigid career structure that has existed since the Continental Navy in a radical shift sure to reverberate through the fleet and the veteranFi community beyond. Sailors will no longer be identified by their job title, say, Fire Controlman 1st Class Joe Sailor, effective immediately. Instead, that would be Petty Officer 1st Class Joe Sailor. Officials say the controversial move will improve sailors’ lives and ease their transition into the civilian workforce by broadening their skills in this tectonic shift in Navy’s personnel system to redraw the traditional lines between enlisted job specialties — a massive shake-up that is only beginning. Within the next three to four years, earlier if possible, the service plans to allow sailors to retrain in related skills, expanding their worth to the Navy while reaping broader assignment opportunities as well as increased advancement changes and greater access to special pays and bonuses that come with the most critical skills. “We’re going to immediately do away with rating titles and address each other by just our rank as the other services do,” said Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke in a Sept. 19 interview. “We recognize that’s going to be a large cultural change, it’s not going to happen overnight, but the direction is to start exercising that now.” Sailors past and present have longstanding and deep love of the titles that have defined their Navy lives. All of these now belong to the history books.

Through Navy history, as many as 700 titles have come and gone. Over 400 were created and eliminating during and immediately after World War II. But this move will disband these ratings entirely and reorganize sailors into Navy Occupational Specialties, or NOS, that will define the peer group they compete with for promotion. Burke says the Navy’s new occupational specialties will be regrouped under broader career fields, an improved version of the 13 communities the service ratings these specialties had been grouped into. Where a NOS falls in those career fields will be driven by the individual skills within that field and not traditional lines, he said. Officials say these changes will allow sailors to choose from a wider variety of jobs and duty stations and ultimately provide multiple avenues for advancement. And when they get out — their skills and experience will more directly translate into a civilian job.

9. CFPB Takes Action Against Bridgepoint Education for Illegal Student Lending Practices

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against for-profit college chain Bridgepoint Education, Inc. for deceiving students into taking out private student loans that cost more than advertised. The Bureau is ordering Bridgepoint to discharge all outstanding private loans the institution made to its students and to refund loan payments already made by borrowers. Loan forgiveness and refunds will total over $23.5 million in automatic consumer relief. Bridgepoint must also pay an $8 million civil penalty to the Bureau. “Bridgepoint deceived its students into taking out loans that cost more than advertised, and so we are ordering full relief of all loans made by the school,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “Together with our state partners, we will continue to be vigilant in rooting out illegal practices facing student borrowers in the for-profit space.”
The CFPB’s order can be found at: http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/092016_cfpb_BridgepointConsentOrder.pdf

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. is a for-profit, post-secondary education company based in San Diego, Calif. that does business as Ashford University and the University of the Rockies. Over the past several years, the two for-profit colleges have enrolled hundreds of thousands of students, most of whom take courses online. According to the CFPB order, from 2009 until recently, Bridgepoint offered private student loans to its students to help cover the cost of tuition. The Bureau found that the school deceived its students about the total cost of the loans by telling students the wrong monthly repayment amount. As a result, students at Bridgepoint were deceived into taking out loans without knowing the true cost, and were obligated to make payments greater than what they were promised. Specifically, the CFPB found that Bridgepoint told students that borrowers normally paid off loans made by the school with monthly payments of as little as $25, an amount that was not realistic.

10. As Talent Pool Wanes, Intel Community Looks to Contractors

The employee shortage for talented information specialists and scientists in the intelligence community is “too big,” says the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Robert Cardillo. Intelligence’s employee deficit is a sign of a larger trend that government and the Defense Department are unable to attract top talent to their agencies over private industry. It’s a trend that has become more and more of a concern over the past decade and has forced some agencies to turn to contractors for work instead of working in-house. As DoD becomes less of a leader in technological advances, it’s consistently leaning on industry to use its superior tech power to do its job. “When you talk IT the [National Reconnaissance Office] brings a lot of things of data from space, so the ground problem is tough. We have to do a lot of ground processing to make that data make sense to analysts,” said NRO director Betty Sapp during the Sept. 8 Intelligence & National Security Summit in Washington. “Commercial has caught up with and surpassed what we need, so we are doing more…buying commercially available services to do that work for us. We would much rather put our money in the payload capabilities that no one else will do for us, the things we take to space…but the basic processing power, the computing power is there for us to buy and that is a commercial service that we can take advantage of and we do.” [Read more: Maucione/FederalNewsRadio/8September2016]

11. VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition – $30,000 Prize!

Help spread the word about the VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition!

This Year’s Topic: My Responsibility to America
ENTRY DEADLINE: November 1, 2016

The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 (on the Nov. 1 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.

The VFW wants to reach as many patriotic students as possible to compete for the grand prize: $30,000 paid directly to the American college, university or vocational/technical school of their choice!

Download the application at
https://www.vfw.org/uploadedFiles/VFWorg/MY_VFW/VoiceofDemocracyEntryFormandBrochure.pdf

Pass the word on to:
-High School Students
-Teachers
-Counselors
-Youth Groups
-Parent-Teacher Associations
-School Boards

12. Team Red, White & Blue

This is how the Old Glory Relay brings veterans and their communities together!

Team Red, White & Blue’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. This effort is focused on bridging the civilian-military divide through a shared interest in physical activity like running, hiking, CrossFit workouts, and yoga classes, along with participating in social and service-oriented events. Spread across 199 chapters all over the world, the 110,000-member veteran’s group established in 2010 is geared toward creating a place for former servicemembers to meet and do a little PT — and invite their friends and family along to join them. But while having lots of members and a host of chapters across the country is a great thing for a young veteran service organization, there’s a challenge in keeping it all connected. That’s why Executive Director Blayne Smith and his colleagues decided to link up with Team Red, White & Blue’s various members with a little run among friends. And what if this little run wasn’t so little? What if it spread across the entire country?

“We really wanted this to be a unifying event for the organization and to demonstrate the power and the inspiration that comes with a community of veterans working on an epic undertaking together,” Smith said. “We figured if we could run a single American flag averaging 60 miles a day … that would be a demonstration of the good that we could do together if we all worked together formed as a team and committed to a big goal.”

So in 2014, on a shoestring budget and with just a couple company reps doing most of the logistical legwork, the Old Glory Relay was born. Now spanning 4,216 miles and involving upwards of 1,300 runners and cyclists, the 2016 Old Glory Relay will see an American flag passed between participants — including veterans and their supporters — down the West Coast, across the desert Southwest, through the Deep South, and ending in Tampa, Florida, after 62 days culminating in a Ruck March on Veterans Day.

“For this year we decided to go even bigger. It’s a bit more ambitious, it’s a longer route but more members and more chapters will get to participate,” Smith said. “There’s something really powerful about running a few miles carrying an American flag. It’s really invigorating to run with it and hand it off to the next person knowing you’ve done your part to get it across the country.”

With the support of the presenting sponsor, Microsoft, along with other partners, Amazon, Westfield and Starbucks, the race began at the Space Needle in Seattle on Sept. 11. The relay will be following a route through Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles through the end of the month. The relay then turns east, through Phoenix, Tucson and San Antonio before crossing the South through the Florida Panhandle to Tampa.

Team Red, White & Blue has done a ton of legwork to prepare for the relay, mobilizing local chapters to help carry the flag and get their communities energized to cheer runners along. Smith said school kids, local police and fire stations and residents along the way all turn out to motivate the runners and keep the relay going. And while the event is geared toward unifying the chapters and its members in a good cause, it’s the spirit of shared sacrifice and appreciation for the men in women who served in uniform that really makes the Old Glory Relay special.

“This is what happens when you slow people down enough to move on foot through a town with an American flag and see what happens. All those human connections start to happen,” Smith said.

