Member Spotlight: AboutFace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap8dI3rz924   The AboutFace-Veteran/Family Transition, Reintegration, and Community Education Program, Inc. (AboutFace-VFTRCEP, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit, currently serving North Georgia communities. They are dedicated to veterans and veteran families, offering personal and confidential attention, education, support and resources. They collaborate with service providers and businesses to encourage involvement in the community’s veteran [...]

Member Combat: Combat Veterans to Careers

https://www.facebook.com/combatveteranstocareers/videos/1278239592256002/   Combat Veterans to Careers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides support and opportunities to enhance the quality of life for our combat veterans and their families. The goal at Combat Veterans to Careers (CVC)  is to provide opportunities for combat veterans who are ready for a rewarding, lifelong career. By focusing [...]

Starbucks opens first military family store in Arizona

Seattle-based coffee king Starbucks has opened its first military family store in Arizona. The store opened on Jan. 27, near Luke Air Force Base. The opening is part of a company initiative to hire at least 10,000 veterans and military spouses by 2018, which Cliff Burrows, group president for U.S., Americas and Teavana at Starbucks, announced [...]

Hope For The Warriors® Awards Nationwide Scholarships to Military Spouses & Caregivers

Hope For The Warriors® is proud to award six military spouses and caregivers scholarships to earn a higher education. Hope For The Warriors®—a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring sense of self, family and hope to service members and their families—is excited to announce it is awarding nationwide Spouse/Caregiver Scholarships for the spring 2016 semester. The [...]

Veteran Unemployment Rate Lowest in Nearly 8 Years

Source: http://www.defense.gov/ WASHINGTON, December 2, 2015 — A concerted national effort to hire veterans, coupled with their sought-after essential skills training, likely had an effect on making October’s veteran unemployment rate the lowest since April 2008, a Defense Department official said Nov. 30. Susan S. Kelly, who leads DoD’s Transition to Veterans Program Office, spoke to [...]

5 Common Myths About Veterans and Military Families

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ This week we celebrate 22 million living veterans who span generations, conflicts and all U.S. states and territories. Less than eight percent of our country's population, though, has ever worn a uniform, leaving millions of civilians to get to know vets and military families through the news and through interactions in our communities. Veterans [...]

5 Things Veterans Should Know When Considering Entrepreneurship

Source: http://taskandpurpose.com/ Before you start your own business, there are a few things you should consider. Veterans know that the hardest job they’ll ever have is in the rearview mirror, but that doesn’t mean entrepreneurship is a cakewalk. Undoubtedly, your active-duty experience — especially in a combat zone — prepares you for a lot of the [...]

Paying it Forward: Lessons from a Successful Military Transition

Source: https://www.linkedin.com By: Ted Corbeill Jr After eight long months, I recently successfully transitioned from the Marine Corps to a high technology consulting and services firm with the help of many people.  I am sharing my personal story in the hopes that it will help other transitioning military personnel as a way to pay it forward. I began [...]

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