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OFFER INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICES Veterans service organizations (VSOs) seeking to stand out in a crowded field should always attempt to offer individualized services to their Veteran constituents, ranging from local community programs all the way up to the national...read more
1. Veterans have served during times of war and peace. A Veteran is any person who has ever served in the five branches of the Armed Forces — U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard — in times of war of peace, whether as active duty (full time) or in...read more
MEDITATION Don’t worry, meditation doesn’t always mean sitting on the ground cross-legged, wearing stretchy pants, and chanting. It can actually take many forms, and your “sessions” can happen in whatever places, positions, and clothes feel most comfortable to you —...read more
What do Veterans organizations and civilian businesses have in common? They both benefit when Veterans succeed. With a growing number of Vets entering the civilian workplace every day, there is a clear need for businesses to learn how to connect with them. From...read more
By Dean R., U.S. Marine Corps Veteran There are things you learn growing up, things you’re taught in school — and things that explode all this prior knowledge when you become part of the military. Beyond any on-the-job skills, the military lifestyle itself instills a...read more
Any transition is hard, whether it be joyous or sad, but they all have one thing in common: They aren’t easy. As a service-member considering your post-military journey, you know this truth well. That’s why SAVI has your back when it comes to your transition into...read more
It’s no secret that moving a compensation claim through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs takes time — sometimes a long time. As of December 2017, the VA estimated its claims backlog to be about 72,000 cases. For Veterans experiencing particularly unfortunate...read more
Tens of thousands of military Veterans pour into the civilian workforce each year. This growing number brings opportunity for both businesses and Veterans, and many big-name corporations (Uber, Starbucks, Comcast) are refocusing their employee recruitment efforts on...read more
My Marine Corps squadron came back from Afghanistan shortly after Thanksgiving 2012. I had spent the last few years as part of the enlisted aircrew on UH-1Y attack helicopters, which meant working on aircraft and operating the machine guns mounted on them. I knew my...read more
It’s no secret that transitioning to the civilian workforce after the military can be challenging. In fact, so many former soldiers find this process to be a culture shock that only 1 in 5 Veterans will stick out their first civilian job for more than two years. What...read more
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