. Military-Civilian: Hot Jobs, Events, and Helpful Information for Veterans Seeking Civilian Careers: August 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

M4L- MEA Networking Event -Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 5-7pm in Pentagon City, Arlington, VA



Confederate soldiers, sailors, and marines who fought in the Civil War, were made U.S. Veterans by an act of Congress in 1957. U.S. Public Law 85-425 May 23, 1958 (H.R. 358) (Attached & Link Below)

This made the Confederate Army, Navy, and Marine Veterans equal to U.S. Veterans. Additionally, under U.S. Public Law 810 (Link Below), approved by the 17th Congress on 26 Feb 1929, The War Department was directed to erect headstones and recognize Confederate grave sites as U.S. War grave sites.

Just for the record, the last Confederate veteran died in 1958. So, in essence, when you remove a confederate statue, monument, or headstone, you are in fact removing a statue, monument, or headstone OF A U.S. VETERAN.

U.S. Public Law 85-425 May 23, 1958 (H.R. 358)

"(e) For the purpose of this section, and section 433, the term 'veteran' includes a person who served in the military or naval forces of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, and the term 'active, military or naval service' includes active service in such forces.



Social Media is important in today’s job search environment

MEA August Newsletter focuses on how your resume profile and your LinkedIn profile can support each other, boosting your probability of landing the job when Hiring Managers check you out Social Media is important in today’s job search environment. What is posted about you in Social Media is available for all to see, including Company HR representatives and Hiring managers. Not only do you want readers to have positive thoughts about you, It’s important that your  postings  support  your  resume  job  experience.  We’ll  discuss “LinkedIn” mostly because most companies have postings there, but LinkedIn is business oriented.



Upcoming DAV Job Fairs 2017


VOIP Network Engineer in Lompoc, CA

VOIP Network Engineer

Full Time
Seeking VOIP Network Engineer
Location: Vandenberg Village,3880 Constellation Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436
Worker Category: Full-time Non-Ex Reg Full-Time
Job Class: Technical

Under general supervision of the Assistant Information Technology Manager, the Voice Over Internet Protocol Network Engineer is responsible for a variety of activities, including building and maintaining the Telecom infrastructure that supports the core business functions. This position will support innovative next generation telephony systems based on Windows Servers utilizing specialized network protocols related to servers, telephony, VOIP, switches, and routers enabling CoastHills Credit Union employees to have a reliable phone system.

Some of the essential duties of the job are: Enables an enterprise work force with the Interactive Intelligence telephony solution for increased productivity and end user satisfaction. Manages enterprise voice services platforms to meet the functional objectives of the Credit Union. Communicates effectively with internal and external people possessing a wide range of technical knowledge. Performs advanced troubleshooting alongside vendors and internal resources. Assess member requirements for voice technology initiatives and recommend appropriate solutions. Configures, enhances, and tests call routing vectors to meet business requirements. Keeps up with latest developments in telephony and bring in solutions which match with company’s culture and goals. Provides Telecom incident management/problem management support to ensure service continuity. Manages day-to-day delivery of services (VOIP, SIP, Carrier Network) to ensure adherence to defined service levels. Partners with Network team on network issues related to VOIP technologies. Develops and documents voice operations, and monitors processes and procedures. Creates and maintains up to date process and procedural documentation as it pertains to telephony system from the standpoint of management and end user usability. Supports telephony systems infrastructure, hardware, and software, including: analysis, planning, design, development, implementation, provisioning, upgrade and day-to-day operations.

