Veterans and Military Families

  • Posted on Feb 9, 2012
    Today, a group of young men and women, many of them veterans, will stand up and pledge to “get things done for America”. They will join a legion of more than 750,000 Americans who have served in AmeriCorps and become the first class to also serve as VetCorps members.
  • Posted on Feb 6, 2012
    Helping homeless veterans get off the streets feels like work Duane Magee was made to do, and his tireless quest puts him behind the wheel for thousands of miles each year to find them. He is living proof to vets that recovery from homelessness and incarceration is possible because their story is his story, and his quiet mission to assist them led to his nomination for a 2012 Martin Luther King Drum Major for Service Award.
  • Posted on Jan 30, 2012
    Of the 130,000 veterans in Idaho, more than 30,000 are registered with the Idaho Department of Labor to receive employment resources and job training. Budget cuts, however, have put this program in jeopardy.
  • Posted on Jan 23, 2012
    Many years ago, I stepped off a plane from Iraq and onto the tarmac at Pope Airfield in Fort Bragg, NC. The scene was filled with open arms, cheers, the sound of muffled grunts of joy as weeping kids jumped into the arms of their parents, and spouses' soft cries of love and longing. The sounds of reunions were deafening as they bounced off the high walls of the hangar -- it was a sound that I welcomed, and remember to this day.
  • Posted on Jan 11, 2012
    This post originally appeared on the White House blog on January 11, 2011. As America's heroes return from war zones and transition back into civilian life, many are facing challenges finding work. Last month, more than over 857,000 veterans were unemployed, and the jobless rate for post-9/11 veterans is 13.1 percent.
  • Posted on Jan 9, 2012
  • Posted on Jan 3, 2012
    This post originally appeared on the White House blog on December 16, 2011. Terry Araman was one of ten Champions of Change honored by the White House for their commitment to local community efforts. Look for more stories from these individuals on the Serve.Gov blog.
  • Posted on Dec 19, 2011
    This post originally appeared on the White House blog on December 13, 2011.
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  • Posted on Nov 14, 2011

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