Transportation, Distribution and Logistics offer Bright Career Opportunities

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics offer Bright Career Opportunities

Learn How Logistics Experience Can Help Your Transition Whether managing a pre-deployment station, handing out ammunition, or performing inventory, logistics is something every service member has had some sort of experience with while serving in the military. “Bright Outlook” occupations in the Transportation, Distribution or Logistics career fields are out there waiting for you and other […]

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Become a Business Teacher with Troops to Teachers

Become a Business Teacher with Troops to Teachers

Bright Outlook Occupation According to the Department of Labor, teaching careers are considered Bright Outlook occupations. Teacher assistants and teaching positions will likely increase over the next few years. The increase will primarily be at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Teaching in high needs subjects such as mathematics, science, and special education may […]

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“Bright Outlook” Business Administration Career Pathways

“Bright Outlook” Business Administration Career Pathways

Learn How DANTES Programs Support Careers in Business DANTES offers a variety of education and career-development programs to support you throughout your military career. DANTES-sponsored programs can help you navigate through different career pathways as part of your professional military career. They can also help in preparation for your future civilian transition. The goal of […]

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SOC DNS Student Agreements ~ A Win-Win for Military

SOC DNS Student Agreements ~ A Win-Win for Military

As a military student, you face many challenges that can slow your progression toward completing certificate and degree program requirements.  The mobile military lifestyle, deployment cycles, balancing family commitments, and being unaware of support resources are all challenging aspects of continuing your education. But do not let these stop you from reaching your career and […]

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“Ready. Forward March!”

“Ready. Forward March!”

Life, whether military or civilian, is about constant motion. “Drive On,” “Accelerate Your Life,” “Aim High” and “First to Fight” — every branch of the military has a motto about moving forward. There’s even a colorful little fish that tells us to “just keep swimming, just keep swimming.” What separates service members moving forward versus […]

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Jumpstart Your Education with MyVolEd Path

Jumpstart Your Education with MyVolEd Path

From foot soldiers and horses to armed drones and stealth battleships, if there’s one constant for the military, it’s evolution. The evolution in tactics, weapons and technologies have made the greatest impact on modern military personnel and this means YOU! Impact of Technology When asked about the future role of technology and its impact on […]

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Education Benefits Instantly with My VolEd Path Mobile App

Education Benefits Instantly with My VolEd Path Mobile App

Voluntary education is now available on mobile devices! Information on your Defense Department education benefits is available in the palm of your hand, anytime, anywhere you want it. The new My VolEd Path mobile app is a tool aimed at increasing awareness of and access to voluntary education programs and benefits for military members. The new app serves […]

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College Scholarships for Military Students

College Scholarships for Military Students

One common question military students ask before they begin college is “How am I going to pay for it?” Military members have access to a variety of funding options to pay for or reduce college costs. These options include: Requesting tuition assistance (TA) through a Service voluntary education program Taking no cost credit by examination […]

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Save Money and Time with DANTES Education Programs

Save Money and Time with DANTES Education Programs

Statistically, individuals with a college degree earn a significantly higher salary than those without and service members are no exception. Military members face many challenges while trying to juggle duty commitments, family obligations, and pursuit of personal education goals. A focused effort can lead to advancement opportunities while serving and a successful career after transitioning into […]

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Help the Next Generation become Better American Citizens

Help the Next Generation become Better American Citizens

Many military members have outstanding leadership and communication skills, adapt well to any situation, and have incredible discipline and initiative. These are all traits and qualities many employers would be happy to have in an employee. They are also skills and traits that fit well with teachers or instructors. Military members who are transitioning or […]

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Leaving the Military? Consider a Career in Education

Leaving the Military? Consider a Career in Education

The total number of members serving in the Armed Forces was 1,334,911, as of November 2016 (Source: dmdc.osd.mil). Now, imagine that all of you will one day separate or retire from service and transition to the civilian workforce. It is never too early to begin thinking about your next career path for future success. Many of you know […]

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Eight (Yes 8!) Official Military Education Benefit Websites

Eight (Yes 8!) Official Military Education Benefit Websites

Have you ever tried to search “military education benefits” online? Immediately, you are given a full page of articles and websites promising information to help you with your benefits. Many of these sources are colleges and universities with flexible programs for military students. Others are commercial sites with lots of advertisements sprinkled with information catered to […]

