Welcome to our second weekly social recap! We’re sharing what other Military Friendly® employers and schools are up to on social media, and how they promote their programs that are #BetterForVeterans. Keep up by following us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, and email us if you have anything to share!

Last week…

Starbucks Pledges to Hire 25K Veterans & Military Spouses by 2025

Starbucks Achieves 10,000 Veterans and Spouses Pledge

Starbucks, recipient of the 2017 Military Friendly® Employers Gold Award and Military Friendly Spouse Employers® Award, blogged and tweeted about reaching their goal of hiring 10,000 Veterans & Military Spouses. But they’re not stopping there! Starbucks increased its hiring commitment to 25,000 total hires by 2025.

CDL is Proud of These 3 Military Friendly® Gold Award-Winning Trucking Companies

CDL tweeted how proud they are of Celadon, J.B. Hunt and Schneider, a few of their trucking clients who earned the 2017 Military Friendly® Gold Award. We love helping recognize great companies like these for the efforts they’re taking to be better for veterans!

New Veteran Employment Bill Passes Senate (HIRE Vets Act)


The HIRE Vets Act would create an awards program recognizing the efforts undertaken by employers to hire and retain veterans. Read all about this bipartisan bill.

Countdown to #MarchMadness Championship Game (plus a Giveaway)

Military Friendly 2017 #MarchMadness Bracket

We’re counting down to the Big Dance with a giveaway. Enter to win and tell your friends your pick for extra entries.

We Attended the 35th Annual USO-Metro Gala

USO-Metro Annual Gala

Last Tuesday we were honored to attend the USO-Metro‘s 35th Annual Gala. Actor Gary Sinise and military senior enlisted advisors were honored by the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for their military service.