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  • Semper Fi Fund gives $100 million to injured veterans

    Type of content: News

    CAMP PENDLETON — As the Semper Fi Fund moves into its second decade, the nonprofit has given out more than $100 million to injured service members and their families.

    Over the past decade since it was founded, the Oceanside-based nonprofit has helped more than 13,000 wounded and critically ill veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The effort, spearheaded by a Marine wife, Karen Guenther, began with $500. 

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  • Why Veterans and Civilian Employers Have So Much Trouble Communicating

    Type of content: News

    In his 2015 State of the Union address to Congress, President Obama encouraged American employers to "hire a veteran" if they want to get the job done. Veterans bring high levels of integrity, commitment, loyalty, flexibility, skills and talents learned in high risk, high stress situations, plus the ability to navigate cultural narratives not taught in most business schools or university environments. So, why aren’t veterans getting hired? 

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  • Officials: Wounded warrior units still needed

    Type of content: News

    The military may be winding down from more than 13 years of war, but military wounded warrior programs remain a top priority within the Pentagon, officials told Congress Tuesday.

    Providing an update on their evolving initiatives to the House Armed Services Committee's personnel panel, defense and service officials said that since the non-medical services programs were launched in the mid-2000s, they have managed more than 70,000 cases involving combat wounds, debilitating illnesses and injury.

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  • NAVSO CEO Speaks About Egoless Collaboration on Capitol Hill

    Type of content: News

    WASHINGTON, DC - NAVSO's CEO, Chris Ford, served among distinguished colleagues today on Capitol Hill as part of a panel discussing the power of data-driven collaboration.  The event, hosted by the University of Southern California's Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (USC CIR) and Deloitte, unveiled the results of the recent LA Veterans Survey.  Other panelists included Philip Brozenick (Deloitte), Phillip Carter (CNAS), Terri Tanielien (RAND) and Casey Littlefield (Social Finance).

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  • Google launches career site to attract veterans

    Type of content: News

    Google unveiled a new website on Tuesday hoping to lure military veterans to work at the tech giant.

    The Veterans hubs is an extension of Google's career page, offering information on available jobs and how military service can translate to working at the company.

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    Employment
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  • The 100 Most Military-Friendly Companies In America

    Type of content: News

    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.

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  • Smart services for veterans

    Type of content: News

    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. 

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    Transition
    Physical Well-Being
  • Citi and IVMF Launch Second Round of "Realizing Your Dream" Business Plan Competition for Veterans

    Type of content: News

    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.

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    Transition
    Employment
  • Want to help veterans? Stop pitying them.

    Type of content: News

    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.

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  • Landmark USC Study on Veterans Finds Need for More Help in Transition to Civilian Life

    Type of content: News

    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.

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    Transition
    Homelessness

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