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Picking Up the Feathers

Dawn Weber | Posted 11.12.2014 | Good News
Dawn Weber

I could always tell when he was thinking about the war. It hung in his blue eyes. Far away, like clouds. Wet, like rain.

This Retired Army Vet Living With PTSD Is Helping Prevent Military Suicides

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

James Van Thatch understands why the violence of war can leave lasting effects. The retired U.S. Army captain survived an improvised explosive dev...

Military Community Shares Innovative Ideas That Are Changing Our World

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

Got Your 6 wants all Americans to see the military community like it does. The nonprofit, which works to empower military members to become leaders...

Drug Distributor Punishes Vets While Receiving Billions From VA

James P. Hoffa | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

McKesson Corp. is the nation's largest drug distributor and earns roughly $4 billion a year serving as the primary pharmaceutical vendor for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. But it doesn't pay employees like Claude Hickerson, a veteran himself, enough to afford health care.

On Veterans Day, Let's Help Keep Vets Employed

Carol Glazer | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Carol Glazer

The successful transition of injured veterans into satisfying civilian employment provides an invaluable opportunity for our country to continue benefiting from the dedication, talent and leadership of its bravest young people.

Waves of Valor

Annie Stein | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Annie Stein

After attending the August 9th surf camp, which for me gave new meaning to the expression "fun in the sun" I couldn't wait for the next one; the final surf camp at Chico State Beach in Huntington Beach which was on Sept 27th.

New VA Funds Will Help 70,000 Homeless Veterans And Their Families

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Tuesday that $207 million will be allocated in grants to help fight veteran homelessness across Amer...

Former Marine Honored For Entrepreneurship At White House Forced To Close Business That Employs Vets

Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — After a decade of being fired or quitting jobs in his struggle to adjust to civilian life, former Marine Corps sniper Matt Victo...

Watch Cop Ticket Homeless Fellow Veteran, Salute Him With 'Always Faithful' Motto

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact

A homeless veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder who was ticketed for sleeping in his van hopes that, at the very least, his ordeal will set a n...

Tens Of Thousands More Vets Than Reported Forced To Wait For Help

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands more veterans than previously reported are forced to wait at least a month for medical appointments at Veterans ...

VA Crisis: It's About Access Not Quality of Care

Joseph C. Chiovaro, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Joseph C. Chiovaro, M.D.

No system is without its flaws, and the VA is no exception. There are more than 14,000 full-time physicians in the VA system, many of whom have passed up higher paying or more prestigious jobs to work with veterans. The problem is an issue of access, not quality of care.

Voices of McClellan Vets Silenced Daily by Gridlock in Washington

Rep. Paul Tonko | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Rep. Paul Tonko

Veterans signed up and wore the uniform under a sense of duty and desire to keep our nation safe. These are the last people Members of Congress should break our country's promises with. Yet, that is what is happening to an unknown number of Americans who served at Fort McClellan in Alabama for decades.

Still Thinking About Memorial Day

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Margery Leveen Sher

My father's World War II generation gave a lot and suffered a lot. But our country did right by them when they came home. They were able to go to college and find jobs. They led pleasant lives and watched their children grow up in peace.

Memories

Neil McCarthy | Posted 07.26.2014 | Impact
Neil McCarthy

It was the summer of 1979. There were about 20 interns, and we were each assigned to an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA), one of the hundred or so line prosecutors in the office. I was assigned to AUSA Ted Lackland.

Actor Ken Wahl's Second Calling: Animals for Disabled Vets

Joan K. Smith | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Ken Wahl says that his current activism is the most rewarding thing he's ever done, far beyond his acting career or Hollywood stardom. And he's not giving up soon.

Entrepreneurship & Crowdfunding: An enabling tool for veterans with disabilities

Kiva Zip | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

Mirza Tihic: Director of Program Support Services at IVMF Two years ago, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) became a trustee wit...

When Good People Quit, It's Not Them, It's You

Renny McPherson | Posted 03.30.2014 | Small Business
Renny McPherson

Being self-critical is never easy, but it's paramount to understanding how your company is functioning, and what you can do to improve it.

Bearing Witness: Shinseki Does Right for Vets

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Sometimes people in Washington do a really good job, but take a lot of crap unfairly. Sometimes it takes a "nerd-in-residence" to start to set the record straight.

The Defenders Lodge

Gloria Duffy | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Gloria Duffy

We must look to these kinds of initiatives to solve our problems. While Washington battles sway one way or another and some things do get done, the pitched fighting and gridlock in Congress simply do not measure up to meeting the practical challenges before us.

6 Veterans Who Are Creating Real Change In Politics, Business, Service

Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact

A nonprofit is aiming to advance the conversation surrounding vets -- holding what are essentially TED talks to share "big ideas" and innovations surr...

Oldest Living Veteran Cites Whiskey, Cigars As Key To Longevity

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Richard Overton, who at 107-years-old is America's oldest living veteran on record, was honored last week at a Veterans Day ceremony in Austin, Texas....

Successful Veterans Reintegration Starts With Holistic Services and Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Though Veterans Day comes just once a year, we should remember to thank and support our veterans all year long. At Goodwill, we encourage you to let the veterans in your life know that we stand ready to help them address their career needs.

I Am Honored

Enid Borden | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact
Enid Borden

There are moments in one's life that stand apart from the rest. There are magnificent highs and terrifying lows. But then there are those other moments when you know that something seemingly ordinary turns out to be, well, extraordinary.

The New Crop Of Students Heading To Campus

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.17.2013 | College

TOLEDO, Ohio — TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Adam Fisher isn't your typical college freshman. At 25, he's older than most of his classmates. He's marri...

Housing Our Veterans

Gregory C. Scott | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Gregory C. Scott

Every day, veterans in our program come up to me and simply say, "thank you." One of the joys of my life is when I see veterans transform their lives in a short amount of time, and are now successful in their endeavors to get the needed services they seek.