Veterans Three Times More Likely to Be Homeless

According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), veterans comprise a little under nine percent of all homeless adults in the U.S., and 37,878 of veterans were experiencing homelessness on a single night in January 2018. Of these, 62 percent were staying in sheltered locations while 38 percent were staying in locations unsuitable for human habitation. 

Approximately 18 out of every 10,000 veterans in the United States experienced homelessness on a single night in 2018. Veterans who are in poverty or are minority veterans are three times more likely to become homeless than the general population, according to a Zulu Time report titled “A Window into the Problems Military Veterans Face” by NDILC member Erica Courtney, President of 2020vet and Zulu Time, U.S. Army Aviation, Major NATO Gender Advisor. 

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Happy Memorial Day from NAWRB!


Nationwide, Americans will be celebrating Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th.  Observed the last Monday of May, Memorial Day is a holiday honoring the women and men who have died in military service for the United States. Memorial Day was officially recognized as a federal holiday in 1971, and was originally known as Decoration Day in the years following the American Civil War. Americans commemorate the day by attending memorials and cemeteries, holding parades and hosting neighborhood barbecues.

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Number of Females as Admirals and Generals Doubles Since 2000


A recent report by the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) shows that more women are in senior enlisted and officer ranks as more are pursuing careers in the military. There were 30 female admirals and generals on active duty in the five services in fiscal 2000. In 2018, there were 63 females occupying senior positions in the military. The increase of female representation is credited to more women staying in the military and more opportunities being made available, such as military occupational specialties.

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Happy Veterans Day 2017!


Veterans Day is here again, a day dedicated to honoring and paying respects to American active and retired servicemen and women. Originally celebrated as Armistice Day in 1919 for veterans of the First World War, the holiday was expanded to include veterans of all wars by a May 1954 bill; six days later the celebration’s name was changed to Veterans Day.

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LIVE Updates: 2017 NAWRB Conference – Keynote by Dr. Tanya Wattenburg Komas, Ph.D. Founding Director and CEO, Concrete Preservation Institute (CPI)


Desirée Patno, NAWRB CEO and President, commenced Day 2 of the 2017 NAWRB Nexus Conference with opening remarks, describing the wonderful work leading up to the conference and recognizing the professionals who made time for the diversity and inclusion (D&I) movement.

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Military Lending Final Rule


Last week, the Department of Defense (DOD) issued a final rule modifying regulations set forth in the Military Lending Act (MLA). Passed by Congress in 2006, the MLA was created to protect active duty service members and their families from elevated interest rates in credit transactions, limiting the Military Annual Percentage Rate (MAPR) to 36 percent. The rule provides additional protections to military members from numerous credit products that the existing regulations do not address. Continue reading

Special Veterans Spread in NAWRB Magazine!


NAWRB is proud to announce we will be featuring a Veterans Spread in our upcoming October magazine issue. It will highlight several programs available to our country’s retired and active military members, and will include submissions and testimonials from the very organizations working to serve the Americans that have served us so diligently. Continue reading