September 2016

A few types of programs are connecting vets with work.

9/30/2016 - Job fairs and long-term programs help vets find work

From ongoing training and placement programs to one-off career fairs, there are many programs trying to connect vets with work. read more »

Two recent examples show what types of programs are making a dent in veteran homelessness.

9/30/2016 - Lessons from communities lowering veteran homelessness

Two communities that have made a serious dent in veteran homelessness show what's possible when agencies work together. read more »

Can Congress do more for veterans?

9/30/2016 - Can Congress do more for veterans?

In the past few years, efforts on the part of state and federal lawmakers to help veterans in many walks of life have become more noticeable. read more »

Overcoming stress disorders is a worthy cause.

9/29/2016 - High-level efforts underway to tackle PTSD threat

From dedicated care facilities to promising new medicine trials, high-level anti-PTSD measures are underway. read more »

Vets pushing into the tech industry

9/16/2016 - Vets pushing into the tech industry

As the economy continues to improve nationwide, more companies look to hire well-trained workers who can help them for years to come.  read more »

Art, theater and music have their own kind of therapeutic power.

9/16/2016 - Art and drama hold potential for veteran rehabilitation

Theater, visual art and music have their own kind of therapeutic value for veterans. read more »

Honoring veterans who have died is an important duty.

9/15/2016 - Veterans groups take action to honor those who have died

There are ways to honor Purple Heart veterans who have passed away. Here are two recent examples. read more »

The National Park Service and Boeing are partnering with veterans groups.

9/13/2016 - National Parks strike up veterans alliance

A new partnership between the National Park Foundation and Boeing is putting veterans to work keeping green spaces beautiful. read more »

National Guard members must navigate the military and civilain worlds at once.

9/12/2016 - National Guard and employers build bonds

Employers that make accommodations for their National Guard member employees can receive thanks from the Department of Defense. read more »

Communities are finding ways to honor their hard-working first responders.

9/9/2016 - Communities' public tributes can honor first responders

Two different types of public installations show ways communities can salute their first responders. read more »

There's more than one way to donate to veterans' causes.

9/8/2016 - Donations to help at-risk vets can take many forms

Donations to help at-risk vets can take several forms, from appliances to warm quilts. read more »

Organizations continue to deal with veteran homelessness

9/7/2016 - Organizations continue to deal with veteran homelessness

Ending veteran homelessness is a goal shared by government agencies at all levels, as well as privately run organizations. read more »

High school students are serving as archivists of stories from veterans who fought in conflicts from World War II to today's battles.

9/7/2016 - Students learn from vets, honor their stories

High school students are serving as archivists of stories from veterans who fought in conflicts from World War II to today's battles. read more »

Local businesses can be great allies for veterans.

9/6/2016 - Small businesses can offer helpful vets benefits

When veterans assistance groups team up with local companies, they can help military personnel in their communities. Here are a few examples how. read more »

Affordable housing units for vets are opening in California and Nevada.

9/6/2016 - For vets facing tough times, housing organizations can help

Whether funded by public or private sector entities, homes designed to get veterans off the streets are filling a vital role. read more »

Organizations are helping vets access their education credits.

9/2/2016 - Initiatives help veterans transition into education

Projects are underway to ensure veterans make the most of the educational opportunities available to them. read more »