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May is designated as National Military Appreciation Month and is an important month for those who serve. It is a positive way to recognize all of the men and women in all branches of the military: active duty, National Guard & Reserves, Veterans, Retirees and their family members. Their family members serve too and make many sacrifices.

Those who serve in the United States military services represent the highest caliber of professionalism and loyalty. We ask them to willingly risk their lives. May is the month to applaud them for their contributions and sacrifices. Let us remember all of those who serve, past and present and celebrate:

  • May 1st – Loyalty Day
  • May 7th – Military Spouse Appreciation Day
  • May 8th – VE Day
  • May 15th – Armed Forces Day
  • May 31st – Memorial Day

The next time you see a servicemember, whether it is a holiday or not, thank them for their service. It means a great deal to them. Here is a link to send the troops a message of thanks. Click here.

We live in the greatest country in the world. Americans may have different points of view, but at the end of the day, we are one nation.

GOD BLESS AMERICA AND OUR UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES!

Debbie Gregory
CEO MilitaryConnection.com


Military Appreciation Night

LA Galaxy vs Toronto FP

LA Galaxy VS Toronto FC
Saturday, May 15th 7:30PM
Home Depot Center
Carson, CA 90746

  • National Anthem Performed by the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Band, Twentynine Palms, CA
  • US Coast Guard Honor Guard, Section Los Angeles – Long Beach, CA
  • Flyover provided by the US Coast Guard

To purchase your 2-for-1 tickets visit: www.lagalaxy.com/military
Use offer code: Military


Katy Cryns
Katy Cryns is the latest addition to our team. Katy has joined MilitaryConnection.com as a staff writer. She will be producing some fascinating content geared towards your interests. Katy has been working professionally as a copywriter/editor for almost six years. In her free time, Katy enjoys all creative mediums, she is an excellent dancer and aspiring actress. So let's get writing! Speak to us, America, and let us know what you want to hear! Email Katy

Technology for Vets

Microsoft Elevate America

Microsoft Corp. is inviting organizations to submit proposals for the Elevate America Veterans Initiative, which focuses on giving Veterans and their spouses the technology skills and support resources they need to be successful in today's civilian work force. Microsoft will award cash, software and IT skills training curriculum. The RFP is the first phase of Microsoft's Elevate America Veterans Initiative, which will provide $2 million in cash and up to $6 million in software and other resources over the next two years. More information on Elevate America is available at http://www.microsoft.com/ElevateAmerica.


Calling All Runners

Team Fisher House

Team Fisher House is recruiting runners and volunteers for its team at the 2010 Marine Corps Marathon and MCM10K to raise funds and awareness for Fisher House Foundation.

Join Team Fisher House to use your good health and fitness to Honor Those Who Serve.  Whether you require a race slot or are already registered, we welcome you.  For those of you requiring a race slot, there is a $500 minimum fundraising requirement (August 1, 2010 deadline).  Race slots are guaranteed for those runners who meet the $500 requirement by the fundraising deadline.

Register Now! http://www.teamfisherhouse.org/2010MCM


ThanksUSA

Scholarships for Military Dependents
Application Deadline: May 15th 2010

ThanksUSA began its 5th year of college scholarships for military spouses and children on April 1st. Interested applicants can find eligibility requirements and the link for the online application at www.ThanksUSA.org. Applications will be accepted from April 1 through May 15, 2010.


Post 9/11 GI Bill

The Post 9/11 GI Bill covers

Check out our Education Area including our Veteran School Directory & thousands of scholarships.


Free SAT/ACT/LSAT Test Courses

MilitaryConnection.com has joined forces with eKnowledge.com to offer COMPLIMENTARY SAT/ACT/LSAT Test Courses. These tests will help you or your loved ones gain admittance to the college of your choice.

You can register here

The COMPLIMENTARY SAT/ACT sponsorship covers 100% of the total retail cost of the $200 program; there is a nominal charge of $13.84 (per standard program) for registration, licensure, order processing, distribution, customer service and technical support.


Soldiers Angels

LOOKING FOR ANGELS

Nonprofit Soldiers' Angels is looking for patriotic Americans to help them support deployed men and women, in all branches of the military, who need to know we have their backs here at home. Sign up today to "adopt a hero" or join one of over 20 teams that help ensure "No Soldier Goes Unloved." At this writing, over 1,000 deployed troops are waiting to be adopted!


National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a web site for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families and those who support them.

It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. The NRD is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs.

http://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/


2010 Army Ball

"Give a Soldier A Night Off" YOU can welcome them home in style by giving a deserving Soldier and his or her spouse a night to remember – sponsor them to attend the biggest and most gala Army event in Southern California. The annual Army Birthday Ball will be held Friday, June 4th at the Westin Hotel in Long Beach, and your donation can make it possible for a local Soldier to celebrate in style.

Please consider making a donation for our Soldiers. You can donate $25, $50, $100 or more. You can donate a single seat, seats for a couple… or even an entire table. Every donation makes a difference! www.AUSA.org/GLAC


TAPS

16th Annual TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar

You are warmly invited and encouraged to attend the 16th Annual TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors. Join us in the nation's capital as we bring together survivors from across the country and leading professionals in the grief and trauma field, to share a weekend of understanding, hope, courage, and love. An atmosphere of care awaits you in a safe and supportive environment.

http://www.taps.org/seminar.aspx


GI Film Festival

GI Film Festival - May 11-16

Carnegie Institution of Washington
1530 P Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Box Office Hours:
Thursday          9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday              9:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday-Sun    9:30am - 5:00pm


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.

If you are interested in advertising your Job Opportunities, contact us: inquiries@militaryconnection.com


Featured Employer
Gwinnett County Government

Gwinnett County Government has the following jobs available:


Featured Employer

US Army Civilian Command

Saving Soldiers - Saving Lives - Make a Difference!

The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) is seeking Civilian Behavioral Health Professionals for national and overseas opportunities. Psychologists and Social Workers will provide assessment and counseling in the treatment of substance abuse, co-occurring disorders and suicide risk assessment associated with PTSD for active duty military and family members.


Iraq Star

Join our Iraq Star Warriors & NFL Celebrities in raising awareness of the Iraq Star Foundation, which provides free reconstructive surgery to our troops returning from Iraq & Afghanistan.

Monday, July 12th - Woodland Hills Country Club

Sign up now: www.iraqstar.org


Give an Hour

Nationwide Free and Private Mental Health Counseling for Military, Veterans and Their Families

MilitaryConnection.com wants to let you know about our friends at GiveAnHour.org who are there to help you with counseling for PTSD or any other mental health issue. GiveAnHour.org provides free and private mental health services to those who serve in our military, veterans and their families, suffering from the psychological effects of war.


Military Connection Reaches 33k followers on Twitter

Military Connection - "The Go To Site" now has over 33,000 followers on Twitter.

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/thegotosite


California Department of Veterans

Veterans Needs Assessment Survey - CA Veterans

CAL VET is offering you a new program called Operation Welcome Home. It is a one-stop shop that will help you find jobs, education, housing, health care and much more. This is a great program, and one that CAL VET is excited and honored to offer to you.

Please take a few minutes and fill out this survey to let us know what you need: www.calvet.ca.gov or www.veterans.ca.gov


MAJ T.G. Taylor PAO Message

Hear the positive stories of our soldiers serving in Afghanistan and how they are making a difference. MilitaryConnection.com, - "The Go To Site" is proud to support our good friend Bob Calvert, host of Talking with Heroes. Bob will be returning home soon from Afghanistan with video and stories from our heroes there.

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