Help Hirepurpose Connect Veterans With Great Careers

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If you want to thank a veteran, hire a veteran.

Beyond thanks, today’s veterans represent the best of a generation. They are the men and women who raised their hands to go join the military, who volunteered to shoulder the burden of 13 years of war.


Indeed, just one in four 18-24 year olds is even eligible to join today’s military service. Many don’t meet the education or fitness requirements, or they have criminal histories.

When today’s veterans return home, they often don’t know what they want to do with their lives. And oftentimes, they have a hard time translating their skills and experiences to employers who may not understand what they did in the service.

While Task & Purpose endeavors to give voice to a new generation of great military veterans, through Hirepurpose, we are actively trying to build it.

To help close the gap that exists between veterans and employers, Hirepurpose has partnered with nearly 50 Fortune 500 companies that want and need to integrate modern veterans into their rapidly expanding workforces.

In that spirit, Hirepurpose has entered the Close It Summit, a competition to recognize new companies that are working to close the skills gap.

Hirepurpose needs your help to advance in this competition and help veterans find great careers in the 21st century American workforce.


Several hundred U.S. troops will remain in Syria after allied forces clear ISIS fighters out of their last stronghold in the country, a senior administration official told Task & Purpose on Friday.

President Donald Trump announced in December that he would withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria, but Sen. Lindsey Graham has since made a strong push to keep a small residual force along the Turkish border along with troops from European allies.

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Chris Osman (Photo: _chris_osman_designs/Instagram)

The former Navy SEAL among a group of eight men arrested earlier this week in Port-au-Prince on weapons charges says he was providing security work "for people who are directly connected to the current President" of Haiti.

"We were being used as pawns in a public fight between him and the current Prime Minister of Haiti," said Chris Osman, 44, in a post on Instagram Friday. "We were not released we were in fact rescued."

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Former Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis (DoD photo)

A Richland, Washington city councilman thinks native son Jim Mattis would make a terrific governor or even president.

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It's a photo for the ages: a Marine NCO, a Greek god in his dress blues, catches the eye of a lovely young woman as her boyfriend urges her on in distress. It's the photographic ancestor of the much-loved "distracted boyfriend" stock photo meme, made even sweeter by the fact that this is clearly a sailor about to lose his girl to a Devil Dog.

Well, this photo and the Marine in it, which hopscotched around Marine Corps Facebook and Instagram pages before skyrocketing to the front page of Reddit on Thursday, are very real.

The photo shows then-Staff Sgt. Louis A. Capozzoli — and he is absolutely not on his way to steal your girl.

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MAPLE, N.C. -- A maritime center with a pool big enough to hold a small ship and simulate hurricane conditions is set to open in Currituck County, North Carolina, in two years. It will serve to train groups such as special forces, law enforcement and offshore wind crews.

It could be the first of its kind in the world.

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