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Monday, October 31, 2016

NITAS Mohawk Valley

National Information Technology Apprenticeship System (NITAS)
The Development of the IT Industry in New York State and Beyond

Imagine a corporate executive and a college professor working together to produce a college graduate with exactly the right skills and work experience to ensure immediate career success. This is more than just an imaginary concept: it is NITAS. Multiply this vision by three colleges, sixty corporations and two hundred students, and you can begin to envision the impact of the Mohawk Valley NITAS Consortium.

What is NITAS?
NITAS is an innovative new workforce development system that integrates education, certification and skill validation through a personal coaching system, resulting in a highly effective IT workforce. Through NITAS, employers and educators collaborate to define and support a system of classroom and workplace experiences that lead to exactly the right set of skills and knowledge required for a successful IT career. In NITAS, this set of experiences is termed an apprenticeship.

NITAS IT Apprenticeship concentrations identify the competencies required for a successful career in information technology. NITAS paves the way for students to start careers while they’re still in college, and enables IT workers to develop and validate critical on-the-job competencies. NITAS helps companies develop and validate worker abilities to make them more productive; it enables educators to extend their benefits beyond the classroom, into the workplace.

NITAS was developed jointly by CompTIA and the U.S. Department of Labor in response to the shortage of fully trained IT workers in the United States. When the Department of Labor asked for a way to systematically develop a talented IT workforce, CompTIA accepted the challenge. Through a complex system of skills identification and validation, CompTIA and its IT industrial membership created the National Information Technology Apprenticeship System, NITAS.

NITAS in the Mohawk Valley
The Mohawk Valley NITAS Consortium is one of a handful of pilot installations of this exciting new IT certification process. In fact, the Consortium is the first community based implementation in the nation; it is, in a sense, a proving ground for the NITAS system. The project is led by the State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) in concert with Mohawk Valley Community College and Herkimer County Community College. All three colleges are located in Central New York, minutes from Rome's Air Force Research Laboratory and Griffiss Institute, and their many federal contractors, a robust community of high tech employers.

The New York State Department of Labor projects that IT employment is a growth opportunity in Central New York, yet employers find it difficult to identify and recruit experienced IT professionals. In response, some high-tech employers have begun to create internship opportunities for local college students. Mike Miravelli, CEO of Dolphin Technology Inc., says NITAS is the next generation of the internship process:

"The NITAS program is exactly what we have been looking for at Dolphin for the past five years. As a company owner and CEO, I spend a tremendous amount of time and resources growing the best possible engineering staff. Over the years, we have developed multilayered intern programs that range from employing and training high school students to employing undergraduate students as part-time engineers. Additionally, we spend a very large amount of
oney on continuing education and training for our fulltime engineers. We also run in-house training programs for our new employees who join us directly after graduating from college. By far, the need for additional education and training of employees, is a function of the skills and knowledge that they did not acquire in colleges or universities, despite receiving degrees in the Computer Sciences. We also note this negative trend in engineers we acquire from other technology companies. Despite glowing resumes and satisfactory interviews, we find far too many software engineers lack many of the basic skills once they are assigned tasks to perform. So, what does NITAS do for me? It addresses the three critical areas that my company needs to be successful:

1. We can work directly with colleges and universities to help develop curricula that more accurately prepares students for a career in the computer sciences. I can spend less time and money training employees and enjoy the benefit of a much more effective engineering work force entering the employment pool.

2. We can better assess new employees qualifications based on certifications that require demonstrated skills and knowledge. That is a huge savings in personnel turnover, startup productivity, and follow-on training costs.

3. We can begin to grow our own workforce with students entering college. NITAS ties together all the interning programs we run at Dolphin into a single, focused undertaking aimed at creating a pipeline, beginning as early as high school, of engineers into our staff.

Having worked in the IT field since 1966, I believe that NITAS is one of the best ideas to come along in many, many years.

