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Veterans Mentoring

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A location for military veterans to share knowledge, network, and learn from others. Let's see where we can go with this hive.
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  1. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    09/01/2017
    CHSi Domestic Healthcare Careers

    Founded in 1975, Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest and most experienced providers of workforce medical services. We partner with Fortune 1000 companies and the U.S. government to solve the highly complex, large-scale health care challenges they face by implementing and managing cost-effective, customized medical programs for large and dispersed workforces. Our technology-driven, flexible health care solutions are capable of providing tailored services to ensure employers can meet the medical needs and compliance issues of their employees anywhere in the world.

    Careers in accounting and Finance, Admin, Case Management, Clinical Counseling, Corporate, Customer Service, Human Resources, Information Technology, Management, Medical, Project Management, Personnel Security Specialist from CA to VA so check it out today and apply!!
    Lucy Jensen
    CHSi Domestic Healthcare Careers - Military-Civilian
    www.military-civilian.com CHSi Domestic Healthcare Careers USA Jobs 4 Veterans We Hire Veterans Medical Management Information Technology Human Resources...
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  2. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    14/12/2016
    merry Christmas from Military-Civilian
    http://www.military-civilian.com
    Lucy Jensen
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  3. ProducerMike Macioci

    Mike Macioci

    13/12/2016
    What can Sales Professionals learn from a Screaming Eagle?
    What can Sales Professionals learn from a Screaming Eagle?Through out my professional life I learned that by asking questions(especially the right ones)  one can learn a lot. This article is what I hope is the first of a series of interviews I plan to do , focusing on interesting people within my network....
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    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    19/12/2016 #5 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #4 I agree with you @Mike Macioci...The training that army / military veterans go through can make them great leaders and employees for businesses. Maybe they may need some transition training for a while as they work, but I think the country should give back to those who were brave enough to serve and survive... That's just my thoughts..
    Mike Macioci
    19/12/2016 #4 Mike Macioci
    Thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley! Need to get our vets some attention and respect
    Mike Macioci
    19/12/2016 #3 Mike Macioci
    #2 Thanks!
    debasish majumder
    17/12/2016 #2 debasish majumder
    nice insight @Mike Macioci! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    17/12/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    This is an excellent interview @Mike Macioci ..This resonates .." performance coaching is about learning to be your best no matter what life throws at you. " I think army veteran have a lot to offer when they return to civilian life..Much respect 😊

    Hey guys thought you might like this @Pascal Derrien , @Don 🐝 Kerr, @Ken Boddie, @Phil Friedman @Jim Murray, @John White, MBA... I'm very inspired by this...
  4. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    25/10/2016
    Seeking Network Field Engineer Consultant
    Network Field Engineer Consultant based out of Washington DC with remote hand tasks in DC, VA and MD:
    Salary commensurable to experience.
    Lucy Jensen
    Network Field Engineer Consultant - Military-Civilian
    www.military-civilian.com Network Field Engineer Consultant based out of Washington DC with remote hand tasks in DC, VA and MD Triune Solutions, LLC We Hire Veterans Jobs 4...
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  5. ProducerNissar Ahamed

