Veterans

Veterans

Veterans
 
The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.George Washington
Transitioning Home and Mental Health

Our military works tirelessly and sacrifices for the safety and freedoms of all Americans. Upon returning home, veterans often struggle with depression, substance abuse, and transitioning back into civilian life. I believe we need to offer more services to support these former service members. One thing I have learned from listening to those who have served is that they receive little if any assistance transitioning from active duty to being home. Working directly with veterans, I will try to implement a transition home program for all returning service members. We need to offer more funding to non-profits and other programs that are better suited to help with job training, mental health, and other issues. When they return home, our Hoosier veterans should have all the resources necessary to succeed. 

Jobs

When Hoosier veterans return home from service, they should receive the tools and support necessary to find and get hired for good jobs. Our veterans should never struggle to find gainful employment. We need to continue to incentivize employers to hire Hoosier veterans and offer ongoing trainings in resume writing, interviewing, and job preparedness skills. We must also protect our veterans from schools or programs that seek to take advantage of the guaranteed tuition payment offered to military personnel.