. Military-Civilian: Hot Jobs, Events, and Helpful Information for Veterans Seeking Civilian Careers: October 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018


Seeking Jr. Software Developer / GDSS with Relo Assiatance

Seeking Jr. Software Developer / GDSS with Relo Assiatance: Data Systems Analysts, Inc. is searching for a Jr. Software Developer / GDSS, with Relocation Assistance if Needed. This is a full time position in O'Fallon, IL, in support of the US Air Force. MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE DOD CLEARANCE
 Seeking Jr. Software Developer / GDSS with Relo Assiatance

Applications Engineer Software Developer with Relo Assistance

Applications Engineer Software Developer with Relo Assistance: Data Systems Analysts, Inc. is searching for an Applications Engineer Software Developer for O’Fallon, IL 66269. MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE DOD CLEARANCE.

 Applications Engineer Software Developer with Relo Assistance

War Dog History

The capability they (Military Working Dogs) bring to the fight cannot be replicated by man or machine. By all measures of performance their yield outperforms any asset we have in our inventory. Our Army (and military) would be remiss if we failed to invest more in this incredibly valuable resource.”– GENERAL DAVID H. PETRAEUS, USA


Hiring and Retaining Veterans with Disabilities

The Veteran Advantage:
Hiring and Retaining Veterans with Disabilities
More and more employers are stepping up to hire veterans with disabilities. The nearly 4 million veterans with a service-connected disability are among the most resilient members of society, having served in the military and overcome adversity. They are loyal, team-oriented employees with job-ready skills, tested leadership abilities and a strong, mission-focused work ethic. This guide will help you navigate the often-unclear terrain of recruiting, hiring and retaining veterans with disabilities.

Based on proven, best practices for hiring and retaining veterans, this guide is a map to empowering your organization to become a thought leader in the veteran employment  space, while making it easier to do the right thing for the country and your company.


IT Careers TX, MA, GA, MD, VA

IT Careers TX, MA, GA, MD, VA:

Secret Clearance Required:
Positions are Located Nationwide:

DSA has a proud 53 Year History of providing services to the federal government. 
We are pleased to announce that we were recently awarded the IDIQ
contract for the JPEO-CBRND OPETS IDIQ Contract.  There are multiple
positions within various domains and the positions are located in or
near the National Capitol Region and across the country (TX, MA, GA, and
Ft. Detrick, MD, Ft. Belvoir, VA, Stafford, VA, Dahlgren, VA, Edgewood
MD, and Aberdeen, MD). If your resume is in our DSA database and a
search has indicated you have had experience DSA we will be hiring you
for these domains. 
Please visit our website
for more information about DSA.  Our careers page lists the positions
for which we are recruiting to support this contract award.
If you
are interested in any of these positions, please apply directly to the
position through our website OR Email via the form below.

DSA is hosting employment information sessions/open house on the following dates: 11/6 & 12/5 MD. 12/12 VA. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THESE LOCATIONS: Please send an email for a webinar virtual meeting schedule!

IT Careers TX, MA, GA, MD, VA

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Healthcare Job Fair Homestead Florida

Healthcare Job Fair Homestead Florida: Healthcare Job Fair, Homestead, Florida 33030, October 30th & 31st. Please come and join us and get hired today!! CHSi will be extending offer letters on site to qualified applicants!

