The latest issue of American Veteran magazine is now available online. To read the Fall 2012 issue, Click Here.
In the latest issue, we sit down for an exclusive interview with Army veteran J.R. Martinez, winner of Season 13 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Martinez discusses how he overcame his injuries during his first deployment to Iraq, the message he wants to send to the public, and how employers can help veterans find jobs.
We also discuss how veterans, especially younger service members, are finding it difficult to find employment. Mentioning stigmas and obstacles that many veterans face, American Veteran suggests many resources, including eight organizations who target veterans for employment or training opportunities. Go to www.amvets.org for more information on the companies mentioned in the Fall 2012 edition.
This fall, Kevin Stone, an American Veteran magazine correspondent and AMVETS member, travelled to London with his service dog Mambo to cover the 2012 Paralympic Games. Capturing amazing moments in Paralympic history, Stone gives readers an inside look from the perspective of a veteran and military athlete.
American Veteran also highlighted an important issue within the military community, military sexual trauma, by presenting a harsh look at the statistics and first hand accounts of how sexual assault victims are treated within the military chain of command.
In “Keeping Posted,” you can also read about the great work of AMVETS in Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and California.
As always, we’re eager to hear your thoughts and see the great work going on at AMVETS posts and departments around the country, so keep your letters, stories and photos coming, so we can consider them for future issues of the magazine.
(Photos: Top: J.R. Martinez addresses a crowd. Photo courtesy of J.R. Martinez. Middle: Veterans involved with Veterans Green Jobs participate in a conservation training program that will prepare them for employment within the green jobs sector. Photo courtesy of Veterans Green Jobs. Bottom: Kevin Stone and Mambo during a brief break at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Photo courtesy of Kevin Stone.)