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.”


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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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Warrior Gateway Honored To Support “The Education Center at The Wall” on 11/11/11

To honor and benefit the construction of The Education Center at The Wall, Warrior Gateway CEO Devin B. Holmes is honored to be attending the “2011 Build The Center Benefit” in Washington, D.C. on Veterans Day, 11/11/11.  The benefit will recognize and present awards to The Honorable Chuck Hagel and author Joseph Galloway, for their contributions to our country, and their support of The Education Center at The Wall.  Starting at 6:30pm with a cocktail reception, the event kicks into full gear at 7:30pm with dinner and the start of the main program.

Please share this event with others.  Help us promote this special occasion, as well as educate others on The Education Center at The Wall.  By telling the stories behind each name, The Education Center will help visitors understand the courage, sacrifice and devotion of those who fell, those who returned, and those who waited during the Vietnam War.  Click here to view more information about the event.

The Education Center at The Wall

The Education Center is an initiative of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) to build a visitor center adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (commonly reffered to as “The Wall”) on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is the organization that raised the funding that built The Wall in 1982.  This effort is being led by found and president of VVMF, Jan C. Scruggs, who conceived the idea of building a memorial dedicated to all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in Vietnam.

Warrior Gateway Attends University of Maryland Career Fair

February 17, 2011

Warrior Gateway will be attending the University of Maryland’s Spring Career and Internship Fair at University of Maryland’s College Park Campus this Thursday February 17th from 12 pm to 5 pm.  The positions we are looking for are as follows:

Senior MarkLogic Developer/Architect


  • Lead web application development of warriorgateway.org web portal
  • Lead the development of our API & Platform strategy
  • Work as part of agile team environment in a startup environment
  • Able to take on tasks beyond your scope of responsibilities to achieve results


  • 5+ yrs experience in web application development
  • Experience with XML and related technologies
  • Experience with agile software development (i.e. Scrum)
  • Ability to manage and respond to changes in priorities

Desired Skills:

  • Experience developing MarkLogic platform (i.e.; Eclipse, XQuery, XPath)
  • Understanding of search technologies
  • Interested in working for a aggressive start up with a non-profit mission
  • Interested in supporting veterans and wounded warriors; former military experience a plus

Warrior Gateway Intern


  • Assist with day-to- day operations at Warrior Gateway headquarters in Washington DC
  • Work in all areas of an up and coming organization
  • Gain a vast knowledge of the non-profit sector as well as a variety of roles


  • Willingness to learn a variety of skill-sets within the non-profit sector
  • Interested in working for a aggressive start up with a non-profit mission
  • Interested in supporting veterans and wounded warriors; former military experience a plus
  • Currently enrolled in college or a recent college graduate

Additional Information:

  • This internship is paid
  • You can receive college credit if relevant to coursework

If you’re interested in joining the team, please provide a cover letter along with your resume.  In the cover letter, please tell us what inspires you about the Warrior Gateway and why you think you are the perfect applicant for this position.  This is an unique opportunity to join a growing organization with a uniquely inspiring mission.

This position is based in Washington, DC, but non-local candidates are encouraged to apply.

Email all applications with a resume and cover letter to: resumes@warriorgateway.org with Web Software Developer/Architect or Warrior Gateway Internship in the subject line.  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

If you are at the career fair please make sure to stop by our booth.

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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