Trump Tweet Touts “Tremendous Progress” at the VA

President Donald Trump, who promised sweeping changes to the VA during his campaign, tweeted that he is making “tremendous progress” at the distressed agency. Earlier in the week, Trump signed an executive order creating an accountability office at the VA. The new office would protect whistleblowers from ridicule by fellow employees of the VA. Known as the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, Trump stated the new office would ensure that substandard care for veterans will never be acceptable.

 

The secretary of the VA, David Shulkin, said the new office would remove so-called “barriers” that prevent the agency from transferring or firing problematic employees. Many in the VA argue it is next to impossible to terminate “bad managers’ because of the long grievance process required by union rules. President Trump also signed a bill extending a program under the VA allowing some veterans to seek medical care outside of the department’s network. IN 2014, several veterans died as they waited for care at the Phoenix VA Medical Center.

 

According to the Los Angeles Times, the VA will not hire new employees to staff the new accountability office. Instead, existing employees will transfer into the new department despite an agency-wide shortage of employees. Shulkin said he did not have specific dollar amounts on how much the new department would cost, but he noted it will take a “substantial commitment.”

 

 

Hilton Resorts to Hire 20,000 Veterans

In recent years, a few American companies have expressed interest in adding more veterans to their payrolls, and one of the latest is the international resort chain Hilton.

 

According to a report by CNN Money, Hilton plans to hire 20,000 veterans by the year 2020. This hiring practice dates back to 2013, when Hilton executive announced a plan to hire 10,000 veterans, a milestone they recently achieved. The next phase of this program will be an enhancement to give preferential hiring consideration to veterans as well as to their spouses, and the target is 20,000 new employees.

 

The current unemployment rate among veterans in the United States stands at five percent, slightly above the national rate of 4.5 percent. One of the problems faced by veterans is that their military skills do not always translate easily in the civilian sector; for this reason, the human resources professionals at Hilton have developed a system to match the job requirements of their resorts and restaurants to those used by the Armed Forces.

 

Hilton now knows, for example that one of the Military Occupational Specialty codes for infantry in the Marine Corps is 0311, equivalent to 11 Bravo in the Army. Since the human resources department of Hilton is familiar with these MOS codes, hiring managers feel more comfortable placing veterans in hospitality, security, food service, or engineering jobs.

 

The Hilton headquarters office is located in McLean, Virginia, a community known to be home to many military families, veterans and federal employees.

Southern California Veterans Appraise Trump’s 100 Days

Not spectacular and not disastrous are the passing grades being given to United States President Donald Trump as he completed his first 100 days in office. KGTV Channel 10, an ABC affiliate station in San Diego, interviewed veterans in Coronado Island, a Southern California community that many veterans call home, and their assessment of President Trump was satisfactory for the most part.

 

One veteran gave Trump a B because he thinks the President is trying his best even though many of his actions are deeply flawed. Another veteran remarked that Trump is also trying to look out for military families. A couple of other veterans believe that Trump’s close relations with generals and top military commanders are commendable.

 

There is a consensus about Trump’s erratic behavior being the product of self absorption, something that veterans are not happy with. They believe that Trump should fine-tune his attitude and ignore reports and comments made by the press.

 

Overall, Southern California veterans seem pleased with Trump; however, they would like him to grow a thicker skin when dealing with the media, with legislators and with ranking members of his own party. In other words, they would like to see a more diplomatic Trump.

 

Many veterans do not know have an opinion on the ongoing investigation of General Michael Flynn and his alleged ties to the Kremlin. For the most part, veterans are waiting to see the results of the investigation, which may connect Russian meddling into the political campaign that helped to elect Trump.

 

Help for Veterans

The United States Veteran Affairs Department has announced that they have launched a new social media platform for minimizing ex-military suicide. For the departed, they have responded to the numerous calls to action to do something about the increased military support. For the company, nothing gives them much honor than to become the forefront capability in the industry. For this reason, they ended up working to attain better business skills in a manner that is not paralleled din the industry. The United States veterans have suffered great stress after a mission in the field, for this reason, they end up getting the wrong nature of business entities.

 

One of the United States veterans was rescued from attempting to commit suicide. For this reason, he was taken to the United States affair to develop working capabilities in a manner that is not paralleled in the industry. For those who want to attain maximum capabilities, they must seek the attention of most development veterans to advice most of their ex-military officials on how to lead a normal life. We also understand that it is not a normal procedure to transform from a military officer to a civilian life.

 

This experience can be daunting for most. However, the updated social media platform will offer the most sophisticated entity to develop working capabilities in a manner that is not paralleled in the industry. Therefore, veterans will engage in numerous discussions about their experience in the army and other organs of the military. Service to the people is paramount.

 

 

New PTSD Treatment Showing Promise for Veterans

A former Marine whose military experiences left him with post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly abbreviated as PTSD, is undergoing a clinical trial that has thus far shown a lot of promise for other veterans who suffer from this condition.

 

Mark Bratton served in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2007 to 2009; he was later diagnosed with PTSD and was forced to endure depression, anxiety and neurotic behavior. More than 2.5 million veterans suffer from PTSD, and most of them are prescribed medications such as Zoloft and Paxil, which were modeled after the successful Prozac came on the market to treat symptoms patients who suffer from depression.

 

In Bratton’s case, a service dog and a sublingual trial medication that contains a muscle relaxant have been very effective in terms of containing his PTSD symptoms. The medication is currently in its third stage of clinical trials in Texas, and has not yet been named.

 

According to television news station KGW, an NBC affiliate in Portland, the medication does not go directly into the bloodstream and does not present the typical side effects of drowsiness. Although the current trials feature veterans as test subjects, the medication will also be helpful to civilians whose PTSD symptoms are triggered by emotionally traumatic experiences.

