. Military-Civilian: Hot Jobs, Events, and Helpful Information for Veterans Seeking Civilian Careers: October 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Marine Corps Combat Fitness Challenge at CSU Sacramento, CA - November 15th


Veterans Day Event - Ventura, CA - November 11th



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Ivy Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home
Veterans’ Day Remembrance Program

Tuesday, November 11, 2014     10:00 a.m. – 11:00
Chaplain, Grover J. Dickson, Commander, USN (Ret)

Pledge of Allegiance

Welcome and Introduction of Guests
Timothy J. Gallagher, Board Member Ivy Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home

Keynote Speaker
Supervisor Steve Bennett, 1st District, County of Ventura

Our National Anthem

Honor Guard Rifle Salute
1st Memorial Honors Detail of the 1st United States Volunteers

Scottish Bagpipes
Joe Thayer

1st Memorial Honors Detail of the 1st United States Volunteers

White Dove Release

Chaplain, Grover J. Dickson, Commander, USN (Ret)
The Vietnam Veterans of Ventura County for their many years of tender care and maintenance of the flags, the grounds, and for providing the time and all the labor that it takes to keep the Avenue of Flags going.  These dedicated veterans never ask for recognition but they come to the cemetery every month, sometimes every week, and they dedicate hundreds of hours so that these flags fly.  They honor the memory of all of the veterans that these flags represent.  We must also thank the Sea Cadets, Scout Troops, and all of the volunteers that have dedicated their time to raise and lower these treasured Veteran’s caskets flags so they may proudly fly every Veterans Day and every Memorial Day along the roads of Ivy Lawn.  They are Not Forgotten!
The Board of Directors and staff of Ivy Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home
1st Memorial Honors Detail of the 1st United States Volunteers
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ventura Post 1679
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ojai Post 11461
Ventura County Military Explorers
Navy JROTC, Hueneme High School
Air Force JROTC, Oxnard High School
Boy Scout Troop 238, Oxnard
Boy Scout Troop 228, Oxnard
Boy Scout Troop 225, Camarillo
Boy Scout Troop 257, Camarillo
Boy Scout Troop 260, Camarillo
Boy Scout Troop 207, Oxnard
Boy Scout Troop 210, Oxnard
Boy Scout Troop 103, Ventura
Boy Scout Troop 110, Ventura
Boy Scout Troop 128, Ventura
Boy Scout Troop 143, Ventura
Boy Scout Troop 116, Santa Paula

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sims Metal Management - USA & British Columbia

Sims Metal Management’s North American Division is located in 19 U.S. states and employs more than 3,000 of the best and brightest men and women in the industry. The company has a vast network of Sims Metal Management and Joint Venture facilities – 120 across the United States, British Columbia and Baja, Mexico – that enables Sims Metal Management to offer convenient options for both suppliers and customers.

Sims is currently hiring for the following positions:

British Columbia – Prince George – Operations Manager
CA – Richmond – Accountant
CA – Redwood City  – Maintenance Mechanic
CA – Redwood City – Office Manager
CA – Sacramento – Operations Manager
CA – Stockton – Operations Manager
CT – Stamford – Equipment Operator
IL – Chicago – Buyer
IL – Chicago – Dispatcher
IL – Chicago – Truck Driver
IL – Chicago – Yard Supervisor
IN – East Chicago – Plant Manager
NY – New York – Inspector
NY -  Brooklyn – Shift Supervisor
NY – Bronx – Mechanic
PA – Morrisville – Mechanic
RI – Johnston – CDL Driver
RI – Johnston – Diesel Mechanic
RI -  Providence – Maintenance Supervisor
RI -  Johnston –  Maintenance Mechanic
RI – Johnston – Welder
TN- Memphis – Truck Driver
VA – Chesapeake – Heavy Equipment Mechanic
VA – Chesapeake – Maintenance Mechanic 

Positions change daily; please view all current openings on our website.
We do like candidates to apply online @ http://us.simsmm.com/Careers/Opportunities-with-Sims

or call, you can also click to call 212-604-0710


Career Development Sims Metal Management considers the life long learning process a critical element of our corporate culture. We offer training to continue career growth and develop the next generation of leaders within the organization.

Sims Metal Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer We do not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, religion, citizenship or veteran status and any other category covered by law.



