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Newsletter - July 2014

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The spectacle and celebration of the 4th of July is now a memory, but the day always reminds me that we live in freedom because of the sacrifices made by those who don our nation’s uniform and serve. The United States is truly the land of the free and home of the brave, and we are all fortunate to live amongst everyday heroes. The best way we can thank them for their sacrifices is by making sure that they have decent housing, health care, and the education and skills they need to secure a good job.

Best regards,

Debbie Gregory, CEO

   
   

Nursing Opportunities in GA

DeKalb Medical

Where Opportunity Meets Future

You’ve served your country proudly and DeKalb Medical values that commitment to service. DeKalb Medical is actively recruiting veterans and service members to join their team. Translate your skills in the military to opportunities within a variety of service areas, including Security and Information Technology. Opportunities are available at their North Decatur location. DeKalb Medical is more than just a hospital. They are a not-for-profit health system, comprised of three hospital campuses, known for their premier clinical services, the latest technological advances and a caring and highly trained staff. They offer an attractive salary and benefits package. Join them as they move beyond ordinary care into the realm of extraordinary. To view their jobs or apply online for one of their security opportunities, visit them via mobile or desktop at www.dekalbmedicalcareers.org

   
   

Jobs & More Jobs

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Visit our Job Area - Check out our Job Board with thousands of jobs in many occupational areas. Register as a Job Seeker and upload your resume so that Employers can find you. You should also check out our Virtual Job Fair of top jobs, and all the valuable employment resources we provide.

   
   

Healing Through Meditation

Healing Through Meditation

With a Little Help From Our Friends

In celebration of Ringo Starr’s 74th birthday, mensware designer John Varvatos is launching a campaign to exclusively benefit the David Lynch Foundation’s Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund. Through December, 2014, every time you upload a picture flashing the peace sign using the #PeaceRocks hashtag via Instagram, Twitter, Vine, and Facebook, John Varvatos will donate $1 to the Peace & Love Fund, which will help bring Transcendental Meditation to at-risk adults and children around the country. Since 2010, the David Lynch Foundation has contributed almost $1 million to sponsor TM courses for veterans and their families, concentrating on teaching the TM technique to war veterans who are at risk for PTSD. Military Connection is a proud David Lynch Foundation media supporter.

   
   

Casino Night Fund Raiser

Casino Night

Come On Out and Try Your Luck

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Building Homes for Heroes will be hosting its 4th Annual Casino/ Cigar Night. The fun filled event will be taking place at the beautiful Battery Gardens Restaurant in New York City. Building Homes for Heroes, a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2006, is committed to supporting those who have sustained injuries while fighting for our country since September 11, 2001. The organization gifts mortgage-free homes to meet the needs of the brave men and women who have selflessly served our country with a goal to build or modify homes for families in need of assistance. The 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization, founded in 2006, is committed to supporting those who have sustained injuries while fighting for our country since September 11, 2001. For ticket information and to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please visit them on the web, email Carolyn Paszke, or call 516-684-9220.

   
   

Get Your Run On

Racing for a Cause

Racing for a Cause

Team Fisher House is starting off July with its biggest bang in their nine year history. This year boasts the largest military race team, with 722 teammates across all 5 military races! The 2014 team has also raised the most funds, $368,330.00, for Fisher House Foundation year to date! Fundraising for Fisher House is easy, fun, and rewarding with Team Fisher House. As soon as you register, an online donation page is created just for you. It’s pre-populated with Fisher House information – all you have to do is make it your own with a photo and your story. You will have access to incredible online fundraising tools to reach your goal quickly and easily. For more information, click here. Military Connection is a proud media sponsor.

   
   

Stand Down

Ventura County Stand Down

Attention: Ventura County Veterans

In the military, a stand down gave battle-weary soldiers an opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being. Today, a stand down is a grassroots, community-based intervention program designed to help homeless veterans combat life on the streets. Today’s Stand Down affords the same opportunity to homeless Veterans. Ventura County Veterans will be able to access the community resources needed to begin addressing their individual problems at the upcoming stand down, to be held July 25th-27th at the CA Army National Guard Armory in Ventura, CA. For more information, click here.

   
   

Fore!

America's Adopt A Soldier

Woodbridge VA

America’s Adopt A Soldier ® is hosting their annual golf tournament fundraising event on 15 July, 2014. Please join Michael T Pagliarulo, "Pags" former major league baseball player and board member for a day of fun, friendship, prizes and food- all to help raise funds for a wonderful cause. Your generosity will help America’s Adopt A Soldier® to continue to “Make A Difference in the lives of our Service Members, Homeless Veterans, Veterans and their families”. The golf tournament will be held at the beautiful and challenging Osprey’s Golf Course in Woodbridge VA, a Captain's Choice/Scramble format, meaning players of all skill levels can play, compete, and enjoy themselves. Breakfast, numerous prizes, awards, specials guests, lunch, beverage cart and much more. For more information, click here

   
   

Benefits You Earned

Check out your benefits!

