Despite the decreasing unemployment rate among the post-9/11 veterans population, there is still much work to be done to help vets find quality jobs. That’s why the Call Of Duty Endowment, the philanthropic arm of Activision Blizzard, is committed to bolstering nonprofits that deliver “ the highest standards of quality and cost-efficient veteran job placement services.”
The application process is still open for the Endowment’s annual Seal of Distinction awards, which recognizes organizations that demonstrate “effectiveness, efficiency and integrity in placing veterans in quality jobs.” Awardees each receive a $30,000 grant and the opportunity to apply for future funding.
“For most veterans, having meaningful employment is the single most important factor in successfully transitioning back to civilian life,” said Dan Goldenberg, executive director of the Call of Duty Endowment. “The Seal of Distinction award recognizes organizations that are creating a real difference in the lives of our nation’s veterans.”
President Donald Trump hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday with a letter saying he was "sorry to inform" her that her trip to Brussels, Belgium and Afghanistan would be canceled due to the government shutdown, just one day after Pelosi proposed cancelling the State of the Union address for similar reasons.
Marine Corps drill instructor R. Lee Ermey in his iconic role in 'Full Metal Jacket' (Warner Bros.)
Retired Marine Staff Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, the legendary Marine drill instructor turned iconic Full Metal Jacket actor who died last year, will be formally laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Jan. 18, according to the cemetery's web site.