How will it work?
Mohawk Valley NITAS Consortium members will create one integrated online college catalog of credit and non-credit education courses that fulfill the competency requirements of various apprenticeship concentrations. With personal support from NITAS coaches, students will progress through the NITAS system by taking courses while they work at apprenticeships with participating corporations. Coaches will validate the attainment of a competency when apprentices demonstrate that they can ‘do’ what they learned. In other words, NITAS apprentices must successfully apply their knowledge on the job to become certified.

Corporate Consortium partners will work with experienced NITAS coaches to place apprentices on jobs that both fulfill competency requirements and assist the corporation with critical IT functions. The job sites represent the final validation of competency achievement and play an important role in the NITAS system. Working together, the college and corporate coaches offer a personal network of support for NITAS apprentices as they work their way through the system.

Beyond the Mohawk Valley
When SUNYIT began working with NITAS in the summer of 2004, it became apparent that the program's success depended on the skills and engagement of the coaches. In response, SUNYIT created the position of Master Coach, an individual who will train, support and oversee the coach network among the Consortium partners. Building on this capacity and expertise, SUNYIT proposes to expand the NITAS network beyond the Mohawk Valley to the rest of the rest of the SUNY system. The goal is to assist all interested SUNY institutions to identify and support coaches and apprentices on their campuses. Additionally, the Master Coach and NITAS director will work with other regions of New York State to engage local corporations in the process.

The ultimate goal of this project is to develop the capacity and expertise to enable SUNYIT to assist US four year colleges and universities as they adopt the NITAS model for their communities.

Our Proposal

We request support for the accelerated implementation of NITAS for the Mohawk Valley Consortium and the SUNY system. SUNYIT will serve as the project leader, initially working closely with its sister institutions, Mohawk Valley Community College and Herkimer County Community College. This support will also enable SUNYIT to develop the internal capacity to assist other SUNY institutions as they adopt NITAS for their communities. Anticipated outcomes include:

1. Create sustainable infrastructure at SUNYIT, MVCC and HCCC to support NITAS system for local college students and incumbent IT workers.

2. Create network of 60 corporate partners who will participate as NITAS Consortium apprenticeship and/or incumbent worker sites.

3. Identify, train and oversee NITAS coach network recruited from the three colleges and their corporate partners.

4. Recruit, register and place 200 NITAS apprentices representing the three colleges and their corporate partners.

5. Develop one integrated catalog with NITAS competencies mapped to credit and noncredit courses from the three institutions and their training partners.

6. Identify and develop new courses to fill NITAS competency gaps in existing Consortium catalog.

7. Develop and implement NITAS incumbent IT worker system with 6 corporations who will serve as examples for other local employers.

8. Develop Coach School at SUNYIT, capable of training and supporting coaches from throughout the SUNY system.

9. SUNYIT will develop promotion plan and requisite materials to disseminate NITAS to all SUNY institutions.

10. Seek grant funding for the expansion and enhancement of NITAS in the Mohawk Valley beyond the pilot phase.

The proposed project will establish a strong base of support for the full implementation of NITAS in New York State – and beyond. By developing the pilot project in the Mohawk Valley, every NYS employer and educator will be able to adopt NITAS in their community with minimal risk and effort. The powerful NITAS system will expedite the attainment of a robust Information Technology industry in New York State and eventually throughout the United States.


E-Mail: robert@mil-net.us | Phone:859.428.8163

Waste Management

Omaha Modernized Residential Collection

Waste Management is excited to demonstrate in this video to the City of Omaha and its residents what a new, modern, automated solid waste and recycling collection program would look like that includes vehicles fueled by clean-burning natural gas.


Marine Corps Birthday Celebration To Honor Texas Medal of Honor Recipients

THE WOODLANDS, TX -For more than 240 years the United States Marines have done their duty in the face of conflicts "from the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli." So it is appropriate that from the Forests of The Woodlands, to the Border and every State Line, the service of all Marines will be honored at a public celebration marking the Corps' 241st Birthday on Thursday, November 10. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Texas Marines Medal of Honor Memorial, the only monument in Texas that honors all Texas Marine recipients of this country's highest military service accolade, located in Town Green Park, The Woodlands.

