October 2016

Specialized classes and seminars are being tailored directly to vets' knowledge needs.

10/28/2016 - Specific career-education programs guide vets to work

By teaching veterans skills that are relevant to business today, specialized classes and seminars are doing a great service. read more »

The situation in California's bonus repayment case has evolved rapidly.

10/28/2016 - After outcry, government stops seeking signing bonus repayment

The saga of California National Guard vets ordered to repay their signing bonuses may be coming to an end. read more »

Creating small houses for vets can be a big help.

10/26/2016 - 'Tiny home' charities dedicated to fighting veteran homelessness

The trend for tiny, functional houses can help homeless vets transition back to normalcy. read more »

On Oct. 21, Michigan Sen. Gary Peters, a Democrat, distributed commemorative lapel pins to more than 100 Vietnam War veterans at the the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command headquarters in Detroit.

10/25/2016 - Michigan senator honors Vietnam veterans

On Oct. 21, Michigan Sen. Gary Peters, a Democrat, distributed commemorative lapel pins to more than 100 Vietnam War veterans at the the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command headquarters in Detroit. read more »

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that four cities in Western New York have managed to reduce local veteran homelessness rates to zero.

10/24/2016 - Western New York cities end veteran homelessness

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that four cities in Western New York have managed to reduce local veteran homelessness rates to zero. read more »

Last week, members of Team Rubicon, an international nonprofit dedicated to helping in times of crisis, deployed rapid response personnel to Haiti to assist with on-the-ground rebuilding efforts.

10/20/2016 - Veterans travel to Haiti to provide hurricane relief

Last week, members of Team Rubicon, an international nonprofit dedicated to helping in times of crisis, deployed rapid response personnel to Haiti to assist with on-the-ground rebuilding efforts. read more »

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs has introduced a new program to address rising suicide rates among former military personnel.

10/19/2016 - Wisconsin Veterans Affairs introduces veteran suicide prevention program

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs has introduced a new program to address rising suicide rates among former military personnel. read more »

Sens. Gary Peters, D-M.I., and John Thune, R-S.C., have introduced new legislation meant to improve the Veterans Crisis Hotline.

10/17/2016 - New bill could improve veterans crisis hotline

Sens. Gary Peters, D-M.I., and John Thune, R-S.C., have introduced new legislation meant to improve the Veterans Crisis Hotline. read more »

Last month, President Obama signed into law legislation giving the Department of Veterans Affairs permission to cover in vitro fertilization treatments and the cost of adoption for former service members with combat-related fertility issues.

10/17/2016 - Congress passes law giving IVF coverage to veterans

Last month, President Obama signed into law legislation giving the Department of Veterans Affairs permission to cover in vitro fertilization treatments and the cost of adoption for former service?┬ámembers with combat-related fertility issues. read more »

Nature has a healing power all its own, and some vets groups are focusing on the outdoors.

10/11/2016 - Veterans finding fun, healing in the great outdoors

Interactions with nature can enrich veterans' lives once they leave military service. read more »

Time to celebrate veterans who are founding their own companies.

10/11/2016 - Time to salute vets who have started companies

It's time to celebrate veterans who have started their own companies. read more »

A get-together with Texas police and the community included a visit from a friendly K9 officer.

10/7/2016 - Fun and togetherness are themes of first responder thank-yous

Lighthearted outdoor get-togethers can improve the mood in a community. read more »

Montana is the site for a vets resource center helping 300 individuals gain valuable skills.

10/7/2016 - Veterans resource center is 'first of its kind'

In a particularly in-depth example of a program to re-integrate veterans into civilian roles, a program in Montana trains vets to help one another. read more »

Financial relief for vets is being mooted from state legislatures to Capitol Hill.

10/6/2016 - State, national legislators fighting for veterans

Lawmakers at the state and federal levels are going to bat for veterans, especially when it comes to fiscal relief. read more »

Music and sports can be the basis for great veterans programs.

10/5/2016 - Sports, music bringing joy to veterans

From football refereeing to therapy via rock music, there are many hobby-themed programs out there for vets. read more »