Category Archives: Veterans Aid

Veterans give tours on USS Iowa

The USS Iowa, America's first ship of its kind, commissioned in 1943, and the last American battleship to see warfare. She carried FDR across the Atlantic Ocean during WWII, and nearly 60 years later she is docked in San Pedro as a museum. On regular days, history buffs can embark on a self-guided tour of the battleship. But special events include access to some areas typically not open to tour groups, as well as Q&A sessions with Navy veterans. The next event takes place ...
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Veterans may qualify for additional Social Security benefits

Many of our Vietnam era veterans are now nearing retirement age, or are already there. It is important that they — and other American service personnel — know just what retirement benefits they can count on from Social Security as they make their future financial plans. Like most of the civilian workforce, all current military personnel pay Social Security taxes and earn Social Security coverage. Earnings for active duty military service or active duty training have be...
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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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