Healthcare Orientation Event - Los Angeles, CA - October 31st

Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans - Tampa, FL - January 23rd


LinkedIn Testimonial 10/18/14

I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. I am a transitioning 1SG with 24 years in service, retiring 1 September 2015, my transition begins 24 May. I am currently in TAP and you were recommended as a contact, I am currently just getting started with LinkedIn

S. Johnson
Operations Sergeant at US Army

Weather Service Specialist For Iraq

The Weather Service Specialist will be primarily based at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center (BDSC) in Baghdad, Iraq, and serve the Life Support Services contract in support of the State of Department. The Weather Service Specialist will be responsible for utilizing resources to accomplish operational requirements and will report to the Weather Service Supervisor. The additional duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive:
• Operate and maintain services to include Observations, Forecasts, Weather Warnings, Weather Advisories and Flight Weather Briefings
• Take and transmit airfield Meteorological Aerodrome Report (METAR) observations in accordance with the World Meteorological Organization’s standards utilizing Air Force Manual 15-111 and the AN/TMQ-53
• Develop and disseminate Mission Execution Forecasts and 5-Day Outlooks and provides Flight Weather Briefings to include seasonal briefings as required
• Provide precision weather forecasts that impact airport flight operations
• Understand and communicate critical weather impacts that have the potential to disrupt scheduled flight operations
• Work closely with management, dispatchers and airport personnel in a demanding yet rewarding environment
• Brief airline operations personnel on the impacts major weather systems – tropical and winter storms, may have on the airline’s flight system
• Citizenship: US Citizenship is required
• Education: High School diploma or equivalent
• Experience: One (1) year Weather Forecasting experience
• Security  Vetting:  Must  be  able  to  obtain  a  Moderate  Risk  Public  Trust  (MRPT)  security  clearance, maintaining eligibility for the duration of the contract
• Medical: Favorable passage of a drug screen and physical examination
• Language Skills: Expert professional, oral and written English communication skills, to present, facilitate and disseminate information
• Work  Ethic:  Commitment  to  maintaining  a  high  performance  team  which  delivers  customer  service excellence

• Department of State experience
• Experience working with Air Force Weather Information Network (AFWIN)
• One (1) year of international experience in challenging locations, preferably working in the Middle East, with a working knowledge of customs and cultural differences

• Knowledge of ALL principles and processes involved in Airfield Operations
• Ability to collect, analyze and summarize data and to prepare clear and concise reports
• Exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
• Excellent  organizational  and  time  management  skills,  with  the  ability  to  handle  multiple  tasks  and administrative details in a fast paced and constantly changing environment
• Expert computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Must have the ability to be innovative and be an agent for change

Interested candidates please send resume to jmcintyre@beardefense.com

Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship in partnership with California Lutheran University to hold a screening of the award winning film “Riding My Way Back.”


Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship and California Lutheran University are pleased to announce a screening of Riding My May Back, an award winning, short documentary about the powerful healing of therapeutic riding for a veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The movie will be screened at CLU on November 8th at 4.30pm – all are welcome and there is no admission charge.

60 West Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2787

Riding My Way Back chronicles one soldier’s journey back from the brink of suicide.  In 2010, Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returned from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with a traumatic brain injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. At his most desperate and isolated, on 42 medications and suicidal, Aaron is introduced to the unlikeliest of saviors:  a horse named Fred.  Through caring for Fred, Aaron begins the difficult process of reconnecting to the world around him and healing the invisible wounds of war that nearly defeated him. 

Ride On offers un-mounted Equine Facilitated Growth and Learning classes as well as more traditional horseback riding lessons for Veterans and Military Service Families.
Ride On’s program is designed to help veterans and their families cope with the psychological and physical effects including post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury among other issues. Our program involves a licensed psychotherapist and specially trained horse staff.

Thanks to a grant from the County of Ventura and the generous support of several private donors, Ride On is able to provide up to 10 free mounted or un-mounted sessions for Veterans allowing them to experience and benefit from this powerful and effective therapy.  Ride On staff will be available after the screening to provide more information and answer questions.

For more information about Ride On please visit www.RideOn.Org. For more information on Riding My Way Back please visit www.ridingmywayback.com

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Seeking Program Analyst for Linthicum, Maryland

Digital Media:  Baltimore, MD area media firm seeks an analyst to assist with the implementation of impression inventory and data segments on real time bidding platforms and private networks.

Key responsibilities include:
Management and manipulation of company impressions and data assets;
Development of platform marketing strategies;
Assessment of campaign effectiveness and reporting to data partners;
Quantitative analysis and new strategy development
Assist with the implementation of impression inventory and data segments on real time bidding platforms and via DMPs.

College degree, platform analysis experience.

