Vetrepreneurship Round Up

Vetrepreneurship Round Up

Transitioning from a tour of duty with any branch of the military takes hard work and discipline. While it can be difficult for military veterans to transition back into civilian lifestyles, the dedication and self-control they have learned in the military is often highly transferable to the world of business. Starting a new business requires […]


AREVA Expands Military Veteran Hiring Campaign

CHARLOTTE,  N.C., April 5, 2013 – In 2012, AREVA initiated an outreach campaign to increase the number of overall U.S. military veterans hired, specifically in technical and engineering positions. As a result of this effort, 15 percent of new hires came from the military in 2012 and AREVA aims to expand this to 20 percent […]

U.S. Department of Labor

New Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program Grants

Grants available from US Labor Department to provide job training, employment services for 2,600 homeless veterans Groups nationwide invited to compete for up to $5 million in funds WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of up to $5 million to fund 16 or more Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program grants. Approximately […]

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

VRAP Makes Headway

The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) program has garnered more applicants (over 97K), COE’s (about 80K) and enrolled (over 30K).  There is still much to do to encourage those who have a COE to use their VRAP benefit before it expires in March 2014.

VA Home Loan Centers

VA Guarantees 20 Millionth Home Loan

VA’s Home Loan Program Continues to Lead Mortgage Industry WASHINGTON – Today the Department of Veterans Affairs announced it has guaranteed 20 million home loans since its home loan program was established in 1944 as part of the original GI Bill of Rights for returning World War II Veterans. The 20 millionth loan was guaranteed […]

COPD Foundation

Fighting for Air: Veterans Face Higher Risk for Developing Lung Diseases

America’s men and women who serve or have served in the military often face different health issues than their American civilians. During wartime, troops’ main health concerns are life-threatening injuries, or possible disability-related wounds from shrapnel, lost limbs, or head injuries. In addition, there are potential hazards from exposure to environmental factors such as contaminated […]