Tagged: DoD

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