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Rep. Jim Banks seeks wounded warrior for Fort Wayne office

News-Sentinel - 1/19/2020

Jan. 19--U.S. Rep. Jim Banks is seeking a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran for his Fort Wayne district office.

Through the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program, the person chosen will work with the service member and veteran constituents to handle veteran-related casework and facilitate procedures between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies.

Banks, R-3rd, said in a statement that "As a member of the House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees, I spend much of my time working on legislation to assist veterans. I'm proud of my legislative work, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to work with a Wounded Warrior. Together, we will help ensure northeast Indiana's veterans and military personnel can access our federal government and the care and services they have earned."

Background on the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program:

--The program was established by the House of Representatives to provide employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans within member offices.

--The program is limited to veterans who meet all of the following requirements: Honorably discharged, released from active duty within the last five years, terminal pay grades at or below E-5 or O-3, 20 percent or greater service connected disabilities (waived if you have a Purple Heart). Veterans who are in receipt of a 20-year or Temporary Early Retirement Authorization (TERA) retirement are not eligible for the program.

--Interested veterans should go to https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search "Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program" for more information and how to apply

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