    Nissar Ahamed

    03/10/2016
    Career Paths To Match Your Personality
    Career Paths To Match Your PersonalityOriginally Published hereAre you the type of person who knew what career you wanted? Or did you sail through school and college not having a clue?For some people, the simple idea of just knowing what career path to take can be daunting. How are you...
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    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    22/10/2016 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Nissar Ahamed...very Inspiring . I like the way you channel the things one likes, positive attributes and selecting a career path. Recently I've been speaking with my daughter...she spent a lot of her academic time in primary and high school on the sciences, and thought she wanted and should pursue medicine or chemistry type career, as she is quite good in subject areas. She started university and not long after realised she did not like it at all. Thankfully she caught this in time. She likes human resources, problem solving and negotiation...which she discovered by taking a break from studies.( Currently ). These decisions are not cast in stone, but selecting a career requires a lot of thought and understanding of oneself.
    Excellent offering!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    12/10/2016 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I agree, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, this is a nice summary. Useful suggestions for those ready to embark or a career or career change.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/10/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Nice summary - neatly presented and great for students as young as high school. @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian thought you may like this for business @Renée 🐝 Cormier, @Nicole Chardenet, @Charlene Burke. 🎀
  6. ProducerLucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    10/09/2016
    We wish to hire veterans
    We wish to hire veteransMilitary-Civilian is a personalized networking service dedicated to assisting military veterans and their families with their transition back into the civilian workforce. Our strategy is twofold: we offer companies and employers seeking to fill...
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  7. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    06/09/2016
    My beBee Bee-Bliography – Tips, Suggestions and Reflections On Beeing All That You Can Bee
    My beBee Bee-Bliography – Tips, Suggestions and Reflections On Beeing All That You Can BeeThis post was originally published about 6 weeks ago. Since then I have been appointed a beBee Brand Ambassador and have added a number of new beBee posts to my collection. I have updated all the links here for anybody who is interested.One of the...
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    Jim Murray
    03/01/2017 #16 Jim Murray
    #14 Thanks @Pamela 🐝 Williams. Happy New Year
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/01/2017 #15 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    This is a perfect post for new bees - especially the links Jim has shared in his post.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/01/2017 #14 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I've been catching up on my reading and found this gem by @Jim Murray. Some really helpful links a the bottom. And New Bees, don't forget to check out the Cheat Sheet and the beBee Guide hives for tips and tricks to using beBee
    Jim Murray
    07/09/2016 #13 Jim Murray
    #7 Can't disagree with that assessment @Phil Friedman. Unfortunately, and we have had this discussion, this is something that requires a great deal of diligence in order to control. According to my 80/20 Differential, this may only occur 20% of the time. I'd like to be more optimistic, but right now all I can be is hopeful.
    Jim Murray
    07/09/2016 #12 Jim Murray
    #10 A Case of the Hives.. Your idea, Michael. Let's see the post.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    07/09/2016 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #4 @Kevin Pashuk. I would not consider any of your posts drivel.
    Michael D. Davis
    07/09/2016 #10 Michael D. Davis
    This conversation just got me to thinking @Jim Murray about marketing and all the fun puns that the subject of bees bring to mind and what can be done with that.

    Here's one for you; How about a focused campaign to introduce beBee on other media channels, with the campaign slogan being, "How I got a case of the hives and am loving it!"

    Sorry guys, but you just received a little glimpse into how my creatively twisted mind works when it comes to marketing.

    Anyone in?
    Milos Djukic
    07/09/2016 #9 Anonymous
    Kevin Pashuk
    07/09/2016 #8 Kevin Pashuk
    #7 #6 - OK. Perhaps I was a little too hasty with my drivel comment. It really was a more of a post Labour Day rant that I just had to get out. Perhaps I should take a course in self-marketing. Do you guys know of anyone? :) (Back to my satirical self now, thank you)
    Phil Friedman
    07/09/2016 #7 Phil Friedman
    #6 @@Jim Murray -- @Kevin Pashuk could not be more wrong about his most recent post. For in effect he cautions cautions against mistaking the cheerleading for the game. One factor that I think you overlook -- or perhaps gloss over intentionally, because it is not something that falls within the range of a "tip" -- is that one of the ways to make other people want to move over to beBee is to make it a place where 1) outstanding content prevails (or at least holds it own), 2) affinity networking is a reality, not a pipe dream, and 3) the range of topics and areas of interest is sufficiently broad to ensure that everyone can find a niche form themselves, both in terms of reading and learning, and in terms of writing and exchanging ideas and opinions. One of the major mistakes made on "that other" platform was to tout the high quality of Influencer content, but in fact deliver mostly insipid drivel (the real variety, not the kind that @Kevin Pashuk attributes to himself). I truly hope that committed beBee bees will make the effort to develop and manage topic-filtered hives, and produce high quality content -- whatever that may be. As to my mind, that is the way beBee will rise to where it wants to bee. Cheers!
    Jim Murray
    06/09/2016 #6 Jim Murray
    #4 @Kevin Pashuk What's with the drivel thing? Beezers don't produce drivel. They are wise beyond their years and their work is at the vanguard of blogging activity here in Land of The Glorious Hives. Or not.
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/09/2016 #4 Kevin Pashuk
    Another great resource for new bees @Jim Murray unlike the drivel I posted today.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    06/09/2016 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in Social Media
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    06/09/2016 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing to beBee Scrapbook and Cheat Sheet
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    06/09/2016 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for this @Jim Murray. I like having your useful posts in one place, which I will share to my storage hive.
  8. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    31/08/2016
    Enterprise Architect Charlottesville VA
    Required Education and Clearance for Enterprise Architect Charlottesville VA
    B.S. in information systems related major
    DoD 8570 Baseline Certifications required
    MUST HAVE AND ACTIVE TOP SECRET WITH SCI CLEARANCE

