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Vets go from firefights to fighting fires

Stars & Stripes

The men and women I’m training know we’re about to confront a merciless enemy. We are all military veterans, and in the field we have an objective, a plan, and the flexibility to change tactics midstream — just as in the armed forces.

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Veterans Volunteer for One More Mission: Hurricane Sandy Response

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Veterans Learn the Basics About Wildland Firefighting

Ravalli Republic
In his 29 years, Philip Dronet had never seen snow.
 
That changed on this U.S. Navy veteran’s travels to the Bitterroot Valley where he was scheduled to learn about the intricacies of fighting wildfire.
 
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Veterans Help Give Custer Peak Lookout a Face Lift

KOTA-TV
 
A Veterans Fire AmeriCorps Team based in the northern hills has been very busy this summer.
 
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Veterans Help Forest Service with Conservation Projects

Scottsbluff Star Herald
In an all-volunteer military, many troops enlist right out of high school and return abruptly to civilian life, leaving behind their service friendships and day-to-day discipline with little work experience and support.
 
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Veterans get wildland fire training to help transition back to civilian life

The Daily Courier

By Joanna Dodder Nellans, This article originally appeared on The Daily Courier

A new program on Arizona’s national forests is trying to help put a dent in the high unemployment rate for young veterans while fostering environmental conservation education.
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The Student Conservation Association's Prescott Veterans Fire Corps relax after a prescribed burn in the Prescott National Forest

Veterans Fire Corps: A Burning Challenge

The Daily Courier

PRESCOTT - For some veterans, returning to civilian life isn’t always easy, but there are ways to make that transition less stressful.

Enter the Veterans Fire Corps, a program designed for veterans who desire to work in conservation-related fields.

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Veterans find work fighting fires

KOTA Territory ABC News

KOTA Territory News

During the summer the risk of wildfires rises, so a six-man crew is doing what it can to prevent that in the Bighorn National Forest.

“We take out the ladder fuels, the fuels that could potentially ignite and then catch the canopy of the forest on fire...Read more

Veterans Continue to Serve USA with SCA

KRVN Radio
Five military veterans and one current member of the US Army Reserve have been working on both the Pine Ridge Ranger District near Chadron and the Bessey Nursery near Halsey to further conservation and sustainability on the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands, (NNFG).
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Vermonter wins Presidential award

Burlington Free Press

Wednesday, August 4, 2010, by Nicole Gaudiano, Free Press Washington WriterWASHINGTON — In 1955, Elizabeth “Liz” Putnam proposed having student volunteers help maintain national parks for her senior thesis at Vassar College.She received an A.Wednesday, after spending more than 50 years making...Read more

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