Since President Barack Obama vowed to end veteran homelessness, the Department of Veterans Affairs allotted more than $500 million this year alone to the effort, and the number of homeless veterans across the country has dropped from 195,000 in 2006 to fewer than 50,000 in 2014.
Unfortunately, other at-risk demographics don’t have the same robust support that veterans do, but they can learn a thing or two from veterans organizations, especially when it comes to galvanizing support.
“The District’s efforts currently lack the cohesive vision and narrative that veterans’ advocates have successfully developed to provide a clear direction, a consistent source of motivation and the justification to run roughshod over disparate funding lines and parochial bureaucratic barriers,” writes the vice president of ScoutComms, Brian Wagner.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.