    All resumes will only be reviewed with the clearance properly noted on Resumes submitted in WORD to marie.meyers@dsainc.com. All positions are located in Charlottesville, VA and DSA is offering temporary housing or will consider proper 1099 Status.
    Lucy Jensen
    Enterprise Architect Charlottesville VA - Military-Civilian
    www.military-civilian.com Enterprise Architect Charlottesville VA DSA Inc MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE TS/SCI CLEARANCE send resume to...
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  9. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    31/08/2016
    Software Developer Maryland
    Software Developer
    This position does require US citizenship and the ability to get cleared. This position does not require a current clearance to be hired.
    Candidates must have software development and software coding experience within the last 12 months.
    Lucy Jensen
    Software Developer Maryland - Military-Civilian
    www.military-civilian.com Software Developer Maryland Nteligen Computers/technology US citizenship We Hire Veterans Military-Civilian Computer Science Engineering. Jobs 4...
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  10. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    31/08/2016
    VETERAN ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS – ARE YOU INTERESTED IN EARNING UPWARDS OF $20K/MONTH?
    WANTED: RADIO/ELECTRONICS OFFICERS TO WORK ON SHIPS IN THE U.S. MERCHANT MARINE.
    EXCELLENT PAY, BENEFITS AND PENSION.
    HOW DOES SIX MONTHS OF VACATION EACH YEAR SOUND?
    REQUIRED: a career background in marine electronics
    Lucy Jensen
    VETERAN ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS 20K MONTH - Military-Civilian
    www.military-civilian.com VETERAN ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS 20K MONTH Radio electronics technician electronics technician marine, maritime radar GMDSS ETO USN Navy USCG Coast Guard...
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    Lucy Jensen
    07/09/2016 #1 Lucy Jensen
    VETERAN ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS 20K MONTH
    VETERAN ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS – ARE YOU INTERESTED IN EARNING UPWARDS OF $20K/MONTH?
    WANTED: RADIO/ELECTRONICS OFFICERS TO WORK ON SHIPS IN THE U.S. MERCHANT MARINE.
    EXCELLENT PAY, BENEFITS AND PENSION.
    HOW DOES SIX MONTHS OF VACATION EACH YEAR SOUND?
    REQUIRED: a career background in marine electronics.
  11. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    16/08/2016
    Seeking K9 Veterinarian – Iraq/Afghanistan Full Time
    Tracking Code: 2920-120
    Please pass to at all U. S. Army Veterinary Corps staff at Military Forts, Bases and Stations Veterinary Clinics supporting military working dogs and other animals (mules, donkeys, etc.) community. Your local Veterinarian may be a veteran too.

    Job Description For K9 Veterinarian Full Time
    SCOPE:
    The Veterinarian is a member of a field veterinarian and veterinarian technician team responsible for the overall canine health of canines supporting the Department of State Explosive Detection Canine teams. Performance locations will be OCONUS in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
    All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which CHS is recognized.
    Lucy Jensen
    K9 Veterinarian Full Time - Military-Civilian
    www.military-civilian.com K9 Veterinarian Full Time Iraq Afghanistan Department of State Explosive Detection Canine teams MRPT or SECRET level...
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    Lucy Jensen
    09/01/2017 #2 Lucy Jensen
    Seeking K9 Veterinarian Full Time
  12. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    16/08/2016
    Seeking J2EE Application Programmer Maryland
    Title: J2EE Application Programmer
    Location: Aberdeen, MD at the Aberdeen Proving Ground
    Clearance: Secret Clearance to start (Interim Secret will be accepted to start) Salary range: 110-130K
    Lucy Jensen
    J2EE Application Programmer Maryland - Military-Civilian
    www.military-civilian.com J2EE Application Programmer Maryland Aberdeen Proving Ground US Citizenship active Government clearance Military-Civilian We Hire...
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    Lucy Jensen
    24/08/2016 #1 Lucy Jensen
    Seeking J2EE Application Programmer
    Location: Aberdeen, MD at the Aberdeen Proving Ground
    Clearance: Secret Clearance to start (Interim Secret will be accepted to start) Salary range: 110-130K
  13. Tony 🐝 Rossi

