Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its intention to hire hundreds of veterans identified at a veterans jobs fair in August 2017.
Many of the missions of the Department of Homeland Security align with the deep sense of service and security that is fundamental to those who serve in our armed forces. We are proud to have more than 54,500 veterans—nearly 28% of our entire workforce—at the Department of Homeland Security.
Memorial Day is a time to recognize and honor those brave men and women of the United States military who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this nation.
A veteran – whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve – is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including his or her life
By Greg Touhill, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity & Communications
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector Honor Guard proudly represents the agency and participates in a Veterans Day parade in Del Rio, Texas. On Veterans Day, we pause to honor the men and women of our nation’s armed forces who courageously defend our freedoms. This includes the more than 53,000 veterans – 17,000 at U.S. Customs and Border Protection alone – who continue to serve as employees of the Department of Homeland Security. Official U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo.
Today is Veterans Day. Please pause to thank a very special group of Americans—the brave men and women of our armed forces who have made the selfless and courageous decision to stand up to protect our country, our families, our rights, and freedoms. We owe each veteran a debt of gratitude and everlasting recognition for their sacrifice.
This Veterans Day, we asked our colleagues who are both immigrants and veterans what becoming a U.S. citizen meant to them. We received a variety of responses, but a common theme was service and pride in becoming an American.
If you ask Vanessa Hansen why she joined the Air Force, she'd tell you she felt a need to give back to the country that provided her family with asylum from Nicaragua. She entered the United States when she was 16 years old after her father was arrested by Nicaraguan police. After naturalizing in an asylum ceremony, Hansen decided to give back to her adopted country by entering the U.S. Air Force, where she served for almost six years. She continues to serve her country in the Air Force Reserves.