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Tag: veterans

Happy Veterans Day From ticklethewire.com

Sen. Schumer Seeks to Place More Skilled Veterans in Border Patrol Jobs

Border PatrolBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Border Patrol has launched on an unprecedented campaign to hire more female officers.

Now, a bill by Sen. Charles Schumer seeks to help expedite the hiring of veterans, 7 News reports. 

The bill aims to require the recruitment of military service members for open Border Patrol positions.

Schumer said the idea is to end delays in hiring and to help veterans land jobs so they can continue serving their country.

The Democratic senator said the soldiers who are returning home from overseas have the training and skills to handle the job.

Iraq, Afghan War Veterans Might Join Dept. of Homeland Security

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

A Department of Homeland Security official on Wednesday announced a plan to hire veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan to operate satellite communications, blimps and other surveillance tech at stateside southern borders, reports NextGov.

Drawdowns in troop levels and overseas actions will leave the Pentagon with more equipment and personnel on hand at the same time that the Department of Homeland Security seeks to build a “virtual fence” along the southwest border of the nation. DHS officials were invited to share their plans for using the military systems with a House subcommittee on Wednesday, NextGov reported.

“We’ve got a huge number of personnel coming out of the military as we wind down in theater in Iraq,” Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, said. “There’s an opportunity there to hire already trained DoD personnel to run these systems.”

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