Veterans

Let us honor our veterans on Nov. 11.

11/6/2017

Supporting positive veteran stories for Veterans Day 2017

Veterans Day is about honoring and supporting those who served our country. read more »

Delphine Metcalf-Foster will represent millions of disabled veterans, while Denise Rohan will lead the American Legion.

9/28/2017

Women reach top positions within veterans' groups

Denise Rohan and Delphine Metcalf-Foster were elected high commanders of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans, respectively. read more »

Retreats offer veterans the chance to undergo a variety of therapeutic treatments.

7/12/2017

Retreats for veterans grow in popularity

Veterans can use retreats to help overcome physical and emotional wounds, and ultimately recharge their energy.  read more »

The new Blended Military Retirement System means active duty service members will need to make some major retirement decisions.

6/22/2017

What to know about the military's new Blended Retirement System

It will be crucial for those active duty military members who will be impacted by this change to review the Blended Retirement System to ensure they fully understand the changes. read more »

It's important for military members or first responders to seek help if they think they have PTSD.

6/19/2017

June is National PTSD Awareness Month

By spreading awareness and contributing to ongoing treatment efforts, everyone can lend a hand in combating PTSD. read more »

Craft breweries across the country are donating a portion of their profits for first responders, active duty military members and veterans.

5/24/2017

Lifting spirits for veterans and first responders at craft breweries and local distilleries

With all that active duty military members, veterans and first responders sacrifice to keep us safe, it's great to see breweries and distillers providing grants, savings and other financial and morale support for these groups. read more »

Parades honoring the military will be taking place throughout the month.

5/8/2017

Celebrating National Military Appreciation Month

Due to the number of days honoring the armed forces, in 1999 Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month. read more »

The National Women Veterans Summit hosts forums and networking opportunities for women veterans to learn more about starting their own business.

4/28/2017

Entrepreneurial opportunities for women veterans

With a proud history in the military and many outreach programs available, women veterans have many promising entrepreneurial opportunities awaiting them when they finish their service to our country. read more »

Pursuing a college degree provides veterans with a chance to expand their current skill set.

4/25/2017

The top military-friendly universities

With so many options to choose from, military personnel should have no trouble finding the college or university that best suits their needs. read more »

A strict workout routine can replace the lack of structure veterans feel after the end of active service.

3/31/2017

Gyms teaming up with veterans to aid in the transition to civilian life

The structure provided by a regimented gym schedule can help ease the shift to civilian life for veterans. read more »

For 70 years, AFBA has been committed to providing low-cost military life insurance benefits.

3/24/2017

Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA) celebrates 70 years of dedicated service.

AFBA is proud to announce our 70 year anniversary.  read more »

After active duty service members finish their stints, The American Legion is there to help them re-enter society.

3/17/2017

Celebrating The American Legion's Birthday

During the nearly 100 years since its founding, The American Legion has not only made it their mission to ensure the well being of veterans, it's also made significant contributions to American society as a whole. read more »

For President's Day, we take a look at the 26 Commanders in Chief who were veterans.

2/17/2017

Which US presidents have been veterans?

With more than half of the presidents having served our country in the armed forces, it's important to remember the sacrifices they made as well as the ones made everyday by our brave servicemen and woman this President's Day. 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 »

50 years on, Vietnam vets are being honored by recent programs.

1/10/2017

Remembering Vietnam vets with new programs

Although the war ended decades ago, recent projects to honor Vietnam vets are going strong. read more »

Veterans who served decades ago are receiving belated thanks.

1/9/2017

Honors for veterans remain meaningful decades later

It's not too late to look back on elderly vets' contributions to the country and give recognition. 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 »

In multiple mediums, veteran artists have plenty to say.

1/5/2017

Communities celebrate vets' artistic achievements

Discovering veterans' artwork through group shows and festivals is a great way to welcome them back to civilian life. read more »

Efforts to help vets find work spread in Florida

12/30/2016

Efforts to help vets find work spread in Florida

One of the big issues that many veterans face after they leave the service is that they sometimes have difficulty finding work. read more »

More work being done to connect vets with service animals

12/30/2016

More work being done to connect vets with service animals

Numerous studies have shown that veterans struggling with a number of physical or mental health issues tend to do better in their everyday lives with the help of service animals. read more »

Some vets still struggle with health care but help is on the way at VA

12/29/2016

Help on the way for vets still struggling with health care

There have been plenty of headlines in recent years about the ways in which health care systems - both public and private - sometimes fail veterans and their families. read more »

New legislation aims to ensure military members given discharges due to mental trauma don't lose access to vital services.

