Warrior Gateway Supporting Student Veterans of America at National Conference

Members of the Warrior Gateway team will be attending “The 4th Annual National Conference presented by Student Veterans of America,” December 8-10, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV.  This will be a great opportunity to connect with student veterans, their families, and the organizations and institutions assisting them.  To see the event schedule, register, and learn more information, click here.

Opening remarks and guest speakers include: Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Col. David Sutherland, Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Kevin Schmiegel, Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  The conference theme is “Combating Veteran Unemployment,” which is a predominant issue right now for veterans nationwide.  One of the conference highlights will be the career fair on Friday, which will involve Student Veterans of America partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and RecruitMilitary to bring employers from across many different sectors together that want to hire veterans.  Top tier employers will be in attendance, such as veteran friendly employers Booz Allen Hamilton and General Electric.  Attendees are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resume and employers are asked to bring national and local job opportunities.

We will provide a live feed from the event through social media, so stay in touch!  If you are attending, or know someone who is, please connect with us. We are excited to network with as many student veterans, military families, and other organizations as we can.

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Are You Eligible for Up to $2,582 a Month?

Thousands of veterans and surviving spouses are eligible to receive a significant monthly income from the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance pension program. But few are aware that these benefits exist. 

For those in South Carolina, a free veteran’s benefit seminar will be held at the Westminster retirement community at 11 East Augusta Place in Greenville this Sunday, August 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.  To learn more about the seminar, call (864) 370-9030.

The Aid and Attendance Program assists surviving spouses and wartime veterans who have served at least 90 days during a war and who meet other requirements with up to $2,582 per month.

Looking for assistance with VA benefit programs in your community? Visit here.

Looking for other services in South Carolina?  The Warrior Gateway can connect you with organizations in your area. Do you know of helpful organizations in your local community? Share them with others on our online directory.

To view the original article, Free seminar in Greenville to shed light on veteran’s benefits, click here.

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OEF/OIF Vets Returning to Pennsylvania: Upcoming Conference Seeks to Help Address Your Needs

On Wednesday, August 18, the Pennsylvania Disabled Veterans Rehabilitation/ Vocational Retraining Project will be presenting the fifth Community Response Symposium. This conference focuses on the needs of service men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The forum will be held at Hiram G. Andrews Center on Goucher Street in Upper Yoder Township. 

Pennsylvania Disabled Veterans Rehabilitation/ Vocational Retraining is an outgrowth of the Veteran Community Initiative that provides career counseling and job assistance for the military community including families.

Are you looking for services in the Pennsylvania area?  The Warrior Gateway can help.  Know of excellent programs that serve veterans, service members and/or their families and loved ones? Share them with the rest of the military community by clicking here.

To view the original article, Conference to address needs of returning troops by Ted Potts, click here.

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Reflecting on the CIAV Conference

This week we’ve been at the Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans (CIAV) Conference, conveniently held just down the street from us. It’s been a great event, filled with a diverse group of speakers and attendees – veterans, non-profits, government programs, authors, filmmakers, members of the media, and more.

Devin presented on the Warrior Gateway on the opening day of the conference, and we received a number of good questions and feedback about the site. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat with us about the Warrior Gateway throughout the week – we always love to hear your thoughts and ideas and explain more about what the site does.

We also heard some excellent speakers and attended workshops that touched on topics ranging from job creation to fundraising to blogging. These sessions were all very informative; it was great to hear not only the expertise of the speakers but the thoughts and experiences of the attendees. We heard a lot about the current issues, challenges, and successes of service providers in the field.

Many of these issues and challenges were similar to feedback we’ve heard from service providers before — a need for a good database of organizations working with the military community; the desire to reach out more to one’s client base and attract new clients who would gain from your services; the difficulty (especially for small organizations) of maintaining an active, dynamic presence on the Internet.

And these are all ways in which the Warrior Gateway adds value to service providers, addressing these challenges and providing an easy interface for service providers to communicate with clients, and allow clients to easily find and connect with them.

This was the theme of our presentation at CIAV and, again, we were very pleased to talk with so many people about the Gateway. A special thanks to CIAV for your hard work in organization a wonderful event!

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The Warrior Gateway will be at the Milblog Conference this weekend

The Warrior Gateway team will be in attendance at the 5th annual Milblog Conference being held in Arlington, VA this Friday and Saturday. We’ll be there telling people about and doing live demos of the Warrior Gateway and, most importantly, meeting some of the fantastic milbloggers out there who will also be in attendance.

It looks like there’s a great program of events and speakers in store for us; if you’ll be there, be sure stop by and chat with us at the Warrior Gateway booth!

Click here to see more details from the organizers.

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