Veterans Corner

November 9, 2012

Below are two links to websites designed to aid civilians, servicemen, and veterans further their educations, careers, and lives.

The first link focuses on aiding female veterans make their transition back to civilian life:

The second link is for people with questions about joining ROTC for the scholarship opportunities, and/or for those who are looking to take full advantage of the military’s academic benefits and scholarships:
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In 2008, Congress passed the Post-9/11 GI bill to increase veterans’ opportunity to return to college. But some colleges are targeting veterans to gain GI bill benefits while providing expensive and substandard education. A new website provides veterans with college selection tips and information to make informed decisions about colleges.

More Resources

Go to to register.

Remember – DRESS TO IMPRESS! The Bristol ASCC still has career wear available for Service Members and Veterans – men’s suits, slacks, shirts, jackets, ties; women’s skirts, blouses and slacks.

Available at the Bristol ASCC, 111 North Main Street, 1st Floor, Bristol (City Hall). Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Please just call before hand to make sure we’re not out at an event or meeting.

Therapeutic Riding

Shepard Meadows in Bristol has a program called “Horses for Heroes” to serve veterans and active military who have sustained physical injuries or combat trauma (PTSD) during their time serving our country.

Visit or call (860) 314-0007 for more info.

Have you heard about the State’s Subsidized Training and Employment Program (“Step Up”)?

The program helps veterans find new jobs and helps small businesses with fewer than 100 employees expand their workforce. It’s open to any company, regardless of size. Companies that hire individuals meeting program guidelines receive a wage subsidy for the first six months to cover the training costs associated with hiring a new employee. The program features two types of hiring incentives: a scaled, six-month wage subsidy and a small manufacturing training grant. The wage subsidy – up to $20 per hour, for a maximum of $12,000 – is provided over a 180-day period. The training grant – up to $12,500 over a six-month period – is used for on-site training of the new employee. Visit and click on the large “Step Up” button on the main page to learn more.

Visit for services in employment, job training, health care and education.