Finding meaningful work means finding a place in civilian life again for veterans.
Disabled vets and children learning how to surf this weekend
Some inspirational people are hitting the surf in Pismo Beach this weekend.
Why I Joined Vets for American Ideals
By Charlie Mink This blog is cross-posted from Veterans for American Ideals.
What Will Happen To Homeless Vets When VA Declares Vet Homelessness 'Over' Next Year?
By all accounts, the U.S has made impressive strides in putting an end to veteran homelessness. From 2010 to 2013, the number of vets sleeping on the ...
Homeless vet population falling, but for how long?
Officials are optimistic the number of homeless vets will continue to decline, but funding for that effort is already being cut.
Veterans in the workplace: What employers and vets need to know
A former Army doctor and psychiatrist offers advice for veterans entering the civilian workforce and for those who are hiring them.
Here's How You Can Help Homeless Vets This Veterans Day
How This Former Councilwoman Is Helping Vets and the Homeless Find Jobs
A Los Angeles civil servant explains the challenges related to the work force today.
US proposes rules to vet all telecoms-related purchases
BEIJING (AP) — The Department of Commerce has proposed requiring case-by-case approvals of all purchases of telecommunications equipment in a move likely to hit major Chinese suppliers like Huawei. The plan issued Tuesday follows President Donald Trump's order in May declaring a national emergency and restricting purchases by U. S. companies of telecoms equipment that might be considered a security threat. It calls for a period of public comment before it is implemented. In this Tuesday, Oct.
Local law firm gives away 100 free turkeys to vets, servicemembers
Rochester, N. Y. - Many active duty and retired military personnel will have a nice treat this Thanksgiving. Tully Rinckey law firm gave away 100 free turkeys Friday, as part of the "Turkeys for Veterans" initiative. The program was first launched at the firm's Albany office in 2009. This is the first year it's expanded to Rochester. Tully Rinckey says it has a long-standing record of service with the military. Many of its 70 employees, including the firm's founding partners, are veterans.
How You Can Give $500K Back To Vets With A Hashtag
Hey, I'm a big supporter of veterans, military families, and the orgs that support 'em. As Veterans Day approaches, the Bob Woodruff Foundation announced that they've teamed up with the Love the GIVE campaign to encourage Americans to honor the folks who have served by sharing acts of kindness through social media using the hashtag #Give2Veterans. Love the GIVE, a campaign run by the Steven &…
Why I Joined My Fellow Vets at Standing Rock This Weekend
When I joined the Marines 40 years ago, I took a vow to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” That’s why I drove from the suburbs of Minneapolis to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation this weekend to join other military veterans in protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.For the past few months, I have watched from afar as…
Soldier, heal thyself: How Shakespeare has rescued some vets
While reading and acting in plays by the Bard, many find an outlet for heavy emotions.
Oldest vet at Armed Forces Retirement Home turns 100
The oldest resident at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport has turned 100 and on Monday her birthday party drew local officials, family and friends.
ACLU Report Details How U.S. Failed Deported Vets
The report, “Discharged, Then Discarded,” found that deported veterans were in the U.S. legally and sustained physical wounds and emotional trauma in conflicts as far back as the war in Vietnam. Once they returned from service, however, they were subject to draconian immigration laws that reclassified many minor offenses as deportable crimes, and were effectively banished from this country.
How A Video Game Can Ease Vets' PTSD Symptoms
New research has found a computerized attention-control training program significantly reduced combat veterans' preoccupation with -- or avoidance of -- threat and attendant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. By contrast, another type of computerized training, called attention bias modification, which has proven helpful in treating anxiety disorders, did not reduce PTSD symptoms. While attention bias modification trains attention either away from or toward threat, attention-control training…
Ask a vet: Here's what to do during pet seizures
Dr. Gail Cutler looks at the occurrence and causes of seizures in pets during different stages of their lives.
How a Nun, a Vet, and a Housepainter Stood Up to the Threat of Nuclear Weapons
Dan Zak’s Almighty reminds readers that the United States’ poisonous and very expensive history of nuclear-weapons production is far from over.
'Soul Repair' examines how military vets suffer from moral injury
In the book "Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After the War," co-author Rita Nakashima Brock examines the powerful sense of shame, grief and remorse many soldiers feel because their experiences conflict deeply with their morals.
How the U.S. refugee vetting and resettlement process really works
Citing unfounded fears that terrorists may infiltrate the refugee resettlement program, the President Trump halted refugee arrivals to the United States. The IRC takes you through the steps of the already rigorous U.S. refugee vetting and resettlement process.