Master of Fine Arts students from UC San Diego are helping to connect veterans through playwriting and artistic expression - proving that "veterans sh... Read more »
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We are a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of wounded and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Veterans through equine interaction and other animal-assisted therapies, home repair help and job opportunity assistance and support.
"As an entrepreneur, I seem to only learn the hard way. I almost always end up doing the right thing; but only after trying every other possibility fi... Read more »
As part of the Women Veterans Leadership Summit last month, a panel of female veterans, turned successful business leaders, spoke about their transiti... Read more »
"Entrepreneurs are innovators: They defy conventional wisdom to find ways to improve it, and they challenge assumptions to approach a given industry o... Read more »
"You come out of the service after so many years and you don't necessarily have a foundation when you get out," said Torie Fisher, Army and National G... Read more »
"Entrepreneurial women aren't all alike, but our collective experiences have plenty of overlap. Like all entrepreneurs, we start our businesses becaus... Read more »
"Over the past few years, Marine Corps veteran Cole Lyle, 27, has devoted much of his time to meeting with lawmakers and testifying before Congress, a... Read more »
Those who play golf often call the game therapeutic - beautiful and quiet scenery in good company, what could be better? Well thanks to the Professio... Read more »
Did you know that only 10% of startups make it to their second year, of which 5% operate below a positive financial margin? Shocking, right? Well don'... Read more »
Finding a job can be challenging, time-consuming, and often times discouraging - especially in today's market. However, for those returning from servi... Read more »
With a homeless veteran population of over 3,500 in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, local builders have taken an innovative approach to this long-run... Read more »
"It's been said that money can't buy happiness but poverty can't buy anything. Sure, we entrepreneurs want to make money, but that's not who we are. F... Read more »
Brooklyn Brewery's co-founder, Steve Hindy, took an "unconventional path to entrepreneurship," one that started in Beirut as a war correspondent for t... Read more »
"Struggling to expand its ranks, the Army will triple the amount of bonuses it's paying this year to more than $380 million, including new incentives... Read more »
United Through Reading, a national nonprofit, is on a mission to connect deployed U.S. soldiers to their children by "facilitating the bonding experie... Read more »
"Since World War II, military veterans have continuously innovated and created enduring businesses like no other group in America. Veterans created ho... Read more »
According to recent report from NBC News, more and more female veterans are beginning to make "runs at local state, and federal political offices." Al... Read more »
Stella, a 1-year-old labrador-retriever mix, was returned several times to an adoption center due to her high energy and rambunctious personality. How... Read more »
"Some troops return from war only to face a new fight -- symptoms of PTSD. But everything that follows traumatic experiences isn't bad. In fact, resea... Read more »
Knowing that the transition from the military to a civilian career can be challenging, it's important we understand the resources available to our ser... Read more »
"Positive reviews and word of mouth marketing equate to trust, and most people flock to online sites to review a business or get the opinion of friend... Read more »
Since enlisting in the U.S. Army 8 months ago, 19-year-old Keaton Tilson hadn't been home since Christmas - so when he received approval to travel hom... Read more »
Vet-to-Vet Advice for Veterans Considering Transitioning from the Military to Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
In today's economy, entrepreneurship continues to grow as many have "turned from working for someone else to working from themselves." However, "many... Read more »
Founded in 2011, Williams James College is "the only U.S. psychology graduate school focused on training veterans as counselors." With nearly 19 milli... Read more »
When you think about Memorial Day, what comes to mind? Be honest - the beginning of summer? BBQ's and parades? A long weekend? Unfortunately, many act... Read more »
"The idea of narrowing down your entire life's purpose into a single job is daunting. Most people do not have a singular obsession that drives them ou... Read more »
"Six years ago, this national amnesia about what used to be called "Decoration Day" was too much for two battle-hardened Navy Seals, Stephen Holley an... Read more »
For U.S. Air Force Sgt. Adam Wylie, "Emra" was so much more than just a service dog. The two trained and worked together from 2012 to 2014 while deplo... Read more »
Your to-do list seems endless, yet continues to grow. But it's hard to make any progress when you don't even know where to begin. When everything on y... Read more »
Richard Overton is the oldest living World War II veteran, turning 111 this month.
Born May 11, 1906 in Bastrop County, TX, Overton "served in the... Read more »
We're at a time where America "needs job creators" and veterans seem to be the perfect solution. Veterans are "resourceful, driven, work well in teams... Read more »
Military kids deserve to be recognized everyday for their resilience, patience, and understanding. "Our littlest warriors sacrifice and serve alongsid... Read more »
Sgt. Reyes, a combat diver and special operations forces veteran, "is used to diving in extreme conditions to destroy enemy targets or rescue injured... Read more »
"A veteran job search is unique - and challenging - for a number of reasons. Perhaps that's why, according to reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor St... Read more »
"Good design principles can be learned and exercised by anyone."
