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Newsmotion - Veterans http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/29/all en The Most Tested Among Us: Vice President Biden Pays Tribute to Our Nation's Veterans http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/most-tested-among-us-vice-president-biden-pays-tribute-our-nations-veterans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Most Tested Among Us: Vice President Biden Pays Tribute to Our Nation&#039;s Veterans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 11/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/vpcemetery.jpg?itok=BFvD3FGY" alt="Vice President Joe Biden Speaks at Arlington National Cemetery" title="Vice President Joe Biden Speaks at Arlington National Cemetery" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Veterans Day, in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. November 11, 2014. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann) </p> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;As a nation, we have a lot of obligations -- to the young, to the old, to all the poor.&nbsp; But there&rsquo;s no obligation that is truly sacred other than the commitment to our veterans.&rdquo;</p> <p class="rteright">-- Vice President Joe Biden, November 11, 2014</p> <p>In American author John Steinbeck&rsquo;s novel East of Eden, a father describes to his son what it means to be a soldier: &quot;A soldier is the most holy of all humans because he is the most tested.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;Nearly all men are afraid,&quot; he continues. &quot;They don&rsquo;t even know what causes their fear -- shadows, perplexities, dangers without names or numbers, fear of a faceless death. But if you can bring yourself to face not shadows but real death, described and recognizable, by bullet or sabre, arrow or lance, then you need never be afraid again.&quot;</p> <p>Today, speaking at Arlington National Cemetery on behalf of a grateful nation, Vice President Joe Biden thanked America&rsquo;s veterans &ndash; the most tested among us:</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/11/most-tested-among-us-vice-president-biden-pays-tribute-our-nations-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/11/most-tested-among-us-vice-president-biden-pays-tribute-our-nations-veterans" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/11/most-tested-among-us-vice-president-bi...</a> </div> </div> </div> Afghanistan Arlington Bob McDonald Bosnia and Herzegovina France Frances Scott Key Francis Scott Key Iraq Joe Biden John Steinbeck Kosovo Kristen Bakotic Kristen Bakotic Official Ryan Pitts San Francisco The Vice President United States Veterans Walter Reed White House William Carney Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:44:14 +0000 feed 350928 at http://newsmotion.org Email from Vice President Biden: "A Sacred Obligation" http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/email-vice-president-biden-sacred-obligation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Email from Vice President Biden: &quot;A Sacred Obligation&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 11/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Earlier today, Vice President Biden sent this message to the White House email list in honor of Veterans Day. Didn&#39;t get it? Make sure you <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/email-updates">sign up for email updates here</a>.</p> <p>Mike Erwin saw tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. And when he got home, he kept on serving.</p> <p>When he came home, he started a community service group. Because, despite everything that Mike had given to his country by serving overseas, he wanted to serve his country at home, as well. This morning on Veterans Day, I had the honor of welcoming Mike and a team of his fellow veterans to the White House -- where they presented a flag they had run across the United States in two months, starting on September 11, 2014.</p> <p>I&#39;ve met countless members of our armed forces like Mike over the years. And no matter where or when they served, I am always humbled by their selfless commitment to our country. Our veterans represent the absolute best we have to offer.</p> <p>They are the heart and soul -- the very spine -- of this nation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces/message?utm_source=email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=email389-text1&amp;utm_campaign=veteransday">As we give thanks to our veterans, we say thanks to the men and women still serving. Take a moment to thank our troops.</a></p> <p>Today, there are still thousands of warriors serving in harm&#39;s way. I know them. I&#39;ve been with them. I&#39;ve seen the incredible sacrifices they make every day for all of us.</p> <p>And just like the veterans of past wars, today&#39;s returning troops deserve our enduring gratitude.</p> <p>As my wife Jill points out, less than 1 percent of America&#39;s population serves in uniform, but more than 99 percent of Americans owe that 1 percent much more than we could ever repay. We owe them, and we owe their sons and daughters, husbands and wives, too.</p> <p>It&#39;s our sacred obligation to care for and equip those who we send to war, and care for them and their families when they come home.</p> <p>God bless America and may God protect our troops,</p> <p>Vice President Joe Biden</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/11/email-vice-president-biden-sacred-obligation" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/11/email-vice-president-biden-sacred-obli...