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On Friday, members of the 133rd Engineer Battalion of the Maine Army National Guard, their friends and family, and students and faculty from the University of Southern Maine came together in a room in the Wishcamper Center on USM’s Portland campus...
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The man known as the "Cowboy Hat Hero" from the Boston Marathon is saying thank you to a former Marine and current University of Southern Maine student.
Beginning next year, the U.S. Army will place new restrictions on its Tuition Assistance program to ensure officers and enlisted personnel are focusing more on soldiering than higher education.
Paul Nelson
After USM, Nelson plans to continue his military career from what he’s learned as a political science major. “I plan on going into active duty. I plan on pursuing my military career for fourteen or more years so that I can give back on an even bigger scale,” he said. “I want to see things be different and be a part of something bigger than myself. I want to be able to say ‘I helped people, I saved lives,’” Nelson said.
Heath with camera
Heath Bouffard has been granted the Maine Association of Broadcasters Award for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Accredited Online Schools & College has catalogued and created a database of every major college program from all accredited colleges in the U.S. that offers both full or partial online course options for Veterans who want to pursue their education. We recognize that our heroes want to balance their personal lives which include exploring different educational opportunities.
Sexual assault and harassment are serious problems in the United States armed forces. Thousands of service members each year are estimated to have experienced some form of military sexual trauma (MST), including rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.
"Whether I was punching a time clock at Great Northern Paper Co. for 29 years, serving the people of Maine in the state Legislature, or fighting for our nation’s veterans on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, my personal life has never factored into how I do my job."
In response to the U.S. government shutdown of domestic military base commissaries, all U.S. Sam’s Club locations will offer free shopping passes to military personnel, retirees and their families so they may continue to save on home and business essentials.
Shinseki with vets
'There currently are funds available to make sure claims processing and payments in the compensation, pension, education, and vocational rehabilitation programs will continue through late October', VA spokeswoman Victoria Dillon said Monday.


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