New Startup Helps Returning Vets Navigate the Web

Posted November 8, 2013 at 8:55am

Upstart, a business journal, reports that “U.S. soldiers who navigated roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan are now back on their home turf, fighting…irrelevant Web search results as they look to pull their lives together. But a startup founded by military veterans called Unite US aims to bring soldier-specific resources all under one umbrella.”

The piece continues: “With platoons of U.S. military members already back from active duties overseas, and more than 1.2 million on the way home over the next few years, there’s a strong need for these ex-soldiers to transition into civilian life, and that can be challenging, even for men and women who survived crack-of-dawn wakeup calls and multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan.”

“To help out the military community, three fellow military veterans and one civilian have created a startup and free Web-based platform launching today called Unite US. It allows veterans and their families to ease their way back into civilian life, with job, education and health information that is both hyper-local and national in scope.”