A lot of residents in the Rockaway section of Queens walk around wearing surgical masks. The streets are jammed with sanitation trucks, supply trucks and tractors. It looks and sounds like a construction area, but it's not. It's a demolition zone as residents gut their homes to fight mold.
One of the challenges veterans face is that their military skills sometimes don't come with certifications that private employers recognize. Several associations and companies are trying to address this problem by training and giving vets the certification.
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