     Special guest speaker for the event this year will be Steven A. Hummer, Lieutenant General of U.S. Marines, Retired. Born on 1 July 1952 in Pennsylvania as the son of a US Marine veteran and US Navy Chaplain, Lieutenant General Hummer retired from the US Marine Corps on 1 Aug 2015 after 41 years of active service. After enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1970, service as a Crypto-Tech, and an honorable discharge as a sergeant in 1973, Lieutenant General Hummer was commissioned following graduation from Albright College, PA, in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psycho-Biology.

     His assignments in the operating forces included: Rifle Platoon Commander and Company Commander with 3d Battalion, 3d Marines and 1st Battalion, 1st Marines; OIC, 1st Marines Regimental Enhanced Training Section, 1st Marine Division; Operations Officer, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), III Marine Expeditionary Force; Officer-In-Charge, Special Operations Training Group, III MEF; Commanding Officer, Battalion Landing Team 1/1 under 13th MEU(SOC) and 15th MEU(SOC); Commanding Officers, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV; Chief of Staff, Joint Special Operations Command; Director of Operations (J-3), US Forces-Iraq; and Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations, US Africa Command. Lieutenant General Hummer participated in combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

     Supporting establishment duties included: Registrar, Marine Corps Institute; Ceremonial Rifle Company Commander, Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C; Department Head, Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific; Commanding General, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and Deputy Commander, Marine Forces Pacific; Chief of Staff, US Special Operations Command; Assistant Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps; Deputy Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command; and Commander, Marine Corps Forces Reserve and Marine Corps Forces North.

     Lieutenant General Hummer is a graduate of The Basic School, Officers Infantry Course, Amphibious Warfare School, Command and Staff College, and School of Advanced Warfighting within the Marine Corps University; and earned a master's degree in International Security Studies from the Air War College.

     His decorations include: Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal w/ 3 palms, Legion of Merit w/ Combat "V" and 2 gold stars, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2 gold stars, Good Conduct Medal, and other personal awards and decorations.

     Lieutenant General Hummer and his wife, Sheri, have a son, David, daughter-in-law, Stephanie, and grandson, Jaxson. They currently reside in The Woodlands, Texas.

     Having moved here permanently to The Woodlands in January of this year, we want to welcome the Hummers to our Great State and to The Woodlands community.

     In addition, a wreath-laying ceremony will commemorate the actions of those 17 Texas Marines whose names are listed on the Memorial. All but two of the Medals were awarded posthumously; the other two recipients, William George Harrell of Rio Grande City, and George Herman O'Brien Jr, passed away 1964 and 2005, respectively. For organizers, each one is more than a name in stone, each one has a story. For example, Jack Lummus, from Ennis, attended Baylor University and was a New York Giant football player. He was a 29-year-old First Lieutenant at Iwo Jima.

     All Marines, Marine families and friends are welcome to attend this free event, which is sponsored by the Texas Marines Medal of Honor Fund, a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to commemorating the service of all Marines, especially the ultimate sacrifice of the 17 Texas Marines whose names are now together carved in granite. The Monument was placed in 2009 following years of planning and effort by members of the Fund.

     Immediately following the birthday ceremony, interested parties are invited to join the committee members for a reception to discuss how we can join together to create an on-going effort that will develop a Woodlands network of Marine veterans and will support the education of Marines and their children. Location to be announced at the birthday celebration.

For more information on the Texas Marines Medal of Honor Fund, or the establishment of the monument in Town Green Park, contact Jeff Early at 281-296-0165.

Woman at War Performance- NOV 4th @ 7pm

NYU free mental health clinic information/Research for Post 9/11 veterans (compensation up to $515)


Friday, October 28, 2016

What you should know about VA pension

FYI on the VA’s pension and aid & attendance programs as well as where you can connect with your County Veteran Services Office.