    Tony 🐝 Rossi

    15/08/2016
    A veteran colleague of mine sheds light on the misdirected contrast between how military units succeed v. businesses.
    Tony 🐝 Rossi
    Army Principles in a Business World
    www.linkedin.com For those of you who aren’t familiar with me, I was once a paratrooper, an airborne infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division. Also, to be fair and to avoid any perception of stolen valor, I did...
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  14. Tony 🐝 Rossi

    Tony 🐝 Rossi

    11/08/2016
    What if PTSD has a clinical physical component? Will that change how we treat Veterans?
    Tony 🐝 Rossi
    What If PTSD Is More Physical Than Psychological?
    www.linkedin.com Author Robert F. Worth's 6/10/12016 article in the New York Times Magazine is well worth reading and should be widely...
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  15. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    30/07/2016
    Help Desk Technician II (Computer Operator)
    Help Desk Tech II Level: Seeking candidates willing to work Full-Time Evening Shift providing help desk support from 9pm-5 a.m. Please note that this position is remote work. The chosen candidate will be working from home.
    Lucy Jensen
    Help Desk Tech II Level Remote Work - Military-Civilian
    www.military-civilian.com Help Desk Tech II Level Remote Work Planned Systems International Work from Home Full-Time Evening Shift Home Office Jobs For Veterans...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    06/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Lucy Jensen: You ROCK by putting this out here on beBee! Thank you! I'll ✅Share & Share! ✅
  16. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    30/07/2016
    Seeking Java Developer for Fort Detrick MD
    Analyzing designs and building component-based applications in a Web/internet
    Lucy Jensen
    Java Developer Fort Detrick MD - Military-Civilian
    www.military-civilian.com Java Developer Fort Detrick MD Planned Systems International Maryland U.S. Citizen Information Technology IT Jobs for Veterans...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    06/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Lucy Jensen: I'm so happy for all you do! I'm Sharing this on beBee Hives: 🔆Veterans: To Serve; 🔆Veterans: To Honor, 🔆Veterans: Homeless, 🔆Veterans: Mental Health; 🔆Veterans: To Believe. Praying it helps one person! Tweeting, too!
  17. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    29/07/2016
    At CCA, our Mental Health teams make lasting changes in the lives of offenders, as we set the standards of care in the industry. This is your opportunity to make a satisfying career even more rewarding. CCA is currently seeking Mental Health Coordinators at Red Rock Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ who have a passion for providing the highest quality care in an institutional setting. The Mental Health Coordinator plans professional mental health service programs of a non-medical nature in the facility. Coordinates and directs activities of personnel engaged in providing mental health services to inmates/residents.
    Lucy Jensen
    Mental Health Coordinators Eloy AZ - Military-Civilian
    www.military-civilian.com Mental Health Coordinators Eloy AZ Corrections Corporation of America Medical Recruiter at 615-263-314 Arizona Red Rock Correctional...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    06/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Veteran or not, Mental Health is essential for all of us, including myself! Thank you and so much appreciate all you do on beBee! ♥️So much Love♥️!
  18. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    22/07/2016
    Reddaway Opportunities. Ready to take the wheel?
    Reddaway Opportunities Ex Military Jobs
    Get Mileage Out of Your Careers
    Reddaway Opportunities Ex Military Jobs. Demand for truck drivers has never been stronger than it is today. For a variety of reasons, including a large number of long-time drivers retiring, your prospects for a career as a professional driver have never been better. Reddaway drivers have been providing freight services for over 80 years, and today they are a key part of one of the safest, most reliable, and professional transportation teams in North America.
    Lucy Jensen
    Reddaway Opportunities Ex Military Jobs Veterans
