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Starbucks Plans to Hire an Additional 15,000 U.S. Veterans

June 30, 2017

Starbucks Plans to Hire an Additional 15,000 U.S. Veterans

Starbucks announced in late March that it would hire an additional 15,000 veterans this year. The coffee chain said it has reached its goal of hiring 10,000 veterans and their spouses one year ahead of a self-imposed 2018 deadline. The coffee giant states that its goal is to hire 25,000 U.S. veterans by the year […]

June 29, 2017

Shulkin Defends Trump’s Budget Proposal That Could Cut Payments to Disabled Elderly Veterans

The new secretary of the VA, David Shulkin, recently defended a measure in Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal that would cut thousands of dollars in payments to disabled elderly veterans. The issue has to do with the expanded choice program, which allows veterans to choose private health care services over the VA’s network of services. […]

June 28, 2017

VA Secretary Shares Same Goal as Former President Obama- End Veteran’s Homelessness

The new secretary of the Veterans Administration shares the same goal as former President Barak Obama, to end homelessness among U.S. veterans. David Shulkin stated he would like to reduce the number of veterans who are homeless from 40,000 to 10,000 or 15,000 during the Trump administration, according to Business Insider. The VA secretary stated […]

June 27, 2017

Social Media Vs PTSD

It has been long understood that soldiers who return from battle often face challenges when they return to civilian life. It is hard to imagine how any human being could overcome so many of the struggles that those who serve have to face. Just considering all of the horrible things that one might have seen […]

June 26, 2017

Veteran Lays on the Floor in Pain While Waiting for Care

A woman in North Carolina recently snapped a photo of several U.S. veterans lying on the floor of a veteran’s hospital in the state. One veteran was slouched in a wheelchair while squirming around in pain and another veteran was on the floor crying out in agony. According to the Huffington Post, one veteran asked […]

June 25, 2017

Veterans With Mental Illnesses May Have Access to Guns

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill back in late March that gives veterans with mental illnesses the ability to buy guns, according to the Huffington Post. In 2007, President George W. Bush passed a law after the Virginia Tech mass shooting requiring the Veterans Administration to identify veterans with a “mental defect” and […]

June 24, 2017

Most Veterans Still Give President Trump Strong Support

A recent survey showed about 54 percent of American veterans still support Donald Trump. During his campaign, Trump received broad support from many veterans. Trump’s overall numbers show he has a 39 percent approval rating among the broader public, according to the Pew Research Center. Veterans both young and old give Trump high marks for […]

June 10, 2017

The Status of Veterans in the United States This Month

http://www.businessinsider.com/veterans-affairs-chief-itll-take-longer-to-end-veteran-homelessness-2017-5   United States military veterans — along with veterans all around the world — are not treated as positively as they should be, in the eyes of most United States citizens. A significant deficiency in taking care of veterans in the USA comes with the ever-failing Veterans Affairs. Recently, the new chief of Veterans […]

June 9, 2017

Survey Reveals Veteran’s Trump Approval Rating

Over the past four months, the presidency of Donald Trump has been discussed heavily in the media. While he has made a lot of big moves already, he has lost support from some people that used to support his presidency. According to a recent survey, one group of people in the United States is continuing […]

June 8, 2017

Veterans Enjoy A Clerical Error In Their Favor

The Pentagon has recently stated that it will cease all attempts to recollect the bonuses that it accidentally gave to national guard veterans over the years. This news comes amidst an outpouring of congressional support, in which many U.S. senators felt it was wrong to go after veterans for money that was “incorrectly” sent to […]