This weekend, more than 500 children who have lost a Servicemember parent will come together in Washington, D.C. at the 20th Annual Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) National Military Survivor Seminar & Good Grief Camp.
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 […]
Oftentimes, strategies that increase Veteran employment the most are shaped at the local community level. This is one of the reasons why the Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program. The U.S. Chamber works with state and local Chambers and businesses to hire Veterans right in […]
Did you know that VA can provide free vocational and educational counseling services for transitioning Servicemembers and individuals eligible for GI Bill benefits (Montgomery, VR&E, Post-9/11, etc.)?
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 […]
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 […]
Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, will announce Tuesday a plan to hire every veteran who wants a job, provided that the veterans have left the military in the previous year and did not receive a dishonorable discharge.
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 […]
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 […]