From background and color contrast, to alignment and spacing, these basic and prac... Read more »
"Whether you're starting a business or growing an existing one, you need clients. If you don't like selling and don't have a strong referral network,... Read more »
For the first time since losing his leg in 2007 during his second deployment in Iraq, William Gadsby was able to bend his knee by simply thinking abou... Read more »
PetSmart Launches Fourth Annual Patriotic Service Offerings Benefitting Veterans' Service Dog Programs
In honor of National Military Appreciation Month this May, PetSmart, the nation's leading pet specialty retailer, is offering "a selection of patrioti... Read more »
We know veterans hold numerous character traits that make them both desirable and essential to the business world. Such traits are also what make vete... Read more »
Vietnam veteran Dennis Matthews recently launched a non-profit organization, New Smiles for Veterans, in an effort to help veterans get dental care.Kn... Read more »
No matter what business you are starting, it's likely that you're "on a digital marketing journey" trying to determine the best digital tools and stra... Read more »
"If you want to create the life that you desire, you need to take responsibility for your life and do the things which are necessary to get you from w... Read more »
After returning home from the Iraq war with a painful back injury, Chris Nolte, couldn't accept that he would no longer be able to follow his lifelong... Read more »
The 'good cemeterian': Incredible story of the Florida man who spends his one day off cleaning veterans' tombstones
Andrew Lumish spends almost every Sunday traveling to cemeteries around Tampa, FL to clean and restore veterans' tombstones.
Lumish, a self-proclai... Read more »
Athletes of Valor, an organization founded by a group of military veterans and former collegiate athletes, is changing the future of many veterans. "A... Read more »
"Veterans suffering from symptoms such as irritability, restlessness, hypersensitivity to stimulation, memory loss, fatigue and dizziness are often di... Read more »
After Tuck, a 22-year-old retired quarter show horse, was no longer able to compete due to degenerative ligaments in his hind legs, his caretaker Nanc... Read more »
No one said entrepreneurship was easy, but for veterans, it's becoming a path fewer are deciding to embark upon. With fewer veteran-owned businesses c... Read more »
With the number of women serving in the military continuing to increase, female Veterans have become the fastest growing demographic in America's home... Read more »
Every submarine in the U.S. fleet was originally designed with the height, reach and strength of men in mind. But that's about to change.
With roug... Read more »
Last week, Starbucks unveiled four new "Military Family Stores" as part of its initiative to employ 25,000 veterans and military spouses by 2025. The... Read more »
Army veteran Ernesto Rodriguez completed a 2,200-mile walk across the United States in an effort to draw attention to suicides among military veterans... Read more »
It's surprisingly easy to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines tend to put our brains on autopilot.
Howe... Read more »
The Department of Veterans Affairs is increasing transparency by launching a new online tool for veterans to get information on wait times and quality... Read more »
The brave men and women in our country's military learn valuable skills from their service, ranging from self-motivation and logistics to discipline,... Read more »
One night Erin Baxter was up late browsing Facebook when she came across a news story about a local animal shelter that had taken in three deaf and bl... Read more »
Pets and bullying are two topics people don't often think to put together, but the fact is, pets can help play a major role in reducing bullying and b... Read more »
Video is an essential tool to have in your content marketing toolbox. Just look at these statistics:
- Including a video on a landing page can incr... Read more »
On Monday, Staff Sgt. Jose Sanchez ran in the Boston Marathon, as a true inspiration to all.
In 2011, Sanchez lost the lower part of his leg after... Read more »
During his time on the bench overseeing Buffalo, NY's drug treatment court and the city's mental health treatment court, Judge Robert Russell began to... Read more »
Operation: 23 to Zero, a Minnesota based non-profit started by local veterans, raised awareness of the veteran suicide epidemic by placing combat boot... Read more »
The Apple founder left a huge mark on the world, and without his brains, vision and attitude, it would be a different place.
From iconic moments li... Read more »
Entrepreneurs are a unique breed of people. They do things their way and are known for their almost obsessive attraction to habits. But, there's a goo... Read more »
Nonprofit organization, America's VetDogs (AVD), is working with inmates across the country to help train service animals for wounded military veteran... Read more »
About 200,000 people transition out of military service annually, and according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, close to half fin... Read more »
David (his last name withheld for his protection, served voluntarily in Vietnam for the US. He was, however also in the US illegally. His family moved... Read more »
There has been some amazing evidence that exposure to blast waves from IEDs to gunfire to other artillery rounds injure the brain in ways that are not... Read more »
It can be hard to find meaning after you serve in the military. Finding a new passion and purpose is one of the main ways to bounce back from PTSD.... Read more »
There is an opiate abuse problem in our country right now, but it's hitting our Veterans harder than it is civilians. And a new study is proving it.... Read more »
Women Veterans often feel like they don't belong either in the military or out of the military in VA medical Centers.
