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NOAA VetCorps: Creating Jobs for Veterans

Supporting veterans is imperative to our agency. NOAA VetCorps gives veterans the training and tools to pursue careers in habitat conservation and restoration.
November 09, 2023 - Podcast ,
A person in waders in the water checking crab traps. Veteran intern Antonio Jones at an oyster farm in Drayton Harbor, Washington, checking traps for European Invasive Green Crab. Credit: Northwest Straits Commission

NOAA Veterans Corps: Progress by the Numbers

NOAA’s Veterans Corps partnerships are building on 10 years of growth, supporting habitat and fisheries restoration projects on the west coast.
November 08, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Two people stand on a grassy hill near a river Veteran Damon Jackson (left), a NOAA intern in Portland, Oregon, visits a restoration project on the Willamette River. Credit: NOAA

NOAA Veterans Corps Progress By The Numbers, 2021

NOAA’s Veterans Corps partnerships are building on 9 years of growth, supporting habitat and fisheries restoration projects on the West Coast.
November 10, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Two people in shallow water with waders on. One is checking devices in the water, one is writing on a clipboard. Veteran Jonathan Hallenbeck and staff from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife monitoring invasive crabs at an oyster farm in Drayton Harbor. Credit: Northwest Straits Commission

Restoring Habitat to Support Coastal Communities: A Look Back at the Recovery Act—Part 1

Habitat restoration projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 brought jobs, recreation, and other socioeconomic benefits to coastal communities around the country.
May 24, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Volunteers standing along the shoreline and passing bags of oysters down the line to help construct a living shoreline Volunteers help construct a living shoreline near Daniel Island Trail in Charleston, South Carolina. Credit: City of Charleston.

Native American Veteran Intern to Begin Work Restoring Washington’s Puget Sound

Through a NOAA Veterans Corps internship, Air Force veteran Tillie Smith will begin a new journey restoring habitat and resources in Puget Sound, and gaining scientific experience to build a career in natural resources.
March 09, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Tillie Smith kneeling in a patch of vegetation Photo courtesy of Tillie Smith.

Celebrating Veterans Serving in Habitat Conservation

Join us in celebrating Veterans Day and learn more about NOAA's vet corps partnerships employing veterans in the habitat restoration economy.

From The Air Force to Fisheries, a Former NOAA Veteran Intern’s Career Path in Science

Barney Boyer, former Air Force engineer, and our first veteran intern in Washington, leveraged the internship to earn a graduate degree, then landed at a Michigan environmental agency where he’s keeping the state’s waters clean for fish and communities.
September 25, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Two scientists stand in a stream, next to water quality testing equipment under the surface. Former NOAA veteran intern Barney Boyer (left) out in the field with a colleague deploying water quality testing equipment. Image: Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Training Builds on Growing Popularity of Kelp Farming

New Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries course takes veterans on deep dive into seaweed.
May 13, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Nick Dubitzky aboard a  vessel pulling sugar kelp aboard