CBS Eye on Veterans 2019 Ep. 6: STEM, Agent Orange, Black History Month and more!

Eye on Veterans
February 19, 2019 - 10:57 am
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Segment 1:  Beth Kubala and Nate Birnbaum from Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families tell us that the STEM fields are growing, hiring, and a great match for many vets with, or without STEM-focused degrees. 

Segment 2: Retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness, Media personality and Chief of Staff for Military Veterans Advocacy, tells us the Blue Water Navy issue may be just the tip of the iceberg as sky-high Agent Orange dioxin levels have been found in places where the chemical was stored and transported, like Guam.

Segment 3&4: Her grandfather made the ultimate sacrifice in WW2, her father served in Vietnam, and she was an Army intel officer deployed to Iraq. IAVA Chief Policy Officer Melissa Bryant tells us about her family's commitment to service and what it's like being a 3rd generation African American soldier.