Author Archives: Alex Horton

Tillman Scholars: Veterans Leading from the Front

Last month, the Pat Tillman Foundation hosted its annual Pat Tillman Leadership Summit for its newest military scholars. More than 50 scholars gathered in Chicago to hone their leadership skills for various sectors, from government and law to social work …

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Hiring our Heroes Events through September

In a promising sign, Veteran unemployment continues to track below the national average. More and more Veterans are leaving the service and finding meaningful work, and others looking for work have benefited from private and public sector collaboration. But there’s …

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Long-Term Look at Veterans Unemployment Shows Decline

Earlier this morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Veteran unemployment data for the month of July. The unemployment rate for all Veterans was 6.4 percent last month—a very slight increase from 6.3 percent in June and still one percentage …

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Intel Report, July 26

This week’s wrapup of Veterans news and resources: July 27 marks the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. Stars & Stripes has a great report from the Korean War Memorial, and the U.S. Army put together …

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Video: Pat Tillman Military Scholars and Continued Service

On July 11, the 2013 class of Tillman Military Scholars gathered in Chicago for the annual Pat Tillman Leadership Summit. As recipients of scholarships from the Pat Tillman Foundation, the next generation of Veteran and military spouse leaders learned how …

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The Hammer of Thor: Now Approved for VA Provided Headstones

VAntage Point staff writer; Iraq Veteran

Thor’s Hammer has been added to the list of nearly 60 emblems authorized for engraving on VA-issued headstones and markers.

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More than 20K Vets Land Jobs with Hiring Our Heroes

It’s official: The US Chamber of Commerce jobs initiative for Veterans, Hiring our Heroes, recently surpassed 20,000 hires across the country. Their success is marked by a sustained and aggressive focus both in and out of government, and we look …

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VA Strengthens Community-Based Support of Homeless Veterans

Since 2009, aggressive support and prevention initiatives for homeless Veterans have led to a decline of Vets without shelter by 17.2 percent. We’re encouraged by the progress, but we are also reminded that we’re not at the goal of zero …

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Unemployment Rate for All Veterans Continues to Decline

Late last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Veteran unemployment data for the month of June. The unemployment rate for all Veterans was 6.3 percent last month—a slight drop from 6.6 percent in May and still below the national …

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Gettysburg: Hallowed Grounds 150 Years Later

On this day 150 years ago, the mostly costly battle in terms of American casualties in the Civil War ended in the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. After three days of brutal fighting in the fields and the streets of that …

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