Employment- if your a military veteran, forget about applying for employment. After 20 years in the military, I the medical field- keep getting told I'm no longer under consideration for the multiple positions I have applied for. HR contacted me after I complained. I was called after an interview, and called back two minutes later because I don't get to my phone right away. Got a voice mail, and no returned call. Your better off following through with the VA, and explain to them it seems they don't like to hire veterans. I was told if you don't know someone there, forget it. I am curious if they hire within and if they hire EMT's right out of school- instead of someone with 20 years experience. The VA will help you and look into their hiring practice. Good luck!