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The Service™ is the Veterans Advantage Community blog for those who serve, those who care, and those who want to connect to all things military

Bill Elmore Military & Veterans News Cover Story: To Assist Vet Entrepreneurs, SBA's Bill Elmore Innovates to Overcome Bureaucratic Inertia Twenty years ago, "Jobs for Vets" was one of the rallying cries of advocates who cared about those who had returned to a less than rousing ’welcome home’ after serving in Southeast Asia. Forced to acknowledge that too many Vietnam veterans had been "left behind" their cohorts, agencies of government on the state and national level geared up to offer aid and comfort. Laws were enacted and programs were funded to train and place un- and under-employed veterans in career-path jobs. While some of these efforts, which are now well into their third decade, have worked out well, others have done little more than ensconce themselves in the roster of programs nourished by tax dollars.
Digital Clubhouse Network Military & Veterans News Cover Story: Modern Technology Weds Oldtime Storytelling at the Digital Clubhouse And Captures the Memories of Veterans In 1996, a focus group sponsored by NASA came up with what was then a novel idea. Charged with thinking about how to narrow the "digital divide" between those with access to information technology and those for whom the advances in computer science were more science fiction than reality, the group hit upon the concept of a clubhouse: a place where the "haves" and the "have-nots," old and young and in between could come together to build community through "digital storytelling."
EUSA Military & Veterans News Cover Story: Citigroup Joins EUSA; Veterans Advantage® To Thank Returning National Guard And Reserve Employers United For A Stronger America (EUSA), a new foundation supporting the activities of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the 31 year old Department of Defense Agency, and Veterans Advantage, a nationwide membership program providing military service benefits for U.S. Veterans, National Guard, Reservists, active duty military and their families, announced today that Citigroup (NYSE: C) has joined their "Welcome Home!’ Campaign as an Official Sponsor to thank National Guard and Reserve returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom.
veterans advantage Military & Veterans News Vet News: VA Improves Grave Marker Process WASHINGTON (June 5, 2003) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has revised its application form to make requesting a VA grave marker easier. The new form, Application For Standard Government Headstone or Marker (VA Form 40-1330), includes updated information about changes that expand eligibility for a government marker. The new form and instruction sheets also permit better communication between VA and Veterans’ families.

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