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Afghanistan Afghanistan Barack Obama Ezra Mechaber Iraq Iraq Jill Joe Biden Mike Erwin Official The Vice President United States United States Veterans White House Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:52:28 +0000 feed 350929 at http://newsmotion.org Chart of the Week: The Progress We’ve Made on Ending Veteran Homelessness http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/chart-week-progress-we%E2%80%99ve-made-ending-veteran-homelessness <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chart of the Week: The Progress We’ve Made on Ending Veteran Homelessness </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 11/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Too many of those who have served our nation in uniform now sleep in our nation&rsquo;s streets. As Americans, we must uphold our sacred trust with our veterans &ndash; and eliminating veteran homelessness is a start to honoring that obligation.</p> <p>In 2009, President Obama committed his entire Administration to an ambitious plan of ending veteran homelessness. Much work remains to ensure every veteran has a home, but we have made significant progress in fulfilling this goal. Since 2010, the total number of homeless veterans has dropped by 33 percent. The number of the most vulnerable veterans, with no shelter whatsoever, has declined even more, by 43 percent. This means that on any given night, there are 25,000 fewer veterans on the streets or in shelters.</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s a look at where we stand in our efforts to eliminate veteran homelessness:</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/cowveterans_0.jpg" /></p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/11/chart-week-progress-we-ve-made-ending-veteran-homelessness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/11/chart-week-progress-we-ve-made-ending-veteran-homelessness" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/11/chart-week-progress-we-ve-made-ending-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Official Tanya Somanader Veterans White House Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:33:59 +0000 feed 350930 at http://newsmotion.org Dr. Jill Biden on Joining Forces: 'America Has Stepped Up' for Veterans http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/dr-jill-biden-joining-forces-america-has-stepped-veterans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dr. Jill Biden on Joining Forces: &#039;America Has Stepped Up&#039; for Veterans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 11/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dr. Jill Biden sat down with Lylah Alphonse of U.S. News &amp; World Report to talk about our Joining Forces initiative and what businesses and communities can do to support those who have courageously served our nation. This interview originally appeared in U.S. News &amp; World Report. You can find the original post <a href="http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/11/11/jill-biden-america-has-stepped-up-to-make-a-real-difference-for-veterans">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Though the <a href="http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/11/07/employers-add-214-000-jobs-in-october">unemployment</a> rate in the U.S. continues to fall, the country is still coping with a <a href="http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/10/30/thousands-of-middle-skill-jobs-unfilled-in-new-york-city">skills gap</a>, especially in certain <a href="http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-solutions">science- and technology-intensive fields</a> like IT and health care. Veterans could fill the gap -- if only employers were more aware of the skills these men and women gained while in military service.</p> <p>&quot;Not every hiring manager is going to know that a chief petty officer has been responsible for the lives of dozens of their peers,&quot; First Lady Michelle Obama said during the Women Veterans Career Development Forum in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday. &quot;Not every HR director understands that a gunner&rsquo;s mate is probably trained to do some of the most complex, high-tech analysis that you&#39;ll find anywhere.&quot;</p> <p>To help bridge that gap, and to encourage citizens to support veterans and military families, the First Lady and Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, launched Joining Forces in 2011.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/11/jill-biden-joining-forces-america-has-stepped-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/11/jill-biden-joining-forces-america-has-stepped-veterans" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/11/jill-biden-joining-forces-america-has-...</a> </div> </div> </div> Arlington Ave Maria Beau Bill Comparison Tool Chuck Kennedy Delaware Dr. Jill Biden Iraq James Gleeson James Gleeson Jill Biden Jill Biden Stand Joe Biden Joining Forces Leon Panetta Martin Dempsey Michelle Obama Natalie Neal Wolin Official United States Veterans Virginia Virginia White House Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:47:16 +0000 feed 350931 at http://newsmotion.org Armistice Day: Service personnel and veterans gather to remember the fallen http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/armistice-day-service-personnel-and-veterans-gather-remember-fallen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Armistice Day: Service personnel and veterans gather to remember the fallen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 11/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Service personnel and veterans gather to remember the fallen.