VetJobs Veteran Eagle Newsletter November 2017

Issue 18:11

VetJobs – The Leading Military Job Board

The Veteran Eagle is a newsletter for veterans, transitioning military, their family members and friends, and supporters of VetJobs. Feel free to forward the newsletter to veterans and friends, and encourage them to subscribe.


1. Message from the Top

2. Happy 18th Birthday to VetJobs!

3. Significant Dates this Month

4. Military History in Honor of Veterans Day

5. Hot Jobs!

Thank you for reading the VetJobs Veteran Eagle newsletter!


    Message from the Top


01 October 2017, CAPT Ted Daywalt, USNR-Ret, passed away at the Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL, from service related Interstitial Pulmonary Disease.

In addition to his career in the Naval Reserve, since 1999, Ted has been the president and CEO of VetJobs, the leading military job board on the Internet.

He served on active duty in the Navy for seven years. In 1978, he transferred to the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program, from which he retired as a Captain (O-6) with 28 years of service. He was a stalwart NIP member.

CAPT Ed Pope, USN-Ret, whose release from unjust imprisonment in Moscow was another of Ted’s causes, passed the following:

“Those of us who had the privilege of meeting and getting to know Ted will miss him. He was a wonderful man, strong believer in God, family and country to the very end.”

Ed included a note from the Daywalt family:

Thank you for your visits, your prayers and the many expression of love that you all have showed to Ted on this journey.

Ted’s priorities in life were: God, his family and his country, in that order, and we will honor his memory by continuing his legacy.

Belinda, Melissa, Andrew and Liz

Memorial and interment plans are incomplete at this time. Ted’s family asks that in lieu of memorial contributions that each person chose to honor Ted’s life and legacy by personally making a difference in a Veteran’s life.

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– – – – – From the VFW – – – – – – – –

None of the VFW’s critical work for veterans would be possible if not for you …

I want to make sure you received this important message from the VFW. And ask you personally to make your gift of $11.11 to the 2017 VFW Veterans Day Matching Gift Campaign.

Every bit of your donation will be matched. You just can’t pass up a chance like that, and I hope you won’t.

Together, we can give our nation’s veterans the help they need — and ensure the sacrifice of every defender is honored with the proper respect.

Thank you.

Keith Harman, VFW Commander-in-Chief

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VFW Insurance and Member Benefit Programs-
For information about our various insurance and member benefits programs offered through VFW National Headquarters, please call 1-800-821-2606

If you are interested in joining the VFW, please visit

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This month’s Veteran Eagle is sponsored by:

Professional Diversity Network featuring Veterans CONNECT Virtual Career Fair November 6 -10, 2017

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  1. Happy 18th Birthday to VetJobs!

As of 11:00 AM on November 11, 2017, Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsored VetJobs will have been serving the employment needs of transitioning military, National Guard and Reserve, veterans, wounded warriors, disabled veterans and their family members for eighteen years!

During that time, millions have used the site as a resource for guidance on how to conduct a job search, interviewing, career advice, referral to other appropriate career sites, to find military related job fairs, and most of all, to successfully apply to hundreds of thousands of jobs with military friendly employers who want to hire veterans and their family members. VetJobs is now averaging over 200,000+ real jobs per day. VetJobs continues to be a very successful resource in assisting veterans and their family members to find meaningful employment.

VetJobs is proud to be sponsored and partially owned by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. As a further mark of the success of VetJobs, the site has been endorsed by other leading veteran service organizations (VSOs) (see  and

VetJobs materials are used by state and federal DOL, DOD TAP, ACAP and VA offices as well as military and school counselors. Some of the major reasons VetJobs has become a critical tool to those assisting veterans seeking employment is the VetJobs Employment Assistance section (, the Veteran Advisor behavioral/technical career assessment test ( and the Career Fairs ( page. VetJobs offers job information not found anywhere else on the Internet, particularly the lists of vetted job boards in the Employment Assistance section.

Over the last eighteen years VetJobs has come to be recognized by the industry evaluators as THE leading military related job board on the Internet. VetJobs’ many awards are listed on the site. In addition to the Veteran Eagle, VetJobs publishes a newsletter for employers, recruitment ad agencies.

It has been an exciting eighteen years. But the bottom line for the staff at VetJobs and our VSO partners is that millions of veterans and their family members have successfully used the site when seeking help and guidance on their job search and have found jobs. Thousands have called in and received personal job counseling. Our mission is to help our brothers, sisters and their family members. And over the last eighteen years VetJobs has successfully met that mission, and will continue to do so!

It is you, the users of VetJobs, who have made VetJobs what it is today. Because of your service and commitment to our country, VetJobs and our VSO and alliance partners are committed to serving your needs in finding quality employment.

Please be sure to go to to cast your vote for VetJobs as the leading military related job board in the online employment services industry!

VetJobs Welcomes Veterans

Veterans will find a wealth of information and resources in this section, published to aid in the re-direction of their career path following military duty. Concurrent with posting new jobs in our database, we will be adding and updating articles to facilitate your transition from military service to the civilian work force.

