Arguably, I gave the military the best decade of my life, my 20s. I used to wonder if I had made a mistake; after all, it seemed like the people I had gone to high school with had a massive head start on going to college and starting on their careers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a backlog of about 300,000 new disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the head of the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) said Tuesday.
In many ways, the United States military is one of the most successful middle-class jobs programs ever created. No matter what someone’s background is, they can join the military, learn a new skill while working, and leave with years of experience and education under their belt.
The number of suicides and the suicide rate among U.S. veterans remained relatively flat in 2018 compared with the previous year – a stubbornly steady state that the Department of Veterans Affairs hopes to attack with new initiatives such as outreach to veterans not in the VA health system and counseling on safe storage of firearms.
When returning from WWII, African American veterans experienced a different reality, especially those returning to the Southern States.
In this episode, Dr. Gary Deel talks to Joel Beam about his career as a Navy SEAL and the challenges he faced when applying his unique skillset to the corporate world.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeing a resurgence of patients with COVID-19, with the number of active cases at 6,454 as of Tuesday, exceeding the record high of 6,424 set July 20.