Some employers and recruiters may stigmatize job seekers who've been out of work for a while, assuming that something must be wrong with them and that they're not as desirable as employed candidates.
Here's how to level the playing field and overcome the stigma of long-term unemployment:
The World War One Centennial Commission needs your help finding "lost" WWI memorials!
Nearly one hundred years ago, after WWI, thousands of memorials were erected in honor of those who served and those who gave their lives - but there is no registry and now many are "lost," hidden in communities across the nation.
Whether the discharge or other correction is the result of PTSD, sexual orientation, sexual assault or some other consideration, the department is committed to rectifying errors or injustices and treating all veterans with dignity and respect.
For help with appealing your discharge status, contact your local VFW Service Officer: [ Vfw.org Link ].
You’ll be smilin' and stylin', too, when you bundle up from the cold this winter in the VFW Store’s new 3-in-1 coat. Both the inner softshell jacket and the outer shell can be worn separately, or layer them both together to battle the chill in the air. #ShopVFW
"This is a group that welcomes both men and women, young and old to give back to other veterans, to pave their road of a successful homecoming, seeking to make the community a better place for all residents." -Carson Reeher
"There’s a special bond shared between those that serve in the military. ... I just want to pay it forward for all who have sacrificed to allow me to be where I am today.” -Meggan Thomas, veteran’s casework consultant #ForVeterans
This change could help the estimated nearly 2,000 troops who received debilitating injuries to their groins or genital regions from 2000 to 2013, and another 300,000-plus who experienced some type of head injury, which can also impact sexual performance or drive.
VFW National Commander Brian Duffy (left) presents a crystal eagle to Congressional Medal of Honor Society of the United States of America President Tom Kelley during a VFW-hosted reception for more than three dozen medal recipients who are in Washington for the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States.
According to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s public affairs office, one of the three female soldiers who started a RASP 2 class, at the end of 2016, was officially selected and earned the right to wear the coveted Ranger scroll and distinctive tan beret at the course’s conclusion in December. That would make the 75th Ranger Regiment the first special operations unit to have a female... View details ⇨
VFW National Commander Brian Duffy (center), presents a crystal eagle of appreciation to VA Secretary Bob McDonald (left) and Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson, for their outstanding support in helping to transform the VA in the aftermath of the crisis in access to health care.
In an effort to help VFW Posts and Auxiliaries succeed in serving their communities, we established the VFW Foundation Post/VFW Auxiliary Community Support Grant to help fund your local community service projects.
#TodayinHistory: In 1991, a massive U.S.-led air offensive hit Iraq’s air defenses, moving swiftly on to its communications networks, weapons plants and oil refineries. #PersianGulfWar #OperationDesertStorm
The review was intended in part to address criticism from combat veterans, historians and lawmakers who believe the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps have failed to appropriately recognize valorous acts throughout the war on terrorism. It has focused primarily on select awards of the Silver Star and the individual Service Crosses, which in the valor awards hierarchy rate second only to... View details ⇨