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Pingree Seeks Maine Veteran or Gold Star Family Member for 2-Year Congressional Fellowship in Portland Office

Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today announced a 2-year paid fellowship opportunity in her district office in Portland. Pingree said the person chosen for the special Green and Gold Congressional Aide Program, formerly known as the Wounded Warrior program, will work with the military and veteran constituents to handle veterans-related casework and act as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies.

"This is a great opportunity for a veteran or Gold Star family member to join my team in Portland working for the people of Maine’s First District," Pingree said. "I know whoever we bring onboard through the Green and Gold Congressional Aide Program will be an invaluable asset to our office and to the community. This new staff person will be helping their fellow veterans here in Maine navigate the VA and other government agencies and will help me stay in touch with veterans’ groups and issues around the state. As someone who takes great pride in fighting for our veterans as they have fought for us, I am honored that the program has chosen to award my office this fellowship."

The Green & Gold Congressional Aide Program was established by the House of Representatives to provide employment opportunities for veterans and Gold Star Families within member offices.

The program is limited to veterans and Gold Star Families who meet all of the following requirements: Veterans must be Honorably discharged, released from active duty within the last six years, terminal pay grades at or below E-5,O-3,or W-2. Veterans promoted to the pay grades of E-6, O-4, and W-3 within 6-months of separation from active duty are eligible, granted they meet ALL other eligibility requirements. Veterans who are in receipt of a 20-year or Temporary Early Retirement Authorization (TERA) retirement are not eligible for the program. Gold Star applicants must be the spouse, parent, sibling, child or step-child of a service member who died in the line of duty, or died from a service connected disability within four years of separation from the service.

Click here to apply.



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