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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
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.
VetConnection would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
“One of the worst things that can happen after an interview is to be forgotten. Things happen. Sometimes a great candidate can be lost in the endless stack of resumes.
Malcolm Gladwell coined the phrase “the stickiness factor” in his book The Tipping Point. With these six tips, you can become sticky in the mind of the hiring manager.”
Read More Here: http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2013/08/27/6-innovative-ways-to-really-get-noticed-by-a-hiring-manager/
“The breaking point came when Sandra Rivera found their 9-year-old son backed against a wall with his arms over his face, shielding himself from her husband’s screaming.
Desperate, she did what is unfathomable for a Marine wife: She called her husband’s commander.
It was a Friday in fall 2010, about a year and a half after Gunnery Sgt. Felix Rivera emerged as the sole survivor of a car bomb in Afghanistan. By the following Monday, he was checked into a mental hospital.
His struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury were ravaging their marriage. Husband and wife had been relegated to patient and caregiver.”…
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Thank you to David Sutherland, President at the Sutherland Partnership, Inc. for sharing this article on Facebook.
LifeBridge Vet Corps member 2013-14
WVU Center for Service and Learning
LifeBridge Veterans Corps members are veterans from each of the four branches of military service. The program focuses on helping other veterans, as homelessness among veterans is a major issue, but it not limited to that population.
Please click the link below to download a pdf version of the position description and application instructions.