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Glenn Beck Declares War on Our Veterans

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jake Diliberto

Glenn Beck is the modern day pharisee, a wolf in sheep's clothing. If Beck were aware, he would see American Vets are stomped on with little caution, and IAVA fights for them.

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: : Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq Vet And Founder Of The IAVA

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person'- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political cri...

Show support for troops with the Iraq & Afghanistan Vets of America

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America get real stuff done for vets, like educational and medical benefits. They encourage you to join a...

Did your Congressmen support vets this year?

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America really support vets very effectively, getting stuff done in Congress and elsewhere. They just publ...

311 for veterans in San Francisco

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, this is a great next step to provide real services for veterans in San Francisco. The folks at the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America an...

Afghanistan: 9th Anniversary. Anyone Give a Damn?

Josh Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Rushing

The invasion of Afghanistan's ninth anniversary passed in DC this week with hardly a notice. Media desperate to illustrate the story flocked to a sm...

As Washington Stands Idle, the Private Sector Steps Up for Vets

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Veterans like Adam Bryant are being left out in the cold.

 While in Afghanistan, he managed million-dollar infrastructure projects. Yet, when he got home, no one would hire him.

Make September 11th a Day to Remember, Not One to Practice Intolerance

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

In past weeks, IAVA has been disappointed to see the politicization of September 11th and the decision by some Americans to use this holiday as a peg to promote hate, intolerance and extremism. We will not stand for this.

The President Talked About Vets at the DAV; I'll Bet You Didn't Read About That

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

The president said many of the right things in his veterans speech, but the hard results were lacking. Lip service doesn't go far with military folks. We expect more than rhetoric about respect and promises; we expect outcomes.

BP: Stop Hurting National Security, Start Paying for National Guard GI Bill Benefits

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

While BP takes advantage of this overused security force, allowing our military's performance at home and abroad to suffer, they aren't even ensuring our troops get the benefits they have earned.

America's Veterans: Falling Through the Cracks?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Early Friday afternoon, New Yorkers were walking on Park Avenue at their usual brisk pace. There was a slight breeze, and the air was cool enough ...

Support the Troops: Hire Them!

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Last month, unemployment among Iraq and Afghanistan-era vets was an astounding 14.7%. It's an issue that impacts every sector of our country -- from the economy to national security.

IAVA, Senators Murray, Klobuchar, Begich serious about Veterans Employment

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

The deal is that the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America really does cover the back of vets of the current wars. They're working with Congres...

More about the IAVA communityOfVeterans.org

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

Hey, the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America are helping a lot of vets, like helping get serious educational and medical benefits, and back pay...

"Over There"... supporting Iraq & Afghanistan veterans

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Cavalry or Special Ops, Army or Marines, Iraq or Afghanistan - all different experiences, but one common theme. Over there, someone had your back. A...

Yellow Ribbon Stickers: they aren't working (and neither are a lot of veterans)

Clint Van Winkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clint Van Winkle

It's easy to say you support the troops, but numbers prove that the support often stops with the placement of a yellow ribbon on the back of a car. 1...

Memorial Day: Real Support for the Troops

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Paul Rieckhoff leads the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America, which has done real good for veterans, including helping with the GI Bill, back p...

Memorial Day: One Holiday, Two Countries

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

For most Americans, Memorial Day weekend marks the triumphant return of summer: a trip to the beach and a day off of work -- barbecues, beers and bargains. Yet, as most Americans head to the beach or the mall, many veterans and military families will travel to a cemetery. For veterans, there is no day of the year when the civilian-military divide feels greater.

GI Bill 2010: A Quick Update

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

In 2008 we got the new GI Bill passed; in 2009 hundreds of thousands of veterans enrolled in school; and in 2010 we are focused on making the needed upgrades to fill in the gaps and get the benefit right.

Casey's Story: War Was Half the Battle

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Stories like Casey's could fill a stack of books at your local library. She is just one of the nearly 425,000 members of the nation's least envious club: injured veterans waiting for their disability benefits.

More Real Support For Veterans

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

There are a lot of small improvements happening to support the troops after they come home; but they're not reported significantly, since there's no drama.

Miley Cyrus vs. the Veterans

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Amid the celebrity drama on Facebook, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families from across the country are uniting to give Miley, Ashlee and Ivanka a run for their money.

The Forgotten Cost of War: Caring for Veterans

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

President Obama has finally laid out his strategy for Afghanistan. Unfortunately, he did so without using the word "veteran" and without articulating any back-end support for our returning troops.

Women Warriors: Supporting She 'Who Has Borne the Battle'

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

After honorably fighting overseas, female veterans shouldn't have to wage new battles once they get home. And they should be treated like heroes, not candy stripers.

Rock Band OAR Asks America to Open Up Your Arms -- and Focus on What Matters

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

With the noise clogging the media landscape, it's hard to get the public to pay attention to anything important. Fortunately, some extremely talented musicians are working to change that.