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  • Serving Our Post-9/11 Veterans

    Type of content: News

    "Out of the more than two million non-profit organizations in the United States, approximately 45,000 self-identify as serving U.S. military service personnel and their families. Some of these non-profits have long traditions of caring for members of the military, while others are just getting started.

    Together, they offer a wide array of services. They range from guiding veterans and their families to proper health care to helping them gain access to schools to finding them meaningful careers and decent housing."

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  • Summit at UA to Address Needs of Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life

    Type of content: News

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — In the 13 years since American troops first deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, more than 2.6 million veterans have returned home.

    One of the biggest challenges veterans face is getting the help they need during their readjustment to home. To help address these growing problems, The University of Alabama’s School of Social Work, and its partners, present “Service Member to Civilian (S2C): A National Summit on Improving Transitions” April 16-17 at the Bryant Conference Center.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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