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As we celebrate the 235th anniversary of our nation’s independence, let’s remember that it’s not just about fireworks and picnics, but rather our good fortune to live in the greatest country in the world. Thousands of people leave their homelands every day, to come to the land of the free and home of the brave, in search of the American Dream and a better life. In America, we live amongst everyday heroes, the brave men and women who serve or have served in the armed forces, our first responders, our healthcare professionals, and ordinary people who do extraordinary deeds. Let us honor and thank them each and every day. Have a safe and happy 4th of July.

Sincerely,

Debbie Gregory, CEO
MilitaryConnection.com


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Gary Sinise Foundation

Gary Sinise Foundation

Just in case you thought Gary Sinise was just a great actor, or just a great musician, we thought you should know what a great humanitarian he is. On July 4th, 2011, Gary will launch the Gary Sinise Foundation to honor the Nation’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. The foundation will provide and support unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. The launch will coincide with the release of Jonathan Flora’s documentary “Lt. Dan Band: For The Common Good”. During the 30-day online release, when people stream the film at www.LtDanBandMovie.com, one out of every four dollars will go to the Gary Sinise Foundation to support its programs.

Benefiting our Nation's Heroes

Iraq Star PX

Iraq Star PX

Our good friends at Iraq Star work to heal the wounds of war. This non-profit foundation is dedicated to providing reconstructive surgeries to assist war veterans recovering from physical and mental injuries. We hope you will support them by checking out the Iraq Star PX, where you can purchase merchandise such as hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts, wristbands and totes, with all profits going to the foundation.


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Allied Has What You Need
Allied Schools

Flexible Online Learning for Today’s Military Spouses

As a military spouse, you deserve more – like a more satisfying career and a way to train for one that is convenient and affordable. With Allied Schools, many military spouses can train for portable, high-growth careers and pay nothing out of pocket using their MyCAA education benefits.  Why Allied?

  • 100% Online
  • Live Student Support
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  • MyCAA Accepted – Your training may be fully covered!

Ready for your new career? Call (888) 501-5221 to build a secure future for you and your family. Allied knows firsthand what today's military spouses need.


Military Connection.com Job Board

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.


Attention Veteran Small Business Owners

National Veteran Small Business Conference

National Veteran Small Business Conference

With more than 20 sessions focused on federal acquisition and featuring key procurement decision makers, covering topics from agency forecasts to federal schedules and everything in between, this year’s National Veteran Small Business Conference, August 15-18 in New Orleans, is a must attend!  Hosted by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, the conference includes keynote speakers Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Frank Kendall, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, and Anthony Jimenez, President and CEO of MicroTech.  The VA Open House, a series of booths and learning sessions showcasing VA benefits and health and wellness opportunities, will be available at no additional cost to attendees. For more information, go to www.nationalveteransconference.com.


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Post 9/11 GI Bill

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Fisher House Foundation

Marine Corps Marathon

*No Federal or Marine Corps endorsement of sponsor is implied

Support Team Fisher House

Wow! Team Fisher House is filling up fast! There are only 5 remaining marathon slots left on their team. Military Connection is a proud sponsor of Team Fisher House at the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon. Run to support our wounded warriors and their families. Become a Champion for Military Families at the 2011 MCM to raise money and awareness for Fisher House Foundation. Only a $500 fundraising requirement with all the tools you need to meet and beat that minimum. For more information and/or to register for the team go to www.teamfisherhouse.com


R and R for Injured Soldiers

Camp Mt.Olivet Rolling Acres

Minnesota Getaway

Camp Mt.Olivet Rolling Acres in Chanhassen, MN is offering a free 4 day/3 nights, no-strings attached vacation opportunity for injured soldiers (and their families/friends) returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who are receiving or have received treatment for physical and/or mental wounds. Modern cabins are handicapped accessible The only cost is for transportation and food. For more information, contact  [email protected] or visit them on the web.

Check out their flyer for more information.


The Go To Site

Military Connection

MilitaryConnection.com, the Go To Site, is your online connection to the Veteran and Military communities. If you are a corporation or educational institution looking to reach out to these communities, let us assist you with a customized advertising program. For more information, contact us by email at [email protected] or call us at (800) 817-3777.

Brads Deals

Hundreds of Deals & Discounts for Military

Thanks to BradsDeals.com, we have a list from "A" to "Z" of stores and businesses that offer year-round discounts to Active Duty Military and Veterans. To see the entire list that includes offers from Retail stores, Restaurants, Lodging and more, click here.

 


Free Membership

VAMBOA - Veteran and Military Business Owners Association

Veteran Business Owners

VAMBOA is a non-profit trade association working to ensure the development, growth and prosperity of Veteran Owned Businesses, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Businesses of all sizes. VAMBOA will serve the needs of the veteran and military business communities by uniting veteran and military business owners for collaboration, connections and contracts with both private corporations and government agencies. Join today and take the survey to let them know what issues are important to you. Membership is Free!  You have honorably served our nation. VAMBOA is here to serve you and be your voice.


Saying Thanks

Billy Ray Cyrus

Patriotic Music

Earlier this month, Billy Ray Cyrus hosted a BBQ to say thanks to the troops and their families for their service.

He treated military families from Fort Campbell, KY to lunch and played them songs from his new album I’m American, including “Runway Lights” (theme to TLC’s “Surprise Homecoming”).

Please support this new powerful and patriotic album -- available wherever music is sold and at http://amzn.to/ldpDF0


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H.R. Professionals

Society for Human Resource Management

Hire Vets!

While attending the SHRM Conference with 14,000 Human Resource Professionals, one message is coming through loud and clear- Hire Vets! Not only are Veterans outstanding employees, it is the right thing to do, and there are some great tax incentives too! If you would like more information about how to reach this valuable audience, contact us at MilitaryConnection.com, the Go To Site for hiring Veterans.


Scholarships for Military Families

Society for Human Resource Management

Thanks USA & Hills Bros. Coffee

Working with ThanksUSA, Hills Bros. Coffee has pledged to fund ten $3,000 scholarships for military family member each time 100,000 customers register online. Hills Brothers guarantees a minimum donation of 10 scholarships to deserving children and spouses of military servicemen and women. Charles Bryant, the son of US Army MSG Charlie J. Bryant, will receive his check for $3,000 at the grand opening of the Fort Bliss. Bryant credits his father’s dedicated work ethic and over 20 years of service to the United States Army with inspiring him to serve his country as a career goal.  When you buy a can of Hills Brothers, go to www.hillshomefrontheroes.com to register the code.


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