12/29/2016

Protection for vets discharged for PTSD symptoms signed into law

Legislation to help trauma sufferers with less than honorable discharges was recently signed into law. read more »

Communities bolstering mental health services for vets

12/27/2016

Communities bolstering mental health services for vets

When veterans get home from serving their country, many have a number of options available to them. read more »

Many efforts to stamp out veteran homelessness nationwide

12/27/2016

Many efforts to stamp out veteran homelessness nationwide

For years, there has been a commitment at nearly all levels of government to get homeless veterans off the streets and into stable housing situations. read more »

Going from the military to college poses some challenges, but groups are working to smooth the process.

12/27/2016

Military-to-college transition: Challenges and opportunities

Organizations are working to smooth the path from the military to higher education. read more »

A new commission will help immigrant military members receive needed services.

12/27/2016

New committee set to honor foreign-born veterans

A new working group will ensure vets born overseas have access to the programs they need to succeed. read more »

Permanent, high-quality residences for vets are important.

12/16/2016

Housing developments that favor vets play important role

Recent projects show the potential of creating high-quality, long-term residences with preference given to vets. read more »

Awards and honors show vets their sacrifices are appreciated.

12/15/2016

Honors show veterans of past conflicts are not forgotten

A pair of recent ceremonies showed appreciation for vets' efforts in historic conflicts. read more »

It's important to ensure educational programs serving vets are properly accredited.

12/15/2016

New bill attempts to keep vets in accredited educational programs

Recent legislation contains provisions designed to protect vets from programs that won't give them proper accreditation. read more »

Veteran entrepreneurship getting more focus nationwide

12/15/2016

Veteran entrepreneurship getting more focus nationwide

As more military members came home from service in the past few years, some might have struggled to find job opportunities that aligned with both their skill sets and their passions. read more »

The House of Representatives has passed legislation that would award a Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino fighters who served during World War II.

12/13/2016

House bill recognizes Filipino World War II vets

The House of Representatives has passed legislation that would award a Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino fighters who served during World War II. read more »

Concrete examples of veterans getting into business can serev as an inspiration.

12/8/2016

Examples of veteran entrepreneurship

Veteran entrepreneurship is a world of hard work and great opportunity - here are some examples of individuals who have made their own way. read more »

Entrepreneurship is a potential path for veterans today.

11/30/2016

Veterans capable of transition into entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is a great opportunity for today's veterans. read more »

When vets come home injured, spouses often shoulder heavy responsibilities.

11/29/2016

Wounded veterans' spouses deserve recognition

With the right knowledge, wounded veterans' spouses can have a huge positive impact. read more »

More veterans as congressional policy staffers could have a positive impact on legislation.

11/28/2016

Groups call for more veterans as congressional staffers

Few congressional policy staffers are veterans, which could hamper efforts to craft appropriate legislation. read more »

Honoring World War II service through medals and memories is important.

11/14/2016

Honoring and remembering World War II vets, 70 years later

Remembering and honoring our World War II vets is vital 70 years on from the conflict. 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 »

Proper burial is finally possible for some previously unidentified Korean War casualties.

11/10/2016

Missing-in-action soldier to receive burial, 65 years later

Military members who perished in the Korean War are still being identified and brought home for burial. read more »

Do hiring managers see eye-to-eye with vets?

11/9/2016

Strengthening connections between employers and veterans

Disconnect between hiring managers and vets is an obstacle to military members getting great civilian jobs. read more »

The New England Center and Home For Veterans in Boston currently serves more than a third of the homeless veterans in Massachusetts.

11/8/2016

New England veterans find a place to call home

The New England Center and Home For Veterans in Boston currently serves more than a third of the homeless veterans in Massachusetts. read more »

Marijuana legalization may prove helpful to the veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

11/7/2016

Pot legalization could yield new treatment options for vets with PTSD

Marijuana legalization may prove helpful to the veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. read more »

With Veterans Day right around the corner, city officials across the country are putting the final touches on celebrations to honor American service members.

11/7/2016

Cities gear up for Veterans Day

With Veterans Day right around the corner, city officials across the country are putting the final touches on celebrations to honor American service members. read more »

The tranquil ocean is one place to relieve physical or mental trauma.

11/7/2016

Relaxation for vets comes from many sources

Examples from Miami show the range of ways to cope with physical or mental wounds through relaxing group activities. read more »

In Pennsylvania and Virginia, new bills are on the way to assist vets.

11/7/2016

New veteran-focused legislation planned at state level

Practical, everyday help could be coming for veterans in various states due to the work of their local representatives and senators. read more »

Construction continues on a new veterans museum in Columbus, Ohio.

11/2/2016

Ohio veterans museum under construction

Construction continues on a new veterans museum in Columbus, Ohio. read more »

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