Veterans

Trump eases restrictions for vets to be Merchant Marines

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making it easier for active-duty service members and veterans to find civilian jobs by becoming U.S. Merchant Mariners, who transport cargo and personnel in peace and war. Trump signed an executive order Monday that allows veterans to apply their experience on military ships toward mariner credentialing and waives … Continue reading Trump eases restrictions for vets to be Merchant Marines

RallyPoint and Recon Realty Partner to Empower Servicemembers and Veterans To Use Real Estate as a Successful Transition Path

  WALTHAM, MASS./ JANUARY 11, 2019 (STL.News) RallyPoint, the military’s largest online network with 1.6 million members, announced a new partnership with Recon Realty that will help veterans learn whether becoming a rehabber, builder, or income property owner is a smart move for them, regardless of where they are in their military or civilian career. … Continue reading RallyPoint and Recon Realty Partner to Empower Servicemembers and Veterans To Use Real Estate as a Successful Transition Path

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs improvement for veterans

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump is spinning a tale regarding the number of jobs he’s provided for military veterans. At a veterans’ event Thursday, he said the unemployment rate for former service members is its best in 21 years. He’s not even close. It’s only a one-year low. And it was even lower 18 years … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs improvement for veterans

Business News: Walgreens Aims to Hire 5,000 Veterans, Teams Up with Southern New Hampshire University to Provide Educational Opportunities

New HERO program will provide veterans with career opportunities at Walgreens and discounted tuition at SNHU All Walgreens and Duane Reade Stores to Offer Veterans Day Discount Nov. 9 – 11 DEERFIELD, IL – Walgreens and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) today announced a new initiative that aims to provide career and educational opportunities for … Continue reading Business News: Walgreens Aims to Hire 5,000 Veterans, Teams Up with Southern New Hampshire University to Provide Educational Opportunities

The Fore Honor Foundation Annual Free Veterans Day Dinner

HOUSE SPRINGS, MO: (STL.News) – You are invited to enjoy this year’s annual Fore Honor Foundation’s Free Veterans Day Dinner, Sponsored by AMVETS Post 30 on Saturday, Nov 11th, 2018, at the Fore Honor Golf & Event Center, Deer Creek USA, 5300 Dulin Creek Rd, in House Springs, MO 63051! You won’t want to miss this great time and … Continue reading The Fore Honor Foundation Annual Free Veterans Day Dinner

Celebrities Go “Over the Edge” to Raise Funds for Homes 4 Families

  UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIF./ OCTOBER 08, 2018 (STL.News) Homes 4 Families took a unique approach to fundraising today and raised more than $100,000 to build homes for low-income veterans and their families. Six celebrities, veterans, business leaders, and LAPD SWAT Team members took part, rappelling 25 stories from the roof of the Universal Hilton Hotel … Continue reading Celebrities Go “Over the Edge” to Raise Funds for Homes 4 Families

NFCC Programs for Military Service Members and Veterans to Benefit from $1 Million Wells Fargo Funding Commitment

WASHINGTON/ SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 (STL.News) In support of the Sharpen Your Financial Focus® (Sharpen) initiative, National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) announced the nonprofit has received a $1 million commitment from Wells Fargo & Co. for financial counseling and education services for active military service members, veterans and their families. Since the 2013 launch of … Continue reading NFCC Programs for Military Service Members and Veterans to Benefit from $1 Million Wells Fargo Funding Commitment

MINNEAPOLIS | Veterans affairs secretary vows not to privatize agency

MINNEAPOLIS — The new secretary of veterans affairs pledged to the American Legion on Wednesday that he won’t privatize his agency’s health care services even as it increases options for veterans to seek care in the private sector. Robert Wilkie, who was sworn in last month, also pledged better customer service as a result of … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Veterans affairs secretary vows not to privatize agency

FD Stonewater Selected to Deliver Two New Medical Facilities for U.S. Air Force, Veterans Affairs, Respectively

ARLINGTON, Va./ July 23, 2018 (STL.News) FD Stonewater announced that it has recently been awarded two new development deals, both for specialized healthcare facilities housing federal tenants. The new projects represent the most recent successes for the firm’s expanding federal development and construction management platform. The first award was for a 15-year lease by the … Continue reading FD Stonewater Selected to Deliver Two New Medical Facilities for U.S. Air Force, Veterans Affairs, Respectively