Linthicum, Maryland (near BWI airport)

33-35k annually

Interested please send resume to tina_waldvogel@hotmail.com  

Veterans Day: Discounts and Freebies


Check these out for Veterans Day, November 11, 2014. Identification of some type required for most. See highlighted note below.
Two notes before jumping in:
·  Proof of Military Service: Most companies require some form of military ID. These include: a Military ID Card(active/reserve/retired), Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Drivers License with Veterans Designation, Photograph in uniform, wearing your uniform (if your service permits), Veterans Organization Card (e.g., American Legion and VFW), DD214, discharge paperwork, or other form of identification. Other restaurants and companies may go by the honor system.
·  Participation: Always call ahead to verify locations, dates, times, and participation. Many of the companies listed are franchises, and may have different policies.
7 - Eleven: Veterans, active members of the US military and their immediate families can stop by 7-Eleven on Veterans Day and get a free small Slurpee drink. Just bring proof of current or former US military service to participating 7-11 stores.
Applebee Restaurants: The will again provide a meal at no cost for all military active, retired and veterans. Proof of service is required in the form of a Service Retired I.D. card or other such proof. For a restaurant near you go to www.applebees.com.
Bar Louie, Free meal on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Active duty military members and veterans can receive a free meal, up to $10 in value, and a free non-alcoholic beverage. Available at all locations, military ID or proof of service is required (source). Find a location near you.
BD’s Mongolian Grill, Nov. 5-11,. 1/2 off Stir-fry with valid military ID. Only at participating locations. Find the location nearest you.
BED BATH & BEYOND November 9, 10 & 11th, 20% off your entire purchase. In-store only. US Military ID required at time of purchase.
Big Lots – 10% off your entire purchase. Offer available to active duty, Guard/Reserve, veterans, retirees and their immediate family members, with valid ID. Call ahead to verify.
BJ’s Restaurant: Free Lunch Entree or Free 1 Topping Mini Pizza at Dinner
buybuyBaby November 9, 10 & 11th, 20% off your entire purchase. In-store only. US Military ID required at time of purchase.
Cabela’s. Cabela’s is giving their standard employee discount to all US military veterans, active duty military, Guard/Reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel. Discount varies from 5% to 20%, depending on the item.
California Pizza Kitchen. Free meal and non-alcoholic beverage for veterans and active military with valid ID or proof of service. Find a location near you.
Chammps. On Veterans Day - All Veterans & Active Duty Military will receive a free burger (excluding the Pepperjack Bacon Stack Burger and The Kobe Burger). Please visit Champps Facebook page for more information.
Cheeseburger in Paradise. Free meal from select menu with military ID or proof of service. Beverages and gratuity not included. Find a location near you.
Christmas Tree Shops November 9, 10 & 11th, 20% off your entire purchase. In-store only. US Military ID required at time of purchase.
Chilis. Free entree to Veterans and active duty military from 11am -5pm.
DELTA SONIC TO HONOR VETERANS WITH FREE SUPER KISS CAR WASHES AND FREE OIL CHANGES ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11:  BUFFALO, ROCHESTER, SYRACUSE , NY; ERIE, PA; and CHICAGO, IL – Delta Sonic Car Wash, in an effort to honor the men and women who serve our country, is offering free Super Kiss Car Washes and free oil changes to all military veterans and active service men and women on Tuesday, November 11.  Customers simply need to tell the car wash cashier or oil change technician that they are active or a veteran of the armed forces.
Denny’s: Get free all you can eat pancakes at Denny’s. Call your local Denny’s.
Dollar General. 10% discount on entire purchase on Veterans Day. Offer good for all active-duty military, retirees, veterans, Guard/Reserve, & immediate family members. The coupon can be found in the store circular, or by asking an employe. Also good online, use Coupon Code VETERANSDAY. More info.
Face Values Discount Health & Beauty November 9, 10 & 11th, 20% off your entire purchase. In-store only. US Military ID required at time of purchase.
Famous Dave’s. Participating locations (see their website), are offering different meal deals for current or retired military on Veterans Day.
Food Lion. 12% off all groceries (some exclusions) for Active & Retired Military Personnel with military ID and MVP card.  More info.
Fox & Hound and Bailey’s Sports Bar. Veterans and Active Duty Military will receive a free item from the 7 under $7 menu. Active military ID, retiree card, or other proof of service required. Fox and Hound Bar & Grill | Locations | Find A Location Near You
Free Car wash. Thousands of car washes around the country are offering vets a free car wash on Veterans Day,. Find a list at Grace for Veterans, which helped veterans receive 101,537 FREE Washes.
Golden Corral (Hours vary by location!):  Military Appreciation - Golden Corral restaurants will host their Military Appreciation with a meal at no cost for all military active, retired and veterans. No proof is required to enjoy this buffet meal. Guests of veterans will have to pay the regular meal price. No take outs. For more information refer to http://goldencorral.com/military/faq.asp. If you have questions, can contact their Corporate Headquarters at Golden Corral Corporation, 5151 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612 919-781-9310. Headquarters says “You will need to contact the location you are planning to attend to find out their specific hours as some of the locations are making adjustments to accommodate the veterans.” 