 Healthcare Job Fair Homestead Florida

Monday, October 22, 2018

Sporting Clays Event and Bio



So my name is David Snipes I grew up hunting East Tennessee with my dad and family. I went duck hunting for the first time with a cousin and since that day have been hooked on Waterfowl/Wing Shooting. I joined the Marine Corp in 2008 after a failed attempt at college like many other vets that ended up on active duty. I am an 0311 by trade and served 8 years of service, I was with 3rd BN 6th MAR I Co from 2008-2012 and deployed 2 times to Marjah, Afghanistan, where I unfortunately received a Purple Heart. I re-enlisted in 2012 while OCONUS for Marine Corps Security Forces where I went to Charlie Co and deployed to Cuba and Bahrain. After returning from Bahrain I transferred to the CQB school house in Chesapeake, VA where I finished my career. After being Honorably Discharged in 2016 I moved to Harrisonburg, VA where my wife is from to spend my life with my wife and kids. In 2018 Mike Foltz and Myself opened Banded Brothers Va the Shenandoah Valley’s Premier Guide Service, from the beginning stages we knew we wanted to work with Veteran’s as a form of therapy, this is how I have coped with my own service connected disabilities. I have made it my personal mission to share my journey with other vets to keep them from unnecessary medication and possible suicide.

Banded Brothers VA is hosting a Veteran’s Day Sporting Clays Tournament with all proceeds being donated to Freedom Hunters. The shoot will take place on November 10, 2018. We have a fellow Marine, Damian Knight, now a country music recording artist coming in to play music for the event. The event will be catered by Jake’s Bar & Grill, owner Rhonda Winfield, a Gold Star Mother and author of “When Johnny Doesn’t Come Marching Home, A Mother’s Story of the Price for Freedom”, is thrilled to be able to provide food for our veterans and cause. 


Cascade Mountain Ski Veterans Camp-March 2nd-3rd, 2019 in Portage, Wisconsin

Cascade Mountain Ski Veterans Camp
March 2nd-3rd, 2019 in Portage, Wisconsin
Come join us for our 9th Annual Midwest Veterans Ski and Ride Camp at Cascade Mountain. Participants will enjoy two days of adaptive ski and snowboard lessons, good food, great people and a whole lot of FUN! Lodging, meals, lift tickets, equipment rental, and any adaptive equipment is provided with the registration fee. There will be a group dinner provided on Saturday evening for anyone interested in attending.

Please contact Greg Zbrzezny at Greg@adaptiveadventures.org

Friday, October 19, 2018

CHSi Domestic Healthcare Careers

CHSi Domestic Healthcare Careers: Careers in accounting and Finance, Admin, Case Management, Clinical Counseling, Corporate, Customer Service, Human Resources, Information Technology, Management, Medical, Project Management, Texas, Florida, Virginia, so check it out today and apply!!
 CHSi Domestic Healthcare Careers

Diesel Mechanic Hiring Event Bristol PA

Diesel Mechanic Hiring Event Bristol PA: Seeking Diesel Mechanic (CNG Facility) - HIRING EVENT: October 25th - 10am - 2pm, Bristol, PA - $2,500 Sign-on Bonus - Up to $5,000 Benefit Reimbursement - $2,000 Special Bonus*. Bristol, PA 19007.
 Diesel Mechanic Hiring Event Bristol PA
Diesel Mechanic Hiring Event Bristol PA

Veterans Day Honor Ruck

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Veterans Day Honor Ruck
Time: 7am - 11:30pm 
Family Friendly and FREE Event Organizers - UWVC/GORUCK Led by GORUCK Founder Jason McCarthy Rally point: Eternal Light Flagstaff located outside Madison Square Park on 24th Street/5th Ave. Landmarks will include Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, Vietnam Vets Memorial, WWII Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Canyon of Heroes, America’s Response Statue, WTC Survivors Tree. Wreaths will be laid at each memorial. There will be a closing ceremony at the WTC including posting of colors, bagpipes played, National Anthem sung, short speeches by CMH Recipient Flo Groberg, GORUCK Founder and Green Beret Veteran Jason McCarthy, Team RWB Founder Army LtCol Mike Erwin and UWVC Executive Director and Marine Veteran Mark Otto.  
Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSex85-ZuxSePs5ZBbTCdtTfRqnPQMcnsZSKS0LUlFNHqUH4LQ/viewform

PACE University - Veteran College Students Wanted for a Research Study!