Some of the Qualification Requirements: A college degree in Computer Science/Management Information Systems and an understanding of related activities as would normally be acquired from a minimum of (8) eight years of increasingly responsible related work experience in the assigned function. Experience administering and maintaining system changes as required for stable and secure platforms. Experience with SQL server, CIC, active directory, TCP/IP networking, R/S. Savvy understanding of telephony and network protocols – SIP, T1, PRI, RTP, RTCP, DNS, DHCP. Hands on experience with voice applications – ACD, CTI, IVR, Messaging, Speech Recognition, Dialing, Voicemail, Recording and Monitoring. Experience being the i3 support expert and taking the technical lead for escalated i3 product issues. Familiarity with centralized ticketing systems (KACE, Spice works). The ability to meet production standards established by the Credit Union. The ability to obtain a valid driver’s license and provide proof of insurance. The ability to be bonded.

Please apply online

We offer great benefits including, very generous PTO, low premium health insurance, 401k matching, and more… Here's your chance to work where every day is Another great day!

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About CoastHills Credit Union

Communications Unlimited, Inc.



Military-Civilian Testimonial 8/30/17

Good afternoon, my name is Samuel, got you email from off the Ret. SGM Osborne list.

I'm currently working here on Fort Knox now as an GS 9 Logistic Manager Facilities And looking for something overseas, I was there with KBR for years earlier in life.

Had a family matter that I had to leave earlier than expected. Now ready once again.

Thanks for the opportunity, I hope that I can be of service to you once you
look at my Resume.


Samuel P


Adaptive Rowing - Long Beach - September 19th

Get out on the water with Angel City Sports, Wheels to Water and California Adaptive Rowing Program! You'll get expert instruction in adaptive rowing and kayaking from some of the best instructors on the west coast.

For those who may not be comfortable on the water yet we'll also have indoor rowing stations so you can get a first-hand experience. This clinic will fill-up quickly so please sign up to ensure your spot.

Saturday, September 19, 2017
Pete Archer Rowing Center - Marine Stadium
5750 Boathouse Lane
Long Beach, CA 90803


Monday, August 28, 2017

CHSi Domestic Healthcare Careers - Full Time, Under Contract Bid

CHSi Domestic Healthcare Careers

Full Time, Under Contract Bid

Founded in 1975, Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest and most experienced providers of workforce medical services. We partner with Fortune 1000 companies and the U.S. government to solve the highly complex, large-scale health care challenges they face by implementing and managing cost-effective, customized medical programs for large and dispersed workforces. Our technology-driven, flexible health care solutions are capable of providing tailored services to ensure employers can meet the medical needs and compliance issues of their employees anywhere in the world.


CHSi Domestic Healthcare Careers updates 08/28/17 

Careers in accounting and Finance, Admin, Case Management, Clinical Counseling, Corporate, Customer Service, Human Resources, Information Technology, Management, Medical, Project Management, Personnel Security Specialist from CA to VA so check it out today and apply!!

If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today

Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.

Feel free to email careers@chsmedical.com if you have questions!

CHSi Domestic Healthcare Careers


Applications are only accepted directly through the employer's website.
Please click on the links above to apply.

CHSi International Medical Careers - Contract, Full Time, Under Contract Bid

CHSi International Medical Careers

Contract,   Full Time,   Under Contract Bid

Founded in 1975, CHSi. Trusted and Independent Workforce Health Management is the industry’s trusted provider of onsite health centers and national examination programs.
CHSi International Medical Careers.

Major corporations and government agencies look to CHSi. Trusted and Independent Workforce Health Management, for workforce health and productivity management solutions that help maintain a healthier, more stable and productive workforce. CHS’ solutions maximize employer’s health care investment and  integrate seamlessly with their existing benefits strategies.


International Medical Careers for US Citizens and Foreign Nationals and NATO Personnel locations such as The Middle East, Africa, Greece, Turkey, Greece, Italy, UK and many more over 100 listed here so please view, apply and please forward and share!!
Send  resumes to intlops@chsmedical.com


For more information on other opportunities available with CHSi, please click here:

Need Assistance? Can’t find a job that matches your skill set? Submit your resume at this link http://bit.ly/1fGGOMN and we’ll determine if you are qualified for any of our open positions.


