Yesterday was the ceremonial groundbreaking of a new Education Center at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. The Center will be a national landmark dedicated to bringing the stories of the more than 58,000 American service members lost in the Vietnam War to life.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced that the Navy’s next Virginia-class attack submarine will be named the USS Delaware – and that it will be sponsored by Dr. Jill Biden, a longtime Delaware educator and proud military mom.
The Department of Transportation holds a Veterans Transportation Career Opportunities Forum with the Department of Labor to discuss careers in the trucking, transit, and motorcoach sectors and the importance of working with truck and bus companies to recruit qualified and safety-conscious service men and women for the critical jobs that need to be filled.
Krystal Shirrell is an 18-year-old Girl Scout that was honored at the White House in June for her work with homeless veterans. Krystal found passion in giving back to those who have served, specifically our military troops, veterans, wounded warriors and their families. Her efforts started with delivering simple lap blankets to dialysis patients at her local VA Medical Center, inspiring her to find more ways to serve veterans and military families.
More than 100 colleges of education have joined “Operation Educate the Educators” which is dedicated to raising awareness about military children in classrooms, and to helping better prepare teachers to support those students
Rosye Cloud, Director of Policy for Veterans, Wounded Warriors and Military Families, addresses the faulty perceptions surrounding military mental health, and explains how collaboration with our international partners will continue to strengthen the advancements we have already made.
Just one year ago, Lieutenant Snyder was blinded by an IED while serving in Afghanistan. This summer, he competed in the London Paralympics, bringing home two gold medals and a silver medal in swimming. Watch as Brad shares his story with the First Lady.
The United States Tennis Association has introduced tennis to more than 100,000 military service members and their families, introducing them to the physical and psychological health benefits of the game.
The Army operates child development programs in over fifty percent of the states and several foreign countries, literally around the globe. Ensuring children receive healthy meals and snacks has always been a challenge. The idea started after visiting several installation Army child development programs and seeing first-hand the types of food children were being served – both in quantity and quality.
The U.S. Coast Guard has embarked on a campaign to ensure that Coast Guard spouses located throughout America know what resources are available to them in dealing with challenges involving family well-being and psychological health, child education and development, career and educational opportunities for military spouses, and enhanced child care availability
In Missouri, Dr. Jill Biden spent time with Partners in Care, a national program linking caring faith communities to National Guard members and their families who need certain resources, from child care, to transportation, to counseling
Our veterans have the skills and real life experience that we need to help rebuild America. Removing a few of the barriers that stand in the way of their success and connecting them with the employment opportunities that they deserve is the least we can do to thank them for their service.
Personal financial distractions can spell all sorts of trouble for our military families. That's why Joining Forces is working hard to provide veterans with as many options as possible to make money management easier.
As we celebrate the 4th of July, we celebrate our patriotism and the millions who have shown their love of country by wearing the uniform, and those Veterans who came home and volunteered for a second time and served their communities though AmeriCorps.