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Spotlight on Veterans

VeteranWritten by: Gerry Hafer

America’s veteran community today numbers about 18 million… a vibrant segment of our country’s population. While roughly 90 percent male, the gender mix is changing with the times, and according to recent reports from the US Census Bureau, the female segment of the veteran population is expected to nearly double in the next two decades. The ethnicity of this legion of heroes is likewise evolving, with the US Veterans Administration projecting the minority portion of the veteran population to grow by roughly 50 percent by 2040.

But no matter the demographics, all veterans have a shared need for support as they deal with challenges like transitioning back to civilian life, finding employment, dealing with health issues, and so on. The list of challenges is not short and is compounded by the aging of the overall veteran population, which now has a median age of roughly 65.

AMAC clearly recognizes the importance of these challenges and has long recognized the support of our country’s veteran community to be a priority.

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