    www.military-civilian.com Reddaway Opportunities Ex Military Jobs Local City Driver Line Haul Driver Straight truck Driver local pick up & deliveries jobs jobs4vets call...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    06/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 Please join me in praying that this Hive will thrive to bless the Veterans who fought and now are homeless, disabled, or unemployed....after giving all they had to give for our country. We bless Veterans worldwide. Amen.
    Naeem Masih
    06/08/2016 #2 Naeem Masih
    Blessings dear Sister @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    06/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Helping to Honor and Serve our Vets. Muaaah!
  19. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    22/07/2016
    Former Military Driving Opportunities
    To ensure that we give back to those that have served, Quality Carriers is committed to providing driving opportunities to members of the military that will be or have transitioned out of the armed forces,
    Lucy Jensen
    Former Military Driving Opportunities - Military-Civilian
    www.military-civilian.com Former Military Driving Opportunities driving opportunities for those transitioning out of the armed forces Military-Civilian Call Mike...
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    Lucy Jensen
    10/08/2016 #2 Lucy Jensen
    To ensure that we give back to those that have served, Quality Carriers is committed to providing driving opportunities to members of the military that will be or have transitioned out of the armed forces, we offer Former Military Driving Opportunities.
    Lucy Jensen
    29/07/2016 #1 Lucy Jensen
    Former Military Driving Opportunities
    To ensure that we give back to those that have served, Quality Carriers is committed to providing driving opportunities to members of the military that will be or have transitioned out of the armed forces, we offer Former Military Driving Opportunities. We value the work ethic of service men and women, and we would love for you to be a part of our team
  20. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    20/07/2016
    Seeking Physical Therapist for Kandahar Afghanistan under contract bid
    Lucy Jensen
    Physical Therapist Kandahar Afghanistan - Military-Civilian
    www.military-civilian.com Physical Therapist Kandahar Afghanistan CHSi under contract bid send resumes to tbennett@chsmedical.com Must have a current state...
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    Lucy Jensen
    22/07/2016 #1 Lucy Jensen
    Physical Therapist – Afghanistan
    Tracking Code: 6097-120
    Job Description for Physical Therapist Kandahar Afghanistan
    SCOPE:
    The Physical Therapist will have the credentials of a Doctor of Physical Therapy with the ability to care U. S. and coalition forces to evaluate, diagnosis, treat and develop plans for the recovery for musculoskeletal injuries and complaints. Location of services will be in Kandahar, Afghanistan. This is a notional position and will be contingent upon contract award.
  21. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    15/07/2016
    Military-Civilian career Connections
    Military Civilian Career Connections
    Military Civilian Career Connections http://www.military-civilian.com/...
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  22. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    12/07/2016
    Seeking Linguists (multiple languages)
    LOCATION: Undecided – Future Opportunity
    Lucy Jensen
    Linguists Multiple Languages - Military-Civilian
    www.military-civilian.com Linguists Multiple Languages PSI Planned Systems International U.S. Citizenship and appropriate US Active Government Clearance is a...
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  23. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    11/07/2016
    Seeking Correctional Officers for Grants NM
    Location: New Mexico Women’s Correctional Facility, 1700 E. Old Highway 66, Grants, NM 87020
    Lucy Jensen
    Correctional Officer Grants NM - Military-Civilian
    www.military-civilian.com Correctional Officer Grants NM New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility, 1700 E. Old Highway 66, Grants, NM 87020 Call 615.263.3257 jobs 4...
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  24. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    11/07/2016
    Driver Job Fair Everett WA, $2000.00 Sign on Bonus!!
    TERMINAL LOCATION:
    9501 24th Place West
    Everett, WA. 98204
    DATE:
    July 19th – Tuesday
    From 9am -2pm
    Lucy Jensen
    Driver Job Fair Everett WA - Military-Civilian
    www.military-civilian.com Driver Job Fair Everett WA 9501 24th Place West, Everett, WA. 98204 7/19/16 $2000 Sign on bonus (Class A CDL drivers) Reddaway Call...
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  25. ProducerTony 🐝 Rossi

