April 2012

Empowerment and Perseverance: WAVE Seminar inspires women Veterans who desire to be entrepreneurs

Arlington, VA—With the American economy still recovering from the recession, our local communities need the economic boost small businesses provide and the jobs they create. Fueled with confidence and leadership skills, many Veterans are entrepreneurial. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), nearly a quarter of Veterans aspire to either start or buy a small business and almost ten percent of all businesses nationwide are Veteran owned.

Healing the Invisible Wounds of War: Improved mental health care tops 2012 legislative priorities for Wounded Warrior Project

Washington, DC—Some of the toughest barriers warriors face are associated with the invisible wounds of war. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other invisible wounds can negatively affect a warrior’s readjustment in many ways – impairing health and well-being, compounding the challenges of obtaining employment, and limiting earning capacity.

Connecting Veterans and Employers: Employment rates on the rise for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

Washington, DC—Wounded Warriors are all too familiar with the hard fact of life that we must react to life events that are unplanned and unwanted. For many, the death of their dreams in the military has ultimately led to realizing their destiny in the civilian business world. Regaining a sense of purpose by finding meaningful employment is paramount for many healing from the wounds of combat. In March of 2011, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched Hiring Our Heroes, a nationwide initiative focused on one measure of success—jobs for the one million unemployed Veterans in America.