Natalie Gross, Military Times

Natalie Gross

Military Times

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Past articles by Natalie:

TAP is getting a makeover this year. Here’s what you need to know.

Service members transitioning out of the military this year could be much more prepared for civilian life than their predecessors, thanks to some major changes coming to the Defense Department’s Transition Assistance Program. → Read More

Army life took this veteran from military service to entrepreneurial success

For his service as both a soldier and a civilian, Patrick McKenna will receive the Chairman’s Veteran Achievement Award. → Read More

Don’t implement controversial GI Bill transfer rule yet, or at all, lawmakers tell Pentagon

The impending policy change would end GI Bill transfer options for service members with more than 16 years in uniform. → Read More

This bill would make airport security easier and ‘less intrusive’ for disabled vets

The bipartisan legislation would grant TSA PreCheck privileges to veterans who are blind or paralyzed, as well as veteran amputees. → Read More

Thousands of veterans had education derailed when for-profit college chains abruptly closed

The vast majority of school closures have come from the for-profit sector. → Read More

Veterans courts could get big boost if Congress passes this law

Advocates say veterans treatment courts have helped many veterans get back on their feet without the stigma of incarceration. → Read More

No more smoking at VA hospitals

The Department of Veterans Affairs is outlawing smoking, vaping and other forms of tobacco use at its health care facilities across the country. → Read More

The backstory behind 97-year-old Tom Rice’s D-Day 75th anniversary jump over Normandy

It all started at an air show in California last fall when two strangers bonded on the tarmac over a love of aviation. → Read More

Veteran unemployment ticked up last month, but still lower than civilians for 9th month in a row

After a record-low unemployment rate in April, the jobless numbers for post-9/11 veterans jumped up a bit in May. → Read More

With amputations on the decline, could doctors forget how to do them?

Doctors aren’t performing as many combat-related amputations these days. But with that good news for service members comes one potential downside. → Read More

Swim skills required to see this new veterans memorial

Opening in Florida this summer, Circle of Heroes has the potential to draw scuba divers from all over the world. → Read More

Could putting college students in VA hospitals help widespread staffing shortage?

A proposed bill aims to create a program for pre-med students to get clinical observation hours and other training at VA hospitals before medical school. → Read More

6 crucial job search tips — from vets, for vets

Here are some tips to help you make it through the job-search process without losing your mind, courtesy of five veterans who have been there. → Read More

Hot vet employment market continues in February

This is only the third time the veteran unemployment rate has dropped this low since 2000. → Read More

‘I don’t want to die’: 380 Walter Reed patients are looking for kidney donors

Some people wait years on the national kidney transplant list or die on dialysis. That's why one Walter Reed nurse is trying to get members of the military community to come forward as potential donors. → Read More

Which military branch best prepares its troops to separate? The answer may surprise you.

If you’re in this military branch, chances are you’ll feel better prepared when it’s time to get out than if you were in any other service, according to the results of a recent Military Times poll. → Read More

Would you take this VA spit challenge?

The Department of Veterans Affairs wants you to take the Great American Spit Out challenge on Thursday, Feb. 21. → Read More

Vet groups are blasting Trump’s education secretary. Here’s why.

Veterans’ education benefits are being undermined by the federal government, according to officials with two prominent advocacy organizations focused on student veterans. → Read More

Time out for high fives and hugs? Parents question new elementary school rule

The school’s principal sees the No Body Contact rule as a way to curb a recent spike in recess roughhousing. Parents say the policy goes too far. → Read More

Vets could soon get free child care during medical treatment

The Veterans Affairs Department could soon provide free child care for veterans undergoing treatment for mental health and other medical issues — a move some lawmakers hope will make it easier for veterans to get help. → Read More