CHSi International Medical Careers

Please use the Quick Shares  below to send these career opportunities out to your social media sites to help others such as FaceBook, Twitter >>>>>>>>>>>>. to help others find employment.
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.

CHSi International Medical Careers


Applications are only accepted directly through the employer's website.
Please click on the links above to apply.

Request Social Security Card Online

The Social Security Administration now makes it possible for you to request your Social Security Card online.  Please see the attached flyers to request your Social Security card online and how to create an online account.  You can also use the following live link for further information  https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/

GIS Analyst (OCONUS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) Secret Clearance Required

GIS Analyst (OCONUS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) Secret Clearance Required
DSA currently holds a contract with the Navy providing GIS Services and Solutions, and currently has an opportunity available on contract in Cuba. The position is for a GIS Analyst in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

This GIS Analyst will provide technical GIS support, and assist in coordination and management of the various regional projects, datasets, and programs for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast (NAVFAC SE) GeoReadiness Center (GRC). The Analyst will manage a single authoritative source of geospatial information within the Navy Region Southeast area of responsibility. Analyst will act as the single point of contact for all Geographic Information and Services GI&S related issues in the Installation and Environment realm for the installation within SE Commander Navy Installation Command (CNIC) Region. The analyst would utilize Geographic Information System techniques to provide a better understanding of certain variables in a given geographic location, use varying analysis methods to arrive at results, and provide recommendations for appropriate business strategies in response to GIS analysis. Candidate will provide maps and data sets to clients to supplement analysis. Applicant must have a basic understanding of CAD/GIS conversion and other file formats. Analyst must be capable of performing a variety of tasks. 

Minimum knowledge, skill and abilities:
Detailed oriented with an eye towards quality and strong communication skills are required. Experience with GIS data and CAD data integration. Ability to work without company supervision. Must be a US citizen You Must have a Secret Clearance. Must have had or possess a current Common Access Card (CAC) "Smart " ID card for active-duty military personnel, Selected Reserve, DoD civilian employees, and eligible contractor personnel. Must be willing and able to travel.

Additional knowledge, skills and abilities:
Experience with the NAVFAC GeoReadiness program and NAVFAC Southeast installations Familiarity with NAVFAC GeoReadiness Explorer (GRX). Familiarity with Internet Naval Facilities Assets Data Store (iNFADS) Familiarity with Financial Inventory Audit Readiness (FIAR)

Desired skills:
Installation deployment and migration support (updates to regional base map, mapbooks, enterprise geodatabases, layer files, QAQC reporting etc. Maintenance of data utilizing a Data Collection Guide Functional Analysis of geospatial data including integration of various file formats into GIS Technological Analysis including building GIS models to improve efficiency, field data verification and new data collection. Direct support of walk-up requests through the base or region Conducting GIS and GRX training

Bachelor's degree in Geography, GIS, Cartography, Computer Science, or related discipline. 5 to 7 years of experience in GIS performing data management, analysis, and cartographic representation.

This position is located in Guantanamo Bay Cuba.
If you are interested please contact me directly at via email below
I can be reached at 1-877-422-4372
This position will require eligibility for a Department of Defense Clearance as well as relocation for length of contract. 
This position is located in Guantanamo Bay,Cuba and DSA will provide relocation and housing costs.

About DSA: Founded in 1963, Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA) has been providing Defense and Federal Government customers' business-driven Information Technology and consulting solutions and services for more than 50 years. DSA's people excel in helping our customers achieve sensitive, mission-critical business goals and objectives. DSA is a 100 percent employee-owned company: every employee has a stake in the success of our company and our customers.

Building on our experience spanning five decades, DSA has deep expertise and comprehensive understanding of the operational, security, collaboration, and identity management challenges our customers must address. Data Systems Analysts, Inc. is an established Information Technology consulting firm with expertise in knowledge management, network engineering, information security and program management serving the Federal Government and Department of Defense since 1963. DSA offers a competitive salary and an impressive full benefits package that includes employee medical and dental, 401k, company paid life and short/long term disability insurance and paid leave along with an environment that supports professional development and growth.

