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  • Why and How to Learn a Second Language

    Why and How to Learn a Second Language

    "To prosper economically and to improve relations with other countries, Americans need to read, speak and understand other languages," Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, declared at the Foreign Language Summit, in 2010. Only about 18 percent of Americans report speaking a language other than English, while 53 percent of Europeans can converse in a second language. Learning another language is hard work, …

  • VetNet Live with Augie Nielsen and Erik Morse, HR Professionals

    VetNet Live with Augie Nielsen and Erik Morse, HR Professionals

    Click on the image below to watch the full 27-minute hangout from April 16, 2013. Veterans United Home Loans, the Inc. Magazine #29 job creator in the US and Fortune Magazine's #21 best place to work, has seen some rapid growth in the past few years, and Human Resources Managers August "Augie" Nielsen and Erik Morse have seen them all go through. Nielson and Morse have helped to hire over 1,000 people to work …

  • The Best Strategies to Snagging Your Dream Job After the Military

    The Best Strategies to Snagging Your Dream Job After the Military

    Military life is an experience that forever shapes who you are, because it’s unlike any other job you’ll ever do. You've attended job training that most people could never understand, let alone accomplish. You've lived on installations and ships, and in tents and submarines. And you've even deployed to locations that most people have only seen on that dusty globe in high school geography class. It’s th…

  • Col. Ben Purcell: Highest Ranking Vietnam POW Dies at 85

    Col. Ben Purcell: Highest Ranking Vietnam POW Dies at 85

    Retired Col. Benjamin H. Purcell, who was the highest-ranking Army prisoner of war (POW) in Vietnam, died on April 2 at age 85. Purcell was captured in Vietnam in early 1968 and spent more than five years as a POW in Laos. After his return to the United States, Purcell continued serving until his retirement in 1980. Life as a POW On Feb. 8, 1968, the helicopter Purcell was in was shot down near Quang …

  • Leslie Sabo Jr.: Vietnam Hero Awarded Medal of Honor After 40 Years

    Leslie Sabo Jr.: Vietnam Hero Awarded Medal of Honor After 40 Years

    It took more than 40 years, but Leslie Sabo, Jr. has finally been awarded the Medal of Honor. Sabo, who served in the 101st Airborne Division, was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously on May 16, 2012 for his courageous actions on May 10, 1970 in Vietnam. Sabo's unit originally put in the paperwork shortly after his death, but the documents became lost until Alton Mabb, another 101st Airborne veteran, discover…

  • Veterans United Network's Sarah Hill Brings Google Glass to Veterans

    Veterans United Network’s Sarah Hill Brings Google Glass to Veterans

    Social media pioneer and Veterans United Network's chief storyteller Sarah Hill is forging another new path -- and taking America's veterans along for the ride. Sarah was selected as one of the first people in the country to get early access to a Google Glass headset, a revolutionary form of augmented reality gear from the tech giant. She plans to incorporate the headset into the "Veterans Virtual Tours" exper…

  • Pollywog or Shellback: The Navy’s Line Crossing Ceremony Revealed

    Pollywog or Shellback: The Navy’s Line Crossing Ceremony Revealed

    The Navy is chock full of myth and tradition, and what happens at sea even affects our language. Many naval traditions, from the Sirens and Sea Monsters of the Odyssey to the boatswain's call, date back hundreds and even thousands of years. The Line Crossing Ceremony might just be the most interesting of today's naval traditions. A Time-Honored Tradition No one is really sure when or how the Lin…

  • Know Your Post-Service Life Insurance Options

    Know Your Post-Service Life Insurance Options

    Everyone on active duty and many guard personnel and reservists are enrolled in Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI), but, after the military, how do you guarantee that your family is financially secure if something were to happen to you? Below are a variety of life insurance policies to consider in the civilian world after you've separated from the military. Veterans Group Life Insurance When you sep…

  • Use Your GI Bill to Build a Green Career

    Use Your GI Bill to Build a Green Career

    Service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are fighting an uphill battle when it comes to job placement in the civilian world. The same went for me when I made the transition. I hadn't received an education outside of high school or military training, so I instead chose to use the GI Bill to attend a university and get my bachelor’s degree. But I realize that traditional schools aren't for everyone.…

  • Veterans United Live with Larry Broughton, Green Beret and Entrepreneur

    Veterans United Live with Larry Broughton, Green Beret and Entrepreneur

    Join our live chat with Larry Broughton by clicking play below! Or see the full 29-minute video chat with Larry Broughton by clicking here. Larry is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, mentor, hero to his kids, and a self-described "Good ‘n Plenty candy lover." After growing up in a small mill town in western New York, Broughton served as a Green Beret, the Army's elite special forces, and earned p…