By Mike McDonough, vice president, Capture2 According to a study by the Small Business Administration, 9.3 percent of veteran-owned firms reported the Federal, state or local government as a major customer. Of these firms, 3.2 percent reported the Federal government as a major customer, while only two percent of firms owned by non-veterans reported the […]
Making a Difference After the Military While in the military, it’s common to feel like all your hard work has a purpose. You’re working to defend your country and save lives. Every day your actions had purpose, whether you were repairing vehicles or training new recruits. But many veterans feel like once they leave […]
Military Counseling: A Solid Career Option for Veterans Image url: https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-man-leaning-on-wooden-fence-1174075/ If you’re a proud member of the military approaching your ETS date, you may feel as though you’re headed into uncharted territory. And while your upcoming civilian life will indeed differ considerably from your time in active, guard, or reserve duty, entering the […]
Source: Pixabay Continuing Education Resources for Veterans You’ve finally entered back into civilian life. Things are slow, there is a little less structure, and you’re not quite sure what to do with yourself. Why not look into continuing your education after your military service? Transitioning to a civilian job doesn’t have to be […]
Photo Source What Veterans Can Do to Ensure Post-Military Career Success While most veteran’s first response to having their DD-214 in hand is something close to elation, the overall emotions associated with finishing your last military contract are rarely that simple. This is for good reason, given that most veterans have little adult experience […]
In this 99th year of commemorating Veterans Day on November 11, VA has broadened that observance and appreciation to designate the entire month of November as National Veterans and Military Families Month. At VA, we like to say that every day is Veterans Day, but this month and year it has been especially evident as […]
The VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL) lowers your interest rate by refinancing your existing VA home loan. During FY17, VA guaranteed over 190,000 home loans under this program. In FY 2017, there were nearly 1,500 lenders that participate in the VA Home Loan program.
As a person with a disability that served in the armed forces, perhaps you’ve already been approved for disability benefits through the Veteran’s Administration (VA). Additional financial support may be available through the Social Security Administration (SSA), if your disability now prevents you from working and earning a gainful living.
Whether you have moved into a civilian career and lost your military benefits, or you have retired from service and are now looking to enjoy a relaxed pace of life, money challenges can certainly crop up. Statistics suggest that more than half of veterans feels that they would not be able to deal with a […]
Veterans, connecting your docs with the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE), also known as the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health program lets you share important parts of your Veteran health record between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and your community health care providers who participate in this program.
The College of DuPage Veterans Services office recently celebrated the accomplishments of more than 100 veteran students who earned certificates and degrees during the 2016-2017 academic year.
It isn’t easy to find a good job these days, no matter how impressive your skills and qualities might be. The competition is quite stiff and everything in the industry changes quickly, so you need to adjust really fast. This can be hard, especially if you didn’t have the opportunity to keep up with the […]