Grace for Vets: Offers Free Carwash. The Grace for Vets Program honors all veterans and military personnel by giving them a free carwash. The program has carwashes participating in all 50 states and includes 467 carwash companies representing 1,181 carwash locations. For more information and to find participating carwashes, visit the Grace for Vets website.
Great Clips: On Monday, Nov. 11, customers who come in for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran. Veterans can also receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.
Home Depot Military Discount: The Home Depot(R) is offering all active duty personnel, reservists, retired military, veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off their purchases in honor of Veteran’s Day. The offer is valid on purchases of up to $2,000 for a maximum of $200 and is available at The Home Depot stores, The Home Depot Design Center locations, Yardbirds and EXPO Design Center(R) locations. The 10% military discount is available everyday for active duty and retirees, but not all veterans. Home Depot makes this offer available to all veterans on most military holidays. You can also find Home Depot discounts online.
Hooters: Free Meal. Hooter's is serving 10 Free Hot wings to military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Offer valid at participating Hooters only; open to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service. Drink purchase required. For more information, visit,www.HootersVeteransDay.com.
Hy-Vee, Free Breakfast. Free Veterans Day breakfast from 7am – 11am at all Hy-Vee supermarkets with in-store dining. Please call ahead to verify participation, and bring proof of service.
JCPenny: Veterans, active duty and family members receive an extra 20% off in stores Nov. 6-11 with coupon.
Jos. A. Bank Specials: Veterans Day Sale- 1 Day Only! JoS. A. Bank Veterans Day Sale Orders.
Knott's Berry Farms: Annual tribute to the Military, past and present. FREE admission for Veterans or current serving military personnel and one guest with proper I.D. presented at turnstile. The eligible person must be present. Dependent I.D.s will not be accepted. Plus purchase up to six additional tickets for just $19.00 each! Tickets can be purchased at Knott's. Check out Knott's Berry Farms Website: http://www.knotts.com/public/admission/prices/deals.cfm
Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut and small coffee. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans on. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.
Little Caesars Pizza. US Military and vets get a free order of Crazy Bread, with proof of military status/service. Call your local Little Caesars to make sure they are participating in this deal.
Lone Star Steakhouse. (update): All veterans and active duty military will receive a FREE entrée from the Stars & Stripes Menu. ID required, please call ahead for verification.
Long Horn Steakhouse. Complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage for Veterans and active-duty military members. Visit their site to find a location near you.
Lowe’s Military Discount: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. will offer all active, reserve, honorably discharged, retired military personnel and their immediate family members a 10 percent discount on in-store U.S. purchases made during the Veterans Day holiday. The discount is available on in-stock and special order purchases up to $5,000. To qualify, individuals must present a valid military ID or other proof of service. Excluded from the discount are sales via Lowes.com, previous sales, and purchases of services or gift cards. Like Home Depot, Lowes offers this discount daily to active duty military members, but not to veterans. However, they extend the offer to military veterans on military holidays. You can also find exclusive discounts at Lowe’s.com.
Max & Erma’s. Participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering military members and veterans a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo, which includes tortilla soup or side Caesar salad, seasoned fries, and chocolate chip cookies. Locations.
McCormick & Schmick's: Complimentary Lunch or Dinner. The McCormick & Schmick's Veterans Appreciation Event on, is offered at participating restaurants to veterans defined as a person who served in the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy or Coast Guard. Verification of service is required (retired ID card or DD214). McCormick & Schmick's highly encourage reservations for the Veterans Appreciation Event as tables fill up quickly for this event each year. You can easily make their reservations online through the restaurant's website at www.McCormickandSchmicks.com.
Massage Envy: Participating Massage Envy locations in the Washington DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia region are offering a complimentary 1-hour massage to active military, veterans and spouses on Monday, Nov. 11.
Menchie’s Free Frozen Yogurt On Veterans Day, Veterans and active duty personnel get a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt. Show a valid ID or be in uniform to receive.
