What Is Military Appreciation Month?

It seems like every time we turn around there is a trendy new themed month or day to celebrate or honor. Your social media news feeds are often filled with content about anything from Zombie Awareness Month to National Donut Day. Although many of these months and days might be fun, there are a few lesser known days that should grab our attention. Military Appreciation Month is certainly one of those.

In short, Military Appreciation Month is a time for the members of our nation to reflect on the sacrifices that our civil servants and their families make each day to keep us safe.

Military Appreciation in May

The United States Congress established Military Appreciation Month in 1999. They decided that the month of May would forevermore be a time to honor servicemen and women of all ranks and modes of service.

If you’re familiar with some of the other military centered days on the calendar, then it is probably no surprise that Congress picked May. Some of these days include Loyalty Day, Victory in Europe Day, as well as Memorial Day.

Little Known Patriotic Holidays

May 1st is known as Loyalty Day.

This is a time for citizens of the United States to reflect on our country and remember our heritage. The origins of this day can be traced all the way back to 1921. Whether you are a first generation immigrant or you can trace your ancestry all the way back to the Founding Fathers, this day is for you to celebrate your love of this country! Although this holiday is not as widely celebrated as it once was, there are still some communities who host parades in honor of Loyalty Day.

May 7th – 13th is known as Public Service Recognition Week.

As you know, our military men and women operate in service of the public and the greater good. However, there are many other individuals who operate at local, county, and state level that also serve our communities. This week is set aside to commemorate the sacrifices of Peace Officers, Firefighters, and more.

May 12th is Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

Our Soldiers’ husbands and wives also serve our country and deserve a show of appreciation. This holiday is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day each year and its purpose is to thank military families for their support of our service men and women.

Military Appreciation Month Final Thoughts

You can find a full list of all of the Military Appreciation Month days of celebration here!

The Weekly Roundup – Happy Independence Day

With so many of us taking Friday off to get that three-day-weekend we thought we would publish our weekly roundup a little early. Make sure to check out the awesome list of jobs we have below!


Saturday is the 4th of July, a significant day in our nation’s history. All of the crew here at Forward March Inc. want to wish you and yours all the best on this holiday/holiday weekend.


The freedom which we enjoy in the United States of America is not, nor has it ever been, free. Brave men and women from the birth of this nation to this very day have fought and died for that freedom. The brave men and women of our Armed Forces have protected this freedom in war time and in peace time. On this special weekend take the time to remember and give thanks for the greatest military the world has ever known and the freedom that we enjoy because of their valor.


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Java Developer position, MS SQL, (ESB technology: one of the following-Web Service, Integration, JBOSS OR SOAP OR SPRING) Full Time, San Antonio

C#.net/ASP.net Developer with MVC experience, up to 85K, Full time, Fort Sam, NAC

Magento Enterprise, e-Commerce developer Position w/ PHP and MYSQL, Salary up to 90K, full time, REMOTE

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If you are looking for a career with a well established large company with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia, the career opportunities here are endless. And, as a leading provider of outsourced communications solutions, opportunities exist in most career fields.

These jobs will not last long, if you are interested in any of the following positions contact us right now!  Email Richard  – Send Email

Positions available in Wisconsin:

Sales Manager

Business Support Specialist

Sales Associate – Account Manager

Operations Research Analyst

Telecom Engineer

Senior WBS Sales Manager

Programmer Analyst

Business Support Specialist (Part-Time)



Customer Care Associate – Customer Service

Sales Associate – Healthcare

Sales Associate – Account Management & Sales

Training and Performance Specialist

Client Support Business Analyst

Sales Associate – Healthcare

Sales Associate – Account Management & Sales

Customer Care Associate (Customer Service)

Business Support Associate

Customer Care Associate – Customer Service

Sales Associate – Healthcare

Customer Care Associate – Customer Service

These jobs will not last long, if you are interested in any of the following positions contact us right now!  Email Richard  – Send Email

Positions available in Texas:

Training and Performance Specialist

Diabetes Education/Sales Associate

Hypercube Provision Specialist

Insulin Management Care Associate

Telecom Engineer

Validation Associate (Insurance Claims Validator)

Global Account Executive – Dallas/Houston (HUNTER)

