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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KABUL/WASHINGTON/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The United States and the Taliban will sign an agreement on Feb. 29 at the end of a week long period of violence reduction in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Taliban said on Friday.
In the wee hours of Jan. 8, Tehran retaliated over the U.S. killing of Iran's most powerful general by bombarding the al-Asad air base in Iraq.
Among the 2,000 troops stationed there was U.S. Army Specialist Kimo Keltz, who recalls hearing a missile whistling through the sky as he lay on the deck of a guard tower. The explosion lifted his body - in full armor - an inch or two off the floor.
Keltz says he thought he had escaped with little more than a mild headache. Initial assessments around the base found no serious injuries or deaths from the attack. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted, "All is well!"
The next day was different.
"My head kinda felt like I got hit with a truck," Keltz told Reuters in an interview from al-Asad air base in Iraq's western Anbar desert. "My stomach was grinding."
A video has emerged showing a U.S. military vehicle running a Russian armored truck off the road in Syria after it tried to pass an American convoy.
Questions still remain about the incident, to include when it occurred, though it appears to have taken place on a stretch of road near the Turkish border town of Qamishli, according to The War Zone.
Editor's Note: The following is an op-ed. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Task & Purpose.
We are women veterans who have served in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. Our service – as aviators, ship drivers, intelligence analysts, engineers, professors, and diplomats — spans decades. We have served in times of peace and war, separated from our families and loved ones. We are proud of our accomplishments, particularly as many were earned while immersed in a military culture that often ignores and demeans women's contributions. We are veterans.
Yet we recognize that as we grew as leaders over time, we often failed to challenge or even question this culture. It took decades for us to recognize that our individual successes came despite this culture and the damage it caused us and the women who follow in our footsteps. The easier course has always been to tolerate insulting, discriminatory, and harmful behavior toward women veterans and service members and to cling to the idea that 'a few bad apples' do not reflect the attitudes of the whole.
Recent allegations that Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie allegedly sought to intentionally discredit a female veteran who reported a sexual assault at a VA medical center allow no such pretense.
Survival expert and former Special Air Service commando Edward "Bear" Grylls made meme history for drinking his own urine to survive his TV show, Man vs. Wild. But the United States Air Force did Bear one better recently, when an Alaska-based airman peed in an office coffee maker.
While the circumstances of the bladder-based brew remain a mystery, the incident was written up in a newsletter written by the legal office of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on February 13, a base spokesman confirmed to Task & Purpose.