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Support military families this November.

11/15/2017

Recognizing servicemembers' loved ones this Military Family Appreciation Month

In light of a recent news cycle, Military Family Appreciation Month seems especially important. read more »

The SCRA helps servicemembers with their financial obligations when they're deployed.

9/8/2017

Know your rights under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Congress designed the SCRA to ensure that active duty servicemembers can focus their attention on serving their country without worrying about certain financial or legal obligations. read more »

President-elect Donald Trump on Wed. Jan. 11 announced Dr. David Shulkin, undersecretary of health for the Department of Veterans Affairs, as his pick to assume the top leadership role at the agency.

1/17/2017

Trump selects David Shulkin to lead VA

President-elect Donald Trump on Wed. Jan. 11 announced Dr. David Shulkin, undersecretary of health for the Department of Veterans Affairs, as his pick to assume the top leadership role at the agency. read more »

Squirrelwood Equine Sanctuary in Montgomery recently debuted a recovery program that helps former service members regain control over their lives and connect with other veterans.

1/17/2017

New York equine sanctuary helps veterans recover

Squirrelwood Equine Sanctuary in Montgomery recently debuted a recovery program that helps former service members regain control over their lives and connect with other veterans. read more »

On Thursday Jan. 5, 32 disabled veterans sped through the streets of Miami during the 12th-Annual Soldier Ride.

1/17/2017

Miami veterans participate in local bike tour

On Thursday Jan. 5, 32 disabled veterans sped through the streets of Miami during the 12th-Annual Soldier Ride. read more »

Michigan legislators have passed new legislation that will fund two new veterans care facilities in Detroit and Grand Rapids.

1/17/2017

Michigan gets new housing for veterans

Michigan legislators have passed new legislation that will fund two new veterans care facilities in Detroit and Grand Rapids. read more »

One Escondido, California-based group offers ocean-based therapy sessions featuring a surfing canine.

1/17/2017

Waves of Empowerment helps veterans with war wounds

One Escondido, California-based group offers ocean-based therapy sessions featuring a surfing canine. read more »

Northeastern University's commitment to student veterans stands as shining example for colleges searching for ways to connect with the military population.

1/12/2017

Northeastern University veterans receive unique support

Northeastern University's commitment to student veterans stands as shining example for colleges searching for ways to connect with the military population. read more »

Parrots for Patriots offers unique service animals to veterans in need.

1/6/2017

Parrots for Patriots connects vets with therapy birds

Parrots for Patriots offers unique service animals to veterans in need. read more »

Some veterans with PTSD turn to four-legged companions for comfort.

11/11/2016

Service dog organization helps veterans beat PTSD

Some veterans with PTSD turn to four-legged companions for comfort. read more »

Organizations across the country are working to enroll veterans at Ivy League colleges.

11/2/2016

Veterans look to move to the Ivy League

Organizations across the country are working to enroll veterans at Ivy League colleges. 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 »

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? members with combat-related fertility issues. read more »

Troubled sleep is common for veterans.

7/26/2016

Researchers: Sleep disorder management needed for veterans

A recent study found many veterans face sleep disorders, and that they may be linked to other ailments. read more »

New bills have been signed into law to help military members and veterans in small but significant ways.

7/15/2016

New state laws go on the books to help veterans, military personnel

Recent laws with very specific purposes have been designed to help military personnel. read more »

Veterans going back to school can receive help from organizations and personnel dedicated to their cause.

7/14/2016

Schools now understand the value of veteran education

College can be a big help for veterans re-integrating into civilian life. Dedicated programs and personnel can make this process smoother. read more »

Job fairs and occupational training are available for veterans.

7/13/2016

US Chamber of Commerce launches veterans job fairs

Employment can be a make-or-break element of a veteran's life. Some organizations are seeking to make the job search easier. read more »

Joining community groups can help veterans reconnect with civilian life.

7/12/2016

Program to help veterans re-acclimate reaches Florida

Groups can help veterans re-join the civilian world, encouraging contact and communication. read more »

Women who have served must feel welcome as veterans - the VA is taking steps to make this true.

7/11/2016

VA aiming to be inclusive of female veterans

The VA is making an effort to be welcoming to female veterans. read more »

A hockey league for wounded veterans has sprung up in Michigan.

7/8/2016

Sports and games help veterans on the home front

Sometimes, sports will help veterans re-integrate with civilian life. read more »

Text-based counseling is helping veterans facing crises.

7/7/2016

Text service is lifeline for veterans in need

Increasing numbers of veterans are finding solace in a crisis line that could save lives through timely counseling. read more »

The VA is ready to fight disease at a cellular level with its new anti-cancer program.

7/7/2016

VA playing key role in anti-cancer initiative

A powerful new initiative designed to battle cancer by all means available will soon affect VA hospitals. read more »

Boost your cloud security

7/5/2016

Boost your cloud security

The idea of "cloud security" might sound to average individuals like something they don't have to worry about on their own. read more »

Make sure kids are safe online

6/28/2016

Make sure kids are safe online

The vast majority of parents across the country know full well that their kids are online for big chunks of almost every day. read more »

Improve your computer's security

6/13/2016

Improve your computer's security

People probably hear about issues like cybersecurity and hacking all the time, but it's often one of those things that gets ignored, or at least categorized as something that "can't happen to me." read more »

Secure your Wi-Fi connections

6/6/2016

Secure your Wi-Fi connections

Millions of Americans use Wi-Fi internet connections on a daily basis, and rarely encounter problems with them. read more »

5/31/2016

Caution needed on mobile devices

Tens of millions of Americans have smartphones these days, and many use them with increasing regularity to do everything from checking their email to making online purchases. read more »

5/25/2016

Privacy is key when using social networks

Tens of millions of Americans use social media sites on a daily basis, but experts say that these people often don't do enough to protect themselves when doing so. read more »

Military appreciation month in high gear

5/17/2016

Military appreciation month in high gear

Military Appreciation Month brings communities together. read more »

Veterans deserve a great place to life in their life after service. Each of these cities is up to the task.

