VetJobs Veteran Eagle Newsletter May 2018 Issue 19:05


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1.     May is Military Appreciation Month

2.     Important Changes in Tricare Dental & Vision

3.     VetJobs Highlights Purple Heart Homes

4.     Air Force May Approve Enlisted Pilots for First Time in 75 Years

5.     Important Dates in May

6.     HotJobs

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  1. May is Military Appreciation Month

Each year the President makes a proclamation reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country. May was chosen because it has many individual days marked to note our military’s achievements, including Loyalty Day, established in 1921, Victory in Europe (VE) Day commemorating the end of WWII in Europe in 1945, Children of Fallen Patriots Day and the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden. Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the chance to publicly show their appreciation for troops past and present.

Please join VetJobs as we honor the service and sacrifice of members of the ArmyNavyAir ForceCoast GuardMarines and National Guard as well as the contribution of their spouses.

Many businesses offer discounts to the military family not only during May, but year round, so always ask for the discounts you have earned. For instance, **Check out for additional benefits for the Military family.


  1. Important Changes in Tricare Dental & Vision 

Effective January 1, 2019 retired members of the uniformed services and their families, and family members of active duty service men and women, will be eligible for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). Eligible individuals must enroll during the 2018 Federal Benefits Open Season (November 12, 2018, to December 10, 2018) to have coverage starting January 1, 2019. The current U.S. Department of Defense’s TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) will sunset on December 31, 2018. For more information about this new opportunity to join FEDVIP, please visit (external link).

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  1. VetJobs Highlights Purple Heart Homes

**VetJobs has selected Purple Heart Homes as a non-profit with proven positive benefits for the military family.

Who We Are and our Mission:

Purple Heart Homes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Dale Beatty and John Gallina, two Iraq combat wounded veterans who remain on a mission to provide housing solutions for Service Connected Disabled Veterans that are substantial in function, design and quality. Purple Heart Homes has two programs: Veterans Aging in Place (VAIP), which encompasses the Operation Veterans Home Renovation Project (OVHR), and The Veterans Home Ownership Program (VHOP). From building a ramp for wheelchair-bound veterans to providing home ownership opportunities to veterans with physical as well as invisible injuries, Purple Heart Homes’ programs are designed out of necessity and fit the specific needs of veterans of all ages and from all eras, helping them to live and age in place, in their own safe, accessible and sustainable homes. For more information, visit Purple Heart Homes – Improving Veterans Lives One Home at a Time.

VetJobs recommends: Wounded Homecoming: The Uphill Journey of Wounded Veterans from Battlefield to Homefront.

This book was co-authored by Purple Heart homes co-founders Dale Beatty and John Gallina. The book is on sale now and 100% of sales will go toward the Purple Heart Homes mission of providing housing solutions for Service Connected Disabled Veterans. The price for the book, including tax, shipping and handling, is $22.97. To order a copy, please visit their site at


  1. Air Force May Approved Enlisted Pilots for First Time in 75 Years 

Excerpts from article…

It has been decades since enlisted airmen had the chance to sit in the cockpit. But as the Air Force faces the greatest pilot shortages since its inception, service leaders are contemplating a return to a model that includes enlisted pilots. A Rand Corp. study, set to be completed this month, is exploring the feasibility of bringing back a warrant officer corps for that purpose. And another, separate Air Force study is examining, in part, whether enlisted pilots could benefit from new high-tech training that leverages artificial intelligence and simulation.

With these moves, the Air Force is inching just a few steps closer to someday getting enlisted airmen back in the cockpit, on a formal basis, for the first time since World War II.

“We have enlisted airmen in our Guard and reserve component who have private pilot’s licenses and fly for the airlines. So, it’s not a matter of can they do it, or having the smarts or the capability, it’s just a matter of us, as an Air Force, deciding that that’s a route that we want to take,” said Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth O. Wright, the 18th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.

“It’s something we walked away from years ago, and I won’t say that we haven’t been willing to relook at [it],” Wright said, of having enlisted pilots. “It’s nothing that we can’t overcome.”

“The Air Force is partnering with RAND for a study on the feasibility of warrant officers and we are projecting a completion by the end of March,” Air Force spokeswoman Capt. Kathleen Atanasoff said last month.

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  1. Important Dates in May

National Military Appreciation Month

May 1— Loyalty Day  A day set aside for American citizens to reaffirm their loyalty to the United States and to recognize the heritage of American freedom

 Silver Star Service Banner Day  A day set aside to honor our wounded, ill and dying military personnel by flying a Silver Star Banner

May 3— National Day of Prayer  The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for this nation.

May 5—Cinco de Mayo

May 7—Unconditional surrender of all German Forces signed (1945)

May 8—Victory in Europe VE Day 1945

May 11—Military Spouse Appreciation Day a day set aside to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices of the spouses of the Armed Forces.  VetJobs is the first military related job board to allow the spouses and other family members to fully use all of VetJobs’ services

May 13—Mother’s Day

             — Children of Fallen Patriots Day A day to honor the families our Fallen Heroes have left behind, especially their children.  It is a reminder to the citizens of this country that we have an obligation to support the families of our Fallen Patriots

May 14—WAAC (Women’s Auxiliary Air Corps) established by Congress (1942)

May 19—Armed Forces Day

May 21—American Red Cross founded (1881)

May 22—National Maritime Day

May 28—Memorial Day  The day set aside to honor all who have died in military service for the United States of America   Flags at half-staff until noon.


  1. Hot Jobs

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

*Conservation Corps New Mexico, Veteran Fire Corps Corpsmember, Tucson, AZ

*Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

*TSA, Transportation Security Officer, openings nationwide

*Link-Belt Cranes, Lexington, KY

*American Recycling, Shipping and Receiving Supervisor, Candler, NC

*BNSF Railway, openings nationwide

*Bank of America, openings nationwide

*Lee Health, Licensed CSW Pediatrics, Multiple locations FL

*Carnegie Hall, Coordinator Education Administration, New York, NY

*Black Bull Group, Defense Logistics Business Developer, Miami, FL

*Academy of Nutrition, Business Development Analyst, Chicago, IL

*Native Contractors, Inc.  Laborers, Baltimore, MD

*PTI Technologies, Inc.  Material Supervisor, Oxnard, CA

*Indian Head Industries, (MGM Brakes) Charlotte, NC

*American Staffing Partners, Bethlehem, PA


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