Texas Veterans Summit Focuses on Serving Veterans Through Coordination and Collaboration

Warrior Gateway‘s Serena Hayden and Nathalia Magri attended the Texas Veterans Commission 14th Annual Veterans Summit this week in Austin, Texas.  The summit focused on serving veterans through coordination and collaboration, and brought more than 600 providers of veteran services and 80 exhibitors under one roof.

Warrior Gateway hosted an exhibit table, and participated in several of the breakout sessions featured during the summit.

“With approximately 1.8 million veterans across Texas, it’s vital that all organizations work together to address the unique needs of the military community,” Serena said.  ”The Veterans Summit provided an incredible platform for building partnerships and learning how to best impact the men and women who serve our country.”

In closing, Col. David W. Sutherland, Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – Warrior and Family Support, spoke about the resiliency, strength and courage of the military community.  Specifically, focusing on the “Sea of Goodwill” and the importance of partnerships.

Serena, who led Sutherland’s public affairs team while deployed to Divala Province, Iraq, from October 2006 through December 2007, was highlighted during the speech as the colonel highlighted the strength of the military community through the Army’s Warrior Ethos – “I will always place the mission first.  I will never except defeat.  I will never quit.  I will never leave a fallen comrade.”

“I am grateful to the Texas Veterans Commission for bringing all of these military-focused organizations together,” Serena continued.  ”Warrior Gateway is eager and looking forward to working with the many organizations we had the opportunity to learn about.”

Retweetables

#Texas #Veterans Summit focuses on coordination & collaboration to serve veterans: http://ow.ly/8ON1i @WarriorGateway

Warrior Gateway Heading to Texas for the “14th Annual Veterans Summit”

Two members of the Warrior Gateway team will be attending the “14th Annual Veterans Summit” at the Crown Plaza, Austin, Texas January 31st-February 1st.  The Summit will feature various breakout sessions for attendees to attend; topics include: veteran-owned businesses and property tax exemptions, housing claims, mental health, grants, and much more.  There is no cost to attend the Summit, but attendees must register online to attend.  Go to www.tvc.state.tx.us and click the “Submit Registration” link.

Focused on serving veterans through coordination and collaboration, the annual summit is put on by the Texas Veterans Commission, whose mission is to advocate for and provide superior service for veterans in the areas of claims assistance, employment services, educaiton benefits and grant funding that will significantly improve the quality of life of Texas Veterans and their families.

Connect with us!

If you are attending the Summit, stop by the Warrior Gateway table and say hello!  Meet members of our team, and learn more about our mision to support the military community and their families.

Engage with us on Social Media

Follow the Warrior Gateway Twitter and Facebook accounts for Summit updates and photos.

More Free Meals, Activities & Discounts for Veterans Day 2011

Warrior Gateway is excited to share with the military community even MORE freebies and discounts for Veterans Day 2011.  Don’t forget to check out our previous list of deals and discounts for this upcoming Veterans Day 11/11/11.

Click on the link below to check out the list.  Help spread the word and share with others. Enjoy!

Veterans Day Discount Flyer 2011

 

Warrior Gateway Attends Vietnam Veterans Memorial Event in Times Square

Warrior Gateway was honored to attend the “Call for Photos” event in Times Square, New York City on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.  The event, which featured a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., was the first in a series of ceremonies to be hosted during the coming month by The History Channel’s upcoming series, “Vietnam in HD,” and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, both Vietnam veterans, spoke to the audience about remembering our fallen heroes. “We owe it to those who died that we remember; we owe it to them that we tell their stories of how and why they gave their lives; and we owe it to them that we honor the ideals by which they lived,” the NYPD commissioner and Marine Corps veteran added.

One of the main purposes of the campaign is to publicize a “call for photos” of those whose names are featured on the wall.  The photos will be included on the upcoming Education Center at the Wall, expected to break ground in 2012.  Organizers want to collect photos for all of the fallen service members listed on the memorial.  According to a statement, more than 35,000 are still missing.

Check out more photos from the event on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/warriorgateway

2011 Global Veterans Career Expo

May 24, 2011
10:00to16:00
10:00to16:00

Hire Disability Solutions, LLC  is hosting a Global Veterans’ Career Expo in partnership with The New York TimesVeterans Across America , the New York City Business Leadership Network (NYCBLN) and Recruit Military in New York City on May 24th, 2011.

Between 7,000 and 10,000 qualified Veterans, their spouses and family members will be attending.  During the Global Veterans’ Career Expo, the following workshops will be available to Veterans and their family members:

  • Accessing VA Health Care & VA Benefits
  • Champion Mentoring
  • Financial Literacy
  • Franchise Start-up
  • Resume Critique
  • Small Business Start-up
  • Stress Management
  • Transferrable Skills (Military to Civilian)

To learn more, please go to http://www.beahero-hireahero.com/