Military Hiring 101 Workshop July 17 in Joplin, MO

joplinappreciationForward March Inc. and the Joplin Chamber of Commerce have combined forces to put on a Military Hiring 101 on the 17th of July at the Joplin Chamber of Commerce Building (320 E. 4th St.)FMI_-_Military_101_Flyer_-_Chamber_Of_Commerce

The Military Hiring 101 includes everything your company needs to learn how to attract, hire and retain Top Military Talent.

This Military Hiring 101 is being offered FREE to companies and businesses in the Joplin, MO area who are looking to take their Military Hiring to the next level. Seats are limited so secure your company’s seat at the event today!

Our Veterans Deserve More Than Remembrance — They Need Solutions!

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Military Veterans and Active Duty Personnel – Check This Site Out

Social media is used by so many today that it has become a ubiquitous aspect of our 21st century reality. Businesses and individuals alike use a variety of social media platforms to connect to others. 

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There is a new social media site that Veterans and Active Duty Military personnel may want to check out. http://www.togetherweserved.com/ is a social media site set up for us, or to be more specific, those of us who served. The gives the user the ability to add a ton of information about you and your career (military and post military). While they have a very small subscription fee there is also a robust package for those who want a free service.

Not so long ago we published an article that will help you keep your social media pages and strategies professional and prevent them from becoming a liability in your career search or in your military career. Read that post here… 

Transitioning Military and Veteran Tools and Resources

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Forward March Inc. is an SDVOB (Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business). We are a company of veterans helping veterans. Today we would like to share with veterans and transitioning military personnel some valuable tools for employment, education and transition. You can find these valuable tools and more on our website here…

Veteran’s Village and San Antonio Military Job Fair – Thursday March 19th 2015 – click here for more info

Military Veterans:

Department of Veteran’s Affairs

My Army Benefits

Veteran’s Gold Card – The Gold Card provides unemployed post 9/11 veterans with intensive and follow-up services needed to succeed in today’s job market. The God Card initiative is a joint effort of the DoL Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS).

Department of Labor Vets Program

America’s Service Locator – Find workforce services in your area nationwide.

Official Wounded Warrior Programs:

Army Wounded Warrior- AW2

Air Force Wounded Warrior

Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor

Marine Wounded Warrior

National Resource Directory – Connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans, Their Families and Caregivers with Those Who Support Them.

VetSuccess– VetSuccess is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and provides the opportunity for veterans to post resumes, and for employers to post job openings as well as links directly to Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) national employment resources for employers.

Veterans Administration Assistance for Homeless Veterans

VA Benefits for Veterans Dependents and Survivors

National Center for PTSD

The work opportunity tax credit – Veterans Brochure

Army Soldier for Life

Marine for Life

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Transitioning Military:

The US Army has the COOL program – “COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) helps Army Soldiers find information on certifications and licenses related to their Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs). COOL explains how Soldiers can meet civilian certification and license requirements and provides links to numerous resources to help get them started.”

The US Navy also has the COOL program for their service members.

Active duty military personnel can also get matched with potential employers before they get out making for a smooth transition from their military career to their civilian career. Military personnel can go to their respective service branch military transition program for matching transitioning military with potential employers.

Currently the US Army is using the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), which provides job assistance and separation counseling for soldiers and their families.Soldiers can learn more about this program at the official TAP site

The Marine Corps Transition Readiness Program

The US Navy uses a program called Transition GPS

The US Air Force Transition Assistance Program

The US Coast Guard Office of Work-Life Programs –Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

Employment Tools:

Real Strength – Resume and Interviewing information and much more

U.S. DOL Employment Workshop – Transition from Military to Civilian Workforce – Guide

TAP Manual (note: this is the 2001/2003 version)

Navy Transition Guide TGPS Overview Pre-Separation Counseling Checklist

Employment Outlets and Resources:

Private sector effort to hire veterans – http://www.servicelocator.org/

Locate veterans at an American Job Center near you –http://www.uschamberfoundation.org/form/hiring-500000-heroes

Business Center at CareerOneStop – http://www.careeronestop.org/businesscenter/index.aspx

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) – http://www.dav.org/

The Army Women’s Foundation – http://www.awfdn.org/

If you are interested in energy and are interested in a Federal job check out Energy.gov


Sunday, March 15th was the 96th birthday of The American Legion.

