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VA adds to staff as part of White House initiative

JACKSON — The G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson has added 30 new mental health professionals. President Barack Obama has set a goal of adding 1,600 providers in the nation’s 152 VA medical centers. Jackson VA Medical Center Director Joe Battle says in a statement that the hirings include four marriage and family therapists and three licensed ...

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State enacts new law to help military people find work

JACKSON — A new Mississippi law could help veterans and spouses of active-duty military people find jobs. Gov. Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2419, and it becomes law July 1. It says state boards can issue a temporary or permanent license to someone transferred to Mississippi because of a spouse’s military job, if the person already has a professional license ...

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Military officials to show off new training facility

FORREST COUNTY — Camp Shelby is scheduled to unveil Thursday new high-tech trainings areas for urban combat maneuvers and operations. The $10.5-million Combined Arms Collective Training Facility features 35 buildings on 14 acres equipped with 193 cameras, 30 Human Urban Terrain targets, 15 Stationary Infantry Targets and On-Screen “After-Action Review” capabilities. The fully automated Live-Fire Shoot House is a $3 ...

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