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IAVA is proud to announce a new partnership with the Veterans Crisis Line to help more Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in their toughest times of need. Backed by more than 200 dedicated professionals, the VCL offers free confidential crisis support 24/7 through phone, text and line online chats. The partnership will provide a direct warm-line for IAVA staff helping members inside Community of Veterans. Learn more about the Veterans Crisis Line here.
Newsweek offers an inside look at how the Navy SEALs have gained recognition and an increasing mission count during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The President is reportedly assessing the operational effectiveness of U.S. special operations--and calls to double down investment and expand their role in South America, Asia and Africa.
In an economy where veterans’ unemployment remains higher than the national average, tech leaders like Google and Microsoft are doing their part to bring vets into the workforce. Check out the infographic highlighting tech jobs commonly filled by veterans and skills most commonly sought here.
Furious protesters fired petrol bombs with slingshots at the largest US-run military base in Afghanistan after reports NATO troops set fire to copies of the Koran.
Four U.S. airmen returning from an Operation Enduring Freedom reconnaissance mission were killed in an air crash near a U.S. military base in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.
Idaho lawmakers are rallying behind an Idaho soldier who was severely wounded in a 2005 attack in Iraq by asking President Obama to consider him for America's highest military honor.
At least 100 military families will receive homes this year under a partnership between JPMorgan Chase and the nonprofit group Operation Homefront.
A veteran who sought help through the Veterans Crisis Line is being prosecuted in Virginia for carrying a manufactured weapon.
50 years ago this week, U.S. Marine John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth. Glenn flew combat missions during World War II and Korea.