Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. This week’s roundup of Veterans news and resources:
The US Chamber of Commerce initiative, Hire Our Heroes, will debut online toolkits to help Veterans pinpoint growing job markets and find credible employers, among other features. In the meantime, check out their rolling list of hiring fairs across the country.
We often mention the Veterans Crisis Line and how it has saved lives, but this video really drives home the enormous effort from dedicated folks to staff the call centers day and night. And as always, the Crisis Line can be reached at 1-800-273-8255, online through chat, and now by text at 838255.
Even in an age of fiscal restraint, VA is in the midst of the biggest infrastructure improvement since the end of World War II. That means more hospitals, clinics, and technology to better serve Veterans.
We hear from a lot of Veterans about the disability claims process, and we get that it can be daunting. Our most popular post on this blog was a collection of tips and advice for filing a claim. Check it out if you’re about to begin the process.
We’re all about Veterans who leave the service and go on to lead successful lives. We profiled 12 of them for our portrait project Strong at the Broken Places—an effort to show the nation what resiliency looks like. The project is ongoing, so if you’d like to participate, drop us a line.