Unemployment for post-9/11 veterans in June held steady at the near-record low of the previous month, 5.4 percent, government data show.
As a whole, the nation added 223,000 jobs last month, with the overall unemployment rate dipping to 5.3 percent, down from the 5.5 percent recorded in May, according to the Bureau for Labor Statistics.
June marks only the third month in history with an unemployment rate for the latest generation of vets below 5.5 percent. May 2015, also with a 5.4 percent rate, was the second, and May 2014, with a record 5.3 percent rate, was the first.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today published a new regulation that expands eligibility for some benefits for a select group of Air Force Veterans and Air Force Reserve personnel who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange through regular and repeated contact with contaminated C-123 aircraft that had been used in Vietnam as part of Operation Ranch Hand (ORH).VA published this regulation as an interim final rule so that it could immediately begin providing benefits to eligible Air Force veterans and Air Force Reserve personnel who submit a disability compensation cl
Solid Brotherhood MC presents it's 9th Annual TOUR OF DUTY Bike run and street dance July 18th 2015 in Abercrombie ND. Registration for the bike run will be from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM at he Fort Abercrombie Saloon. For more information about he bike run call: 701-553-8780. Proceeds will benefit area Veterans through the IMPACT-Support Our Veterans Fund. The fund is for North Dakota Veterans emergency needs which are not covered by other programs.
The 94th Annual North Dakota Veterans of Foreign Wars State Convention, and the 79th Annual Convention of the Ladies Auxiliary to the N.D. Veterans of Foreign Wars will be held June 4-7 at the Four Bears Casino in New Town, N.D.
The convention will be led VFW State Commander Neil Prochnow of Mantador, N.D. and Ladies Auxiliary President Rebecca Seehaver of Tuttle, N.D. Special guests include Past National Commander-in-Chief James Mueller and National Past President Leanne Lemley. All members are encouraged to attend.
Cavalier, ND (WDAY/WDAZ TV) - As a way to honor veterans, two statues have been added to a local museum.
Standing six feet tall outside the Pembina County Museum, two statue soldiers made of concrete each weighing about 1,300 pounds, were recently added to the Veterans Memorial. The president of the Pembina County Historical Society says the memorial is a place to remember veterans.
This Memorial Day thousands of Bismarck and Mandan residents attended the area's observances to remember the sacrifices of our heroes and loved ones in the armed services.
Marsha Leier of Bismarck was paying respects to her father's grave, Sgt. 1st Class Clifford Schnabel, at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery on Monday. Her father was born in Logan County and served his nation in the Korean War as a supply sergeant of the third division 39th Artillery Battery C.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The State Board of Higher Education selected Mark Hagerott as the next chancellor of the North Dakota University System on Thursday.
The board unanimously tapped Hagerott to replace Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen, whose term ends in July.
The announcement concluded a monthslong process that saw more than 20 candidates vying for the position, including one of the system's former chancellors. Hagerott beat out finalists Paul Turman and Robert Donley for the top spot.
WASHINGTON-Dozens of South Dakotans visited the nation’s capitol to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for themselves on Wednesday.
The Vietnam Memorial wall has more than 58-thousand names of men and women who died in the war.
“There’s 7 coasties on the wall that i make a point looking up i didn’t know them, i didn’t serve with them but being in that small branch of service it’s an obligation to pay my respects,” said veteran Edward Timm.
Sam's Club has a new offer for new and renewing military members. The promotion offers new Sam's Club members and current members eligible for renewal one FREE Rotisserie Chicken, one package of Reser's Main St. Bistro Gourmet Macaroni, one package of Daily Chef cookies, and a $15 gift card.
This offer is valid for active military, veterans, military personnel and military spouses. Must show proof of military service, and be 18 or older.
Fargo, ND (WDAY/WDAZ TV) - Sen. Hoeven hopes new legislation will be passed to help disabled Veterans with health care needs.
At the Disabled American Veterans Convention Saturday, Hoeven spoke about two bills he has worked on. One would allow veterans to get medical services locally if they lived more than 40 miles from a VA medical facility.
The other would let Veterans stay in nursing homes in the area.
BISMARCK - North Dakota’s Congressional delegation on Monday announced nearly $120,000 in federal funding to help homeless veterans and their families access affordable housing in the Dickinson and Williston areas.The funds will be used to distribute 25 vouchers, which can be used to purchase existing affordable housing.
The Stark County Housing Authority received $41,591, or 10 vouchers. The Williston Housing Authority received $77,150, or 15 vouchers.
The funds are authorized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
WASHINGTON -- First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are scheduled to travel to New Orleans Monday April 20) to recognizes the city's efforts to combat veterans' homelessness, the White House announced Tuesday.
Obama and Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, are scheduled to appear with Mayor Mitch Landrieu to discuss the city's efforts to find housing for veterans and how other cities might learn from New Orleans progress, according to White House officials.