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Hyundai Ups Military Incentives for Veterans Day Weekend

Hyundai’s Veteran Employment Transition Program is available in military base career centers and online for veterans to provide free Hyundai-specific technical training, resume and interview coaching, and job openings for Hyundai and its affiliate companies. Continue reading

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Recycling NASA Style as Kings Point Buys Liberty Star

The United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York has a new training vessel, the MV Liberty Star, a twin diesel ship with 2,900 horsepower. The 176-foot long Liberty Star has a 6,000 mile range and a maximum published speed of 15 knots. In its prior seagoing life, Liberty Star was one of NASA’s rocket booster recovery vessels. Along with its twin, MV Freedom Star, Liberty Star worked on NASA’s shuttle missions by positioning itself 140 miles offshore of Cape Canaveral in advance of shuttle launches to retrieve the two 146-foot, 200,000-pound reusable booster casings ejected during shuttle launches. Continue reading

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