WASHINGTON News: School Owner, Michelle Stevens Pleads Guilty to Bribing Public Official at VA Program for Disabled Military Veterans

WASHINGTON – The owner of Eelon Training Academy (“Eelon”), a privately owned, non-accredited school purporting to specialize in digital media courses, pleaded guilty today to bribing a public official at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in exchange for the public official’s facilitation of payments to Eelon that were supposed to be dedicated to … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: School Owner, Michelle Stevens Pleads Guilty to Bribing Public Official at VA Program for Disabled Military Veterans

Applying for Veterans Benefits Should Never Come with a Fee

ANNVILLE, Pa./ May 8, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Veterans and their dependents should never pay for help to apply for veterans’ benefits, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA). That’s because federal and state law makes provisions for accredited veterans service organizations to provide free advice and assistance to veterans as they … Continue reading Applying for Veterans Benefits Should Never Come with a Fee

HUD and Veterans Affairs grant $5 million in vouchers

SEATTLE/March 9, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — The Department of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs say they will give almost $5 million in vouchers to public housing authorities in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington state. The 675 HUD veteran rental assistance vouchers went to 27 public housing authorities in four states. Officials say the vouchers … Continue reading HUD and Veterans Affairs grant $5 million in vouchers

Public money fuels Indiana Senate candidate’s publicity bid

INDIANAPOLIS/February 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Throughout his career in elected office, Indiana Senate candidate Todd Rokita has used apocalyptic language to warn of “out-of-control” government spending, which he once described as “choking our economy and stealing freedom.” Yet whenever election season rolls around, the Republican congressman has been more than willing to shell out public dollars … Continue reading Public money fuels Indiana Senate candidate’s publicity bid

Watchdog’s report faults VA chief over Europe trip expenses

WASHINGTON/February 15, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tennis tickets and his staff lied that he was getting an award in order to justify his wife accompanying him at taxpayer expense on an 11-day European trip that mixed business and sightseeing, according to a blistering government investigation released Wednesday. The 87-page … Continue reading Watchdog’s report faults VA chief over Europe trip expenses

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s inflated claim on costs of war

WASHINGTON /February 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump is bemoaning the loss of trillions of dollars “stupidly” spent by the U.S. in the Middle East — money he said could have been used to rebuild American roads and bridges. But that same pot of money he calls a “mistake” financed the military effort he brags … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s inflated claim on costs of war

JLL earns 2018 Military Friendly® Employer designation

CHICAGO/ Jan. 31, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — JLL (NYSE: JLL) has been named a 2018 Military Friendly® Employer for the positive opportunities the firm provides to veterans. The Military Friendly designation is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community. “We’re proud and honored … Continue reading JLL earns 2018 Military Friendly® Employer designation

Wounded Warriors Learn Tips for a Holistic Recovery

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C./ Jan. 4, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — Experienced health coaches walked injured veterans through a Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) yoga session involving long-held breaths and deep stretches, followed by teachings on the recovery benefits of a holistic lifestyle. “I enjoyed the yoga session and learning different ways to heal and establish new coping skills,” said Geraldine … Continue reading Wounded Warriors Learn Tips for a Holistic Recovery

Wounded Warrior Project Introduces Injured Veterans to Small-Space Gardening

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz./ Jan. 2, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — Gardening has long been known to be therapeutic and beneficial to physical and mental health, which is why Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) recently invited veterans and their families to learn more about small-space gardening. Veterans learned that no matter the size of your planting area, you can set … Continue reading Wounded Warrior Project Introduces Injured Veterans to Small-Space Gardening

Sun, fun, flowers as 129th Rose Parade rolls in California

PASADENA, Calif/January 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — Floral floats rolled under sunny skies as the Rose Parade drew thousands of revelers for Southern California‘s colorful New Year’s Day tradition. The 129th annual parade got started Monday in Pasadena with an announcement by the grand marshal, actor Gary Sinise, and a military flyover. Hundreds of thousands of people lined … Continue reading Sun, fun, flowers as 129th Rose Parade rolls in California

Veterans Tour Globe Life Park with Wounded Warrior Project

ARLINGTON, Texas/ Dec.16, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — Although baseball season is officially over for the year, veterans and their families recently enjoyed a special tour of Globe Life Park with the Texas Rangers and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). Baseball fans followed a guided tour for a unique experience, seeing places only players usually get to see. … Continue reading Veterans Tour Globe Life Park with Wounded Warrior Project

