Author: USVM

USAA Life Insurance Company, a leading financial services brand for military members and their families, and Trust & Will, a premier digital estate planning and settlement platform, have announced a strategic relationship to provide discounted estate planning and probate services to their members serving their unique needs. “Military service members, veterans and their families face distinctive challenges throughout their financial journey. Their sacrifices for our nation underscore the need for specialized estate planning tools that address their specific circumstances,” said Brian Harris, vice president Transformation and New Business Ventures at USAA. “In uniting with Trust & Will, USAA can now…

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After serving with the U.S. Army, Mario Farfan gained 22 years of experience in business development and community outreach. He has experience working in key banking roles, including as regional manager and branch manager throughout the Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin markets. In addition, Farfan founded the Northwest Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NWHCC), an organization that combines his expertise in business with his stalwart support of his community. U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM) had the opportunity to speak with Farfan about his work and his advice for applying military skills to jobs in the civilian sector. USVM: In 2015, you founded…

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By Quennette McCoy    The Servicemembers’ Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the GI Bill, was signed into law on June 22, 1944, by President Franklin Roosevelt as a means to assist returning service members with reintegrating into society through academic achievement. Without such an entitlement, many returning from World War II may have been unemployed for extended periods, as they could not gain the knowledge, skills and abilities of their counterparts who worked continuously throughout the conflict. In the years since then, this bill has been updated several times and has now settled into the most recent version of…

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Empowering Connectivity: SATELLITE 2024 Unveiled Discover the future of satellite technology at the 2024 SATELLITE Conference & Exhibition, taking place from March 18 to 21 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Immerse yourself in four days of executive-level discussions, financial insights and visionary keynotes, presented by industry luminaries and trailblazers. Forging New Trails in the Satellite Industry Since 1981, the SATELLITE Conference & Exhibition has been the premier destination for those at the forefront of the satellite industry. Explore the largest show floor dedicated to satellite technology, connecting with providers across the full supply chain. The…

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In 2023, Verizon and American University partnered to create and disseminate a publication designed to increase the public’s knowledge of veterans treatment court programs across the United States. Through this partnership, the “Voices for Valor: Transformative Journeys through Veterans Treatment Courts” was created to inform the public of the: Existence and purpose of veterans treatment courts  Experience of veterans treatment court participants Importance and impact of veterans treatment courts Ways to connect veterans and service members to these programs Most notably, the publication highlights three veterans who participated in veterans treatment courts. Their stories are inspiring, addressing the challenges they…

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Irvine, CA [Feb 15, 2024] — U.S. Veterans Magazine, a leading publication dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifices of veterans, proudly announces its upcoming issue available in print and digital format on February 15, 2024. This edition serves as a heartfelt tribute to transitioning veterans, and individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to serving their country. Cover Story: “Cole Hauser—Serving the Military” This issue’s cover story features Cole Hauser, better known as Rip from Yellowstone, an advocate for military causes. Hauser shares poignant lessons on service to others inspired by his grandfather’s WWII experience, offering readers a unique perspective…

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At U.S. Veterans Magazine, we champion the unique experience that your military training brings, recognizing its pivotal role in veterans’ workplace success. Our annual list celebrates the Top Veteran-Friendly Companies and Schools, spotlighting leaders committed to fostering inclusive environments. Setting the Standard for Inclusion Our curated list showcases companies across diverse industries dedicated to recruiting, retaining, and promoting a veteran-friendly workforce. These organizations go beyond rhetoric, actively implementing programs that honor veterans’ expertise and skills. Connecting Veterans to Inclusive Workplaces Veteran-friendly workplaces not only value military experience but also leverage it for collective success. Veterans are encouraged to explore opportunities…

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Veterans are often outsiders to the college system. Many are unaware of options, and even those who are aware do not know how to prepare a winning application. Service to School is a 501c (3) non-profit founded by veterans and admission experts to provide veterans with free mentorship and assistance to tackle one disproportionately critical transition step: college admissions. The hundreds of thousands of service members that leave the military every year face difficult transition challenges, often, with minimal support. Service to School (S2S) is the only non-profit focused specifically on helping veterans get into the best school possible, and they…

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NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) have announced the four astronauts who will venture around the Moon on Artemis II, the first crewed mission on NASA’s path to establishing a long-term presence on the Moon for science and exploration through Artemis. This will not only be the first crew to travel to the Moon in over 50 years, but will include the first Black man ever to make the journey: Victor Glover Jr. If being an astronaut is the bar for success, Glover has gone above and beyond. Growing up in Pomona, California, Glover spent his college years splitting his…

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These tips are courtesy of the National Association of Veterans’ Programs Administrator (NAVPA). These are their 10 best suggestions for returning veterans thinking about going to college as reported to U.S. News and World Report. Start by applying. Whether you are a first-time college student or a transfer student, you must fill out an application. Go to the school’s website to find the requirement and deadlines. Provide transcripts and test scores as needed and your DD-214 for credits you might have earned while in the service. Take a tour of the campus—either online or in person. Meet the School Certifying…

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