The Veterans Vision

The Veterans Vision Publication which focuses the experience and dedication of both our nation's veterans and our political & thought leaders on the challenges facing the USA.
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Published continuously since 1993, the VETERANS’ VISION Publication focuses the experience and dedication of the leaders of America and veterans alike on the challenges facing the country, presenting solutions to these challenges, especially those facing America’s 22 million veterans, including homeless veterans. The publication has sent teams of reporters and covered the past 10 national conventions, the GOP Convention in San Diego at the Convention Center and the DEMS Convention in the United Center of Chicago in 1996, LA for the DEMS and Philadelphia for the GOP in 2000, Boston for the DEMS and Madison Square Garden for the GOP in New York in 2004, St. Paul for the GOP and Denver for the DEMS in 2008, Tampa for the GOP in 2012, as well as the Democratic Convention and Charlotte in 2012 Original articles have been submitted and ran in the publication from Presidents Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, Vice President Al Gore, Senator John Kerry, Senator John McCain and Governor Mitt Romney. Over 150 current and former Members of Congress have contributed original articles featured in the publication. Members of Congress who have contributed include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, as well as Senators including Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, John Boozman, Richard Burr, Dianne Feinstein, Benjamin Cardin, Richard Shelby, Johnny Isakson, Claire McCaskill, James Inhofe, Susan Collins, John Boozman, Jack Reed, and Bob Casey; Representatives include Jeff Miller, Dan Benishek, Doug Lamborn, Corrine Brown, Ann Kirkpatrick, Jerry McNerney, Mike Coffman, Sanford Bishop, Phil Roe, Susan Davis, Brett Guthrie, Elijah Cummings, and Pete Sessions.

Here's some good news for a change.Congrats Ernesto Rodriguez for completing your 2,200 mile trek!
04/20/2017
Army vet completes cross-country trek to raise awareness for PTSD and su***de

Here's some good news for a change.
Congrats Ernesto Rodriguez for completing your 2,200 mile trek!

An Army veteran’s five-month, 2,200-mile journey to raise awareness for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and veteran su***de came to an end Wednesday, when he reached his final destination at Santa Monica Pier flanked by dozens of supporters.

04/08/2017

Great story of the Kansas City community coming together and supporting their homeless vets.

This expansion of mental health services will significantly help lower the su***de rate of our vets.
04/07/2017
Department of Veteran Affairs to expand mental health access

This expansion of mental health services will significantly help lower the su***de rate of our vets.

The Department of Veteran Affairs plans to expand urgent mental health care services to veterans with other-than-honorable administrative discharges.

Call your representatives to ensure they are making this issue a priority!! #putvetsfirst #SupportOurTroops
04/05/2017
Veterans Affairs defends work to fix troubled veteran su***de hotline

Call your representatives to ensure they are making this issue a priority!! #putvetsfirst #SupportOurTroops

The crisis hotline "is the strongest it has been since its inception in 2007." Steve Young, a Veterans Affairs official told the House Veterans Affairs Committee.

Take a minute to read this very interesting article. Worth the read.http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/is...
04/04/2017
Data Sharing Helps Reduce Number of Homeless Veterans

Take a minute to read this very interesting article. Worth the read.
http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/issue-briefs/2017/04/data-sharing-helps-reduce-number-of-homeless-veterans

As veterans transition to civilian life, often after serving overseas in conflicts and wars, many confront a new battle: homelessness. During the 2007-09 Great Recession and the slow recovery that followed, a disturbing spike in the number of homeless veterans emerged as a national crisis. Although…

Here is a dose of Motivation for your Monday afternoon. A special thanks to Retired Sergeant Major Paul Gammond and his ...
04/03/2017
Disabled veteran to hike Appalachian Trail to raise money for other vets

Here is a dose of Motivation for your Monday afternoon. A special thanks to Retired Sergeant Major Paul Gammond and his dedication to #supportourtroops!

Gaumond, who retired from the Green Berets in 1998 after 21 years, is raising money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation that helps finance college educations for the children of fallen special operations forces.

A special thanks to those who made this bill a law for our nation's heroes! #supportourtroops #putvetsfirst
03/29/2017
Veteran Employment Bill Passes Senate

A special thanks to those who made this bill a law for our nation's heroes! #supportourtroops #putvetsfirst

The bill now heads back to the House for final passage as the Senate made minor technical changes to it.

03/27/2017
Oklahoma Veteran Looks to Help Others Suffering From PTSD

A special thank you to this veteran and her continuing hard work for our nation's heroes! Thank you Ingrid Huffman! #supportourtroops #putvetsfirst

MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Blue Winds Dancing Sanctuary is a non-profit organic farm in Indianola that was created to provide a creative, alternative, holistic way for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to heal.

The finest display of a veteran's dedication! #supportourtroops #putvetsfirst
03/25/2017
Double-amputee Marine veteran to become police officer

The finest display of a veteran's dedication! #supportourtroops #putvetsfirst

A Marine veteran who lost both his legs after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan will become the first active-duty double-amputee police officer in the country on Friday.

03/22/2017
Veterans Su***de Hotline Ignoring Calls

This is completely unacceptable. Our veterans deserve the best health care after the sacrifices they have made for our country. Call your representatives to let them know that this cannot go on.
#putvetsfirst #supportourtroops

The Veterans Crisis Line, a su***de hotline for veterans experiencing emotional stress, has been exposed as not treating all US Vets fair and righteously. It...

