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    THE VETERAN Newsletter     
August 2021   

22 veterans die by suicide every day.
  • Once paired with a Guardian Angels Medical Service Dog, the rate of suicide falls to zero.
  • Guardian Angels have paired more than 320 service dogs to veterans and others in need. 
  • At Guardian Angels, approximately 95% of the service dogs are paired with veterans and first responders.
  • Although it costs $25,000 to raise, train and pair each dog, every dog is donated to the recipient at no cost.

John Kelly Mutt Strut 2019

The PNC Community Mutt Strut will be held from September 8 - 11th to bring awareness to these lifesaving medical service dogs that restore freedom and independence to their recipients. These service dogs help them begin to live a beautiful life they never thought possible. Register for FREE! 

For more information about Mutt Strut Service Dogs, please visit,

PAWS For Veterans Passes House Legislation
The Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act, adorably nicknamed the PAWS, was reintroduced as a bill earlier this year and just recently made its second pass through the House in a bipartisan unanimous vote.

The Pentagon will require members of the U.S. military to get the COVID-19 vaccine by Sept. 15, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press. That deadline could be pushed up if the vaccine receives final FDA approval or infection rates continue to rise.

From cybersecurity training to ensuring worker safety, these seven tips below may help you better understand how best to go about pursuing a government contract.

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is inarguably the top choice of the public for streaming videos and entertainment, with reportedly over 200 million paid subscribers in the first quarter of 2021. The popularity of the streaming service lies majorly in the ease of usage that the company provides to its customers.

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and Career, Business and Education Opportunities for Veterans

U.S. Veterans Magazine's (USVM) current issue includes articles focusing on careers and employment, veteran-owned businesses, higher education, government, military spouses, health & wellness, and much more! View the online magazine now, no credit card needed. 

10 Career Tips for Veterans Pre-Transition & While in Career
Think deeply about what you want to do before you separate, and have a well thought out plan on what you want to do. Do your research! Make a plan and be clear about the steps you will need to complete it. This tip is number one for a reason, because it is truly the most important.

Don’t Know Where to Start? Make A Five-Year Plan
Military spouses often make personal sacrifices in support of their service members. But an outdated presumption persists that spousal support and personal pursuits are mutually exclusive concepts. So, what’s the secret weapon for making your own dreams come true, too? A five-year plan can do the trick!

Is a Lack of Soft Skills Keeping You From Opportunity?
Soft skills are sometimes called people skills, or work-readiness skills. They are your personality, attitudes and manners. They can also include how you present yourself. So, the way you talk, the way you listen, the way you make eye contact and even the way you dress are part of your soft skills.

If Your Elevator Pitch Doesn’t Pack A Punch, You’re Doing It Wrong
No matter if you are an entrepreneur, looking for a job, or networking with others in your sphere of influence, you need to have a go-to elevator pitch that you can modify easily based on who you are talking to or what you hope to gain from the conversation.

The Yellow Ribbon Program – How Much Does It Pay?
Several factors play into how much it pays, such as a school’s percentage of waiver, how many students they allow in their program, maximum amount paid per student, degree levels covered, departments or programs covered, and of course, VA match (which is the same as the school waivered amount).

In-Person Events
Commercial UAV Expo This event, coming to Las Vegas, September 7 - 9, 2021 , defines and showcases the global commercial UAV industry, with a special focus on solutions in the Americas region and a glimpse into the world of urban air mobility. It showed consistent growth for 5 straight years, with 3,100+ live attendees in 2019 – up 32% – and a record 200 exhibiting companies. It moves to much larger space right on the Las Vegas Strip for 2021 and adds a collocated Urban Air Mobility Summit produced by RAI Amsterdam.

WiCyS 2021 Conference. Coming September 8 - 10, 2021. Join 1,500 women, allies and advocates at the only cybersecurity conference that has equal representation of professional and student attendees from academia, research, government, and industry. Share knowledge, learn, mentor, and network with a diverse group of cybersecurity enthusiasts, all while creating a community of engagement and support at a technical conference.
Virtual Events
City Career Fair
Join America's very best Diversity Career Fairs. Diversity Unites Us! View City Career Fair's 2021 schedule for an upcoming event.

Small Business Expo
Small Business Expo is America's BIGGEST Business-to-Business Trade Show, Conference & Networking Event for small business owners, entrepreneurs and start-ups. Small Business Expo is the event to take strategic action to immediately improve and grow your small business.

We are opening our weekly Musters to all who can attend. The Musters will take place on Saturday mornings at 11:00 PST via Google Meet.

From Day One Conferences
From Day One explores how companies can build well-grounded values into their business - diversity, responsibility, transparency - and stick with them in an economy driven by disruption.

Connecting with Metro
Metro actively works to expand contracting opportunities for Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises through its DVBE Program. We recognize veterans’ service to our country and their leadership here at home as business owners whose dedication and hard work help fuel a robust local economy. Our Metro Contractor Development and Bonding Program is designed to expand your contracting opportunities and support you in successfully bidding on projects.Join us on August 24, 2021

Department of the Navy Gold Coast: Small Business Procurement Event
The NDIA Department of the Navy Gold Coast Event is the premier Navy procurement conference in the country. Gold Coast provides a forum to educate, guide, and assist businesses, large and small, in support of the warfighter mission within Department of the Navy and throughout the DOD.September 1-2, 2021

Nationwide Virtual Career Fair-Veterans & Military Spouses
Veteran Recruiting invites you to join us for a nationwide virtual career fair that is open to service members, veterans, and military spouses. Because the virtual career fair is open all the time, you can login anytime to research companies, view/apply for positions, and even email recruiters when they are offline. By applying ahead of the career fair, you can chat with recruiters about jobs you have already applied for. Join virtually on September 9th, 2021


TAPIA Conference: A Virtual Experience
The first Tapia conference was held in Houston, Texas, October 18-21, 2001. We are celebrating 20 years of diverse computer scientists contributing to computing field and leading innovation. Join us in 2021 for our 15th occurrence of the Tapia Conference, building and supporting a community of tech professionals. September 14 – 18, 2021

X-STEM All Access
X-STEM All Access is an entertaining, educational, and interactive online STEM experience for 6-12th graders. Through a series of daily livestream events, students will hear from an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. September 21 – 24, 2021

2021 ERG Leadership Summit
In today’s business environment—disrupted by continuous change and the upheaval brought about by the COVID pandemic—leaders must be agile enough to meet current business challenges, and yet provide a stable and secure working environment for their members. September 21 – 24, 2021 .
Virtual Military Career & Education Fairs
A Nationwide virtual event for the military community & their families. FREE FOR ALL CANDIDATES: Including active duty, transitioning, reserve and veterans from all service branches, also spouses and caregivers. September 22 – 23, 2021 .

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