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ACT and SAT Testing – Boost your Military Education

ACT and SAT Testing – Boost your Military Education

Many colleges require that students submit test results as part of the admission application process. Both the ACT and SAT are standardized tests that help colleges evaluate potential candidates. Some schools accept either test interchangeably. However, service members should check with their education counselor prior to testing to ensure they are taking the correct exam. […]

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Looking for a better grade? DoD’s Tutoring Services can help

Looking for a better grade? DoD’s Tutoring Services can help

Have you ever tried to solve a math problem and didn’t know what the heck you were doing? How about trying to distinguish between parallelism and anaphora? Yes, some of you may know these answers, but many get a little confused and don’t know how to ask for help. Don’t struggle and get frustrated. Try DoD’s FREE […]

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Military Evaluations can help your Degree Completion Goals

Military Evaluations can help your Degree Completion Goals

The partnership between the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Department of Defense (DoD) was forged more than seventy years ago and continues to provide a vital resource helping military members and veterans, like you, gain access to higher education. How Military Evaluations Works ACE reviews military training (courses) and occupations with the goal […]

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DANTES Exams Program Proves More User-Friendly in 2016

DANTES Exams Program Proves More User-Friendly in 2016

DoD’s Voluntary Education (VolEd) Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) offer and fund a variety of examination programs to help Service members achieve their education and professional development goals. In 2016, more than 90,990 exams were administered for college entrance and recommended college credit. Here are four highlights of the past […]

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4 Ways DANTES takes the Frustration out of Military Education

4 Ways DANTES takes the Frustration out of Military Education

Each year, DANTES partners with the military Services, education providers, and academic institutions to deliver programs that help Service members like you achieve their education goals. For more than 40 years, this partnership has enabled the voluntary education community to provide military students with programs that ensure college readiness, facilitate academic success, and support transition. […]

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Top Credentialing Sites for Military and Family Members

Top Credentialing Sites for Military and Family Members

It is never too late or too early to prepare for transition from the military to civilian life. Many civilian jobs have certain professional and technical standards. Obtaining credentials – certifications and licenses – shows that a person meets these standards. For example, a welder can show his/her welding certifications to an employer to document […]

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Certificate Programs that Leverage your Military Training

Certificate Programs that Leverage your Military Training

The Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), in partnership with the Defense Department (DoD) and the Military Services, has developed a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) program that includes a Resource List to help identify credit-bearing certificate programs offered by degree-granting institutions that recognize and build upon military training and occupational experiences. The program identifies certificate […]

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Put Your Military Training and Experience to Work

Put Your Military Training and Experience to Work

Is the opportunity to earn and use education benefits one of your goals for enlisting in military service?  Now that you’ve had some time to serve and consider your future military and/or civilian career, it’s highly possible those original objectives have changed and starting a full academic program may not put you on the career […]

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Top 10 College Writing Resources for Military Members

Top 10 College Writing Resources for Military Members

Everyone loves writing essays and research papers, right? Ever since you were younger, I’m sure you dreamed of enrolling in college and writing research papers and literary essays. Well, if you are like most students, this couldn’t be further from the truth. After all, as an adult student just starting college, it may have been […]

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Three (3) Reasons to Take an Alternate Route to College Credit

Three (3) Reasons to Take an Alternate Route to College Credit

If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic, you’ve probably thought: “There’s got to be a way around this mess!” So, you take out your smartphone and begin searching for an alternate route, and then you wait…horns honking, cars creeping…you inch forward.  Suddenly, success! “Just take the next…Exit, and…” Yep, “the next Exit” is 10 feet […]

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Back to Basics with Academic Skills Training

Back to Basics with Academic Skills Training

Back to Basics Basic training, also known as boot camp and various other terms, prepares recruits physically, mentally and emotionally for military service. It gives them the basic tools necessary to perform their duties as a Marine, Soldier, Sailor, Airman, and Coast Guardsman. Throughout a typical military career, members are also required to use basic […]

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3 Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills with DANTES

3 Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills with DANTES

PROCRASTINATION VS. COMMUNICATION Writing and procrastination… it’s no secret that they can go hand-in-hand. Most of us don’t like to write and wait to the very last minute before completing the task. However, the longer you wait to write that document, the more likely it will poorly communicate your message and you may even miss […]

