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Posts from ‘August, 2009’

Bluewater Elementary Cited as “Best of Best” by Florida Senate

For Release 2:30 p.m.
August 27, 2009
           The students of Bluewater Elementary School have a reason to be proud today.  The school was honored by Senate President Jeff Atwater and Senator Don Gaetz as “The Best of the Best” among the state’s public schools.
          Atwater (R-Palm Beach) joined Gaetz at the Niceville school this afternoon to [...]

7th’s new home provides growing room

 August 20, 2009 by Henry Cunningham
The addition of people and equipment to Special Forces in recent years are reasons the move of 7th Special Forces Group to Florida will have its advantages.
The group is scheduled to move from Fort Bragg to Eglin Air Force Base near Fort Walton Beach in April 2011. The 2005 Base [...]

New GI Bill Transfer Options Take Effect Aug. 1

By Rob McIlvaine
Special to American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2009 – The Post-9/11 GI Bill takes effect Aug. 1, but in the meantime, servicemembers may submit a request to transfer benefits to their spouses and children now. 

“Transferability of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits has been the most requested initiative we receive from our servicemembers,” [...]

Quick hire of military spouses starts in September

Aug 17, 2009
By Gerry J. Gilmore, American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON (Aug. 14, 2009) — Under a personnel rule that takes effect next month, some military spouses could be quickly hired for federal jobs without going through the usual competitive process.
The new hiring authority takes effect Sept. 11. The Office of Personal Management issued the authority’s [...]