National publication salutes Ameren for hiring vets

ST. LOUIS, MO/December 12, 2017 (STL.News) – For the ninth consecutive year, Ameren has been nationally recognized as a Military Friendly® Employer by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. “Our military veteran employees have been key contributors to business growth at Ameren during the last decade,” said Mark Lindgren, senior … Continue reading National publication salutes Ameren for hiring vets

Class action lawsuit sought over 1966 Spain H-bombs accident

HARTFORD, Conn./December 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Veterans who say they responded to a 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill from radiation exposure asked a federal appeals court on Monday to allow a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Yale Law School students in Connecticut filed … Continue reading Class action lawsuit sought over 1966 Spain H-bombs accident

Shulkin urges emergency aid for VA private health care soon

WASHINGTON/December 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — In a fresh warning, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Wednesday there could potentially be delays in providing medical care to tens of thousands of veterans if lawmakers don’t act soon to approve billions in emergency funding for the ailing private-sector Choice program. In a statement, Shulkin said he was … Continue reading Shulkin urges emergency aid for VA private health care soon

Attorney General Herring announces action to dissolve deceptive veterans charity

RICHMOND, VA/December 1, 2017 (STL.News) – In an effort to combat deceptive charities that target Virginians supporting veterans, Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced a settlement between 24 states and VietNow National Headquarters, Inc., an Illinois charity that falsely represented that donations would help local veterans, resulting in the organization’s dissolution. “Virginians are caring, … Continue reading Attorney General Herring announces action to dissolve deceptive veterans charity

Hero.Loan, The New way to VA

TheHomeLoanExpert.com Working to Save Vets Time and Money ST. LOUIS, MO/November 14, 2017 (STL.News) – Veterans and military families will soon have a new, simpler path to getting a home loan.  TheHomeLoanExpert.com, a premier mortgage lender known for their support of community and veterans’ causes, has developed a new loan program that completely changes the … Continue reading Hero.Loan, The New way to VA

Goldfein honors veterans during event at Quantico National Cemetery

Quantico, VA/November 11, 2017 (AFNS)(STL.News) – Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein honored veterans during a keynote speech at Quantico National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony in Quantico, Virginia, Nov. 11, 2017. “Our nation is rich with heritage and tradition, and few surpass that of honoring our veterans, both alive and … Continue reading Goldfein honors veterans during event at Quantico National Cemetery

Real Property Management Ranked as a Top Franchise for Veterans

SALT LAKE CITY/ Nov. 11, 2017 (PRNewswire)(StlRealEstate.News) — While thousands of franchise systems are actively recruiting U.S. military veterans to become franchisees, many fall short of proving a good fit for military personnel. One way for our service men and woman to navigate through the plethora of franchise opportunities is to turn to respected publications … Continue reading Real Property Management Ranked as a Top Franchise for Veterans

Plans to Support Veterans and Military Announced by Governor Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, MO/October 13, 2017 (STL.News) This week, Governor Eric Greitens made several announcements regarding Missouri’s military personnel and veterans. On Tuesday, the Governor announced that Missouri’s National Guard is growing by nearly 800 jobs, with new units being stood up across the state of Missouri. “We’re growing Missouri’s National Guard! We announced that we’re … Continue reading Plans to Support Veterans and Military Announced by Governor Greitens

Lieutenant Governor; Address Seniors, Senator Chappelle-Nadal, and Representative Warren Love

Jefferson City, MO September 7, 2017 (STL.NEWS) NEWSBRIEF; Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson issues statement requesting the following topics be addressed; Funding seniors and veterans needs, Senator Chappelle-Nadal, and Representative Warren Love, specifically; Replacement of funds to cover the needs of over 1.3 million seniors and over 480,000 veterans; Lieutenant Governor requests finding alternative funding to cover cuts … Continue reading Lieutenant Governor; Address Seniors, Senator Chappelle-Nadal, and Representative Warren Love

Veterans United Home Loans and employees give nearly $10 million to charitable causes since start of 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo./ Aug. 11, 2017 (PRN) (StlRealEstate.News) — Employees of Veterans United Home Loans have given nearly $10 million to charitable causes and organizations since the beginning of 2016 through the company’s philanthropic division Veterans United Foundation. The foundation has donated more than $3.3 million thus far in 2017 and $6.6 million in 2016. More than 90 … Continue reading Veterans United Home Loans and employees give nearly $10 million to charitable causes since start of 2016