President Obama issued a challenge to the private sector to hire or train 100,000 unemployed veterans and their spouses by the end of 2013. Joining Forces announces the latest commitments from the business community to answer the President's call.
As we remember those service members who have not yet returned home, we also remember that we are part of something bigger - a country that does not forget its veterans, but honors them, cares for them and tends to their families while they are away
In an op-ed published in USA Today, First Lady Michelle Obama writes that remembering what happened on 9/11 gives us the opportunity to reflect on all that these families have endured and our obligations to them now and in the years ahead.
Dr. Jill Biden calls on Americans to participate in the Joining Forces Community Challenge to recognize and celebrate individuals and organizations that are supporting our troops and military families.
Pamela Stokes Eggleston, a Founding Member and Development Director for Blue Star Families, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting military families, shares what Blue Star Families is doing to help prevent military family suicides.
August 31, 2011 at 5:22 PM ET by Pamela Stokes Eggleston
The Federal Transit Administration has launched a new initiative to ensure that veterans and their families are able to find transportation to work, day care, medical appointments, and other important events in their day-to-day lives
First Lady Michelle Obama helped the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" build a dazzling new shelter for homeless female veterans, and a house for the selfless Navy veteran who has dedicated her life to helping them
The First Lady sends a message to the White House email list, wishing them a Happy Independence Day and encouraging all Americans to honor our brave men and women in uniform by volunteering to give back to military families.
Inspired by the First Lady's Joining Forces campaign for military families, the Honor Cards aims to create an atmosphere of 'shared service' and a WWII sense of 'all give some' by encouraging Americans to perform service in honor of military families and veterans.