Recently at the 2017 CEO Breakfast Meeting, Ford Motor Company announced the 2016 spend totals for Minority, Women and Veteran Owned Businesses. “By coming from almost nothing four years ago to announcing a stunning $1.1 Billion spend with Veteran-Owned Businesses in 2016, Ford has set the benchmark that proves Corporations are issuing supplier contracts to Certified Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses (SD/VOBs)” said Keith King, President of the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC). Continue reading Ford Motor Company Announces $1.1 Billion spend with Veteran Owned Businesses
NICEVILLE, Florida – (June 13, 2017) – June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day, and the perfect time for a discussion on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD affects millions of people and their families, and they can take comfort in knowing that there are treatments available that do work. The key lies in identifying the symptoms of the disorder and then getting the appropriate treatment.
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Covering a Range of Relevant Topics Online, On-Demand and On Air, the Platform Gives Vets Easy and Immediate Access to Services, Solutions and Each Other Continue reading CBS Radio launches first ever comprehensive, multi media resource exclusively for military veterans
Veterans return to Normandy Beach to commemorate one of the most decisive battles of World War II. Join James Carroll, Robert Lockhard, and Cliff Goodall as they revisit the battlefield of the invasion that claimed an estimated 400,000 lives.
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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – (June 5, 2017) – The EOD Warrior 5K, an event held in San Diego, Calif. that benefits the EOD Warrior Foundation, raised over $37,000 on Memorial Day this year. The annual run/walk included a variety of family activities including a kids bounce house, a beer garden, and several vendors. When the event was finished, the event raised $37,031, which will continue to increase, as they receive contributions from vendors that sold at the event, the packet pickup sponsor Road Runner Sports and from virtual runners in Guam.
Continue reading EOD Warrior Foundation Raises over $37,000 in 5K to Benefit Warriors and their Families
A group of Northland tractor owners hit the road Saturday in the first ever American Legion Tractor Cruise. It’s all to benefit veterans struggling with PTSD. Continue reading Tractors roll through Missouri town to help veterans struggling with PTSD
Josh Gracin is a military man making it on the country music scene. As a United States Marine Corps veteran, Gracin uses the mental toughness instilled in him during his military career on his journey through country music. Gracin joined the army in 2000 and was serving as a Lance Corporal near Los Angeles when American Idol hosted local tryouts. Even though he’d never participated in a talent show, he knew he’d regret not giving it a chance, saying, “something inside was just tugging at me to do it. I’m glad I did!” His strong voice paired with great performance skills gained worldwide attention on the second season of American Idol as he stole the judges’ hearts and quickly became a fan favorite. He finished fourth-runner up in the competition and the seeds for a country music career were planted. However, Gracin still had a responsibility to his country. He quickly returned to his duties as a full-time soldier until he was honorably discharged. Continue reading Former Marine Josh Gracin Is Making It On The Country Music Scene
Employers in fields that utilize science, technology, engineering and mathematics have consistently sounded a warning bell about the future of STEM in the United States, cautioning that there is a coming gap in qualified applicants for employers. Continue reading Armed Forces see STEM education as ensuring a bright future
This Memorial Day Weekend, it’s important to reflect upon and celebrate the true meaning of this national holiday by honoring those who have served our country. Many Americans do so by attending parades or visiting the gravesites of those who valiantly have served. Another way to recognize the veterans in your life is by simply spending time and having a conversation with them to learn more about their lives, hear their compelling stories and understand their experiences serving our nation.
Continue reading The Importance of Capturing Veterans’ Stories