Veteran homeless rate declined by 47% in the last 7 years

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), there was a nearly 50% decline in veteran homelessness since 2010. The homelessness rate dropped by 16% alone from the previous January under a strategic partnership between various government agencies. The results were astounding, and we can expect to see more programs like this in the future. Thr...
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Lessons from Veterans and Military Leaders

Entrepreneurs can learn from Military leaders’ skillful tactics -- recruiting a dedicated team is the keystone to becoming a successful leader. It turns out, many valued military veterans talents transfer well to guiding a team through the ups and downs of launching and growing a business.  Here are some tips for business owners gleaned from the lives of America's greatest military leaders.  George Washington The Continental Army never numbered m...
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Veterans hiring program at Starbucks

Starbucks recently announced plans to hire at least 10,000 veterans and active duty spouses in the next five years, as part of a wider strategy of veteran support. With more than 1 million active duty members of the U.S. military transitioning to civilian life in the coming years, the coffee chain sees the commitment as a strategic outreach to the veteran community and will also attempt to engage active duty spouses, a group who faces an unemployment rate more than double...
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Veterans May Suffer From Government Hiring Freeze

On Jan. 23, in accordance with his promises to shrink the size of the government through attrition, President Trump announced a federal hiring freeze. And now this across-the-board halt to all new and existing government jobs, exempting only national security, public safety and the military - may have a negative impact on Veterans. Unless of course military members go to work for the Veterans Affairs Department. As recently as 2015, some VA hospitals were facing staffing s...
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Interview with General Colin Powell

In a multi part interview, General Colin Powell speaks with Veterans of FreeEnterprise. The first thing you need to know about Colin Powell is that you should address him as “General Powell,” not “Secretary Powell.” The second thing you should know is that he is funny—disarmingly funny, in fact. One of the most esteemed leaders in U.S. military...
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