April 9, 2018
Angelica Joyce Fernandex Leybag | Advance Healthcare Network
There are an estimated 200,000 women currently serving in active duty in the armed forces and this number is expected to grow.1
April 6, 2018
Ben Lane | HousingWire
The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs continued their effort to end homelessness among military veterans this week by committing $43 million to find permanent homes for homeless veterans.
HUD and the VA will provide the money to 325 local public housing agencies across the country to provide a permanent home to more than 5,200 homeless veterans.
April 6, 2018
Leo Shane III | Military Times
WASHINGTON — Thousands of veterans previously denied disability benefits for pain issues related to their military service may now be eligible for that assistance, thanks to a federal court ruling this week.
April 5, 2018
Nicole Ogrysko | Federal News Radio
The Veterans Affairs Department and U.S. Postal Inspection Service is warning veterans of two kinds of scams which are specifically targeting former service members.
Fake charities posing as organizations that benefit the veteran population and companies claiming to offer pension buyouts are becoming prevalent and dangerous to this community, VA wrote in a recent blog post.
March 25, 2018
Connor D. Wolf | Inside Sources
The U.S. economy has improved significantly over the past several years, and veterans now find themselves in a much better place than the years immediately following the recession.
March 22, 2018
Natalie Gross | Military Times
In the military, there are repercussions for not doing your job.
But in the civilian world, that’s not always the case, said Chris Petty, an Army veteran who spent five years in corporate America before opening a franchise business.
March 21, 2018
Dorie Clark | Harvard Business Review
When Toby Johnson was 24 years old, the Army pilot was in charge of eight $30 million Apache helicopters, plus the 30 people who managed them — more responsibility than any of her friends in the private sector. But when she decided to leave the Army and get a civilian job, she realized she had a challenge: most hiring managers weren’t veterans, and they struggled to understand how her military experience might translate to the corporate realm.
March 21, 2018
Kay Blough | Security Boulevard
There’s a talent shortage for trained cybersecurity pros, but fertile hunting grounds can be found among veterans preparing to leave military service.
Organizations as diverse as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies promote hiring veterans for jobs in the private sector.
March 20, 2018
Chad Otar | Forbes
What is a VA business loan?
A veteran business loan is available through multiple sources and can be any type of financing that veteran entrepreneurs receive, which are usually accompanied by business development tools. This debt financing can be used to gear veteran entrepreneurs in helping them grow their businesses.
March 19, 2018
Chris Birdsall | The Blue Review
In a 2015 letter that has come to be known as “The Call to Continued Service,” the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff urged servicemembers transitioning to civilian life to continue their service to the country as “business leaders, volunteers, and public servants” in their communities after hanging up the uniform. Many veterans are heeding this call by seeking employment in the federal government.