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Distance Learning on Active Duty: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

Distance Learning on Active Duty: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

To quote Admiral Joshua Painter in “The Hunt for Red October”: “What’s his plan? … Russians don’t take a dump, son, without a plan.” That’s one thing all Service members can agree on: Nothing is done in the military without a plan. Is a college education part of your plan after deployment or after serving? […]

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Communication Evolution

Communication Evolution

Military communication depends on the ability to reliably send and receive messages over long distances. Superior communications have often been the deciding factor in a battle. From semaphore flags to ship-to-shore communications, the military has always led the charge on the communication front. In the digital age, there’s a new communication category: Service member-to-school support. […]

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Top 3 Education Questions for Military Family Members

Top 3 Education Questions for Military Family Members

The Top 3 Education Questions that military family members want to know are… Is going to college a distant hope or a real possibility? Are there educational assistance programs available for military family members? How do I start my education journey? Yes, it is a real possibility and yes there are programs to help you! […]

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Four Benefits of Attending the DoD Virtual Education Fair

Four Benefits of Attending the DoD Virtual Education Fair

When you’re planning to start college, choosing from so many institutions and options can be overwhelming. Should you consider an online program, or would a traditional brick-and-mortar school provide the best program for you? Do you need to transfer credits from another institution? Which schools will be willing to accept credits you have already earned […]

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Distance Learning: The Flexible Way to Earn a College Degree

Distance Learning: The Flexible Way to Earn a College Degree

You want to earn a college degree, and maybe you’ve already started taking classes while deployed. You’re still in the beginning stages, though, and you have a long way to go before you earn that piece of paper. Don’t worry: Whether you’re already halfway there or haven’t even begun the process, DANTES can help you […]

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Education Questions Answered during DoD’s Virtual Education Fair

Education Questions Answered during DoD’s Virtual Education Fair

Education can do many things… it can open doors, increase your knowledge and help provide opportunities you didn’t know existed. But questions often keep us from pursuing an education. Questions like… What do I really want to do with my life? How do I start? Where do I go? How do I pay for it? […]

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Benefits of the Joint Services Transcript

Benefits of the Joint Services Transcript

Benefits of the Joint Services Transcript: Frequently Asked Questions Do you remember just how much you have learned and accomplished during your time in the military? Your occupation training, leadership classes, joint training opportunities, and other military experiences could translate into college credit. One essential document you’ll need when you begin applying for college or […]

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Education Helps You Advance Your Career and Improve Employment Opportunities

Education Helps You Advance Your Career and Improve Employment Opportunities

Education Helps You Advance Your Career and Improve Employment Opportunities You might be wondering if earning a college degree is really worth the time and effort. You’re a hard worker and a fast learner; a piece of paper won’t change that, right? It’s true that earning a degree won’t make you a better person or […]

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Why Use Credit by Examination? What Are the Benefits?

Why Use Credit by Examination? What Are the Benefits?

Why Use Credit by Examination? What Are the Benefits? While completing your daily mission, you may have a lot on your mind. Getting a college degree is not your main priority. Maybe you have other obligations that demand your attention and it may seem impossible to think about college now. Still, you know you need […]

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Addressing Test Anxiety and the Fear of Failure

Addressing Test Anxiety and the Fear of Failure

Addressing Test Anxiety and the Fear of Failure Does attending college sound intimidating? Maybe you struggle with test anxiety, or perhaps feel you weren’t ready for college when you graduated high school. You’ve been learning throughout your time in the military though. You’ve developed new skills and you now have the discipline to take that […]

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Military Experience and Training Matters!

Military Experience and Training Matters!

Military Experience and Training Matters! You’ve been trained by the best and stood watch, shoulder to shoulder, with the finest leaders, operators and technicians in the Armed Services; but, now you’re ready to retire. As you consider your transition, you may be wondering if all your training and experience will mean anything in the civilian […]

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Your Military Experience Could Be Worth College Credit

Your Military Experience Could Be Worth College Credit

Your Military Experience Could Be Worth College Credit You’ve learned a lot doing your job, attending training courses and deploying around the world. Did you know that this military experience could be turned into college credit? That’s right; the job you did in the military could help you get a college degree. DANTES administers two […]

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