Jorge Bonilla, a conservative blogger for the website The Shark Tank and a Navy veteran, has announced that he is running for Congress, hoping to unseat the one-term 9th District Democrat. Read more here.
Veterans who have been honorably discharged from all branches of the U.S. military will be eligible to sign up for priority registration for Penn State classes beginning this September for Spring Semester 2014. Once the system is in place, qualifying students need only fill out and return a form to receive priority registration. Read more [...]
Four George Washington University students have been named part of the fifth class of Tillman Military Scholars by the Pat Tillman Foundation. The Tillman Foundation awarded a total of $1.4 million in scholarship support to 60 students at 41 institutions for 2013. The number of scholars is the highest from a single institution, matched only [...]
Since the birth of the nation, military veterans have made innumerable contributions to the development and operation of the U.S. government. For Congress, which is accustomed to veterans, the knowledge and expertise garnered through military service remains an influential force. Read more here.
Pamela Lee Barlow, a Retired Lieutenant Colonel, is running for Congress in the 13th district of Texas. Pamela spent 31 years in the U.S. Army. She graduated from Texas A&M with a BS in Animal Science/Production, BS Veterinary Science, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. More information here.
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, has been successful in advocating for several key legislative provisions to be included in the bipartisan FY14 National Defense Authorization Act. Working with Republicans and Democrats on the Committee alike, Congresswoman Duckworth crafted many proposals that would maintain a strong defense while stretching the [...]
In the not very very distant past, the corridors of the U.S. Senate were alive with men who had served in World War II, among them such powerful icons as John Warner of Virginia, Ted Stevens of Alaska, Daniel Inouye of Hawaii and Ernest Hollings of South Carolina. But with the death Monday of Frank [...]
The George Washington University has signed the Yellow Ribbon Program agreement with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) for the 2013-14 academic year. It is the university’s fourth year participating in the program, which is a federally funded provision of the post-9/11 G.I. Bill to assist student veterans. The new agreement includes an increase in [...]
Are businesses not doing enough to hire veterans, or do we simply have a bigger problem that politicians continue to ignore? First lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden have spoken out in support of Joining Forces, a nationwide campaign they launched to support veterans and military families. They recently authored an opinion piece in Fortune [...]