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Federal Help for Education: Veterans Upward Bound

safe_imageWest Virginian’s military veterans can benefit from a federally funded program that helps them prepare for an education at universities and other institutes of higher learning.

Veterans Upward Bound offers classes on college preparation. VUB also helps veterans apply for GI Bill benefits and federal financial aid while helping them obtain military transcripts. Participants are also provided with online tutorial programs that allow them to access various lessons at their own pace. All services and materials are free to participants, including a small stipend to offset the cost of transportation to and from Upward Bound classes.

Go to http://vubwv.org/ for more information about Veterans Upward Bound.

Nemacolin to Host Career Fair Saturday

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort will host its annual career fair from 11 a.m.-2p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Horizon Point, Farmington, Pa., to fill more than 100 positions throughout the resort. Prospective Nemacolin associates are invited to attend the career fair to speak with resort management and to learn more about the variety of open positions. On-the-spot interviews will be available.
For more information please contact Nemacolin Human Resources Department, 724-329-6464 or visit http://www.nemacolin.com/careers

Combating Military Family Suicide

This week, CNN published “The Uncounted”, an in depth and intimate look at the mental health challenges facing far too many of our military and veteran families.

While many military families are thriving, there are far too many others who are struggling in silence – who feel like they don’t matter. We must have the strength to have this conversation out loud. Only then can we find solutions.

Read the Full Op-Ed

Mike Duskin and Riley Stephens Benefit 2014

Last year, 100% of the proceeds went to the families of the fallen. With their permission this year, we have split the proceeds up three ways: The first third of the money raised will go to the families to be split evenly. The second third will go to a scholarship in the names of Mike and Riley at the Pope John Paul II Elementary school in Whispering Pines, N.C. to the child of a Special Operations Forces Noncommissioned Officer. The last third will go to a scholarship in the names of Mike and Riley set up for the widow/child left behind by a fallen Special Operations Forces soldier to be used for college/private high school education.
For more information about this benefit visit http://duskinandstephens.com/index.html

Wild Warrior Challenge 5K

The Wild Warrior Challenge to be held Saturday, April 19, 2014

is an exciting fun-filled 5K mud crawling obstacle course designed to unleash your sense of adventure. The course is inspired by National Guard training courses and designed by the WVU Army ROTC. The race is open to individuals and teams. Proceeds from the race Benefit the Military Family Readiness Groups of Monongalia and Preston counties in West Virginia and to Operation Welcome Home.

For More Information: http://wildwarriorchallenge.com/ Photo W2C Photow2c8 W2C  Photos