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Report: Vet Homelessness Dropped 33% Since 2010

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact

The number of veterans living on the streets is on the decline -- a welcome update considering that the Department of Veterans Affairs' deadline to en...

5 Easy Things That Members of Congress Could Be Doing for Our Military and Veterans, But Aren't

Clay Aiken | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Clay Aiken

Encouraging companies to hire veterans and supporting veteran entrepreneurship should be a no-brainer. Our veterans leave the armed forces equipped with leadership and specialized skills and a sense of duty that can't be taught in a classroom.

The Forgotten 14% -- Our Female Vets

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Men constitute 86 percent of active duty forces, and make up 90 percent of the homeless veteran population. For women, the numbers are 14 percent and 10 percent respectively. But the reasons are different.

Giving Veterans Homes to Return to

Jonathan Reckford | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Reckford

According to a count made last year by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, a staggering 62,619 U.S. veterans are homeless. Too many men and women who bravely served our country are living on the streets and struggling with the uncertainty of their future.

Saving Homeless Veterans: A Necessary Movement

Ryan Mack | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Ryan Mack

Save Homeless Veterans is truly dedicated to the cause and their passion truly motivated me to give more.

The Act of Listening as a Means of Healing

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Rev. Larry Hollon

Unless they speak, veterans may remain captives of war's demons. Unless we listen, we fail to comprehend the horrors in which we collectively participate.

Analyzing the $1 Billion for the Veterans Job Corps -- Part II

Stacy Bare | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Stacy Bare

Part of President Obama's proposal to put veterans back to work when they come home from war announced two weeks ago includes $1 billion dollars to put up to 20,000 veterans to work rebuilding the infrastructure of our public land system.

VOW to Hire Our Heroes

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Lost in the headlines about the mind-numbing debt ceiling debate and Japan's Women's World Cup victory, the unemployment rate for new veterans jumped to 13.3 percent in June, 4 percent higher than the national average. In real numbers, that's only about 260,000 new veterans struggling to find work. That's a number small enough that if our nation really focused on it, we could make a real dent. It is up to Congress to legislate employment assistance for vets. And it is up to our president to make the case that hiring a veteran is more than just charity, it's a smart business investment.