Veteran's Emphasis Program
Louisiana's NRCS Veteran's Program
Brandon Waltman, Veteran's Emphasis Program Manager
Phone: 337-942-2530 Ext. 111
Memorial Day - May 28, 2012
Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed the last Monday of May.
Pay tribute to the U.S. men and women who died during military service by observing a minute of silence at 3:00 PM, local time.
2012 USDA Memorial Day Poster
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2012 USDA Memorial Day Poster (PDF; 4.0 MB)
Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government
Section 1. Policy. Veterans have served and sacrificed in defense of our Nation. When they complete their service, we must do everything in our power to assist them in re-entering civilian life and finding employment. Government as well as private employers should play a prominent role in helping veterans who may be struggling to find jobs. As one of the Nation's leading employers, the Federal Government is in need of highly skilled individuals to meet agency staffing needs and to support mission objectives. Our veterans, who have benefited from training and development during their military service, possess a wide variety of skills and experiences, as well as the motivation for public service, that will help fulfill Federal agencies' staffing needs. It is therefore the policy of my Administration to enhance recruitment of and promote employment opportunities for veterans within the executive branch, consistent with merit system principles and veterans' preferences prescribed by law. The Federal Government will thereby help lead by example in promoting veterans' employment. ...Read More
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Executive Order: Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government (PDF; 48 KB)
Honor Medals - Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs
The State of Louisiana, Veteran Affairs, is presenting the Louisiana Veteran's Honor Medal to active and honorably discharged veterans that have served our country in peace time and/or in war. Louisiana veterans or their family members can apply for a metal to honor the veteran by filling out an application form. Submit the form and a copy of the veteran's discharge papers, DD-214, to the address listed on the bottom of the form. Deceased veteran's that met the criteria prior to passing are also eligible for the metal. This is a very nice gesture on the part of our state. Let's inform as many veterans, or family members of veterans, as possible so that they may be able to share in this opportunity! See the provided link for more information.
Veterans Day Links:
Veterans Day History
History of the “Purple Heart” Award
Informational Sources for Veterans
Feds Hire Vets
Employment: State and Federal Civil Service Preference
Board of Veteran's Appeals
Center for Minority Veterans
Center for Women Veterans
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-09
Department of Veterans Affairs
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2011
Forms and Records Request
Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs
Returning Veterans Information
Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information
Veterans Preference Advisor