Monthly Archive: April 2014

Reno Rodeo puts focus on veterans

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A lineman’s rodeo in Reno on June 7 seeks to put U.S. military veterans in touch with resources available to them through the United Way, the VA hospital and other programs. The rodeo is co-sponsored by NV Energy, IBEW 1245 and Las Vegas-based IBEW 396. Other utilities are invited to participate in the competition, which […]

JOB OPENING: Bureau of Reclamation Plant Mechanic, Redding

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The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking to hire an Plant Mechanic, BB-5352-00, for our Northern California Area Office, located in Redding, CA, from groups eligible to be considered through special hiring authorities such as persons with disabilities that may be interested and are eligible under Schedule A Hiring or Veterans under other hiring authorities, such as Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA), 30% or More Disabled […]

NY Times Op-ed: A Loyal Soldier Doesn’t Deserve This

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This opinion piece originally appeared in the New York Times on April 12th, 2014 THE only reason he is alive, says Mike Yurchison, is his girlfriend, Leigh Anna Landsberger. She sits with him through endless waits at Veterans Affairs, whispering that he’s smarter than she is even if his brain is damaged. She helps him […]

My Story: Mike Grandmain

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US Navy, 1975-1980 HT2-E5 Firefighting/damage control/ship maintenance, San Diego/Long Beach The highlight of my service was definitely all of the great technical career training that the Navy provided me with, as well as the college equivalent classes I took there (under the GI Bill). I’m retired now, but every job I ever got was directly […]