Honoring Their Service

A look at Next America's stories about America’s Veterans.

Members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard from left, Jerrod Knight, Marcus Waters and Gabriel Smith salute on the National Mall in Washington during the Concert for Valor, a Veterans Day event hosted by HBO, Starbucks and Chase. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

As U.S. demographics have shifted, the profile of military service members also has changed. Next America offers a brief look at who serves in the armed forces.

Sham Hasan, a former Iraqi interpreter for the U.S. Army and State Department in Iraq, arranges pastries in the Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.  (National Journal)

Wounded Veterans Learn the Art of Pastries and Business

Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown provides a work-study program that helps service members transition to private sector.

Intel Doubles Referral Bonuses for Women, Military Vets

To diversify its workforce, the tech giant offers employees more cash to recruit new hires who are women, people of color and service members.

Microchip giant Intel is doubling referral bonuses for new hires who are women, veterans or people of color. The move is part of Intel's $300 million effort to increase workforce diversity. (Shutterstock)

Future U.S. Military Readiness Depends on Immigration Reform

"Our broken immigration system undermines our military readiness and national security."

– Jim Hill

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Sergey Eliseev (R) of the US Army and originally from Russia, alongside other active duty US service members, after they became US citizens during a naturalization ceremony. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)

9 Things to Know About American Vets

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 19 million veterans in the country. As demographics have shifted, so has the profile of service members. Here's a brief look at who serves in the armed forces.