Tagged: Department of Defense

USDA Helps Military Veterans Answer the Question, “What’s Next?”

Each year, nearly 200,000 servicemen and women separate from active duty in the United States military.  According to the Department of Defense, this results in approximately 1,300 new veterans and their families returning to civilian life every single day, numbers that are expected to increase in the coming years. While many returning troops have plans and objectives upon their return home,… Read more

April Is Month Of The Military Child!

April is the Month of the Military Child; a time to recognize and appreciate military children for their service and sacrifice. Military children live with perpetual challenges presented by frequent moves, parental deployments, and life transitions including reintegration and dealing with profoundly changed parents. In their own way, military-connected children serve alongside their military parents. There are over 2 million… Read more

Armed Forces Day May 16th, 2015

One easy way to celebrate Armed Forces Day is to check out all of these businesses all proudly owned by military veterans and active duty military! On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces… Read more

Public Service Recognition Week May 3rd May 9th, 2015

Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world. Throughout the country, mayors, governors, communities and public service organizations participate in PSRW by… Read more

Operation Boots to Business (from Service to Startup)

Take The Next Step Toward Starting A Business After Your Military Service IS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERSHIP FOR YOU? Entrepreneurship and small business ownership is a key opportunity for transitioning service members and veterans as they transition to civilian life. Returning veterans are natural entrepreneurs, possessing the skills, experience and leadership to start businesses and create jobs. According to the most… Read more
Frequent Moves, Parental Deployments And Life Transitions... This April Is Month Of The Military Child!

This April Is Month Of The Military Child!

During April’s Month of the Military Child, the Defense Department recognizes the support provided by and sacrifices made by military children, said Barbara Thompson, director of DOD’s office of family policy/children and youth. Since 1983, DOD has recognized military children for the support they provide to their families. There are now 1.8 million children in the military system, Thompson said.… Read more

VA Facility Use by Recent Veterans with PTSD

VA Facility Use by Recent Veterans with PTSD VA presents a report four times a year on the number of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) Veterans who were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and who used medical care at various VA facilities. Read the latest report (380 KB, PDF) for data… Read more