Implementation Project Manager

Implementation Project Manager

Surgical – Health Care Inside Sales

Customer Care – Health Care

These jobs will not last long, if you are interested in any of the following positions contact us right now!  Email Richard  – Send Email

SQL DBA (clustering, performance tuning, optimization). SQL Server 2012, Salary up to 90K, full time, San Antonio (medical area)

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SQL DBA (SSRS, SSIS, SQL Server 2012, T-SQL), up to 75K, Full time, Fort Sam, NAC

Business Analyst/BI-Report Writing w/ SQL Queries, dashboard creation, workflow, 6 month contract to hire, Conversion salary up to 110K, San Antonio (medical area)

Business Analyst-ITIL Foundation or Intermediate Certification, Cloud & Hosting experience, Process Improvement, Analytics, Metric Creation and Tracking, 6 month contract to hire, Conversion salary around 80K’s, San Antonio (medical area)

RHEL LINUX Admin w/ vSphere, 6 month contract to hire, Conversion salary open, San Antonio (medical area)

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Vmware Engineer w/ VDI & VCAC or VRAC-6 month contract to hire, Conversion salary open, San Antonio (medical area)

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Vmware Engineer w/ DCV Certification-6 month contract to hire, Conversion salary open, San Antonio (medical area)

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Software Release Build Manager Position-Full time, San Antonio

CCNP- LAN/WAN/VoIP routers, bridges, gateways & firewalls Call Manger, Unity and UCCX- Full time up to 80K, San Antonio

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Job Description – Magento Developer

Required Skills:

  • 3+ Years of Magento Development (current experience)
  • 4+ years’ experience with PHP in a LAMP based environment
  • Good understanding of Object Oriented principles and web application fundamentals
  • Experience with frameworks such as Zend Framework, Prototype(JS), JQuery(JS).
  • Knowledge with working on Relational Databases (MySQL)
  • Experience with Version Control Systems (SVN, GIT).
  • Experience in UNIX systems on a user level. Familiarity with Atlassian suite of products (Jira, Confluence).
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum.
  • Proven ability to interact effectively with people in all levels of the organization (cross-functional, on/shore technical teams and executive management)
  • Experience with architecture design concepts and techniques and the ability to communicate and evangelize those concepts to a broad based team
  • Strong problem solving skills, ability to triage technical issues and drive resolution with cross functional teams
  • Strong decision-making skills, and an understanding of where projects fit into the overall architecture strategy
  • Ability to roll with changes in a dynamic work environment, shaping changes into opportunities. Proven performance record with demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and facilitation skills are required
  • Experience with Agile development methodology and distributed code repositories with GIT

Benefits for You

  • Work in a high paced yet casual atmosphere
  • Join a team of highly talented and dedicated resources
  • Experience tremendous growth and help shape the organization
  • Work within a worldwide development team from North America, South America, Europe, Eastern Europe and India
  • Experience large projects with Fortune 500 customers

Compensation and Hours

  • Competitive base salary
  • Full benefits with retirement plan
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 6 month contract to hire.

Senior VMware Systems Administrator in San Antonio, Texas.  The selected candidate must have demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and managing a large VMware enterprise environment. A current VMware DCV and/or Cloud certification is required.

Job Duties:

  • Monitor, provide maintenance and support for a large VMware environment
  • Utilize the full spectrum of VMware tools to aid in maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Evaluate, improve, and maintain the information security throughout the infrastructure
  • Documenting troubleshooting resolutions for future use

Job Requirements: 

  • Extensive VMware Virtualization Experience – designing, implementing,  and managing a VMware environment, including Datacenter cluster(s) managed by vCenter
  • Current VMware certification (minimally, Data Center Virtualization and/or Cloud)
  • Demonstrated effective project management experience (managing multiple projects along with day to day system administration)
  • Red Hat Linux System Administration skills
  • Windows Server (2008 R2, 2012) and Active Directory


  • Database Administration Skills

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Get Out and See the World! Be a Truck Driver!

1Get out and see the world. You could even be an independent contractor. Be a Truck Driver. You can get trained for FREE and start working immediately upon completion of training. It just does not get better than that for anyone wanting to be a driver.

