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USDA logoOpportunities in Agriculture

The USDA's New Farmers website, launched in 12/13, connects Veterans with information on USDA grant and loan programs, and agricultural job announcements.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics sealVeteran Unemployment Rates

In November, the unemployment rate for all Veterans was 4.5%, which is lower than the national average of 5.8%. The Gulf War II Veteran unemployment rate decreased .1%.

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VA Center for Minority Veterans logoCenter for Minority Veterans

Five new members were appointed to the VA Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans. Minority Veterans comprise about 21% of the total U.S. Veteran population.

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Science Codex logoPET/CT Helps Identify PTSD

A positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) scan in the pituitary region is a promising tool for identifying Veterans with PTSD from those with mild traumatic brain injury.

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VA Combat Call Center1-877-WAR-VETS

VA's Combat Call Center is a 24/7 referral service for Veterans, family members, and anyone looking to help a Veteran. It is staffed by combat Veterans and spouses of disabled Veterans.

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Oakland Regional Benefit Office

1301 Clay St., North Tower
Oakland, CA 94612

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