A special thank you to the Hounds and Heroes Organization for their wonderful work for veterans! Working to provide ther...
03/20/2017
'Hounds and Heroes' pairs service dogs with local veterans

A special thank you to the Hounds and Heroes Organization for their wonderful work for veterans! Working to provide therapeutic dogs to our nation's heroes is a wonderful cause to get behind! #putvetsfirst #supportourtroops

Local U.S. Military veterans now have the opportunity to have long-lasting furry friends to call their own.A local organization called Awesome Greyhound Adoptions Hounds and Heroes was just awarded a $13,000 grant from the Petco Foundation, so disabled vet

What's up with the VA this Wednesday?On Sunday, Shulkin has proposed to eliminate the 30-day, 40-mile rule (Choice Act)....
03/15/2017
Shulkin proposes eliminating 40-mile, 30-day rule for non-VA care

What's up with the VA this Wednesday?
On Sunday, Shulkin has proposed to eliminate the 30-day, 40-mile rule (Choice Act).

He also plans to push legislation that gets bad employees out of the VA.

Share and like this page in order to spread the word to veterans and their families! Help us get the word out so we all can help our nation's heroes! If you also have any personal stories or opinions about Shulkin's proposals, please comment below or message us!

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Sunday proposed eliminating a controversial policy that limits veterans from receiving private-sector health care.

Share and like our page in order to get her story and mission out there to people who may need her help!!
03/12/2017
Veteran of the Month: Major Jas Boothe Takes on Homelessness

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Every night, thousands of female veterans sleep on the streets. Major Jas Boothe is on a mission to change that. Her nonprofit organization, Final Salute, has helped more than 2,000 female vets across the country trade homelessness for a roof and a bed. It’s a cause that’s close to her heart. Twelve...

Share and like our page for more information about how you can help our nation's heroes! Tell a veteran in your area abo...
03/11/2017
Support programs help military veterans finish college

Share and like our page for more information about how you can help our nation's heroes! Tell a veteran in your area about these wonderful programs!!!

Military veterans face steep challenges when trying to reintegrate themselves in school after service.

The powerful healing of dogs! Like and share our page for more information about our nation's heroes!
03/06/2017
Bomb-sniffing service dog helps veteran recover from PTSD

The powerful healing of dogs! Like and share our page for more information about our nation's heroes!

Most nights of the week, Bobby Peeker and his canine partner, Sapper, search delivery vehicles en route to buildings in Midtown. But their partnership is like no other, since Sapper, a black Lab mi…

Great to see our vets stand up against bigotry and anti-semitism.
03/02/2017
Muslim veterans vow to protect Jewish cemeteries amid anti-Semitic threats

Great to see our vets stand up against bigotry and anti-semitism.

Following the desecration of hundreds of graves at Jewish cemeteries and wave after wave of hoax bomb threats at Jewish community centers and day schools around the nation, Muslim veterans are offering their support and vow to protect these places of worship.

02/21/2017

ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES MILITARY HISTORY...
1862-Confederate troops commanded by General Henry Hopkins Sibley attacked Union soldiers near Fort Craig in the New Mexico Territory

It will be interesting to see what the Presidents decision will be regarding McDonald.
02/16/2017
Veterans groups want Trump to keep McDonald as VA chief

It will be interesting to see what the Presidents decision will be regarding McDonald.

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald believes the VA has improved in the past 2 years. 74% of veterans say they now get needed services — up from 65% a year earlier. President-Elect Donald Trump and other critics have attacked McDonald’s tenure at VA as a missed opportunity for real change. But l...

02/14/2017

We know we can always count on Richard Burr to put veterans first!

02/13/2017
How Rescue Dogs Are Helping Veterans With PTSD | National Geographic

Happy Monday! See how "medication on four legs" can help the heroes of our country! Like and share our page for more information on who is helping our nation's veterans.

Rescue dogs are literally saving the lives of veterans struggling with PTSD. According to a study by the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 22 vete...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Admiral Richard Lyon along with his friends and family. His success in the United Sta...
02/09/2017
First Navy SEAL to become admiral dies at 93

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Admiral Richard Lyon along with his friends and family. His success in the United States Navy is truly inspiring and he served as a great role model for all. Thank you for your decades of service.

Richard Lyon, the first Navy SEAL to rise to the rank of admiral, has died at 93.

The unemployment rate for young veterans is rising and is something that needs to be addressed by the V.A. in order to m...
02/07/2017
Unemployment rate for young vets up again in January

The unemployment rate for young veterans is rising and is something that needs to be addressed by the V.A. in order to make a change.

Last month saw 6.3 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan era veterans unable to find work, according to federal estimates.

Next VA Secretary Named by Donald Trump
01/11/2017
Next VA Secretary Named by Donald Trump

Next VA Secretary Named by Donald Trump

Contact: Benjamin Peoples 703-237-8980 [email protected] Center for American Homeless Veterans disperses information on important issues facing the veterans community, and works to advocate to Congress solutions to the issues facing homeless & disabled veterans.January 11, 2017: Less tha...

12/08/2016

Georgia Combats Vets Unemployment: Bridging the Civilian-Military Divide

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