  • Great Training
  • Stable Employment
  • Top-of-the-Line Equipment
  • Strong Driver Support Program
  • Mileage, Safety and Fuel Savings Bonus Program
  • Independent Contractor Opportunities

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    Veterans and Transitioning Military: Outstanding Opportunity

    If you like to work outside and like constantly changing scenery then you will really want to look into this opportunity. We are currently looking for MILITARY VETERANS and TRANSITIONING MILITARY personnel who are interested in a ten week course to become a Catastrophic Claims Adjustor. The training for this position can be paid for using your military benefits for education. Upon completion of the course students will receive three certifications that will enable you to work as a Catastrophic Claims Adjustor and a Home Inspector. This is an exciting opportunity with income potential ranging from $60 to $120k annually. For MILITARY VETERANS, TRANSITIONING MILITARY, and Spouses of Veterans and Transitioning military, send us your resume and contact information.

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    Drivers Wanted!!!!

    We have positions available for drivers/truck drivers.

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    Delivery Driver San Antonio, Austin, Victoria and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)

    Shuttle DriverLaredo and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)
     Recruit Military also has a nice list of veteran job fairs which you can find here… 

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    Do you want financial freedom?
    Are you into fitness and the exercise scene? 

    Some military personnel who have transitioned out of the military have taken a fast-track training program at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. In just a few months (that’s right MONTHS) they have gone from knowing little-to-nothing about dance to being actual dance instructors. In a VERY short amount of time they moved up to managing, owning a franchise and now to being among the top producing studios in the company.What we have found at Forward March Inc. is that military personnel are especially suited not only for the training and becoming instructors themselves, but becoming highly successful in the company.  Forward March Inc. has an outstanding relationship with our customer Fred Astarie Dance Studios. You owe it to yourself to check out our previous post to learn more about the outstanding opportunities for employment and even franchise ownership with them.



    NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY We are looking for high-energy individuals who enjoy personal training and working in the fitness industry for positions in our company. This career includes paid travel and a schedule where most of your mornings are free. All of our training and certificates will be paid by the company. You can continue your career into management and ownership with franchise opportunities. These instructor/trainer positions can earn up to $75,000 per year.


    Do you have strong leadership and management skills and training? You will need to be able to lead small teams of 5 to 7 instructors/trainers on a daily schedule. You will also need to be able to present packages to clients and enroll them into our programs. Career advancement is available. You can also further your career through franchise opportunities. Income potential can be up to $100,000.


    Would you like to be your own boss? Are you looking for real opportunities that present long term careers and financial freedom? Come and join the ranks of those who work for themselves. Join this franchise system and start living your dream. This franchise started in 1947 and has been one of the top franchise systems in the country since. We will train you in how to run the day to day operations to how to become a multi unit owner and build your legacy.

    Currently we are looking for Instructors, Managers, Assistant Managers and more. Contact Emma at Forward March Inc. today to learn more!!!!  – Send Email

Even After the Army, Noncommissioned Officers Continued to Lead the Way!

Leonard Nimoy - Photo Credit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy – Photo Credit – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Nimoy

With the recent passing of Leonard Nimoy, not only did we lose a great actor, director, and author; we, unfortunately lost a veteran and former Noncommissioned Officer (NCO). Staff Sergeant Nimoy, was assigned to Army Special Services and even acted in a military training video depicting a Solider with “shell shock”, now referred to Post Traumatic Stress. This great NCO was discharged in 1955.

The non-commissioned officer corps is often referred to as “the backbone” of our armed forces. NCOs are the primary and most visible leaders in military units. They are highly skilled senior leaders primarily responsible for executing an organization’s mission through tough training and unwavering care for their troops.   You might even say NCOs are our military’s “Super Leaders”

Throughout American history, noncommissioned officers have made significant contributions to the U.S. Army and have left an indelible mark on the psyche of our nation. Today’s NCO is the most educated, professional and dedicated Soldier in the world’s profession of arms. While many NCOs choose to make the Army a lifelong career, many have left the Army, using it as a springboard into other careers. Those former NCOs took a piece of their Army service and became successful in other areas of our culture. They epitomize the true essence of the NCO.

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Charles Schulz – Photo credit http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/Charles_M._Schulz

Cartoonist Charles M. Shultz, known best for his creation of Charlie Brown and Peanuts, was an infantry machine gun squad leader during World War II and was discharged as a staff sergeant. Late in his life, Shultz said his proudest possession was his Combat Infantryman Badge. When asked about his Army service, he would simply say, “I was a foot Soldier.” For his contributions to the arts, Shultz was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2000, the highest civilian honor Congress can bestow upon a citizen.

