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1 out of every 4 homeless men (or 25%) in the United States is a Veteran. There are anywhere from 529,000 to 840,000 Veterans who are homeless at some time during the year.Homeless Vet's

  • 47% of homeless Veterans are from the Vietnam Era,
  • 15% are from the Pre-Vietnam Era and the remainder are from the Post-Vietnam Era including such conflicts as Granada, Panama, Lebanon, the Gulf War, the military's anti-drug efforts in South America and the current Iraq War.
  • 67% served 3 years or more.
  • 89% received honorable discharges.
  • 76% experience alcohol, drug, or mental health problems.

The Veterans Administration (VA) has resources to serve only 1 out of every 10 homeless Veterans.

Community-based, Non-Profit Organizations,such as "Helping Our Veterans (HOV)" agencies have proven to be the most effective means for assisting homeless and at-risk veterans.

Facts taken from the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.

 

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News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
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    The chief of staff, Air Force announced the following assignments:Maj. Gen. Robert D. McMurry Jr., vice commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, to commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Col. Mark A. Baird, who
  • DoD Releases 2014 Annual Report on Suicide
     Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) released its 2014 calendar year Suicide Event Report (DoDSER), which details the number of suicide attempts and deaths for U.S. service members.The DoDSER also includes detailed assessments of demographic information, behavioral health history, and deployment history. Data for each DoDSER report were
  • Senior Executive Service Announcement
    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service appointment: Henrietta K. Brisbon has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and has been assigned as vice procurement services executive and deputy chief, Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Fort Meade, Maryland.

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