Former Military Driving Opportunities


Former Military Driving Opportunities

To ensure that we give back to those that have served, Quality Carriers is committed to providing driving opportunities to members of the military that will be or have transitioned out of the armed forces,we offer Former Military Driving Opportunities. We value the work ethic of service men and women, and we would love for you to be a part of our team. We have Nationwide Terminals. If you are looking for an opportunity to join a growing trucking company that pays well and respects its drivers you’ve come to the right place.

Quality Carriers Affiliate has immediate openings in your area!

Quality Carriers offer drivers a number of different
opportunities, whether you are an owner operator or looking to become a
company driver.

Our network of over 130 terminals throughout North America offers you
the ability to select where you would like to work and to choose your
preference of carrying liquid bulk or dry bulk commodities.

As North America’s leading bulk carrier we have more business than
drivers, so this is a great opportunity for you to join our company and
continue to help us grow.

At Quality Distribution our goal is to show our drivers the respect they
deserve, help our drivers maximize their earning potential, and get our
drivers home as often as possible.

Requirements For Former Military Driving Opportunities:

CDL A with Tanker and Hazmat endorsements required

TWIC – have or be willing to obtain it.

Have 1 year Tractor Trailer experience with 6 months with same company within the last 3 years.

Transitioning Military, currently serving National Guard or Reserve members we will consider your military driving experience with a signed Skills Test Waiver Application by the commander.

Hot Spots For 10/28/16
Richmond, CA;

Southgate, CA;
Augusta, GA;
Indianapolis, IN;
Gary, IN;
Channahon, IL
Morton, IL;
Joliet, IL;
Louisville, KY;
Pittsfield, MA;
Gibraltar, MI;
Ludington, MI
Kansas City, MO;
Springfield, MO;
Albany, NY
Johnstown, NY;
Salisbury, NC,
Sanford, NC;
Toledo, OH;
Lima, OH;
Coraopolis, PA;
Williamsport, PA
Ono, PA;
Duncan, SC;
Richburg, SC;
Greenville, SC;
Chattanooga, TN;
Pasadena, TX;
Appleton, WI;
Belle, WV;
Kent, WA;
Vancouver, WA;
Salt Lake City, UT  

Click here to view more information and how to apply

Former Military Driving Opportunities

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Marines mark 33rd anniversary of Beirut barracks bombing

Marines and the city of Jacksonville, NC mark 33rd anniversary of Beirut barracks bombing


St. Barbara Ball -- 09 OCT 16 (New Windsor, NY) (UNCLASSIFIED)

On behalf of the Commander of the 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery Regiment please accept this invitation to this years' 2016 Saint Barbara's Ball.

Please find the attached invite for event information, lodging options and payment procedures.

Please contact SFC Maxime Pierre at (646) 424-2726 with any concerns or questions.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Saturday October 29th there will be a Welcome Home for a Marine coming back from deployment to Iraq

This will be a surprise for him, which is a challenge for us to get word out, to say the least.
There will be a Motorcycle escort from JFK to PATCHOGUE, we will also have a stage at Oakdale (for any local riders that can’t make whole trip and 1st responder vehicles) when we're returning from airport along with a welcome committee on his block. 0926 hrs. is flight landing at JFK.
Staging: will be as follows - all times are subject to change by a lil. meet us where you can. 

Date: Saturday morning October 29th, 2016
0730 hrs. - leaving Ronkonkoma (the VAC) 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma as we will be escorting his family’s vehicle to the airport
0750 hrs. – Peter pan diner (Bayshore) will only be a ride by on the service road to pick up any riders.
0900 hrs.:  Stage at Burger King (outside of JFK on rockaway Blvd.)
0915 hrs.:  JFK Terminal 8 / American Airlines
1030-1045 hrs.: Oakdale (Harley Davidson dealer on east bound service road): Please be ready to roll, we’ll contact you somehow to give you 5-minute notice
1045-1100 hrs.: Patchogue: The Marine will have family & friends gather over the N Ocean Ave overpass on Sunrise Hwy.
1045-1100 hrs.: Patchogue: anyone wishing to be on the welcoming committee near the Marines home, please assemble on the corners of Washington Ave and Phyliss Drive in Patchogue. We are hoping to have a contact here directing people how to line the street.
(it is hard to pinpoint times, as you never know how quick the plane de-boards or know what the traffic will be on the belt)
We can be in contact via texting (or if we have a cage with us) with warnings of when we be making the Oakdale and Patchogue locations.

