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  • Joe: A Navy Veteran for Obama

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    Joe, a Navy Veteran:

    “I served from 1960-1966, when the world was the closet it ever was to nuclear war. I support President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden because they present the only realistic approach to the future. The Republican Party has moved so far to the right on every issue since I can remember, and I don’t want them in power.
    Romney didn’t thank the troops for their service or mention our ongoing war in Afghanistan during his convention speech—I think it’s shameful. President Obama understands everyday Americans, and is working hard on their behalf. I support Obama and Biden not for any one reason, but because the future and direction of this country is at stake. That’s why I’m voting for them, and why I’m going to start volunteering to do anything I can to make sure they’re re-elected."

    President Obama is committed to fighting for veterans as hard as they've fought for us—stand with him today.

    A version of this post was published on the Ohio state blog.

The President's Accomplishments for Veterans and Military Families

Standing Up for Those Who Serve

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.

Ending the war in Iraq

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.

Post 9/11 G.I. Bill

Fact: President Obama signed into law an update to the post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which makes it easier for National Guard members who performed active service to qualify for benefits, and allows for education benefits to be transferred to family members.

“This is the Best Present”

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.