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Feb
Preparation Transitioning from military to civilian life can seem very overwhelming at first.  I recall making the decision to retire and how every task seemed so difficult, especially medical and what was then called Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Civilians do not always view your awesome deployment history as a good thing, even though they should. No, often they view it as a handicap in general....
I am not going to kid you. Resume writing is a chore for many reasons. After spending years in the military it is often daunting when you have to sit down and write a resume. For this reason we have provided a collection of articles below about this subject that you may find helpful. Word of mouth is one thing but the best source of...
Top 50...plus a few more military veteran-friendly employers Here is a list of employers from the Virginia Employment Commission that are found to be veteran-friendly in their recruitment and hiring practices. The list is by no means comprehensive, but is offered as a job search tool for veterans who are returning to the civilian workforce. Aarons Inc Air Force Acquisition Civilian Careers American Electric Power AMSEC...
For All You Rockers!   The FM99 Lunatic Luau 2017 will be held on Friday May 5th in Virginia Beach, VA.  See below for more info.  This event will host headliners and local bands totaling 14 at the time of this post and increasing daily. WHERE Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 3550 Cellar Door Way, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 WHEN FRIDAY • MAY 5TH –...
30
Jan
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday ordered an across-the-board federal job hiring freeze, halting hiring for all new and existing positions except those in national security, public safety and the military. In the two-page order, Mr. Trump said the directive was a stopgap way to control the growth of government until his budget director recommends a long-term plan to significantly reduce the federal work force...
30
Jan
American Corporate Partners (ACP) has a veteran career transition program called AdvisorNet. This is a unique Mentorship Career Program specifically for Vets, here is the link https://acp-advisornet.org/ From The Site: “American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a national non-profit dedicated to helping our returning veterans build meaningful careers. Working with volunteers nationwide, ACP offers veterans tools for long-term career development through mentoring, career counseling and networking...
29
Jan
Attorney J. Peter Holland III founded the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad on May 1, 1952.  The Princess Anne-Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, Inc. began operations with twenty-two charter members and one associate.  This was due to an obvious need to help support community emergency services to handle the increasing population. According to the squad, “We have two types of members: operational and support. Operational members,...
15
Dec
Help Needed at the Salvation Army! Calling for help at the Salvation Army.  Please help with any boys clothes if you have to spare.  Here is the story from Wavy News. Below is a list of Salvation Army locations or click HERE for their website and the nearest one to your location. Salvation Army Thrift Store Chesapeake, VA (757) 312-8598 The Salvation Army Hampton Roads...
15
Dec
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13
Dec
  Some of the best veteran discounts are in our local communities.  Many Veterans are not even aware of which stores and restaurants give veterans discounts.  VitalVeterans work hard with all of you and venders to find veterans store discounts and make a veteran discount list available to all.  If we find a veteran discount website or veterans advantage card we will post them at...