On September 17th, Uber made an unprecedented commitment to bring 50,000 veterans & military spouses on board as drivers in the next 18 months.
United States Air Force veteran & Uber driver Travis Groft says, “I think veterans are well suited for this type of work, because we’re service-based, and we’re offering a service to someone—we’re helping them get from point A to point B. It’s mission-oriented.”
Sgt.1st Class Andrew T. Weathers—a Green Beret & Special Forces medical sergeant—passed away on Tuesday from wounds sustained in combat.
SFC Weathers was wounded by small arms fire when the enemy attacked his unit on Sunday in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
“Weathers was critical to the well-being of his team and those he mentored. The group mourns the loss of such a great leader and we will support his family in every way possible.” —Col. Robert Kirila, deputy commander for 7th SFG (A).
This summer, we teamed up with Thrive15 and former U.S. Navy Officer and NBA Hall of Famer David “The Admiral” Robinson to help connect veteran & military spouse entrepreneurs with free online resources to make their dreams a reality.
With approximately 2.45 million veteran-owned businesses in America, Thrive15 recognizes that veterans are making an impact—that’s why they started the 1 for 1 HandUp Movement that combines effective 15-minute lessons in entrepreneurship w/ comedy & entertainment.
For more information on the movement, or to apply for a free military scholarship, visit www.Thrive15.com
Six year old Darren Baysore’s dad always told him, “I love you to the moon and back.”
So tonight, Darren is asking people all over the world to leave their porch lights on “to shine a light to the moon” in honor of his father, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Allen Baysore Jr., who was killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan one year ago today.
“I had a tear because it brought back memories when I came home from Vietnam. Military families and their fallen soldiers deserve a proper patriotic entrance with all the respect and dignity they deserve.”
Mattrice Williamson—HOH’s new Military Spouse Program Coordinator—sat down with Military.com to discuss her journey as a military spouse & to offer advice to spouses who are currently seeking employment.