In the world of business, Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s, served as a mess sergeant in Germany as a staff sergeant and during the Korean War. In his autobiography, Dave’s Way, he noted that serving food to 2,000 soldiers per day gave him the foundation he needed to open a restaurant chain. He said the Army gave him “some important skills about the big picture of feeding a lot of people.” Thomas went on to create the Dave Thomas Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to child adoption services.

Malcolm Forbes, the former publisher, CEO and president of Forbes magazine, served as an NCO with the 84th Infantry Division during World War II. Staff Sgt. Forbes was wounded during the Battle of Aachen and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism. Upon returning home from the war, he took over his father’s magazine and turned it into a multimillion dollar enterprise. Forbes was a philanthropist who gave millions of dollars to charity over his lifetime. He was an avid hot-air balloonist and dedicated motorcycle rider. He was also an advocate and driving force for the passing of many motorcycle safety laws. Forbes became known as the happiest millionaire in America.

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Edgar Allen Poe – Photo Credit – http://www.poemuseum.org/life.php

Edgar Perry was born in 1809 in Boston. He enlisted into the Army in 1827 as an artilleryman. He was later discharged as a Sergeant Major in order to accept an appointment to West Point. After being at West Point for less than a year, he dropped out. Perry is better known as Edgar Allen Poe, the famous author of gothic horror, crime and detective fiction, such as The Tell-Tale Heart. Poe has been called the father of the modern short story.

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Frank McCourt – Photo Credit – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_McCourt

Frank McCourt, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Angela’s Ashes, and Teacher Man, was a former Army corporal. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1930 to Irish immigrants. He was drafted during the Korean War where he served as a dog trainer and personnel clerk. After his discharge, McCourt used his G.I. Bill to attend New York University to become a teacher. He retired after 30 years of teaching both high school and college. His book ‘Tis: A Memoir, gives a very candid account of his Army experience.

Mel Brooks - Photo Credit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Brooks

Mel Brooks – Photo Credit – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Brooks

Mel Brooks, born Melvin Kaminsky in 1926, served in the Army as a combat engineer during World War II and attained the rank of corporal. In the book, It’s Good To Be The King: The Seriously Funny Life of Mel Brooks by James R. Parrish, Brooks is quoted as satirically commenting on his job as a combat engineer saying, “I was two things I hated, engineering and combat.” He was remembered by his fellow Soldiers for his ability to keep them occupied by antics and singing. Brooks is best known as an actor, director and producer who was involved in such production as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and the two films, The Producers.

Rod Sterling - Photo Credit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Serling

Rod Sterling – Photo Credit – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Serling

Rod Serling served as a paratrooper with the 11th Air-borne Division in the Pacific during World War II, where he was awarded a Bronze Star. He is best known for his work on the Twilight Zone, where he often reflected on his wartime service for inspiration in writing episodes. He was awarded six Emmys and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1985.

Joe Louis -  Photo Credit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Louis

Joe Louis – Photo Credit – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Louis

The world of sports has seen its share of former NCOs. Joseph Louis Barrow was born in Alabama in 1914. He was an impressive amateur boxer who quickly rose to boxing greatness. He was drafted during World War II and first served in a segregated cavalry unit. He continued to box while in the Army as a morale booster for the troops. Sgt. Joe Louis was discharged in 1945 and was awarded the Legion of Merit. He went on to defend his title as a heavyweight champion for almost 12 years. Louis was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1982.

Many former NCOs have continued to serve their nation as statesmen. Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, was a sergeant in the 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam, where he was wounded twice. Charles Rangel, a representative from New York, was with the 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean War. He was attaining the rank of staff sergeant before his discharge.

Silvestre Reyes - Photo Credit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvestre_Reyes

Silvestre Reyes – Photo Credit – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvestre_Reyes

Staff Sgt. Sylvestre Reyes, a former representative from Texas, was a helicopter crew chief and was awarded the Air Medal during the Vietnam War. When talking about what the Army had done for him, Reyes said, “I have often wondered how different my life would have been if, in 1966, I had not been drafted into the U.S. Army. I was born and raised on a farm near EI Paso, Texas. I believe that had I not served in the U.S. Army, I might still be on that farm today instead of serving in the United States Congress.”