“America is a beautiful place. But the most beautiful terrain in America is the human terrain, and you don’t see it if you don’t slow down. And that’s what this is all about.”

You can support Team Red, White & Blue and the Old Glory Relay by following the http://bit.ly/ogrsite, sharing your own photos and videos with the hashtag #OldGloryRelay, and by tracking Old Glory via the “http://bit.ly/ogrlivepage” webpage for up-to-the-minute information on the runners’ and cyclists’ status.

Text OGR to 41444 to learn more!

13. $15 Starter Wage Gains Popularity, Threatens Jobs

Information Station reports a $15 per hour minimum wage—in other words, a $15 entry-level wage—is picking up steam. Not only have California and New York adopted the higher threshold, but states like New Jersey and cities across the country are also considering a new entry-level wage. A $15 an hour federal threshold is now part of the national conversation. But would a higher entry-level wage—more than double the current federal level—actually help America’s least experienced employees?

New research says no. According to the Heritage Foundation, a $15 entry-level wage applied on a national scale would eliminate about seven million full-time-equivalent (FTE) jobs by 2021. On average, a 10 percent increase in labor costs causes employers to reduce employment of workers affected by 6.8 percent. A jump to $15 an hour would force job creators to cut opportunities by 19 percent. Raising the entry-level wage to $15 an hour would actually cost affected employers $18.61 an hour once you factor in business taxes and the employer mandate—the Affordable Care Act (ACA) fee for employers who do not provide health insurance. In addition to a $15 hourly wage, businesses would have to pay an average of $2.27 in ACA penalties and a combined $1.34 in payroll and unemployment insurance taxes.
https://informationstation.org/in-the-news/15-starter-wage-gains-popularity-threatens-jobs/?inf_contact_key=37d9bc197d6397d317a1c6b133e5e564d417bf9e93386f104318619ccf17073c

14. Federal Voting Assistance Program

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is a Department of Defense organization that works to ensure military service members, their eligible family members, and overseas U.S. citizens are aware of their right to vote, and have the tools and resources to successfully do so from anywhere in the world. With the federal election less than six weeks away, FVAP officials are reminding all absentee voters to vote as soon as they receive their absentee state ballots. Military and overseas voters who need to register or request a ballot can do so by filling out a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) at FVAP.gov — by hand or using the online assistant — and sending it to their election office. For additional information, visit FVAP.gov, email mailto: vote@fvap.gov or call 1-800-438-VOTE (8683).

15. Significant Events this Month in Military History

1775 – The US Navy was established.

1777 – Battle of Bemis Heights, Saratoga Campaign (American Revolution)

1781 – British troops under General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, effectively ending the American Revolution.

1901 – The first British Navy submarine was commissioned.

1918 – “Lost Battalion” rescued (WWI)

1943 – Women’s Army Corps established.

1944 – Battle of Leyte Gulf (WW II)

1950 – The invasion of North Korea started. (Korean War)

1951 – Battle of Heartbreak Ridge (Korean War)

1952 – Battle of Hill 598 began (Korean War)

1957 – The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, first man-made earth satellite.

1962 – The U.S. began its blockade of Cuba to compel the Russians to remove long-range missiles aimed at the United States.

1964 – The Chinese exploded their first atomic bomb.

1965 – The Battle of the La Drang Valley (Vietnam War)

1968 – The Bombing of North Vietnam ended (Vietnam War)

1969 – Battle of Loc Ninh (Vietnam War)

1971 – Operation Jefferson Glenn, the last major operation in which US ground forces participated in Vietnam (Vietnam War)

1973 – Egypt and Syria launched military offensive against Israel

1983 -Terrorist attack on Marine Barracks, Beirut

1983 – Operation Urgent Fury, Grenada

1993 – Battle of Bakhara Market, Mogadishu, Somalia

2000 – Bombing of the USS Cole by Al-Qaeda terrorists

2001 – Operation Enduring Freedom began in Afghanistan

2001 – War on Terror Began

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