    Tony 🐝 Rossi

    11/07/2016
    Why Veterans Don't Use All Our Benefits
    Why Veterans Don't Use All Our BenefitsThere was once a time to be the Lone Sailor, or that Stoic Soldier, standing watch over your post and our country; for Veterans, that wtime has passed. It's OK to grab hold of those hands reaching out to you.It's been 6 years since I was medically...
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    Mark Tillman Davis
    14/07/2016 #10 Mark Tillman Davis
    #6 Here's the problem with those broad generalizations. 1) Homeless veteran rates are impossible to calculate because they rely upon unconfirmed self identification. If I had a dollar for every non-homeless person who has told me they were a veteran and then determined they had never been in the military, well I could take a few days off. 2) Veteran suicides and attempts are overwhelmingly unrelated to military service. Moreover, the vast majority of in service suicides, attempts and ideations are by servicemembers who have never deployed. And who exactly is stuck in the middle? With 30 years of service until I retired last year, stuck in the middle usually meant, "I want someone to do this for me". Veterans deserve compassion and support. However, the expectation is that 4, 8 or 30 years of service entitles us to a modicum of respect, not return trips to the trough. Particularly when it starts to wear on the 98% of the population who are paying the bills and have challenges of their own. Today, veterans are set up for success like at no point in our history. We don't have a veteran support problem; we have a cultural problem.
    Tony 🐝 Rossi
    14/07/2016 #8 Tony 🐝 Rossi
    #7 Thanks, John. I'm very proud of my service, and struggle with the fact I couldn't end it on my own terms. The years I spent in limbo dealing with medical issues exposed me to an oft hidden group of transitioning service members and Vets that didn't feel they had a voice. We know we're responsible for setting our own path, but I do feel Veterans should be entitled to a bit more support than the average Joe. No hand-outs, but we should extend a hand to help our brothers and sisters that are struggling.
    John Valledor
    14/07/2016 #7 John Valledor
    After 35 years of service and multiple combat tours going back to Desert Storm I passed my entire 9/11 GI Bill to my children. Thank you for your service to a proud and grateful nation. Many gripe and bitch about things in America, but few display the kind of responsible citizenship you did--thank you! You represent less than 1 percent of the US population. A fact that is both amazing and sad at the same time.
    Tony 🐝 Rossi
    14/07/2016 #6 Tony 🐝 Rossi
    #5 Mark- Those were broad generalizations explaining what has happened over the last 2 decades. Changes in the late 2000's have been phenomenal. I too utilized the Post 9/11 GI Bill successfully. The problem is the momentum we've got now still isn't enough to overcome the 15-20 yrs surrounding 9/11. Veteran homeless rates are the highest ever, and we're still losing 20 vets a day to suicide. Talking about all the new programs and efforts is great, but it's those that are stuck in the middle that should be our focus.
    Mark Tillman Davis
    14/07/2016 #5 Mark Tillman Davis
    The Post 9/11 GI Bill is incredible and far and beyond any educational benefit funded by the taxpayer for previous generations of veterans. Vending issues/complaints usually revolve around the veteran not taking the appropriate steps to process their benefits. Throughout earning a B.A. and an MBA on two different GI Bill programs (thank you, taxpayers), I never had a single problem because I did my part. Additionally, the VA is not "plagued with problems". There are some VA hospitals with issues that should be addressed. It is more media hype than substance. The real problem is the entitlement mentality that is becoming pervasive within the services. You can serve 3-4 years and get a four year degree free of charge if you choose wisely. How is that a problem? Before I "lay down my pride", I'm going to show a little gratitude.
    Brian McKenzie
    14/07/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    For those of you dealing with the VA for medical / health / certification claims - drop me a note. I will help you through the hoops. No charge - just giving back to the crew that supported me when I was in.
    Tony 🐝 Rossi
    12/07/2016 #2 Tony 🐝 Rossi
    #1 @Randy Keho - I think it's mostly because my generation of Vets is facing an entirely new set of challenges (insufficient GI Bill vending, VA plagued with problems, enemies without nations, not easily recognizable) so the support groups and systems haven't caught up. Thereby, advocacy lags woefully behind. All that said, thank you for your support, Randy!
    Randy Keho
    12/07/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    Thank you for furthering awareness of the issue. My vet friends are from the Vietnam-era, and I make it a point to honor those who have died and befriend the rest. I know many. I must admit, though, that it is difficult to recognize contemporary veterans, although Vietnam-era organizations welcome and provide services for all vets. I don't know why this is, other than they probably just want to blend back into society and carry on with their lives. All vets do.
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