Obama: Energy effort to help environment, military veterans

 Obama: Energy effort to help environment, military veterans

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) - President Barack Obama is announcing a new initiative to help job-seeking military veterans and the environment at the same time.

The Energy and Defense departments are extending to a total of 10 military bases nationwide a pilot program that teaches exiting service members how to install solar panels.

Hill Air Force Base in Utah, where Obama made the announcement Friday, is one of the 10.

The Energy Department is also pledging to train 75,000 people, including veterans, for jobs in the fast-growing solar industry by 2020.

That's an update from a goal of 50,000 workers the department set last May.

Obama says veterans make good employees.

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