Navy Program Aims To Get Its Vets Civilian Jobs

By MELISSA NELSON

CORRY STATION NAVY BASE, Fla. (AP) -- The president and some members of Congress want tax breaks, expensive studies and even a "reverse boot camp" to tackle the unemployment rate among veterans, which runs higher than the national average. Another option the Navy would like to see: Expand a program that has helped tens of thousands of soon-to-be-ex-sailors get certified to use their skills outside the military - medics leave ready for health care jobs, cooks are trained for restaurant work and so on.