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The March 1919 Paris Caucus set in motion The American Legion.

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.

Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth.

You can learn more about The American Legion here…

The Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation

Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation

Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation

The Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation was started by Farzad Azad working with local businesses around Lahaina, Maui. The mission of the Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation is to thank veterans for their sacrifice and service to our nation by providing them a one week all expenses paid vacation. Farzad (pictured below) is arguably the most patriotic man on Maui and has made it his mission to give back to those who have given so much for our freedom.  Farzad is also the owner of Java Jazz and provides all the food and dining for the vacations.

Forward March Inc. and Farzad have formed a partnership to grow the Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation program and increase its outreach.

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Frazad Azad, J.P. Lane, and Paul Volpe on the Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation 2014

The Java Jazz

The Java Jazz

Earlier this summer the vacation was taken by none other than our own Paul C. Volpe II USA (R) – Founder and President of Forward March Inc. Paul was joined by his friend J.P. Lane who is a US Army wounded warrior from Green Bay, Wisconsin. J.P. is also an amazing and up and coming musician so be sure to keep your eye on him in the future.  You can check him out on the web HERE.

For veterans such as J.P. this vacation gives a chance at rest and relaxation in an amazing location as only Maui can offer. J.P. took the opportunity to play his music while on the island in a variety of settings.

Paul and J.P. stayed at Napili Kai Beach Resort for the week enjoying the local sights and attractions.

Paul Volpe relaxing on Maui

Paul Volpe and Mark Smeltzer at Java Jazz

J.P. rocked the house at Java Jazz

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Who cannot resist live music?

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Paul and J.P. ran into Grammy Award winner George Kahumoku on their vacation, a legend in the world of Slack Key guitar and all around amazing musician.

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One thing that folks who know J.P. understand very quickly is that this young man is unstoppable. Being a double amputee does not stop him from hitting the waves for some quality surf action.

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The vacation would not be complete without an amazing day of relaxation provided by Spa Lelle. This program is an amazing opportunity for veterans to be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of Maui and get some well deserved time away.

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We hope you enjoyed this post of Paul and J.P.’s trip, check back often for more info on the Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation.

Forward March Inc thanks Farzad Azad and all the local businesses for their outstanding support and for providing such a great opportunity for our veterans.

 

Top 5 Tips for Veterans Navigating the Civilian Job Market

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Top 5 Tips for Veterans Navigating the Civilian Job Market

FMI Presents Professional Womens Veterans Coalition

 

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FMI is proud to bring you the Professional Womens veterans Coalition (PWVC).  PWVC hosts a number of outstanding events benefiting women veterans and veterans in general. Check out the latest events from PWVC going on THIS MONTH. We look forward to meeting you at these events!

Professional Women’s Veterans Coalition Career Fair and Workshop

8:30am – 12:30pm, August 16th Go to our website and get the full details and register today! http://www.forwardmarchinc.com/pwvcinfo.html

The Professional Women’s Veterans Coalition is having a 10% night fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse. (This event is here in San Antonio, Texas) Texas Roadhouse, 16915 San Pedro Ave, Hollywood Park, TX 78232. To access the map – https://goo.gl/maps/YmvqI 

PWVC will get 10% of all proceeds of those who give the flyer to their server or when they order take-out.  The flyer must be printed and given to an employee! PWVC Roadhouse Flyer

~ Article by Tobin Pilotte, Directer of Marketing and Technology for Forward March Inc.