Your end of the week brief for Veterans news and resources:
- Earlier this week, Secretary Shinseki met with University of North Carolina President Thomas Ross to discuss UNC’s coordinated approach to support student Veterans. UNC has implemented a robust network to help recruit, retain and graduate student Vets that can be exported to other campuses. As more Veterans attend school than ever before, the holistic approach will be crucial in the years to come.
- Veteran unemployment remains a focus for VA, and while we’re glad overall Veteran unemployment is down, we can do much better. If you’re looking to make the next jump in your career (or start a new one), the US Chamber of Commerce might have something for you. Their Hiring our Heroes fairs are held every week across the country, so check out where they’ll be this month—and be sure to pass along to fellow Vets who may be looking for work as well.
- The other day I had a question for my doctor, but I couldn’t go to the medical center to ask her, and waiting on hold can be frustrating. So I went on MyHealtheVet and sent her an email using Secure Messaging. It’s one of many features which give you the ability to view upcoming appointments, refill prescriptions, view lab results, and more, so check it out if you don’t have an account.
- 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.
- On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army was created in response to the British marching on Boston. What do you get for a military branch that’s 238 years old?