Please use the Quick Shares to send these career opportunities out to
your social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter >>>>>>>>>>>> to help others find employment.
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.

Annual NYC Veterans Day Parade, produced by United War Veterans Council

The application for the annual NYC Veterans Day Parade, produced by United War Veterans Council, is now open. Featured service is the Air Force! Whether you march, sponsor or are a spectator be certain to get involved on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11th.  All accepted U.S. Military Veterans Groups, non-profit organizations serving veterans, and JrROTC units, Military units, and ROTC units march with no fee for participation. Note: Individual Veterans may apply independently; may request to join specific groups, or be placed in the Line of March based on their service era or service branch and they also march without a fee.  Businesses and corporate veterans groups wishing to participate must contact Sponsorship office at kbryan@uwvc.org / 212.693.1476, ext 6. Please visit www.americasparade.org for further details.

Military Appreciation Day: Rutgers vs. Morgan State - Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers Football will honor all those who have or are still serving our country. Fans can donate a ticket (for just $35) to bring out a member of the military to enjoy a game day in Piscataway! Donations are up to 80% tax deductible and contribute to priority points. 

For more information, please contact the Rutgers Ticket Office: 866-445-GORU or tickets@scarletknights.com

Veterans Mental Health Coalition Special Invitation: 2017 Bronx VA Summit "Suicide Prevention, Family Services & Access"

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm - Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Location: James J. Peters VA Medical Center, 130 West Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10468

Join us! You'll hear about current VA partnerships that have expanded services for active duty personnel, veterans, and their families; and from clinicians, providers, veterans and caregiver organizations about their research, lessons learned and current unmet needs in the community. 

Reserve your seat: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-bronx-va-summit-mental-health-recovery-engaging-the-military-family-tickets-36779547617

Osan Humphreys, Korea Job Fair - September 27th

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Maryland upcoming Job Fairs

Round Table Discussion: Issues Facing Transitioning Student Veterans

Join our first round table discussion and hear varied perspectives and priorities from three experts in the educational transition space: Dr. Karina Money, CEO of the Right Path and author of “The Transitioning Student Veteran in Higher Education”, Tom Stein, retire USMC 0-7, President of Greyhawk Enterprises and The Hire Target, Asst. Professor – Aerospace at Embry Riddle and author of “Fire Your Resume”, and Kaitlin Gray, Assistant Director, Veterans Employment and Education Division at The Legion share their views with Les and Linda.


Monday, August 21, 2017

California CareForce Free Healthcare Services Sept 22-24 in Sacramento


GI Bill

Dear Fellow Veterans and Colleagues,
The President just signed into law the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” named after the American Legion national commander who wrote the original GI Bill language in 1944. This legislation contains 34 new provisions, the vast majority of which will enhance or expand education benefits for Veterans, Servicemembers, Families and Survivors.

Most notably, Veterans who transitioned out of the military after January 1, 2013 will not be limited to the 15-year deadline to use their GI Btestimonialill benefits – hence the bill’s nickname, “Forever GI Bill.” This law also restores benefits to Veterans, who were impacted by school closures since 2015, and expands benefits for our reservists, surviving dependents, Purple Heart recipients, and provides many other improvements.

We see Congress’s overwhelming bipartisan support and the President’s signing as a major accomplishment for our nation’s Veterans. The original GI Bill has long been considered an enormous success by historians, politicians and economists for its impact on the post-war economy and capital investment in our “Greatest Generation.” The passage of this bill ensures that generations to come will continue to walk in that greatness.

As you can imagine, VA has a lot of work ahead of us in order to ensure successful implementation of this new law, and as we roll out each provision, we’ll keep you updated and informed on our progress.

