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Sergeant Major Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, sat down with residents of Five Star Veterans Center in Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday. http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/joint-chiefs-senior-enlisted-adviser-sits-down-with-veterans-center-residents-1.278599
"We... have a moral obligation on the back end to reintegrate you back into society, and that’s the piece we don’t do so well with," Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia told a group of veterans center residents.
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The Texas Commission on the Arts and VSA Texas are offering webinars to help arts organizations serve the veterans through programming and collaborations. These webinars provide valuable information about art outlets for veterans in Texas and across the nation.
Register for April 22, 2-3 PM (Focus on Visual Arts) https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/169178730
Register for April 29, 2-3 PM (Focus on Performing Arts) https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/349463466
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Lynn Maynard, a World War II veteran, reflects on his Twin Tiers Honor Flight trip experience. http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/pa-world-war-ii-veteran-from-gillett-recalls-honor-flight-1.278187
World War II veteran Lynn Maynard, 92, of Gillett, said the recent Twin Tiers Honor Flight trip "was the greatest thing that's happened in a long time to me." "I loved it," he said. Accompanied by his son, Gary, he visited the U.S. National World War II Memorial.
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Lynn Maynard, a World War II veteran, reflects on his Twin Tiers Honor Flight trip experience. http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/pa-world-war-ii-veteran-from-gillett-recalls-honor-flight-1.278187
World War II veteran Lynn Maynard, 92, of Gillett, said the recent Twin Tiers Honor Flight trip "was the greatest thing that's happened in a long time to me." "I loved it," he said. Accompanied by his son, Gary, he visited the U.S. National World War II Memorial.
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+Kiva, the innovative micro-credit site, has been partnering with the +Institute for Veterans and Military Families to give disabled vets financial support in starting new businesses. Take a look at the program, and learn about some inspiring entrepreneurs. goo.gl/bnwt3L
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Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the Small Business Administration, spoke with Boots to Business students at the Pentagon. http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=122063
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Join us for a hangout on veterans and social media. Terrific group sharing their experiences!
 
The April SMB Syracuse program focuses on social media and veterans: how various social platforms are used by: veterans and their families, the organizations that serve them and the member organizations to which they belong.
 
The discussion will focus on best practices and the benefits and limitations of social media communications for these audiences.
 
Participants are professionals experienced in government agency usage of social media and private firms/community organizations engaged in publicity and marketing to veterans and transitioning military members:
 
• Alex Horton is a freelance writer on veterans/military issues and entertainment, and former public affairs specialist with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; he served as an Army infantryman in Iraq with the Third Stryker Brigade, Second Infantry Division.
• Lauren Jenkins is vice president of ScoutComms, focused on advocacy, non-profit programs, social media and media relations; previously she was national coordinator for the Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC), a veteran-led and founded non-profit working on youth development in Iraq.
• Aubrey Arcangel is social media manager for +Hirepurpose, an online career and staffing company that helps military families and their spouses transition into civilian life and discover great careers; a U.S. Army veteran, he was deployed to Iraq from 2005-06 as an Army specialist team leader in networking operations.
 
Moderator is +James Schmeling, managing director and co-founder of the +Institute for Veterans and Military Families at +Syracuse University  and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by VetNet HQ. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Four Department of Veterans Affairs researchers received the nation’s top award for early career scientists. http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2536
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John Latham is a 2014 graduate of the Veterans Career Transition Program (VCTP) operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.  VCTP was created to allow veterans to link their military skills and experiences with industry standard certifications and credentials required by employers, and by doing so set veterans like John on the path to full and meaningful careers. VCTP is delivered at no cost to post-9/11 veterans, their spouses, and spouses of active duty military.
Read John’s full story here: http://vets.syr.edu/education/student-testimonials/  
Learn more about VCTP here: http://vets.syr.edu/vctp
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Former U.S. Army combat engineer Edward Lychik and amputee, is training for the Boston Marathon while inspiring others. http://www.stripes.com/news/special-reports/wounded-warriors/amputee-veteran-s-boston-marathon-training-is-inspiration-to-others-1.277985
"No one with this kind of amputation had ever run before, not like Edward (Lychik) wanted to run," physical therapist Alicia White said.
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