These 5 Companies Want You To Join Them In Texas

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Texas. It’s the biggest state in the continental United States. It’s the home of the largest Army base. So you know it has big opportunities for veterans. Here are five great employers looking to hire veterans who want to live and work in Texas.


Dell innovates across devices, ecosystem, and services to design solutions specifically for the way people work — from award-winning thin clients, tablets, and laptops, to powerful workstations and rugged devices. The company takes employee morale, professional growth, and community very seriously and reinforces its commitment to these areas with its veterans employee resource groups.

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Hospital Corporation of America is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. HCA is comprised of locally managed facilities, which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, more than 120 surgery centers, and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom. HCA currently has over 37,000 self-identified military veterans as members of its organization. In 2016 alone, HCA hired over 5,400 military veterans and 1,100 military spouses.

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Veterans who served in military occupations such as food service specialist or culinary specialist will want to explore this retail manager position with Aramark. Aramark is a leading provider of food services and facilities management to institutions, stadiums, arenas, and businesses around the world. The company has consistently demonstrated its dedication to those that have served through its extensive veterans recruitment efforts.

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With over 10,000 veterans in their workforce, General Electric is known for its support of military programs and causes that uplift transitioning military members and their families. With plenty of opportunities — ranging from maintenance to supply chain — General Electric is the perfect place for transitioning military to start a career in Texas at a company that is committed to helping veterans succeed.

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Veterans with varying education and backgrounds will want to explore these jobs with Wells Fargo, one of the nation’s most diversified and well-known financial services organizations. As a Veterans Jobs Mission coalition member, the company has pledged to hire 20,000 veterans by the year 2020 and is committed to retaining and developing those employees.

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Army and Air Force Exchange Service officials are warning soldiers and military families to be aware of scammers using the Exchange's logo.

In a news release Wednesday, Exchange officials said scammers using the name "Exchange Inc." have "fooled" soldiers and airmen to broker the sale of used cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and boat engines.

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KABUL (Reuters) - The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agrees a pact with the United States.

The Saturday night attack came as the Taliban and the United States try to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government.

Islamic State fighters, who first appeared in Afghanistan in 2014 and have since made inroads in the east and north, are not involved in the talks. They are battling government and U.S.-led international forces and the Taliban.

The group, in a statement on the messaging website Telegram, claimed responsibility for the attack at a west Kabul wedding hall in a minority Shi'ite neighborhood, saying its bomber had been able to infiltrate the reception and detonate his explosives in the crowd of "infidels".

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U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball

Editor's Note: This article by Oriana Pawlyk originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

Calling aviation geeks in New York City: The British are coming.

In their first visit to the United States since 2008, the Royal Air Force "Red Arrows" will perform an aerial demonstration next week over the Hudson River, according to an Air Force news release. F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels demonstration teams will also be part of the show.

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U.S. Air National Guard/Staff Sgt. Michelle Y. Alvarez-Rea

Frances and Efrain Santiago, natives of Puerto Rico, wanted to show their support last month for protesters back home seeking to oust the island's governor.

The couple flew the flag of Puerto Rico on the garage of their Kissimmee home. It ticked off the homeowners association.

Someone from the Rolling Hills Estates Homeowners Association left a letter at their home, citing a "flag violation" and warning: "Please rectify the listed violation or you may incur a fine."

Frances Santiago, 38, an Army veteran, demanded to know why.

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A West Point graduate received a waiver from the U.S. Army to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, and play in the NFL while serving as an active-duty soldier.

The waiver for 2nd Lt. Brett Toth was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, who said that Toth signed a three-year deal with the Eagles. Toth graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 2018.

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