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6/23/17 | NBC News

George W. Bush to Vets: We Can Defeat the Stigma of Post-Traumatic Stress

Former President George W. Bush shares veterans’ stories and lessons through paintings in his new book, “Portraits of Courage.” He discusses a section on post-traumatic stress, saying, “It was courageous to volunteer in the face of danger, and it’s just as courageous to talk about the invisible wounds of war.”

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6/23/15 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

500,000 Heroes Hired!

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes and Capital One are excited to announce that more than half a million veterans and military spouses have been hired through the Hiring 500,000 Heroes initiative. Learn more about this major milestone here: Please Activate Javascript

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8/22/14 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

Veteran eMentor Google Hangout: August 27

A good mentor can help with your job search, career development, and transition challenges. If you’re interested in finding a mentor, join the Veteran eMentor Google Hangout on Wednesday, August 27, at 12 p.m. EDT. You’ll learn more about the Veteran eMentor program from current mentors and protégés, and how you can get involved. To join the […]

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8/7/14 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

Upcoming Vets Events: Bay Area

The 5th annual Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit will take place on Sunday, September 7, at Trione Polo Field in Santa Rosa, Calif. The event will serve as a fundraiser for injured American combat soldiers living in northern California, with all proceeds going to support three local veterans rehabilitation programs: Pathway Home, Community Action North Bay, The […]

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7/8/14 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

NPower’s Technology Service Corps Trains Veterans for IT Jobs

NPower’s Technology Service Corps is an innovative, veterans-focused job training program that educates veterans on technology and professional skills to succeed in the workforce. The comprehensive program provides technical training, skill development, mentorship, apprenticeships, and job placement in the STEM sector. “Vacancies in corporate IT departments grow on a monthly basis. NPower’s Technology Service Corps program […]

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5/15/14 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

Valor Games Far West Return to San Francisco Bay Area

Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association will host the Valor Games Far West 2014 on May 30th-June 2nd at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA. Veterans and active duty service members with disabilities will compete in athletic competitions including archery, biathlon, cycling, field, powerlifting, and swimming. Eligible disability conditions include amputation/limb loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, spinal […]

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5/14/14 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

NBC Bay Area’s Damian Trujillo to Emcee Fourth Annual Silicon Valley Vets Ball

By Katerina Athanasiou On September 13th, the Veterans Supportive Services Agency (VSSA) will host its 4th Annual Silicon Valley Veterans Ball. Damian Trujillo, a reporter for NBC’s Bay Area station and Telemundo, will be the emcee. The VSSA has served over 600 veterans in Santa Clary County by assisting disabled veterans file their compensation claims. […]

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3/28/14 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

NBC4 Visits Hiring Our Heroes Career Fair

NBC4 New York’s Marc Santia stopped by the Hiring Our Heroes career fair, which took place on March 27, at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan. More than 100 employers came to connect with veterans and military spouses. Learn more:

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2/25/14 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

Sharp Decisions Leads Second Year of V.E.T.S. Program

By Katerina Athanasiou Sharp Decisions, a New York City-based IT company, is recruiting the next class of veterans for their Vocations, Education and Training for ServiceMembers (V.E.T.S.) Program, now in its second year. The project is the brainchild of CEO Karen Ross, who began V.E.T.S. as a means of giving back to troops, who often […]

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2/11/14 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

Department of Veterans Affairs Launches New GI Bill Assistance Tools

By Katerina Athanasiou The Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA), Defense, Education, and Justice, as well as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission have launched an online compliant system to collect feedback from veterans, service members, and their families when they are having trouble using Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and the Military […]

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