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This past weekend, MilitaryConnection.com joined forces once again with the Ronald Reagan Library to remember the victims of September 11th and honor our troops and first responders at the 5th Annual 9/11 Freedom Walk. The program attracted over 2,000 attendees and featured keynote speakers Captain James J. McHugh, Commanding Officer, Naval Base Ventura County, actor Gary Sinise, founder of the Gary Sinise Charitable Foundation, and Scott Strauss, former Chief of the Mineola Volunteer Fire Department whose heroic actions were portrayed in Oliver Stone's film, "World Trade Center".

The Freedom Walk is a positive way for Americans with different opinions to come together and remember that we are "the greatest nation in the world". We are in this together and live in a nation where we are able to think and state our different points of view. Let's remember this more often and remember those who sacrifice to preserve these freedoms we hold dear.

Debbie Gregory, CEO

Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay

Are you entitled to the Stop-Loss bonus?

Time is running out to apply for retroactive bonus pay for 145,000 military personnel who were forced to remain on duty beyond their original discharge date, following the September 11th attacks. Congress has approved back pay of $500 for each month of involuntary service; the average lump-sum due is between $3,500 and $3,800. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 21, 2010. The DoD is desperately trying to track down about 90,000 veterans. Congress ordered the military to dole out back pay to those affected by the policy dating to 2001. There are some exceptions. Soldiers who accepted re-enlistment bonuses, for instance, are ineligible. So far, the military had processed about 55,000 applications and approved $210 million in back pay, leaving $324 million left unclaimed. Submit your application online at www.defense.gov/stoploss.

Bounty Hunter Training Academy


The Bounty Hunter Training Academy offers tactical training and integral core intelligence stratagem to prepare you for a career as an elite Bounty Hunter. With the emphasis on realistic, hands-on performance oriented training, BHTA leads the way in providing the best quality instruction and advisory assistance to military and law enforcement special operations professionals. We have developed the best training methodology that has proven itself in real world situations. Train like your life depends on it – it does! We understand this creed. Come join this exciting, challenging industry packed with unlimited potential. We are the only elite nationwide Academy! For more information, call (845) 362-3433 or visit our web site at www.americanbountyhunter.org

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.

Student Veterans of America

Success After Service

The Student Veteran Association is hosting its 3rd Annual National Conference, October 1st through the 4th, in Washington D.C. Priced at only $35 for student veterans and $49.99 for non- student veterans, registration includes all meals and access to all conference events. For more information, e-mail: [email protected] or Register Here

Allied Schools

Allied Schools are military, veteran and spouse friendly. Get your career enhancement & post military training with a school that knows what service members need from an education.

Since October 2008, they have awarded over $86k in scholarships. They offer over 20 career training courses.

Here are some benefits of an Allied education:

100% online courses available • Active Military qualify for Tuition Assistance • Nationally Accredited Career Training

Learn more!

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.

LA Film School

Lights, Camera, Action!

Located in the heart of Hollywood, the Los Angeles Film School provides the best possible environment for learning the art of Filmmaking, Computer Animation, Game Production and Recording Arts. Taught by a faculty of industry-credited professionals, the classes give students a hands-on, industry-like experience with the creative and technical tools employed at all levels of the industry. Because they are committed to helping those who have bravely served our country, veterans, reservists, and their dependents may be eligible for educational benefits through a variety of programs.  Call 877.9LA.FILM  to speak with a Military Services Department representative or visit their website.

American Home Inspectors Training

American Home Inspection Training at No Cost to Service Members.

If you're currently in the military, there is no out of pocket cost for you to get started. If you happen to be a veteran, we have a substantial Vet discount for you.


General Dynamics

General Dynamics Hiring Event Focuses on Cyber Defense

Specializing in command and control, communications networking, computing and information assurance for defense, General Dynamics values your military experience and the skill set necessary to be a part of a culture of innovation and creativity.  Join them for their Cyber Security Information Briefing and Hiring Event on September 29th and 30th at the Baltimore Airport Marriott. Be empowered to think independently and move quickly in the pursuit of excellence. Be an architect of the networks and technologies that protect lives. For more information visit them on the web.

Soldiers Angels

Help make October 26 - Day of the Deployed a national day of honor!

On October 26, 2010, Americans are encouraged to re-affirm their patriotism and allegiance to our flag and country, and to honor our brave men and women in uniform who are selflessly putting their lives on the line to protect and preserve our way of life. Sign the Day of the Deployed proclamation. And on October 26 join Soldiers' Angels in celebrating our deployed heroes and their families. You can download a Soldiers' Angels Day of the Deployed proclamation and other information here.

VAMBOA - Veteran and Military Business Owners Association

Are you a Veteran or Military Business Owner?

If so, you should check out VAMBOA.org, the Veteran and Military Business Owners Association. This non-profit trade association's goals are 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.


ThanksUSA Scholarships Available

ThanksUSA is proud to announce that they have awarded 140 $3,000 scholarships this year. They will be awarding another 360 scholarships by the end of the year. Over the past five years, ThanksUSA has awarded over $6 million in scholarships to the families of the wounded and fallen, as well as the spouses and dependents of active-duty troops, from every state and the District of Columbia, representing all branches of the armed services including the National Guard and the Reserves. Please go to ThanksUSA for more information.

Iraq Star Motorcycle

Win a Custom $100K Motorcycle & Help Wounded Warriors

Custom built and donated to Iraq Star by Paul Teutul and American Chopper, this one of a kind motorcycle will be part of a year-long campaign to raise awareness and donations so that Iraq Star can assist our Wounded Warriors. Your minimum $100 donation will get you in the running, and the winning entry will be announced on September 11, 2011. Iraq Star provides reconstructive surgery to American Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.    

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.

Now that's what I call the USA



The world’s best-selling multi-artist album series, NOW That’s What I Call Music! supports U.S. troops with a new title, NOW That’s What I Call The USA. This star-studded CD features 16 top hits by leading country artists, including Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Billy Ray Cyrus and many more. Proceeds from every CD and download sold go to The Wounded Warrior Project and Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Order now!


Helping the Families of America's Fallen Heroes

TAPS, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, seminars, case work assistance, and 24/7 crisis intervention care for anyone grieving the death of a loved one who served in the military. TAPS has provided support to more than 30,000 surviving family members of our fallen military since 1994 and services are provided free of charge. You can support TAPS by making a donation online or purchasing a Baghdad bracelet. For more information go to www.taps.org or call the toll-free crisis line at 800.959.TAPS.

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: [email protected]

Follow Military Connection on Twitter

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"The Career Activist Republic" written by Peter Weddle

"The Career Activist Republic" written by Peter Weddle

Millions of Americans are now looking for work or looking over their shoulders to see if they’ll be next out the door. They’re worried about their careers, their families and their future. The anxiety is understandable, but there is hope. Read what that hope is in Peter Weddles’ new book The Career Activist Republic. Go to http://www.weddles.com/FreeExcerpt.pdf for a free excerpt.

Bob Calvert - TalkingWithHeroes.com

Stories Live from Afghanistan

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.

You can also check out some of his videos on: MilitaryConnection.com/talking-with-hero-videos.asp

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