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Day: February 3, 2022

Government Matters (Full Show) – February 3, 2022

Army supporting soldiers transitioning to civilian life; responding to vaccine hesitancy among military service members; reducing food insecurity among veterans


Pilot program helps soldiers with costs of transitioning to civilian careers

Nearly half of service members who served in the military since 9/11 say transitioning to civilian life is difficult. The Army offers resources to support veterans struggling to assimilate. Lt. Gen. Raymond Mason (U.S. Army, ret.), former deputy chief of staff for Army logistics, is the director of the Army’s official nonprofit, Army Emergency Relief […]


Vaccine reluctance in military largely not political, says Council on Foreign Relations fellow

A large majority of military service members have received the Covid-19 vaccine after a department-wide mandate, but some members are still hesitant to get the shot. Col. Douglas Jackson (USAF), military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, said decisions among service members not to receive the vaccine are mostly for personal, not political, reasons […]


CSIS program director recommends specific targeting of veteran populations with highest food insecurity

Research indicates working-age veterans have a 7.4% higher risk of experiencing food insecurity compared to non-veterans. That statistic is even higher for disabled vets. Caitlin Welsh, director of the Global Food Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said there are national and regional programs that help but that she would also […]

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