PACE University - Veteran College Students Wanted for a Research Study! We are concerned about the epidemic of stress among college students in general, and Veteran college students in particular. Our study is a randomized controlled trial of non-pharmacologic stress reduction interventions, which may include, diaphragmatic breathing (a relaxation breathing technique), or an animal (canine) assisted intervention (AAI). Who is eligible: You are eligible to participate if you are a Veteran College Student. Will require 4 sessions (approximately one per week) lasting up to 1 hour.
Location: Pace Pleasantville Campus (861 Bedford Road Pleasantville, NY) and/or the New York City Campus (163 William St. NYC). When: Following enrollment sessions will be scheduled starting in September 2018
Research Team: Drs. Joanne Singleton & Lucille Ferrara, Drs. Susan Hopper LTC USAR & Sherrie Lee Murray, Lt Col (Ret) USANG, Research Assistants.  Upon completion of the study, each participant will receive a small token of appreciation. For additional information please contact us at vetstress@pace.edu


PETS For VETS! We offer our gratitude for all veterans of the United States Armed Forces by waiving our adoption costs. Thank you for your service to our country. Stop by one of our Care Centers with a valid military ID when adopting your new family member to receive this promotion. 
Locations: Manhattan 326 110th St. / Brooklyn 2336 Linden Blvd. / Staten Island 3139 Veterans Road West 
Adoption Hours: Noon to 8pm, Monday-Friday / 10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday
Contact info: Animal Care Centers of NYC - www.nycacc.org

A Galaxy of Stars - a special Veterans Day concert

Saturday, November 10, 2018
"Galaxy of Stars" Concert Salutes Veterans at the Triad!
OPERATION WARRIOR SHIELD, ANNE AKERS & RANDIE LEVINE-MILLER PRESENT STAR-STUDDED CONCERT! Tony Lo Bianco, Lee Roy Reams and Steven Maglio headline a special Veterans Day concert celebrating members of the armed forces and their families. Hosted by co-producer Randie Levine-Miller, “Galaxy of Stars” will donate 100% of its proceeds to the Vetwell Project of Operation Warrior Shield, whose primary mission is to provide support programs for veterans and first responders focusing on “healing the hidden wounds of war.”
Time: 3pm
Location: The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street, NYC. 
For tickets call 212-279-4200 or visit www.triadnyc.com

Free Legal Advice for Veterans and Family Members

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Free Legal Advice for Veterans and Family Members: If you have legal problems or questions with any of the issues below, we may be able to help through our Know-Your-Rights Presentations and 1-on-1 Consultations: Consumer Debt,  Identify Theft, Credit Reporting / Consumer Bankruptcy / Public Benefits (SNAP etc.) / Tax (Arrears) / VA Benefits Wills & Other Life Planning Documents / Family Law  / Starting and/or Operating Small Business
Time: 8:30am - 12:35pm (free parking available; 2-fare MetroCards will be available for Veterans)
Location: Fordham University Rose Hill Campus / McGinley Center 2nd Floor 2691 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458
To register for the Veterans Day Clinic, please call 646-312- 8725 / email Camilla Leonard at cleonard14@fordham.edu  or register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FreeLegalAdviceforVeterans

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Diesel Technician with Bonus NJ

Diesel Technician with Bonus NJ: Seeking Diesel Technician - $2,500 Sign-on Bonus - Up to $5,000 Benefit Reimbursement - $2,000 Special Bonus* for 1001 Fairview St, Camden, NJ 08104.

Diesel Technician with Bonus NJ

Diesel Mechanic Hiring Event Trenton NJ

Diesel Mechanic Hiring Event Trenton NJ: Seeking Diesel Mechanic (CNG Facility) - HIRING EVENT: October 25th - 10am - 2pm, Bristol, PA - $2,500 Sign-on Bonus - Up to $5,000 Benefit Reimbursement - $2,000 Special Bonus*. 208 Patterson Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08610.

