Our compliments to The University of Montana for quickly solving a paperwork issue to help local veterans. The Veteran Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), which offers up to 12 months assistance to unemployed veterans, now is available at Missoula College of The University of Montana. VRAP is part of the Federal Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Today, Veterans Affairs gave approval for Missoula College to use the program. UM officials recently learned that a handfull of Missoula-area veterans had qualified for VRAP but were unable to get funding to attend Missoula College. It was a matter of filling out the right paperwork as soon as they learned there was a problem, and that got done! There are specific requirements that veterans need to qualify, but at least they can now pursue the training they so deserve right here in Missoula. Sounds like a win-win day. DB