National Parks: National Parks will offer fee-free days to ALL visitors at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees. Visit one of your national parks on Veterans Day, and you won't be charged an entrance fee. And making the fun even more affordable, many national park concessioners are joining the National Park Service in welcoming visitors with their own special offers.
Olive Garden: Veterans and active duty military get a free meal on Veterans Day. With proof of service, choose from a special menu with breadsticks and a choice of soup or salad.
On The Border. “Sizzling Salute to Veterans” promotion. Mention this special, and On the Border will donate 15% of your purchase to Carry the Load, a non-profit military organization. Veterans and Service members with ID who dine at On The Border will receive a certificate for a free entree (up to $10) valid at corporate locations only. Find a location near you.
Outback Steakhouse: As an expression of Outback Steakhouse's appreciation to our Country's veterans and active duty military*, a free Bloomin' Onion and Coca Cola will be available to them at every Outback in the country. Learn more. Please visit www.outback.com for locations.
Paciugo Gelato Caffe Paciugo will thank our nation’s veterans and troops on Veterans Day with a free 12 oz Gelatte. Military guests will need to provide proof of military service.
Red Lobster. Free Appetizer on Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers. Find a location near you.
Red Robin. Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service. Red Robin is also partnering with Heinz for Veterans Day to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Red Robin will also donate $10,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. Find a location near you.
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure: November 8th-11th, Veterans and Active Military are free. One free admission per paid admission. Valid at CA locations only. Call 866 439-2469 to make reservation, and mention “Veterans Free”.
Shoney’s Offers Free All-American Burger Shoney’s says ‘Thank You’ to America’s heroes by bffering Shoney’s All-American Burger to All Veterans and Active Duty Military Members on Veterans Day.
Sizzler: Veterans and Military can show proof of service get a free 6oz Steak Entree with the purchase of a second one.
Sports Authority – 15% off all purchases. All Veterans and Military personnel please stop by your local Sports Authority store to receive 15% OFF YOUR ENTIER PURCHASE!
Sport Clips – Veterans Day. Sport Clips offers a Heroes discount which includes active and retired military. Please call ahead to verify participation. Find a location near you.
Steve Madden. We’d like to salute our heroes by doubling our everyday military discount of 15% to 30% OFF for Veteran’s Day ONLY. Valid with a form of Military identification (past or present) in Steve Madden stores only (not valid online). *Full priced merchandise only. Find a store near you.
Subway (not all stores participate – call ahead):  Free Six Inch Sub - Select Subway locations offer a FREE six inch sub to military veterans on Veteran's Day. However, Subway restaurants are franchises, so this offer may not be available everywhere. Please call ahead.
Texas Corral. Free entrée (dine-in only). Offer available to all active duty members and veterans with ID. Note: All Texas Corral locations also regularly offer a 50% discount to active duty police officers, firemen and military personnel dining in.
Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch. Offer varies by location; our local Texas Roadhouse is offering a free meal from opening until 4pm. Other locations may vary in offer, hours, or availability. Call ahead to your local restaurant for more information.
T.G.I. Friday's - Free Lunch: Valid for all US Military personnel and veterans. Must wear uniform (if permitted by your service) or present military ID or other proof of service. Only valid at participating locations for anyone with an old or current military ID. More details on TGIFridays.com.
The Olive Garden, Free entrée. Offer good for veterans and active duty military, during regular business hours. Chose from a special menu; all entrées include freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad. Off er good in US and Canada, proof of service required. More info.
Travel Centers of America Free Meal On Veterans Day, all CDL drivers who are Military Veterans eat FREE at participating full-service restaurants with proof of service. Must present valid ID.
Tucanos Brazilian Grill All active duty, reserve and retired military and veterans receive a complimentary Churrasco meal. Also, get 10-percent off the entire bill for veterans and troops who dine with their families, from Friday, Nov. 8 through Veteran’s Day.
Twin Peaks Free entrée for service men and women (up to $10). Good for veterans and active service personnel with valid ID or proof of service. Dine in only; gratuity not included. Locations
Uno Chicago Grill. Free individual pizza or entrée with the purchase of a pizza or entrée of equal or greater value. Available for all active duty and veterans. No coupon necessary; proof of service required. Find a location near you.
Veterans Day in Virginia: A list of Veterans Day Events and Memorials in the state of Virginia is available on the Vacation in Virginia website. Hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, and inns across Virginia are offering special rates, reductions and promotions for Veterans Day. National Parks and National Park Service sites are also free to all visitors on Veterans Day in Virginia.
Cost Plus World Market November 9, 10 & 11th, 20% off your entire purchase. In-store only. US Military ID required at time of purchase.