 Diesel Mechanic Hiring Event Trenton NJ
Diesel Mechanic Hiring Event Trenton NJ

Monday, October 15, 2018

Veterans Day Free Meals 2018

A List of Veterans Day Free Meals and Other Veterans Day Freebies for 2018

Updated 10/12/18


Cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) Increase for 2019


Cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) Increase for 2019
On October 9, 2018, President Trump signed Public Law 115-258, which provides a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase of 2.8 percent, effective December 1, 2018, for Veterans disability compensation and dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) for survivors and certain other benefits.
VA compensation and DIC benefits are retrospectively paid on the first of each month, for the previous month. This means that the 2.8 COLA increase effective December 1, 2018, will not be included until the January 1, 2019 payment.  This increase matches the COLA provided to Social Security recipients.
This COLA benefits injured and ill Veterans, their families and survivors by helping to maintain the value of VA benefits against inflation. Without annual COLAs, many disabled Veterans, who sacrificed their own health and family life for the good of our nation, may not be able to maintain the quality of life they deserve.
We thank Representative Mike Bost (IL), Chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs for introducing HR 4958, the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018 and Congress for final passage of the bill on September 25, 2018.
Likewise, we appreciate your support for service-disabled Veterans and your grassroots efforts in the DAV Commander's Action Network, which helped get this critical legislation enacted.  Please share this information on all of your social media sites. Thank you for all you do for America's Veterans and their families.

10 20 2018 Halloween Fundraiser for CWVA - Brooklyn NY

What- Adult Halloween Hell Veterans Fundraiser Party Costume Mandatory 
When- Saturday, Oct. 20 2018 
Time-8PM to 12AM
Cost $20.00 donation 
Veterans Free
Free Beer, and Appetizers
DJ, Spiritual Medium, Face painter,Adult balloon maker, Magician, Games and Fun 
Where- American legion post
Rawley post
193 9th st
Brooklyn NY 11215                                                                                                 
(between 4th and 3rd ave. )

Free Face painting from 6PM to 8PM
50/50 Raffle
$200.00 for Best Costume 1st place
$100 for 2nd place 
$50.00 for 3rd Place. 
Prizes for Games
Relay Race
Halloween Cat Walk 
Severed Head Pass

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

True Blue Service Dogs ~ Fund Raising and Open House Flyer - San Diego, CA October 25th - 6-9pm - Handlery Hotel

True Blue Service Dogs
Fund Raising/Open House
San Diego, CA
October 25th -  6-9pm

No need to participate in the auction. Just your presence makes a difference. Door prices from Trader Joe’s and others!


True Blue Service Dogs is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation providing service dogs and emotional support dogs to military veterans and retired law enforcement individuals, as well as civilian adults and children, throughout the United States. We train dogs to assist with the following conditions: Panic Attack, Crohn's Disease, Seizure alert, PTSD, Autism, Diabetes, Mobility. 

Are you registered yet for the NJ State Veterans Chamber of Commerce Launch?

Join us for the launch of the NJ State Veterans Chamber of Commerce

November 8, 2018
Pines Manor, 2085 Rt. 27 in Edison, NJ. 
9AM - 5PM
The event is free but registration is required. 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Care Packages to our Troops in Iraq

Tomorrow we will be packing care package boxes that are headed to Our Troops serving in Iraq

-Yes, they are still there-

Currently we have enough funds to ship almost 200 boxes

But were looking to ship over 300

Every $15 donation gets another box shipped out

And the troops need some supplies from home, almost daily we receive letters and emails from troop overseas requesting packages from home. 

To make a tax-deductible donation that will go entirely to shipping boxes please visit our website at


We already have the supplies so now lets get them shipped!

We’ll be at the VAC tomorrow from 1030hrs till 1500 hrs if you care to stop down.

Facebook event page:

Thank You

Boots on the Ground NY is 100% Volunteer

All donations go towards the mission

Make a tax-deductible donation at www.BootsontheGroundNY.com/donate