Hiring Our Heroes
A nationwide effort to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment!
Do you want to be inspired today? Check out this incredible video about US Army Sergeant Rob Brown who has been selected as flag bearer for the 2013 International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships. Rob says his main driving force “is not only to represent the United States but also to honor the memories of the fallen.”
Hiring veterans and military spouses for your company isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s the smart thing to do. That’s why we have teamed up with Capital One to present Hiring 500,000 Heroes, a multi-year initiative to work with businesses to make commitments to hire 500,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014.
Honored to have the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs host us today for a great discussion with Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer; our Veterans Employment Advisory Council Co-Chair Don Esmond; and Curt Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. We’re exploring ways we can all work together to help solve veteran unemployment.
While Hurricane Sandy is making its way to landfall on the East Coast, most people are taking per-cautions and preparing for the worst. 'The Old Guard' is out there today, still guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This is what dedication to service is all about and what it means to have someone's back.
Hiring Our Heroes and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University created Fast Track to show the critical paths to meaningful careers and guide veterans and transitioning servicemembers to make informed decisions about education and employment opportunities.
U.S. Army Reserve soldiers render final honors at a Fallen Warrior ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C. Jan. 10, 2012. The command's soldiers and civilian employees honored seven Army Reserve soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Though he was blinded by an IED blast in Afghanistan in September 2011, Brad Snyder never lost sight of his love for swimming, NBC reports. The former Navy swim team captain quickly got back in the pool and will compete in the Paralympics on the one-year anniversary of the explosion that stole his eyesight.
Vernon Baker- the only black veteran awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in World War II, receiving it 52 years after he wiped out four German machine-gun nests on a hilltop in northern Italy.
Despite his injury from his service in Afghanistan, The U.S. Army Specialist Ryan McIntosh is not slowing down as he works a ballperson at the U.S. Open.
Wounded vet works as U.S. Open ballperson
The reverse flag dates back to the Army’s early history when both cavalry and infantry units would charge ahead as the Stars and Stripes streamed back. When moving forward, therefore, the star field is always to the front as the red and white stripes flow to the back in the breeze.
Legendary kiss V–J day in Times Square Alfred Eisenstaedt V-J Day in Times Square, a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt, was published in Life in 1945 with the caption, In New York's Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers. Go to exact spot in Time Square
Airforce Academy Cadet Chapel, Walter Netsch