Bring signs, Bring flags, Bring out your Patriotism as the Long Island Community always does
Thank the Marine for his service and wish him luck as he is running the Suffolk County marathon this weekend.
Please if you know who this Welcome Home is for please don't ruin the surprise, I've blocked him from my personal page to not see posts and the event that we created & sharing. Please invite all you know.
For updates: please check out the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/184037772038112/

Please contact me if you can be a point person at any location.
Also, please contact me if you would like to add a ride by stage along the route in to jump in the escort (we will be using Sunrise Hwy to the merge, then SSP, to the Belt and reversed along way home)
On behalf of his Family, Thank You
Frank Bania
BOTGNY – Founder.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Air Force Wounded Warrior CARE event/Career and Resource Fair - Washington, DC NOVEMBER




--CompTia to Develop a National IT Apprenticeship System

In July 2003, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTia) $2,818,795 to expand the development of a National Information Technology Apprenticeship System
(NITAS) into an institutionalized, fully-operational and sustainable training model that will:

improve the productivity of American IT workers; lower the cost of hiring and training for American employers; and provide a structured approach to IT career development throughout the national workforce investment system.

Over the next five years, CompTia will provide funding of $3,795,072 to develop the infrastructure, IT Career Lattice (skill standards and work processes) and marketing strategies necessary to institutionalize and deploy NITAS for large-scale adoption by IT workers and employers.
By the end of the fifth year, almost 384,000 IT workers will have become Registered Apprentices and almost 6,700 employers will have become registered on-the-job learning providers. (was to actually begin around 2007; never happened. Remember, "Creating Futures"

Grant activities include the following:

complete build-out of four of the seven career tracks of the IT Career Lattice utilizing industry-based skill standards and certifications; implementation of a functional NITAS system using web enabled processes; and execution of Sales, Marketing, Operations, Public Relations, and Communications plans to integrate NITAS into IT employers and the public workforce system.

Benefits for American Employers

NITAS benefits for American employers include a learning methodology that:

attracts and retains high quality workers at lower costs; defines and creates a career path for mission critical skills; and provides access to a verified transcript of the applicant’s academic, on-the-job learning and certification records, and diagnostic reports regarding the qualifications of his/her own company workforce compared to industry and regional benchmarks.

Benefits to American Workers

Benefits to American workers include:

a structured approach to IT career development based on current industry standards; certifications and contextual learning; and a portable career transcript that presents all aspects of job performance to current and prospective employers.

NITAS provides a demand-driven, comprehensive and sustainable IT workforce model to the public workforce system to build its capacity and better leverage its resources to meet the current needs of IT employers, ensure their pipeline of skilled workers, and contribute to community economic growth.

CompTia is a proven, vendor-neutral IT industry leader that is concerned in improving the capacity of the country’s IT workforce.

Learn more about the program from CompTia.

Robert Wilson
President, Mil-Network

Military Network, ‘Professional Society of Warriors'

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/airbornecmldragon
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Airborne247th

Training / Certification / Sourcing / Consulting / Apprenticeship

America's Parade 2016



Friday, October 21, 2016

Member Services Officer-Teller CA

Member Services Officer-Teller CA

Currently there are openings available in multiple locations, including:
• Lompoc, CA
• Vandenberg Airforce Base, CA
• Vandenberg Village/Lompoc, CA (Call Center)
• Arroyo Grande, CA

The primary purpose of this job (Member Services Officer-Teller CA) is to assist the Credit Union to achieve its mission to make a difference in our neighbors’ lives.  This is accomplished by providing outstanding service to both internal and external members. An important element of this outstanding service is identifying the financial needs of the member and effectively suggesting solutions that will improve the member’s financial life.  Additionally, the Member Services Officer (Teller) performs a wide variety of member transactions and duties while providing friendly, accurate, responsive service to our members.

