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Army sergeant major says US should support vets

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - The Army's top enlisted soldier said
the entire nation has a responsibility to help the thousands of
young veterans who will be entering the civilian workforce after
years in combat.

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler visited Fort Campbell,
Ky., on Friday to hear concerns of soldiers and their families
about the coming changes for the Army, which include reducing its
size by 50,000 soldiers over the next five years and uncertainties
about budget cuts.

Chandler told reporters at the installation on the
Tennessee-Kentucky state line that the Army is preparing soldiers
to leave the service but noted the American public has an important
role in assisting those veterans.

Chandler said employers shouldn't be reluctant to hire veterans
and veterans should translate their military experience into job
skills.


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