10 Jan '17, 11pm

VA Secretary Robert McDonald's advice to vets

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Outgoing Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Robert McDonald said he looks forward to being able to "go to the pool and drink pina coladas" once his time leading the department comes to an end. But before the incoming Trump administration takes over, McDonald offered attendees of the Student Veterans of America National Conference some advice and perspective. "In my mind, there is no single human endeavor that leads to greater transformation than education," McDonald said. The secretary also recommended that the student veterans look for careers that continue the service that they began in uniform. "What more important blessing could there be than to be able to have a positive impact on the life of another person? What a positive impact you can have." McDonald said he became the VA secretary to do just that. But he expressed frustration with the politic...

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