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/405cade5/sc/8/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211075932527/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/405cade5/sc/8/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211075932527/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/405cade5/sc/8/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211075932527/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/405cade5/sc/8/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211075932527/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/405cade5/sc/8/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211075932527/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/405cade5/sc/8/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211075932527/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/405cade5/sc/8/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211075932527/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/405cade5/sc/8/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211075932527/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/405cade5/sc/8/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/211075932527/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/405cade5/sc/8/a2t.img" border="0"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/405cade5/sc/8/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Chistory0Cworld0Ewar0Eone0C112227690CArmistice0EDay0EService0Epersonnel0Eand0Eveterans0Egather0Eto0Eremember0Ethe0Efallen0Bhtml/story01.htm" target="_blank">http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/405cade5/sc/8/l/0L0Stelegrap...</a> </div> </div> </div> Armistice Day One rememberance soldiers Telegraph Staff Unofficial Veterans war WORLD WWI Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:20:55 +0000 feed 350519 at http://newsmotion.org Weekly Address: This Veterans' Day, Let's Honor Our Veterans http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/weekly-address-veterans-day-lets-honor-our-veterans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weekly Address: This Veterans&#039; Day, Let&#039;s Honor Our Veterans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 11/08/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/weekly117.jpg?itok=T7r973bK" alt=" President Obama on November 7" title=" President Obama on November 7" width="430" height="242" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. November 6, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) </p> </div> </div> <p>In this week&rsquo;s address, in advance of Veterans&#39; Day, the President paid tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given so much in service of America.</p> <p>Veterans have risked their lives to protect our freedom, and we need to be there for them when they return from duty by ensuring they get the care they need and the opportunities they deserve. The President asked every American to thank and welcome home the veterans in their lives who, like all who fight for our country, are heroes worthy of our constant gratitude and support.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/11/07/weekly-address-veterans-day-lets-honor-our-veterans">Transcript</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/110814_XSPFRV/110814_WeeklyAddress.mp4">mp4</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/110114_QSDZTU/110114_WeeklyAddress.mp3">mp3</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/07/weekly-address-veterans-day-honor-our-vets" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/07/weekly-address-veterans-day-honor-our-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Day Lawrence Jackson Official Tanya Somanader The President Veterans Weekly Address White House Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 feed 349789 at http://newsmotion.org Kicking Off Military Family Month http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/kicking-military-family-month <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kicking Off Military Family Month </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 10/31/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Throughout our history, members of our military have put their lives on the line to defend our country and preserve our security. While this requires a tremendous personal sacrifice, it is also important to recognize the unyielding love and support that their families provide every step of the way to make this sacrifice possible. As a proud military mom myself, I know that when you have a family member who is in the military, the whole family serves too.</p> <p>Last week, I visited the Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, where I had the opportunity to see firsthand how state-of-the art rehabilitation equipment like the FlowRider and zero-gravity treadmills are being incorporated into an innovative rehabilitation process for our wounded soldiers &mdash; it is truly remarkable. I also met with service members and military spouses stationed in San Antonio to discuss the challenges that are an inherent part of military life, such as constant relocation and missing family milestones due to deployments.</p> <p>We have asked a lot of service members and their families over the past decade. They have sacrificed so much on behalf of our country. I am proud to be part of an Administration that has supported our troops, veterans, and their families in historic ways. In April, First Lady Michelle Obama and I announced the unveiling of the <a href="https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal">Veterans Employment Center</a>, an innovative tool to help veterans and spouses find career opportunities. As of this summer, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Military Children&rsquo;s Interstate Compact, which eases some of the burdens of transitions for military connected kids. And today, in honor of their service, President Obama signed a proclamation to establish <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/10/31/presidential-proclamation-military-family-month-2014">November 2014 as Military Family Month</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/31/kicking-military-family-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/31/kicking-military-family-month" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/31/kicking-military-family-month</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= District of Columbia Dr. Jill Biden Jill Biden Joining Forces Kelly Elmlinger London Michelle Obama Official Robert Shields San Antonio san antonio Texas Veterans White House Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:45:29 +0000 feed 346830 at http://newsmotion.org West Wing Week: 10/10/14 or, "Is Anybody Here Over 25?" http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/west-wing-week-101014-or-anybody-here-over-25 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> West Wing Week: 10/10/14 or, &quot;Is Anybody Here Over 25?