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“Our veterans have what it takes to not only find work, but to excel in the workforce of the 21st century,” she said.

“We cannot and should not let that training — or the millions of dollars we have invested in these men and women — go to waste. But in far too many instances, that’s what has happened. Too often, on the day our service members are discharged, we as a nation pat them on their back for their service, without also giving them a helping hand into the job market. This has to end.”