As Member Services Officer, some of your responsibilities will be to:
Performs basic teller transactions, such as but not limited to deposits, withdrawals, transfers, loan payments
Prepares authorized account changes
Processes money orders, traveler’s checks and other services
Explains, promotes and cross sells Credit Union services, products, programs and investment opportunities
Resolves errors, member problems and/or complaints in a timely manner
Accurately balances cash and coin and maintains appropriate cash level within limits

Also, some of the qualifications required for the job are:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts, such as interest, dividends and percentages
Ability to work cooperatively and establish and maintain effective work relationships while performing duties
Ability to perform duties accurately and timely, with frequent interruptions.
Ability to promote and maintain a positive image of the Credit Union to members and employees.
Ability to be bonded.

Please apply online for this position Member Services Officer-Teller CA
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Member Services Officer-Teller CA

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When you get employed, reach back and help a fellow Service men and women over the wall.
What goes around, comes around. Help when and where you can.
You, a family member or friend could be next to need a job.

241st Marine Corps Birthday - Cake Cutting Ceremony

GUEST SPEAKER: US Marine Veteran Morgan Saginaw Grant

WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2016, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: VA Long Beach Healthcare System bldg. 165, "The Egg"

CONTACT: Gabriel Gonzalez at 562-826-8000, ext. 23069...



Bronx Veteran Day

Thursday, October 20, 2016

FREE assistance for Veterans.

The Salute to American Veterans


Please join us for an evening of Celebration and Camaraderie as we come together for the benefit of the Joint Armed Forces and to acknowledge the  individuals, businesses, and organizations who make donations of time, effort, or a monetary contribution in order to assist our Active and Retired Military Personnel, and their families.
We are grateful for this Community of Caring that generously supports our Men and Women in the Armed Forces.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
GreenTree Country Club
538 Davenport Ave
New Rochelle NY  10801
Tickets:  $100.00
Please visit our online registration http://americanveteransball.org/avb2016-new-york

Fort Baltimore, Inc.


Fort Baltimore, Inc.

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our company.  We are Fort Baltimore, Inc. a nonprofit 501c3, United States Armed Forces Service Members Resource Center.  Fort Baltimore, Inc. assists all US Armed Forces Service Members who volunteered or were drafted into any branch of the US Armed Forces including Reservist and National Guard, regardless of discharge or time in service. 
All United States Armed Forces Service Member’s will receive priority of service because they are our family, friends, and neighbors.  Fort Baltimore, Inc. will provide services to develop more leaders in our communities, with your help.  We must come together, and assist our United States Armed Forces Service Members to build solid life foundations before, during, and after deployments.  Please join Fort Baltimore, Inc. in protecting and defending or United States Armed Forces Service Members.   

Fort Baltimore, Inc. will provide turn around services to United States Armed Forces Service Members in filing disability and benefits claims, assist in obtaining educational and employment opportunities, and provide referrals for medical, legal, and all other services when needed.  Fort Baltimore. Inc.’s goal is to assist all United States Armed Forces Service Members with compassion and commitment in resolving issues that impede their progress in life, while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency.  

Fort Baltimore, Inc. can use your support in the following areas:

EVENT- Sunday Afternoon Jazz, October 30, 2016 at the Baltimore War Memorial
PARTNERSHIPS- Employers, Schools, Medical and Legal Services, or other life enhancing services
COMMUNICATION- Please share this email with all who can benefit from our services

You may visit our website at http://fortbaltimore.com/.   Should you be interested in this cooperation or have any questions in this regard, please feel free to give me a call at (443) 317-7688 or send me an email at moniquehawley@fortbaltimore.org.

Thank you very much, and we hope to receive your favorable response soon.


Monique Hawley
Executive Director