 

The Food and Drug Administration has placed the trial medication into a fast-track phase for the purpose of making it available as soon as possible. This acceleration of trials is only granted to medications that show lots of promise and a high level of confidence in their effectiveness.

 

Mr. Trump’s Tear-Down Budget

Mick Mulvaney, the Budget Director for White House, has defended the approval of the president to reduce the military budget for 2018. This is one of the most prominent promises Trump made to the people during his campaign. He is also determined to relieve the stress accrued on the people due to heavy taxation. For this reason, he will be seen as a man who keeps his promises. According to Trump, he is prepared to spend heavily on Military and borders. This is one of the greatest things he intends to do for the people. For those who need to eliminate business strategies, they must seek their intention to engage in all entities that will give them profit.

 

It is turning out that he will spend much less on areas like education and infrastructure that need attention due to the aging roads in the United States. This is also one area that he is failing the American people. Due to the intensity animated in the budget, people must seek their business capabilities in a manner that is not depicted in the industry. According to political analysts, this is a political document. Because he will realize that he is doing much to detain the people on education, he will see better ways of increasing tax. This action will bring down the American people in a manner that is not paralleled in the industry. Trump has increased the state budget by more than 29 percent. According to him, this increment denotes economic growth.

Navy SEAL Commander’s Suicide

Job Price, the Navy SEAL team commander, has been pronounced dead. The occurrence of his death can be best described as suicide. For him, he has engaged in working for the government for over two decades. For this reason, people have developed a norm that military officials are never there to help others in the fight against the nominating ordeals in the government. For those who do not want to engage in architectural designs, they must seek better business entities in the most sophisticated manner. According to a report presented to the government, the individual committed suicide due to the stress he was undergoing leading the military officials.

 

More news flew in saying that he was stressed by managing the Elite Group of the Navy that can take away your life if you are at loggerheads with them. For those who deal in business deals, you cannot work in this department. He has been suffering from his mental illness for more than three years. He was also stigmatized by engaging in al manners of development facilities to those that cannot be determined in this business. The military is also working hard to develop a better way to summon those seen stigmatizing veterans and other military employees.

 

More research into the stories that lead to suicide in the military, a revelation has come to the media that the military is one of the most daunting jobs in the world. While most of our young men struggle to commit their businesses, they must work hard and avoid recruitment.

Starbucks Promises 25,000 Jobs To Veterans

Starbucks is often in the news for serving new types of coffee and other types of drinks. However, this time they are in the news for a whole new reason. They are giving jobs to the country’s heroes. Veterans will be able to work for the coffee giant and earn money to supplement their income.

 

They have designated 37 stores to be “veteran family stores.” These stores will be staffed by veterans or military staff members wives. Many of these stores are close to military bases. Prime locations include El Paso, Newport, and Bedford. Their goal is to serve those who serve. They have set committed to hire 25,000 people in the next few weeks to staff these locations.

 

Since 2013, they have hired 10,000 veterans and military family members to add to their growing company. The plan actually started back then, but they have just recently increased their efforts to hire more. The stores will also send care packages to active military bases to help support those who are fighting for the country.

 

There are still many members of the military that are deployed overseas. These car packages allow them to enjoy some of the good snacks and things they love from their homeland. It’s good new for corporate American as yet another company steps up and helps the American heroes who have given their all to provide freedom.

 

Some believe this may be a publicity stunt to help get them in good graces for all the things that they have done that has angered many.

 

Trump to Sign Order Creating New Accountability Office at the VA

As the last day of his first 100 days in office approaches, President Donald Trump is looking to add to his accomplishments by signing an executive order creating a special department at the Veterans Affairs holding employees of the VA accountable for wrongdoing. The new office will probe allegations of wrongdoing, including those employees who look to retaliate against so-called “whistleblowers.” The office will also seek ways to adequately address the problems, including disciplinary proceedings. According to USA Today, the new office will report directly to David Shulkin, the secretary of the VA.

 

Shulkin stated to reporters that accountability is one of the biggest issues the VA must address. Part of being accountable, Shulkin stated, is the mission of serving the nation’s greatest heroes, veterans. Shulkin went on to say that part of the new office’s focus is to identify employees of the VA who deviate from the mission of serving veterans. Shulkin also stated that the creation of the new accountability office shows the dedication and desire of President Trump to reforming the VA.

 

During his campaign, President Trump promised to create a hotline that went directly to the White House. According to USA Today, Secretary Shulkin is in the process of establishing that hotline. Reports also indicated that Shulkin is building a task force specifically for investigating allegations of fraud. The task force is another one of President Trump’s campaign promises.

 

 

Veterans Returning Home

The transition from military to civilian life is slightly different for every veteran. However, it is a serious adjustment that needs to be made. Some veterans have spent their entire adult lives in the Armed Forces and have no idea what it is like to exist without this unique support system. Talented individuals struggle to find a place in a world that is very different from the one they knew before. It takes a solid education to assist these veterans in making the change from uniform to corporate America. There are several programs in place that are designed to help military service members make the difficult adjustment to the civilian world. The veteran and their family members are all encouraged to participate in these training sessions.

 

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is designed to provide the information that a veteran needs to conduct themselves outside the military structure. The course may vary in length depending on the target audience. There are various speakers enlisted to make presentations to veterans and give them insight on how they can use their current skills to be successful on the outside. Understanding their status as veterans is crucial to maximizing on the opportunities that are in place for each prior service member. The Department of Veterans Affairs is a completely different organization from the one that they have been working with. Many veterans find themselves frustrated dealing with VA policy and give up on many of the benefits they are entitled to. Representatives from the VA are able to clear up the traditional confusion that goes with these processes.