The unemployment rate among veterans has decreased for the fourth consecutive year, with 2014 seeing a 5.3% unemployment rate, a decrease of 1.3% from 2013, making this last fiscal year the lowest since 2008. Further, roughly one-third of new federal government hires in the last fiscal year were veterans, according to a report from the Office of Personnel Management. This is up from 31% from 2013, and the highest percentage in more than five years since the veterans employment initiative began in 2009.
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.