3/31/2016

The best cities for a life after service [Infographic]

One way to make the transition to a life after service easier is if servicemembers know they're coming home to cities that welcome them with open arms, where opportunities to work and relax are theirs for the taking. read more »

French representatives, on March 10, honored three Boston-area veterans for their service during World War II.

3/16/2016

News Article: France recognizes Boston-area veterans

French representatives, on March 10, honored three Boston-area veterans for their service during World War II. read more »

On Feb. 25, over 100 community members attended a funeral for two Louisiana veterans.

2/29/2016

News article: Community members attend funeral for kin-less veterans

On Feb. 25, over 100 community members attended a funeral for two Louisiana veterans. read more »

Over 30 employees at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cincinnati say the hospital is in disarray.

2/26/2016

News article: VA hospital at the center of scandal

Over 30 employees at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cincinnati say the hospital is in disarray. read more »

Therapists are using virtual reality technology to treat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

2/24/2016

News article: Virtual reality therapy helps veterans with PTSD

Therapists are using virtual reality technology to treat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. read more »

Officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs on Feb. 1 released building plans for a proposed addition to its West Los Angeles housing community for disabled and homeless veterans.

2/22/2016

News article: Los Angeles releases plans for new VA campus

Officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs on Feb. 1 released building plans for a proposed addition to its West Los Angeles housing community for disabled and homeless veterans. read more »

Veterans in Vermont are taking part in a unique rehabilitation program.

2/19/2016

News article: Vermont veterans fight PTSD with exercise

Veterans in Vermont are taking part in a unique rehabilitation program. read more »

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced on Feb. 17 a joint initiative to help veterans gain employment in the agriculture industry.

2/19/2016

News article: USDA calls on veterans to restart U.S. agriculture industry

The Department of Agriculture and Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced on Feb. 17 a joint initiative to help veterans gain employment in the agricultural industry. read more »

Military veterans making the transition back into civilian life need support. Fortunately, there are a myriad resources they can turn to when things get difficult.

2/17/2016

Contacts and resources for veterans [Infographic]

Military veterans making the transition back into civilian life need support. Fortunately, there are myriad resources they can turn to when things get difficult. read more »

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 11 introduced legislation that would end the Selective Service System

2/17/2016

News article: Lawmakers propose end to draft

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 11 introduced legislation that would end the Selective Service System. This proposal comes amidst controversy surrounding the decision by Defense Secretary Ash Carter to open all combat positions in the U.S. military to women. read more »

The House passed a number of veterans bills.

2/16/2016

News article: House passes veterans bills

The U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 9 passed a handful of veterans bills. The legislation addresses education, health and regulatory issues impacting former members of the military. read more »

The National Park Service may limit the number of items it gathers from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, reported The Associated Press. The department plans to keep only items associated with veterans listed on the memorial.

2/12/2016

News article: Park Service may limit items collected at Vietnam memorial

The National Park Service may limit the number of items it gathers from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, reported The Associated Press. The department plans to keep only items associated with veterans listed on the memorial. read more »

On Feb. 9, the Obama administration released its 2017 budget proposal. The spending blueprint calls for an additional $75.1 billion in funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The total proposed budget for the VA amounts to $178.7 billion.

2/12/2016

News article: Obama budget includes hike in VA funding

On Feb. 9, the Obama administration released its 2017 budget proposal. The spending blueprint calls for an additional $75.1 billion in funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The total proposed budget for the VA amounts to $178.7 billion, a 5 percent increase over the department's budget for the 2016 fiscal year. read more »

The discovery of a forgotten Purple Heart has united distant family members.

2/11/2016

News article: Purple Heart unites distant family members

The discovery of a forgotten Purple Heart has united distant family members. read more »

If your job search has hit a rough patch, maybe it's time to reassess how you're applying.

2/8/2016

Blog: How veterans can capture an employer's attention

If you're a veteran who has continued to fire off resumes with no noticeable effect, it might be time to reassess your candidate profile. Here are some tips for better capturing an employer's attention.  read more »

Poetry is helping veterans write about the experiences they can't talk about.

2/8/2016

News article: Veterans find some peace in poetry workshops

Cowboy poet Vess Quinlan used last month's 32nd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada to address a workshop of combat veterans and their families about sharing their stories. read more »

Marines volunteered their time to help homeless veterans in the District of Columbia.

2/4/2016

News article: Marines lend veterans a helping hand

Counseling, medical screening, housing assistance and a number of other services were on offer at Washington, D.C.'s Stand Down event, where a number of Marines volunteered their time.  read more »

Delaware's facility is 48,000 square feet of space just for homeless veterans.

2/4/2016

News article: Delaware plans its biggest homeless veterans home

The Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans has already set plans in motion to purchase the former Layton Home, a 48,000-square-foot facility that will be the first in Delaware to provide permanent, subsidized housing exclusively to veterans. read more »

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