Veterans

Country Music Star Shares His Heart and Voice to Lift Up Nation's Wounded Heroes

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Country music legend Lee Greenwood has a voice, and a heart, for service. As the national ambassador for Helping a Hero, he flies all over the country to perform and present wounded soldiers with keys to new, handicap-accessible homes. He is also a spokesperson for Disabled American Veterans, “Products for Good” and the Honor 1 Campaign. Lee has performed his iconic 1983 hit, “God Bless the USA,” at numerous charitable events throughout his career, including a performance at New York City’s Yankee Stadium just a few days after 9/11.

Overcoming Barriers Together: The 2017 Warriors to Summits Team

Meet some of the members of the 2017 No Barriers Warriors to Summits team. The team recently completed their second training expedition together.
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Meet some of the members of the 2017 No Barriers Warriors to Summits team. The team recently completed their second training expedition together.

The 2017 No Barriers Warriors to Summits team is continuing to work together to overcome barriers. The team of veterans with disabilities completed their second expedition — climbing the Wind River Range in the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming — July 14-20.

Sealed Air and Hope For The Warriors

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Sealed Air launched its Veterans Network in 2014 and supports veteran's groups like Hope For the Warriors and Patriots Path. Learn more about Sgt. Michael John Trost's story here. 

For more videos like this from Sealed Air - visit their YouTube channel   

Wells Fargo Stories of Better: Detroit HomeLift

Military veteran Kienya Rudolph, of Detroit, who lost his home, rebuilt his credit and savings, and became a homeowner again through Detroit HomeLift.
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A new Wells Fargo video series celebrates the triumph of the human spirit over adversity and spotlights individuals who are working to make their communities better every day.

Jobs for Unemployed Veterans

After 18 years in the Army, Jeff was medically retired and having the all-too-common experience of struggling to find work after service. The happy ending began when social media connected him with one of his former soldiers who was a manager at Walmart.
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just over 7,000 -- 4.5 percent of the 164,000 veterans in Oklahoma's work force -- are unemployed. But there's another 152,000 veterans who aren't considered in the work force, which means they're either not looking for jobs, or have given up looking.

"I would like to see us do better," said State Senator Frank Simpson, "because I think military people bring some unique skills with them that maybe their civilian counterparts don't have."

Frontline Families AmeriCorps Member Serves Veterans, Local Community

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Wendy Samples may have been the only Frontline Families AmeriCorps member in the entire state of Mississippi over the last year, but her friend and colleague, Heath Dearman, said she has been the perfect fit for this role.

Voya Financial and The American College Announce Second Quarter Veteran Scholarship Recipient

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June 29, 2017 /3BL Media/  - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that it has awarded its second quarter scholarship to financial counselor Desiree Kaul, who is committed to advancing financial literacy in her community. Desiree is married to veteran Army Major Michael Kaul, who transitioned from active duty last year.

Sanofi Honors U.S. Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

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Memorial Day, a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of every May, honors members of our armed forces who have died after serving and protecting our nation.   

American Veterans, Inc. Recognizes Sodexo’s Operations in North Carolina with AMVETS Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year Award

Award recognizes Sodexo for its commitment to serving veterans through both hiring practices and community involvement
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Sodexo, world leader in providing Quality of Life services, and its operations throughout North Carolina have been recognized by American Veterans, Inc. (AMVETS) for its work providing employment opportunities for veterans through the annual AMVETS Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year Award.

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