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Oorah! Dallas named third-best city in nation for veterans

Oorah! Dallas named third-best city in nation for veterans

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 2.4 million post-9/11 veterans, and half of those are under the age of 35.  Photo via Jenn44.WordPress.com
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Dallas is one of 10 cities that made Military.com's cut as “Best Places for Veterans" in 2012. 
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For those military members celebrating Veterans Day in civilian clothes, there's a special reason to consider Dallas as a permanent home. In a study by Military.com and USAA, Dallas ranks third in the nation for former military members transitioning back to life in the states. 

Ten cities made the cut as “Best Places for Veterans” by having many opportunities for recent veterans to find a job or go to college in tandem with a high quality of life and an affordable location. Proximity to airports, a variety of schooling opportunities and low unemployment helped Dallas snag a top spot on the list.

 Proximity to airports, a variety of schooling opportunities and low unemployment helped Dallas snag a top spot on the list.

Dallas was the only city in Texas selected. The list was topped by Pittsburgh and also included Phoenix; Cleveland; Atlanta; Warren and Ann Arbor, Michigan; Cincinnati; Columbus, Ohio; and St. Louis. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 2.4 million post-9/11 veterans, and half of those are under the age of 35. 

“Today’s veterans are battling a highly competitive job market and need to proactively plan for life after the military,” USAA financial planner Scott Halliwell said. 

Dallas has also recently earned accolades for its robust business environment, housing market and attractiveness to millennials