November 11, 2014
Ramsey Cox | The Hill
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) urged veterans to participate in “secret shopper” surveys to ensure quality customer service at veterans’ medical facilities.
November 10, 2014
Jacquelyn Smith | Business Insider
Veterans Day on November 11 is a time to honor those who have bravely served in the military and thank them for their sacrifice and dedication to their country.
It's also the ideal time to acknowledge the employers that consistently hire from the military community and offer programs to support veterans and their families.
That's why each November, Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, releases its annual list of the 100 most Military Friendly Employers.
November 4, 2014
Dan Goldenberg | The Hill
Our service members have used smart weapons for more than two decades to help them succeed in war; they deserve smart services to help them excel in civilian life.
November 3, 2014
The Institute for Veterans and Military Families | The Institute for Veterans and Military Families
Citi and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) announced today the second round of the Citi Salutes: Realizing Your Dream Business Competition, a call for veterans who are established or aspiring entrepreneurs to submit formal small business plans in hopes of receiving a share of $130,000 in available seed funding.
October 31, 2014
Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran | The Washington Post
The platoon mustered at zero-eight-hundred on a balmy Saturday, its members in shorts and standard-issue shirts, ready to be put to work. As they assembled next to the front gate, awaiting orders, a few rocked on the balls of their feet as if preparing for a morning march. Others puffed on menthol cigarettes or rubbed the sleep out of their eyes.
October 27, 2014
Andrew Goldstein | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Lynn Strezeski was equipped with an arsenal of experience after she left the military.
Already holding a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and spending her time in the Army as an intelligence analyst, she thought it would be easy for her to find a job. Only, no employer seemed to know what to make of her.
“My Army experience was more of a hindrance than a help,” Ms. Strezeski said.
October 23, 2014
(Washington, DC) October 23, 2014 - At a symposium held at the True Reformer Building in Washington, DC, CommonHealth ACTION, a national public health organization, released findings from a year-long national study of barriers that U.S. military veterans face when they access programs, services, and supports directly and indirectly related to their mental health. The symposium brought together stakeholders from veteran-serving organizations, philanthropy, leaders of community-based organizations, veterans, and concerned community members.
September 30, 2014
Patrick Healy | NBC Los Angeles
One in five veterans in Los Angeles was homeless for a part of last year, according to a newly-published survey that breaks new ground in detailing the challenges of transitioning from military duty to civilian life.
September 15, 2014
Bob Brewin | Nextgov
The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to outsource issuance and administration of the “Veteran's Choice Card,” a key provision of legislation signed last month by President Barack Obama that allows veterans to seek health care from private providers outside the Veterans Health Administration network of 950-plus hospitals and clinics.
September 10, 2014
MakerSquare | PRNewswire
The White House has invited business leaders to a meeting in Washington to explore ideas to improve employment opportunities for military veterans. The Obama administration wants veterans and their families to be able to access innovative, accelerated learning programs that teach IT skills for growth industries and in-demand occupations. Government agencies involved in the discussions will include The Department of Veterans Affairs, Joining Forces, The Office of Science and Technology, and The Office of the Vice President.