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The Top 10 Places for Veterans: 2012
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The Top 10 Places for Veterans: 2012

Nov 09, 2012 and USAA Announce List of Best Places for Veterans

McLean, VA—Pittsburgh ranks as the top place in the nation for veterans to transition from combat boots to civilian shoes, according to a new study commissioned by USAA and

The "Best Places for Veterans" list identifies U.S. metro areas that offer America's most recent veterans more opportunities to find a job or go to college while providing a higher quality of life in an affordable location. Here is the entire top 10 list:

1. Pittsburgh
2. Phoenix
3. Dallas
4. Cleveland
5. Atlanta    
6. Warren, Mich.
7. Ann Arbor, Mich.
8. Cincinnati
9. Columbus, Ohio
10. St. Louis

"Today's veterans are battling a highly competitive job market and need to proactively plan for life after the military," said Scott Halliwell, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ at USAA. "This study allows us to help recent and soon-to-be veterans identify preferred locations throughout the U.S. where they can launch a civilian career and use the GI Bill to further their education."

"The millions of young veterans who have already entered the work force and the many more that will join them in the coming years have the opportunity to use the discipline and determination they've acquired in the Armed Forces to make a significant impact in their workplaces and communities," said retired Cmdr. Ward Carroll, editor of "Best Places for Veterans was commissioned to help equip this remarkable group with tools for a successful transition."


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