Author: USVM

While attending a local college, a friend of Maciel Hay told her she would never make it to the Army, especially as a sniper. U.S. Army Sgt. Maciel Hay proved that former friend wrong in every capacity. In early December, not only had Hay made a name for herself in the Army, but she became the first active-duty woman to become a sniper in the Army and the second woman to ever complete the course. “Needless to say, that person is no longer in my life,” Hay told Major Joe Legros in an interview for the Army’s blog. “But now…

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Did you miss graduating from High School due to entering the military service in World War ll, the Korean Conflict or the Vietnam War? YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA What is Operation Recognition? Operation Recognition is a program established in 1999 to recognize and honor eligible veterans of WWII, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War by awarding them with their high school diplomas if they were deployed before graduating. Eligibility: Any Veteran who received an honorable discharge for service in the Armed Forces of the United States of America between the dates of September…

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Be a part of a live experience with General Flynn and enjoy the show. Purchase tickets here. With more than 33 years of service in the United States military and current Chairman of America’s Future, General Michael Flynn’s military career culminated as the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and as the nation’s highest serving military intelligence officer. After retiring from the Army in 2014 and as a private citizen, General Flynn went on to serve in a variety of business, educational, and non-profit roles, to include supporting veterans’ organizations around the country, something he continues to do today.…

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Unlock New and Fulfilling Veteran Career Pathways Transitioning from military to civilian life is a journey laden with both anticipation and challenges for veterans. However, this transition can evolve into a gateway to fresh and rewarding career avenues if you are armed with the right support and resources. U.S. Veterans Magazine’s Job Board is dedicated to providing veterans with the tools needed to navigate this journey with confidence. At the core of U.S. Veterans Magazine’s Job Board is a curated collection of career opportunities finely tuned to match the unique skills and experiences of veterans. Our platform offers a diverse…

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Are you one of the many veterans returning to school this year? If so, you’ll be preparing to apply for your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits soon. The Department of Veteran Affairs has provided the basics you’ll need to know before applying: Am I Eligible? Before applying, you’ll want to make sure that you are eligible. You can apply for GI Bill benefits if you meet at least one of the following: You served at least 90 days on active duty (all at once or with breaks in service) on or after September 11, 2001. You received a Purple Heart on…

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By Kellie Speed    When the United States withdrew from Afghanistan in the most unprecedented way in August 2021, Bryan Stern knew he had to jump into action to rescue the American citizens and allies left behind. “At the time, I was working on a speech for the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and was watching on TV,” he said. “It was clear we were going to leave people behind, and it was mismanaged for a lot of reasons. I had been there a lot and buried a lot of my friends in Afghanistan over time, so I wanted to figure…

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By Natalie Rodgers    Delta Airlines Delta Airlines is one of the world’s oldest and largest airlines, with nearly 99 years of operation. Delta is a leader in supporting veteran events and has some of the highest hiring rates for veterans. As reported in 2022, about 11% of Delta’s 80,000 employees served in the military in some capacity. Other supports Delta gives to its veterans include: Military Skills Translator: Launched in partnership with military.com, the Military Skills Translator allows veterans to input their experience in service and translate those skills into civilian terms. This tool enables veterans to find jobs at…

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By Stephen Warns   At the last Pan American Games, a competitive sports event amongst countries in North and South America, athletes showed off their skills before heading to the coveted 2024 Summer Olympics. This year, two U.S. Army Soldiers, Spc. Kamal Bey and Sgt. Ildar Hafizov are two veteran athletes whose passion for wrestling is taking them to their greatest athletic feat yet. During the Greco-Roman wrestling portion of the Pan American Games, Bey gave himself a “C-level” performance. But “C-level” Bey was more than his foes could handle as the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) Soldier-Athlete won…

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President Biden announced that an additional 125,000 Americans have been approved for $9 billion in debt relief through fixes the U.S. Department of Education has made to income-driven repayment (IDR) and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), granting automatic relief for borrowers with total and permanent disabilities. The latest announcement brought the full approved debt cancellation by the administration to $127 billion for nearly 3.6 million Americans. The pause on student loan payments and 0% interest ended on Sept. 1, 2023, and payments restarted in October. Through the latest updates to the administration of student loan repayments and previous provisions, many borrowers may…

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A Triumph for Veterans: U.S. Veterans Magazine Recognized for Excellence U.S. Veterans Magazine proudly announces its outstanding recognition as the #2 ranked publication in Feedspot’s esteemed Top 10 Veteran Magazines list for 2024. This significant achievement stands as a testament to our steadfast commitment to providing invaluable business, DVBE, employment and educational opportunities for veterans across the nation. We extend our sincerest gratitude to Feedspot for bestowing upon U.S. Veterans Magazine this prestigious recognition. Their acknowledgment reaffirms our mission to be a reliable and influential source of information and inspiration for veterans, advocating for inclusivity and offering unwavering support to…

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