Tim Waltz - Photo Credit -  http://walz.house.gov/about/full-biography

Tim Waltz – Photo Credit – http://walz.house.gov/about/full-biography

Tim Waltz, a representative from Minnesota, retired from the Army National Guard as a command sergeant major. When asked about his service to the nation, Waltz said, “It was my great honor and privilege to serve this nation in uniform for 24 years. The leadership experience that this opportunity provided serves me well every day in Congress.”

 The United States Army gave millions of people the framework of success, drive and motivation that carried them through life. Some have made a conscious decision to stay in its ranks for a lifetime, while others have utilized the Army as a stepping stone to another career. Although most did not continue their career in the Army, the individuals outlined above join many others who truly carried on the principle idea of the Noncommissioned Officer that, “no one is more professional than I.”

The common denominator here is that former NCOs made a difference in the Army they served and continued to make a difference in the world after their tours of duty were over. Just imagine what a former Noncommissioned Officer can do to enhance your organization.

As a leader in veteran hiring strategies, Forward March, Inc., will help your organization realize the true value of our veterans and show you the best and most efficient way to attract, hire, and retain top military talent. Its people that make organizations great, are you hiring the right people?

~ Article written by Jason Caswell, Forward March Inc – Director of Training

Gaining Freedom – A Personal Journey in Surviving PTS and TBI

James A Kuiken and Freedom

Article by Author and Public Speaker James A. Kuiken

I’ve known I’ve had Post Traumatic Stress (some call it a “disorder”…but not me), and Traumatic Brain Injury (from blast / concussion injuries) for decades – but I was strong enough to manage it on my own – didn’t need any coddling or help from anyone else. I wasn’t one of those weak, attention seeking veterans whining about how tough they had it in “the war”, and how rough it was back here at home trying to “adjust”.

After all, I had been the Sergeant Major of Marine Forces Pacific, the highest Combatant Command in the Marines (overseeing 2/3 of the combat capabilities of the Marine Corps) – and was a highly decorated, combat wounded veteran of 30 years’ service in multiple wars / conflicts (both active and reserve).

I had also been a member of the federal Senior Executive Service, and a Director in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; a former Vice President and President/CEO in the corporate world; and a former candidate for United States Congress (TX-15).

Obviously, I didn’t have any problems…

Not that I was unsympathetic. With 22 Veterans / servicemembers a day committing suicide (that figures out to one killing themselves every 65 minutes), the toll is intolerable. Can you imagine if that many were dying in combat during the wars – the media and the public would go ballistic! But since its suicide, the numbers are shamefully underreported by media, and unrecognized by most of the public.

I became involved in trying to slow those numbers down, save lives, and reduce the unprecedented numbers of homeless veterans as the Vice-Chairman of the Board for Veterans 360 (www.vets360.org), an organization focused on saving lives by helping post-911 service members and Veterans with PTS and TBI issues. It wasn’t until Vets360 put out a survey to try and identify those with PTS, and I took it just for the heck of it, that I realized just how affected I was. When my survey came back, the Executive Director called me to ask if I was seeing anyone, concerned that I might be suicidal – because I “redlined” the survey (maxed out the results for PTS). I’ve never been suicidal, but that got me thinking.

I realized that once I had retired, I had begun spending more and more time in my chair, sometimes days at a time, and only getting up once or twice a day for food when I couldn’t avoid it anymore. I also realized that starting with my return from the Gulf War (1991) I had been increasingly isolating myself from family and friends, and that had only gotten worse with my trips to Bosnia, Kosovo, my activation for Op Enduring Freedom in 2002, and my time in Iraq in 2005-2006. In retrospect…I realized I had actually been having significant problems since my return to the U.S. in the mid 70’s after my first deployment… I was in serious trouble, and needed help.

I had applied to the VA for benefits / treatment in 1977, 1986, 1991, 2001, 2011, and 2013…and to date, have never received any benefits or treatment from them. Even with my Purple Heart paperwork and combat related medical records, they classified my injuries as “not service connected”… It was up to me to find my own help.

Someone recommended a service dog, so I researched it online, looking for dogs specific to PTS and TBI, and that is how I found K9s For Warriors(www.k9sforwarriors.org), a fantastic organization who pairs rescue dogs with post-911 Warriors. I contacted them, and went through a very detailed application and vetting process, and was accepted into the January 2015 class. I had no idea what I had let myself in for.