Army reserve and combat Veter... Read more »
You have ideas and feel entrepreneurship is your calling but you have no techie side at all. What do you do? Simple. Follow startup wild man Ben Tosse... Read more »
Coming home once leaving Service can be tough for many. Here's a sample resume for a Marine seeking a civilian job in law enforcement.
Click the SO... Read more »
The country's first national humane organization announced plans to build a center for training shelter dogs for service to Veterans with PTSD and oth... Read more »
Many American's have no idea that we lose 20+ Veterans to suicide every day. And after his own struggles, Ernesto Rodriguez is stepping up.
He is w... Read more »
Looking for a college that truly supports you as a Veteran? These schools go out of their way to help. The Military Times sent out a 150-question surv... Read more »
An overwhelming number of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) members prefer fixing Veterans Affairs medical services to establishing a new private-care ba... Read more »
Female warriors are often under-represented in the stories and fanfare of celebrating those who serve and have served in the military.
After 12 yea... Read more »
Ongoing problems at the VA call center cause more than 1/4 of all calls to be redirected to other emergency response services call centers.
Those b... Read more »
Students at a Corona Del Mar High in California come together with servicemen and servicewomen to tell the Veterans' stories in mini, documentary-like... Read more »
Traumatic brain Injury is a serious injury that's hard to diagnose but even harder to treat. However there is an alternative treatment called HBOT (Hy... Read more »
Recently funding cuts have been proposed for the National Endowment for the Arts. Those cuts would negatively affect Veterans who are prescribed art t... Read more »
The Wounded Veterans Recreation Act aims to give any military Veteran with a service-connected disability a free, all-access park pass to any National... Read more »
The Canadian government is rolling out a comprehensive package that will recognize the important role of caregivers, help more families, support mental health and pay for the education and training Veterans need to find the work they want in their po... Read more »
On March 9, 2015, a police officer responded to reports of a suspicious person knocking on doors and crawling on the ground at an apartment complex ju... Read more »
Mike Belsito of Product Collective researches whether high-growth technology startups value technical backgrounds when hiring Product Managers.
Do... Read more »
The Arizona DOT recently forced a homeless veterans' camp to relocate since the camp was on state-owned property.
Jeff Kagan, Veterans on Patrol re... Read more »
At least 70 soldiers and vets died by suicide after serving on the Afghanistan mission - a growing cohort excluded from official accounts. Dozens of f... Read more »
Michael McCoy did two tours in Iraq. He also experienced a stay at Walter Reed Army Hospital. Until that moment, photography had been a hobby of sorts... Read more »
With the release of the 2017 federal budget, the deputy minister of Veteran Affairs is looking forward to implementing measures to better take care of... Read more »
Navy Veteran takes his own life right before a fundraising event to help Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress
A benefit in Kansas City to take place March 24th, 2017, was not cancelled even though one of the organizers, Veteran Ben Kelley, tragically took his... Read more »
Already hitting their goal of hiring 10,000 Veterans that was set in 2013, Starbuck's now plans to hire 15,000 moreVeterans and military spouses by 20... Read more »
The Pentagon has struggled to deal with a little-noticed cascade of child abuse and neglect cases in military families in the years since America went... Read more »
Lance Cpl. Matias Ferreira was leading a mission in Afghanistan. A machine gunner, he jumped from a rooftop to get some supplies. However what he didn... Read more »
Hard to believe but there are many people who go online and order a service dog/animal ID kit even though their pet is not needed for any disability.... Read more »
Neurologist has proof Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) works for Veterans with traumatic brain injury.
U.S. Army veteran Chris Liby says hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) saved his life after surviving an IED explosion while he was deployed to the Middle... Read more »
INSPIRATION: Little girl rescued by Air Force veteran in 2005 asks her "hero" to JROTC ball 12 years later
You never forget kindness. Especially when it also saves your young life. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and killed nearly 2000... Read more »
Step 1. You have to write a solid business plan to even think about starting and running a successful business.
The plan becomes a living document... Read more »
Howard Berry is dying of cancer. He's stopped all treatment. His life seems less important after he lost his son, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Berry, t... Read more »
Zack Cleghorn came back from deployment four years ago and transitioned to civilian life. He tried to hold a job but he suffered with depression and P... Read more »