&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 10/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">This week, the President traveled to Indiana and to California, where he spoke on expanding economic opportunity for every American, addressed the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and dedicated the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/09/west-wing-week-101014-or-anybody-here-over-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/09/west-wing-week-101014-or-anybody-here-over-25" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/09/west-wing-week-101014-or-anybody-here-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Adam Garber California California Counterterrorism Day Defense Disabilities Economy Foreign Policy Indiana Indiana Jobs Los Angeles manufacturing Official Princeton The President United States Veterans West Africa White House Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:26:12 +0000 feed 338485 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Speaks at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Dedication http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-speaks-american-veterans-disabled-life-memorial-dedication <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Speaks at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Dedication </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sun, 10/05/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebSlE7dZaKs">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>This afternoon, President Obama spoke at the dedication for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, honoring heroes who have sacrificed on behalf of our nation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov//the-press-office/2014/10/05/remarks-president-american-veterans-disabled-life-memorial-dedication">In his remarks</a>, the President made clear that we must provide proper care for our veterans, noting: &quot;When our wounded veterans set out on that long road of recovery, we need to move heaven and earth to make sure they get every single benefit, every single bit of care that they have earned, that they deserve.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;To every wounded warrior, to every disabled veteran -- thank you,&quot; he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/05/president-obama-speaks-american-veterans-disabled-life-memorial-dedication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/05/president-obama-speaks-american-veterans-disabled-life-memorial-dedication" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/05/president-obama-speaks-american-vetera...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Afghanistan Aurelien Collin Barack Obama Brazil Chuck Kennedy David Hudson Graham Zusi Houston Kansas Kansas City Lawrence Jackson Matt Besler Missouri Nathaniel Lubin New England Obama Official Pete Souza The President United States Veterans Washington D.C. White House Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:47:57 +0000 feed 336539 at http://newsmotion.org A New Solar Energy Job-Training Pilot Program for Veterans http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/new-solar-energy-job-training-pilot-program-veterans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A New Solar Energy Job-Training Pilot Program for Veterans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 09/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Solar energy is shattering records in the United States. Since President Obama took office, installed solar power has increased 13-fold, topping nearly 16 gigawatts today &ndash; enough to power the equivalent of 3.2 million average American homes. As solar energy continues to grow, it is becoming a major source of high-paying American jobs &ndash; employing nearly 143,000 full-time professionals last year.</p> <p>During the next decade, the solar industry is slated to grow even more. The next generation of skilled professionals will be key to the industry&rsquo;s effort to meet the demand for this clean, renewable energy. That&rsquo;s why the Energy Department is launching a pilot solar installation training program to provide military veterans who are transitioning out of active duty with the skills needed to become the leaders of the nation&rsquo;s clean energy economy.</p> <p>The solar industry has long taken a leading role in hiring veterans, employing more service members than any other sector in the U.S. Building on this tradition, the <a href="http://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/sunshot-initiativehttp:/energy.gov/eere/sunshot/sunshot-initiative">SunShot Initiative&rsquo;s</a> <a href="http://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/solar-instructor-training-network">Solar Instructor Training Network</a> &ndash; which aims to train 50,000 new solar installers in total by 2020, some of who will be veterans &ndash; is partnering with up to three military bases to create a veterans solar job training pilot project this fall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/18/new-solar-energy-job-training-program-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/18/new-solar-energy-job-training-program-veterans" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/18/new-solar-energy-job-training-program-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Dan Utech Energy and Environment Official United States United States Veterans White House Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:52:00 +0000 feed 332701 at http://newsmotion.org