Veterans bring high levels of integrity, commitment, loyalty, flexibility, skills and talents learned in high risk, high stress situations, plus the ability to navigate cultural narratives not taught in most business schools or university environments. So, why aren’t veterans getting hired?
The Department of Veterans Affairs and attorneys representing homeless veterans in Los Angeles announced yesterday an agreement that dedicates the West Los Angeles VA campus to serving homeless veterans, women veterans, aging veterans, and veterans that are severely disabled.
The audience at Akron School Board’s meeting last week was dotted with Veterans of Foreign War caps, as at least 20 veterans gathered to voice their support for a proposed school tax exemption.
A Missouri Republican proposed expanding Medicaid coverage to low-income military veterans and their families Tuesday as a slimmed down alternative to a broader Medicaid expansion that has been opposed by many of his GOP colleagues.
A Navy veteran has pleaded guilty to charges that he lied about his company’s qualifications to the Veterans Affairs Department to get $1.5 million in contracts for work at one of its hospitals.
House lawmakers opened the new legislative session by passing a measure billed as both a boost to veterans employment and a chance to roll back part of the president’s controversial health care law.
One of the most striking things about Bart Hastings is his humility. Another is his willingness to discuss a part of his life that others with the same experience would rather forget.
Nearly 30 local veterans will be recognized during the Jacksonville City Council’s Tuesday night meeting.
The heart and soul of this story is Seniors and Veterans working together to make the Oakley community stronger and in the process serving as a model for other communities to emulate their success and dedication to service
New York City Veterans Community leaders today announced details for the third annual Veterans Week NYC — an ambitious schedule of both public and invitation only events and benefits.
As the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs implements a new VA reform law, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) praised “aggressive” efforts to eliminate long waiting times for medical appointments.
State officials have a new plan they say will improve and coordinate services for Alabama veterans and their families.
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The ninth annual North Valley Stand Down to help homeless and at-risk veterans begins Thursday at the Shasta District Fair grounds.
A small puddle formed on a dust- and dirt-covered floor as water dripped from a huge hole in the ceiling.
Former presidential candidate John McCain is campaigning across the state of Louisiana with U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Bill Cassidy.
The South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio is notifying 4,000 Veterans whose personal information was compromised Wednesday.
Starting with the first Stand Down in San Diego in 1988, Stand Down events have continued the mission of providing a “hand up, not hand out” to homeless veterans in local communities. Learn how to contribute to this mission by supporting a Stand Down in your community.
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is encouraged by today’s announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that it has awarded $207 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the country to assist them in their local push to end veteran homelessness.
When Bill Montanari, a Disabled Vietnam veteran with two Purple Hearts, checked himself into the Leeds, VAMC for treatment of his PTSD back in 2012, he did not expect to be bullied by the Hospital Administrator, Roger Johnson.
When technical colleges were constructed with a “get in, get out, get a job” mentality, there wasn’t much room left for gathering places.
Federal grants announced this month totaling $2.6 million to help homeless veterans in Southern Nevada don’t solve the problem to transition the vets into jobs that will keep them off the streets, according to James Cappello, a Chicago investor and manager for a new-concept project for homeless vets.
The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry will co-host a mental health summit focused on the mental health of veterans and their families Thursday, August 21.
As a volunteer last year at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Tampa, I would say the excitement at the games equaled or surpassed the excitement at professional golf, football, baseball, basketball and soccer championships whether it was a wheelchair rugby game or a wheelchair obstacle course.
Crowds of veterans huddled in line, numbers in hand, waiting to pick up bags of free surplus military rucksacks, coats, boots and clothes.
The Tomah Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center will team up with Adams County Veterans Service office to host a Veterans Benefits Fair on July 31, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at 569 North Cedar Street in Adams-Friendship, Wis.
In the middle of the 700 block of Northeast Monroe Street stands a large two-story house with unassuming white paint. On Tuesday, it began offering homeless veterans a safe haven.
Rafer Johnson, America’s revered and legendary Olympic Decathlon Champion and Civil Rights icon who has marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bobby Kennedy, Cesar Chavez and other major Civil and Human Rights causes, will join Sunday’s 330th consecutive Rally of the Veterans Revolution to “Save Our Veterans Land” and to “Bring Our Homeless Veterans HOME.”
Austin’s School of Spa Technology is the first career institute in the country to offer a program in Tattoo Artistry, and is now approved for VA Education Programs, such as MyCAA and ACCES-VR. Tattoo Artistry is the sixth program offered at Austin’s, other programs include, Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Make Up Artistry.
A newly opened two-story housing facility for veterans will undergo much needed improvements after receiving $160,000 in grants.
The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing last night examining the VA’s shortcomings in appropriately responding to information provided by whistleblowers, and into claims that whistleblowers within the VA face negative repercussions for stepping forward.