Tagged: DoD

Frequent Moves, Parental Deployments And Life Transitions… 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

Fewer Veterans Starting Businesses; New Program Will Train Veteran Entraprenuers

Veterans made up only 6% of all new entrepreneurs last year, compared to 12% in 2000.  That’s a 50% decline in new veteran owned business start ups and a continuance of a decline which began over two decades ago.  These findings come from a recently published CNNMoney report based based on research conducted by the Kauffman Foundation, which focuses on entrepreneurial… Read more

Operation Boots to Business Program to Introduce Returning Vets to Entrepreneurship

Operation Boots to Business Introduces Returning Veterans to Entrepreneurship The Boots to Business program uses a multi-phased approach to introduce transitioning service members to the fundamentals of small business ownership and to the SBA tools and resources available to them. The SBA aims to ultimately provide entrepreneurship awareness and opt-in training nationwide to the 250,000 service members from all branches… Read more

USDA to Tap Veterans and Transitioning Service Members for Careers in Agriculture – Veteran Owned Business PSA

Attention Veteran Owned Business Members and Visitors: News Release No. 0070.12 Contact: Office of Communications (202) 720-4623 USDA to Tap Veterans & Transitioning Service Members for Careers in Agriculture USDA and the American Legion sign Memorandum of Understanding WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2012 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and The American Legion National Commander Fang Wong today signed a Memorandum of… Read more

First Report to The President from Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development – Empowering Veterans Through Entrepreneurship

Attention Veteran Business Owners: At the President’s direction, the SBA led the first-ever Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development, which included representation from seven federal agencies and four leading veterans organizations.  The Task Force is focused on increasing the number of veteran-owned businesses and the number of Americans – including other veterans – those businesses employ.  Through public… Read more

Some Vets Get Chance at Medical Retirement

According to Military.com, Approximately 70,000 veterans who were given a medical separation between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2009 have the chance to have their separations reviewed and possibly changed to a medical retirement. To be eligible veterans must have been medically separated with a combined disability rating of 20 percent or less, and originally not found eligible for… Read more