As K9s says, “We rescue the dogs, they rescue their warriors.” They use mostly rescue dogs (mine came from a high-kill shelter in Kentucky), train them for several months, and then give them additional training to help with the specific issues that their future Warrior partner has listed on their application. Once the Warrior (K9s’ terminology for the human half of the K9 team) arrives, s/he begins the three week intensive, live-in, total immersion training, where the teams bond, are trained to work with each other, the human partner is trained to continue the K9 partner’s training and certification…and the magic happens.

I remember the moment I first met Freedom…my K9 partner. I can’t describe the overwhelming joy I felt when he came directly to me, licked my hand, and sat by my side. We quickly became inseparable, and a completely bonded team.

Many of these Warriors are early in their recovery, and have significant issues with crowds, noises, ambient movement, etc…and as happens in each class, most of them (myself included) have episodes or even melt-downs during the training evolution. K9s is well equipped to recognize the signs, pull the team aside and mitigate the issue, and then put them right back up in the saddle to continue to gain exposure and training. The biggest factor is the dog – your partner. Often they recognize the signs before you do yourself, and take action to get you focused, on track, and feeling safe and not isolated.

This does not come cheap. K9s, like all non-profit organizations, works at finding funding every single day to save these rescue dogs lives, and provide the training and service that can help save Veteran’s / servicemember’s lives. To put a single K9 Service Team through costs thousands of dollars. Luckily…my Team was sponsored by Petsmart (www.petsmart.com), one of the corporate sponsors that have stepped forward. Petsmart not only sponsored my Team, but continues to work with and help fund the K9s for Warriors program.

Since returning home, Freedom and I have continued to bond (I didn’t think it could get any deeper, but it does) and work, play, and go everywhere together. I’ve begun to re-establish the connections with family and friends that I had withdrawn from, and recapture the life I had let slip away. I now see with clear eyes just how far I had let it go – and how much trouble I was actually in. When he came into my life, I gained Freedom from a hard downhill slide, and now look forward to helping to “de-stigmatize” PTS and TBI, which as I mentioned in my earlier post (Lets Get Real about PTS and TBI), is “a normal reaction to an abnormal situation”.

Forward March Inc. is very proud to repost this article with permission from Mr. Kuiken. You can, and should, read more of Author and Speaker James Kuiken’s posts here

Forward March Inc. Hawaiian Mixer

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Forward March Inc. is also hosting a Hawaiian Mixer at our Worldwide Headquarters

When: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm

Where: 11710 Warfield St, San Antonio, TX, 78216

Come and meet other people and companies who have a passion for helping veterans.

Just ask anyone who has come to any Forward March Inc. event, they are always glad they came. Come join us for good food, great networking, and an outstanding time.

We will be selling raffle tickets for a door prize. All the money raised will go to our Operation Outreach Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation. This vacation gives selected wounded warriors the opportunity to go to Maui for an all expenses paid vacation. You can learn more about this Operation Outreach project HERE and HERE.

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Attention veterans and transitioning military personnel who are looking for employment.

We have positions available for drivers/truck drivers.
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Forward March Inc. Ribbon Cutting with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce


First things first, we would like to thank everyone who came to our ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday. Special thanks goes out to the to the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the outstanding Chamber Ambassadors! Thank you to all of you who share our vision of helping veterans and making San Antonio the model for military hiring and military transition!

In the life of any business there are days that mark significant milestones. When we became a member of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce we knew we would want to do an official ribbon cutting ceremony at our new offices. Yesterday the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce sent out their ambassadors to the Forward March Inc. worldwide headquarters and helped us have a very successful ribbon cutting event. The weather was perfect. The opportunity for us to share this important event is very important to us. Below are some highlights of the event. Be sure to head over to our Facebook page for a LOT more pictures.


FMI World Headquarters and our FMI Hummer await the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Ahhhh the sweet smell of success.


The Chamber Ambassadors have arrived


Its January 29th, mid 70s and just perfect weather. You have to love winter in San Antonio Texas!


Its official now!


Team FMI! We are veterans helping veterans. Thank you San Antonio Chamber of Commerce for making this day special!

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Join Forward March Inc. Today for Our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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