U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson will lead a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee field hearing Wednesday about problems at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. He wants the public to hear how the Department of Veterans Affairs is correcting those issues, which were linked to the suicides of three mental health patients.
Emory University's nursing school and the Atlanta VA Medical Center are teaming up to train nurses to care for veterans. The partnership provides $4 million to fund 10 new faculty positions at Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and to increase the university's undergraduate nursing class by 100 students over five years.
A million dollars is flowing into north Georgia to help veterans avoid becoming homeless or find a place to live if they are. Two Georgia nonprofits are partnering to serve at least 400 veterans and their families in 16 counties stretching from Rome to Athens.
The state Department of Corrections is hosting a military personnel job fair Wednesday at State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth. The agencies have approximately 800 jobs available for military personnel returning from duty.
Georgia is set to receive a $750,000 federal grant to help returning Army veterans find jobs. The funding was announced Tuesday by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. The grants are set to be implemented over the next two years.