Veteran partnerships

From Air Force Medic to Furniture Medic

Veteran partnershipsAs seasoned members of the military, we’re taught to “think on our feet” efficiently and effectively. Those are also traits that I believe drive an entrepreneurial spirit and helped me make a major career transition to a franchise owner after 20 years as an Air Force Cardiopulmonary Technician. If you’re currently considering your next career step or wondering what retirement might look like for you, allow me to share some of my story and lessons learned along the way.  

Massage Envy Spa in Midlothian, VA

From Military to Massage – The Healing Power of Touch

Massage Envy Spa in Midlothian, VAHow did I go from running an anti-piracy and anti-terrorism team in the U.S. Navy to owning a Massage Envy Spa franchise?  It may not seem like a natural transition but for me and my family the healing power of massage has given us a path to life outside of active duty that we never could have imagined would be so powerful and fulfilling.

VE 2014 Cover

2014 Veterans Enterprise Out Now

VE 2014 CoverOur 2014 edition of the Veterans Enterprise is out now! Read about how Frank Bisignano and First Data are advancing opportunies for veterans, tackling the issues affecting G.I. benefits programs, a former Marine at Bank of America helping his fellow servicemen and women, and how BrightStar brings medical services to those in need.

Veterans In Piping (VIP)

Veteran Employment Center (VEC) and VA for Vets Update

Veterans In Piping (VIP)First, a brief clarification on the note sent concerning the Veterans in Piping (VIP) program. VIP is open to military personnel preparing to leave the service and currently stationed at a participating base. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and be physically capable of performing work.

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Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP)

Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP)

Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP)For Veterans who have or are in a Master’s degree program and are considering careers in diplomacy and international development, you may be eligible for a great opportunity.

The U.S. Department of State has launched the Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP), a new public-private alliance platform aimed at serving America’s Veterans and separating Servicemembers by preparing them for diplomacy and development careers, providing education and employment resources and expertise while enhancing America’s global leadership.

Veterans Employment Center (VEC) eBenefits

Veterans Employment Center – Getting Better

Veterans Employment Center (VEC) eBenefitsWe’ve written you previously about the new Veterans Employment Center (VEC) on eBenefits and am writing again to remind you of this wonderful new tool and encourage you to post your VEC profile and ask your Veteran friends and family members to do the same.  One of the most recurring questions I get asked is simply … I want to hire Veterans … how do I find them?  This is the answer.

Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

Transition Assistance Program

Transition Assistance Program (TAP)There have been extensive changes in the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for those Servicemembers leaving the military.  Gone are ‘death by PowerPoint’ presentations.  In its place is an interagency (Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Labor (DOL), Small Business Administration (SBA)) Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) program.