Your Post 9/11 GI Bill covers

Check out our Education Area including our Veteran School Directory You can also read about accredited universities for military distance learning here.
   
   

Sullivan University

Sullivan University

Focused On Success

Sullivan College of Technology and Design student Amber Jackson has just won gold! Amber, who is currently working on her BA in Graphics, has just returned to school from the SkillsUSA national competition in Kansas City, where she won in Advertising Design. Amber had already aced the regional and state contests, securing her invitation to nationals. And now she’s set to compete internationally! Amber and her fellow Sullivan students are benefitting from the same quality programs that can help, educate and train Veterans. For more information, visit them on the web.

   
   

Gary Sinise Foundation

Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise and Lt. Dan Band

Gary Sinise has been a huge supporter of those who serve. He is the “Bob Hope” of our generation and gives generously of his time and resources. Gary and the Lt. Dan Band perform for our troops at military bases all over the country. Gary launched the Gary Sinise Foundation to honor the Nation's defenders, Veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. The foundation provides and supports unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. For more information on the foundation, click here. To see where the Lt. Dan Band is going to be playing, click here.

   
   

Los Angeles County

LA County Women Veterans

Women Service Members and Veterans

The County of Los Angeles Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is proud to present the county’s women’s military and Veteran program. For the first time, you are invited to a series of events dedicated to women-specific issues for female servicewomen and Veterans. The event will be on July 19th 2014, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall. Space is limited. RSVP to Tiffany Apodaca at [email protected].

   
   

Achieve the American Dream!

American Dream Housing

Affordable Housing Development for U.S. Veterans with Family Income between $52,000 - $83,650*

Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV is now accepting applications for phase 2 of an 87-home community in Santa Clarita being built in collaboration with CalVet. Through this Enriched Neighborhood™ program, United States Veterans of any age or conflict (including National Guard) may qualify for a three or four bedroom home, and pay no more than 35% of their monthly income for mortgage, insurance, taxes, HOA dues and water. The community will feature a large playground for children, an urban community garden, and several outdoor and community areas. Families enrolled in the program will also have access to free services and trainings that address the specific needs of veteran first-time homebuyers. To learn more call (818) 884-8808 or visit http://humanityca.org/becomehomeowner.html. *Qualifying income minimums and maximums are determined by family size and defined by HUD.

   
   

Mortgage Specialists

VetsCanSave

Now is the Right Time to Buy - or Refinance

With mortgage rates their lowest in a year, and home values on the rise, now is a great time to buy a home or refinance. There are many different lending programs to choose from, and you need to make an informed decision about which one will best suit your financial needs. VA eligible? You can buy a home with ZERO down, and in many cases, at no cost! VetsCanSave offers FHA, VA, and Conventional mortgages nationwide, and their clients benefit from an additional mortgage management program called ArcLoan®. Automatic Rate Cut (ARC). This program allows Veterans to take advantage of interest rate cycles by lowering their mortgages for little to no cost when rates fall. This results in increased savings and reduced debt. For more information with no obligation, or to get pre-approved, click here. VetsCanSave passionately serves Veterans and their families.

   
   

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Military Records

DD214

Is Your Record Correct?

It can be weeks or even months after military separation before service members receive their final discharge paperwork. When it arrives, sometimes there are errors and/or omissions on the DD-214. We think it’s important that you have a copy of your records, or those of your loved one, and that the record is complete and correct. If you need to request copies or make a correction, click here.

   
   

Media Partner

Media Partner

U.S. Veterans Magazine

U.S. Veterans Magazine’s provides transitioning service members, Veterans and their families with valuable information and resources concerning education, employment, entrepreneurship and much more. The publication is distributed to TAP/ TRS/ ACAP offices and Vet centers nationwide, as well as Veteran-focused conferences, job fairs and events, libraries and bookstores. Each issue is chocked full of articles, features and profiles relevant to Career/Employment, Women in the Military, Health/Wellness, Government, STEM, Veterans with Disabilities, Minority Veterans, Veteran Business Owners, Veteran-friendly Companies and Supplier Diversity. Read about Veterans who have overcome the challenges of transition, celebrities who are championing and acting on behalf of Veterans, companies and organizations that go out of their way to assist our nation’s heroes, and up-to-date legislation and policies. CLICK HERE to view the current issue of USVM featuring Navy and Marine Corps Veteran Montel Williams. CLICK HERE to claim your complimentary subscription!

   
   

Rappin’ the Bill of Rights

Con Rap

Scholarships for Military Spouses and Children

ThanksUSA provides post-secondary school scholarships for our warriors' children and spouses to advance their education toward successful careers and a brighter future. Teenaged co-founders Rachel and Kelsi Okun are now rapping our Bill of Rights in an educational music video of their own creation. "Con Rap" celebrates the United States Constitution and honors our service men and women and their families who uphold its timeless values. We hope you’ll make Con Rap a hit by sharing it on your social media and/or downloading it on iTunes.

   
   

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