There are many reasons Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are fighting so hard to win this election -- but the issues facing veterans and military families are among their most personal.Watch this video of the Bidens talking about veterans and military families, and share it with your family and friends.
The President's Accomplishments for Veterans and Military Families
President Obama is committed to keeping the sacred trust we hold with members of our nation’s all-volunteer military. The President has fought to expand and improve benefits for veterans and their families—from access to the health care they need to the education and job opportunities they deserve when they return home.
The President and his administration, along with the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden, have secured commitments from private sector companies to hire unemployed veterans and worked to make sure returning servicemembers can find work when they come home. The President also took executive actions to help match veterans with potential employers, streamline the job search for returning servicemembers, and is working to provide veterans and their families better access to job training. Recently, the President announced his Veterans Jobs Corps initiative, which will put veterans back to work on a range of projects that benefit from the skills they developed in the military.
As part of the President’s plan to support American jobs, he signed into law the Returning Heroes and Wounded Warrior tax credits to encourage businesses to hire unemployed veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities.
Download this fact sheet to learn more about the President's accomplishments for veterans and military families.
President Obama has fulfilled his promise to responsibly and safely bring our soldiers home. When the President took office in January 2009, there were 142,000 U.S. troops in Iraq. Today, the war in Iraq has ended and the Iraqi people have taken responsibility for the security of their country.
Thanks to President Obama, our troops got home from Iraq in time for the holidays. Sgt. Michael Anderson (Ret.) served two tours on the front line, and he just celebrated Christmas with his family in Illinois. Watch the video about Michael's homecoming, then share it with your friends and any veterans you know.