Thank you all for your continued support of our nation’s Veterans, Servicemembers and their families.


Curtis L. Coy
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
Veterans Benefits Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC 20420
VA Core Values:  Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence (“I CARE”)

Veterans News for Friday, August 18, 2017

News For Today - Scroll Down (Please Note: The Veterans News compiled and transmitted by Wayne M. Gatewood, Jr., USMC (Ret), does not endorse the views and/or facts presented, or any commercial products that may be advertised or available on external links. The presence of a link to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of that site, or the views or privacy policies contained therein).

Forever GI Bill – A Message from the Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsRead here…

VA OIG - Inspection of the VA Regional Office Phoenix, Arizonahttps://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-17-00515-299.pdf

VA OIG - Healthcare Inspection - Administrative Summary – Opioid Purchases, VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Marion, Indianahttps://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-16-02160-344.pdf

VA OIG - Audit of VHA's Imaging Service Scheduling Practices in the South Texas Veterans Health Care Systemhttps://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-16-00597-279.pdf

VA OIG - Clinical Assessment Program Review of the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona, Pennsylvaniahttps://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-16-00555-337.pdf

VA OIG - Healthcare Inspection – Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, New York.  https://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-16-02998-345.pdf

Veterans Affairs Media Summary and News Clips for Friday, August 18, 2017. Read here...

Veterans Affairs Media Summary and News Clips for Thursday, August 17, 2017. Read here...

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs News and Announcements for Friday, August 18, 2017http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1108302653966&ca=9ce169e1-a087-4564-a873-d1664e7774a1

Defense and Ex-Im Update for Friday, August 18, 2017.  Provided by Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services. Read here...

Defense News - Early Bird Brief for Friday, August 18, 2017http://link.defensenews.com/view/5873e065a22762ca768b456c66gdi.vid/7771fdf2

Defense News - Early Bird Brief for Thursday, August 17, 2017http://link.defensenews.com/view/5873e065a22762ca768b456c668kt.vgl/7a7ed135

VFW Action Corps Weekly. https://www.vfw.org/actioncorpsweekly

Mid-August Central Florida Veteran, Military and Patriotic Events.  Compiled and submitted by a heck of an advocate for our Vets and Troops, Ms. Cathy Haynes.
Read here… Thanks Cathy!

POLITICO Morning Defense for Friday, August 18, 2017. A Daily Briefing from Inside Washington’s National Security Apparatushttp://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-defense/2017/08/18/trump-meets-with-national-security-team-on-afghanistan-221945

POLITICO Morning Defense for Thursday, August 17, 2017. A Daily Briefing from Inside Washington’s National Security Apparatushttp://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-defense/2017/08/17/mattis-and-tillerson-host-japanese-ministers-at-the-state-department-221934

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) – “The Evening CSIS” for August 18, 2017. Presented by H. Andrew Schwartz, CSIS Chief Communication Officer. http://mailchi.mp/csis.org/the-evening-barcelona-update-afghanistan-strategy-session-hes-gone-and-more?e=43b85a311b

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) – “The Evening CSIS” for August 17, 2017. Presented by H. Andrew Schwartz, CSIS Chief Communication Officer. http://mailchi.mp/csis.org/the-evening-barcelona-terror-mattis-on-nk-brokedown-palace-and-more?e=43b85a311b

FCW Daily for Friday, August 18, 2017 – Compliments of 1105 Government Information Group.

FCW Daily for Thursday, August 17, 2017 – Compliments of 1105 Government Information Group.

Your 6:00 am GovConWire - Top News from Executive Mosaic. http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?e=859b48c2d3&u=9447c61bfb9058cb4553aedbf&id=343b69f12b

Executive Mosaic's Weekly GovCon Round-up - The Week's Top GovCon News Stories. http://mailchi.mp/executivemosaic/executive-mosaics-weekly-govcon-round-up-519849?e=859b48c2d3