A roundup of Veteran news and resources this week:

  • Get out your cell phone and take down the number to the Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255. The line is there 24/7/365 for Veterans and family members who may be facing a crisis. You can also chat online with a counselor or text 838255.
  • Last year, The White House’s Joining Forces initiative set a goal with its employment partners to get 100,000 Veterans hired across the country. This week, the First Lady announced 125,000 Vets were hired by more than 2,000 companies—and they want more. The companies have pledged to hire a quarter of a million Veterans and military spouses by 2014.
  • When a group of Iranian students took 65 Americans hostage in Tehran in 1979, Air Force Master Sgt. James O’Neal Hughes was among them.  Now more than 30 years later, Hughes has received long overdue recognition. He was awarded the Prisoner of War Medal this week at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
  • Veterans are used to adapting to tough situations, working in small teams, and operating in high stress environments. Sounds like a small business doesn’t it? Learn how to create your own business, get information on upcoming conferences, and more.
  • SFC Josh Olson may have lost his leg in Iraq, but he found a mission in competitive shooting. He joins other active duty troops and Veterans in London for the Paralympics next week.

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Published on Aug. 24, 2012

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  1. Ryan August 27, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Do you have a resource list of Veteran charities that one can donate to? I’ve seen a number of them lately that are less than reputable. In fact, some are simply run by thieves. I’d like to know that if I donate money to help Vets, that Vets will actually receive the money that I send.


  2. Unknown Person August 26, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    When I was going through a VERY stressful time, NO money, no veteran help groups willing to assist me, going through a lot of medical issues, unemployed for over a year with the Unemployment Office not wanting to give me unemployment, etc, I went on the VA crisis website to see if I could talk to someone because I didn’t have a single person I could talk to anymore. Anyways, I don’t suggest using it. Instead of talking person to person with someone, they seemed to be reading from a script. I told him my story and issues and his responses were scripted. After he responded a couple times I told myself and him that this was stupid. I didn’t want to talk to a piece of paper that someones reading from, I wanted to talk to a human being. Never again. Never again.

  3. David Rogers August 25, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I would like to work from home,was told @a job fair that you don’t have jobs at home,because not sure if their honest,why not have someone check them out

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