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Wounded police officer makes difference for vets

1 October 2017

farms, giving them honest work and helping them in their transition from military to civilian life. Its... Ranchin' Vets, a nonprofit founded five years ago, places veterans in jobs on ranches and farms... , giving them honest work and helping them in their transition from military to civilian life.


California program gives injured vets a temporary home

28 September 2017

transitional housing program in September five years ago, it has helped 52 veterans transition to civilian life... transition to civilian life. “The biggest need was for a roof over their head and a place they could... California program gives injured vets a temporary home


Minn.-based company gets praise for recruiting and supporting military vets and reservists

20 September 2017

transition to civilian life and the business world,” he said. Cargill put a major emphasis... Minn.-based company gets praise for recruiting and supporting military vets and reservists... near Milwaukee. Earls went to her civilian boss. “I feel bad that I have to be gone


Deported US veterans find refuge at support house in Mexico

15 September 2017

joining the military. But after returning to civilian life they committed crimes that led to deportation... places to live and make the wrenching transition to a country that few of them recognize. “I... .” Gomez never went to war, but after leaving the Marines, he found it hard to acclimate to civilian life


Veteran to swim from Pentagon to Norfolk to raise awareness of suicide

3 June 2017

came out several years ago that on average, 22 vets a day kill themselves,” Powell said, speaking by... dedicated to helping veterans integrate into civilian life, is supporting his effort. Powell, 52... in me to save somebody’s life. But those are a younger person’s jobs,” he said. “As I’m getting older


Could $499,000 in grants that help troops be one reason Congress spared the NEA?

6 May 2017

creative outlet or to accomplish the more difficult task of re-acclimating to civilian life. “That... whole thing, when you get out [of the military] and you try to get into civilian society, it’s difficult... , which is focused on providing employment and job skills to vets, also covers tuition for some veteran


Pride, fear and a lack of information can keep homeless veterans from seeking help

23 April 2017

't much different either. Homeless vets do have a much wider variety of resources available to get them... Weld and Larimer County agencies that works to address the issue of homeless vets in their region... was discharged from the Army, he got a course on adapting to civilian life — that's what military folk


Husband and wife launch nonprofit to help veterans find careers

29 December 2016

words a civilian employer could understand. So Wesley-Ahlschwede, a Lakeland native and Lake... , however, because that does not include the vets who have stopped searching," said Andrew Ahlschwede... graduate. To help job-seeking vets break into the work force, Battlefield to Boardroom offers


Chicago nonprofit trains veterans to be software developers

9 September 2016

recent study found Chicago-area vets are often unprepared for the transition. Nearly 7 in 10... put veterans on paths to lucrative, high-demand software development jobs. "I'd like... translate his National Guard experience to the civilian working world. "That was extremely


Text of President Obama's speech to the DAV, August 1, 2016

1 August 2016

and skills of veterans when issuing credentials for civilian jobs, licensing. Now all 50 states do it... Vietnam vets. Thank you. Give Bobby a big round of applause. (Applause.) AUDIENCE... Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq — our proud 9/11 Generation. This is a time of transition. When I came into


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