NOTE: If you have a resume in the VetJobs database, be sure to update your experience and refresh your resume at a minimum of every two weeks! VetJobs has many new customers using the resume database. As a rule, employers do not look at resumes over 30 days old.

Two important links for veterans and job candidates:

Search Jobs

Post Resumes

We encourage you to subscribe to our monthly newsletters as an excellent digital feed of pertinent information to military or civilians.

Veteran Service Organizations

Browse the list to find the perfect fit for you.

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Here is a link that will provide terrific Veterans Day promotions! Please be sure to reach out to each location and ensure that the desired promotion is still active.

Thank you for serving. VetJobs will continue to serve you and your family members!

  1. Dates To Remember:

This month we celebrate the following holidays/events:

11/5 – Daylight savings time ends – move clocks backwards one hour.

11/10 – U.S. Marine Corps established.

11/11 – Veterans Day and VetJobs went live on the internet at 11:00 a.m.

11/23 – Thanksgiving Day

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November 5, 2017 – Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 5, 2017, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 5, 2017 than the day before. These periods are also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

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On November 10, we celebrate the Marine Corps’ 242nd birthday!
The Marine Corps has been at the forefront of our country’s defense and is at the point of the spear in every American combat engagement. If you meet a Marine this month, say Semper Fi and Happy Birthday!

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On November 11, we celebrate Veterans Day.
Originally known as Armistice Day, it was created by an Act of Congress on May 13, 1938. It set the 11th of November of each year as a legal holiday to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and be known as Armistice Day, which was set in remembrance of the end of World War I. The Armistice was signed at 11:00 AM on the 11th day of the 11th month. In 1954, after World War II had required the greatest military mobilization in the history of the United States and following the Korean War, the 83rd Congress amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word Armistice and inserting the word Veteran. With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became known as Veterans Day, a day to honor American veterans of all wars. We will forever be in the debt of our veterans as they are the guarantors of our freedoms. Let us honor them accordingly.

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On November 24, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. The tradition of the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving is steeped in myth and legend. Few people realize that the Pilgrims did not celebrate Thanksgiving, though some of their descendants later made a “Forefathers Day” that usually occurred on December 21 or 22. Several Presidents, including George Washington, made one-time Thanksgiving holidays. In 1827, Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale began lobbying Presidents for the instatement of Thanksgiving as a national holiday, but her lobbying was unsuccessful until 1863 when Abraham Lincoln finally made it a national holiday with his 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation. Now Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of November. This was set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and was approved by Congress in 1941, who changed it from Abraham Lincoln’s designation as the last Thursday in November, which could occasionally end up being the fifth Thursday and hence too close to Christmas for businesses.

As you celebrate Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, please remember our troops who are serving in defense of our country in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Africa and many other overseas locations. For many of the troops overseas, their holidays will be celebrated at the tip of the spear as they fight for the freedoms we enjoy in these United States.

Also, keep in mind that the word “troops” now includes more members of the National Guard and Reserve than ever before. Today’s total military is over 50% National Guard and Reserve!

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  1. Military History in Honor of Veterans Day:

 1777 – General George Washington defeats the British led by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis, at Princeton, New Jersey (War of Independence)

1911 – Naval Lieutenant Eugene Ely became the first man ever to land an airplane on the deck of a ship, the converted cruiser USS Pennsylvania, in San Francisco Bay.

1915 – Congress established the United States Coast Guard.

1923 – American occupation forces, stationed in Germany since the close of World War I, were recalled.

1942 – U.S. and Filipino troops complete their withdrawal to a new defensive line along the base of the Bataan peninsula (World War II)

1944 – Allies Land at Anzio, Italy (World War II)

1945 – The Battle of the Bulge ended (World War II)

1951 – Chinese communist forces captured Seoul, Korea, from United Nations troops (Korean War)

1951 – Operation Thunderbolt began (Korean War)

1959 – Fidel Castro took control of Cuba.

1966 – American forces move into the Mekong Delta for the first time (Vietnam War)

1967 – Operation Cedar Falls began against the Communist-held Iron Triangle area north of Saigon (Vietnam War)

1968 – Battle of Khe Sanh began (Vietnam War)

1968 – Tet Offensive began (Vietnam War)

1968 – Battle of Hue began (Vietnam War)

1973 – Signing of the Vietnam Peace Accord (Vietnam War)

1990 – Panama Campaign Ended

1991 – Allies start Operation Desert Storm with attacks on Iraq (Persian Gulf War)

1999 – VetJobs went live on the Internet.

  1. Hot Jobs!

 The following are jobs that employers are seeking veterans to fill immediately. To apply, go to, then to Search Jobs and search on the company name.

  • Tech Expo, Hardware Engineer, Linthicum Heights, MD
  • Alaska State Trooper, Anchorage, Alaska
  • TSA, Transportation Security Officer, openings nationwide
  • IRS, Supervisor Contact Representative, openings nationwide
  • Hain Celestial Group, C50 Machine Operator, Boulder CO
  • CA Correctional Healthcare Services, CSW, Elk Grove, CA
  • American Recycling, Shipping and Receiving Supervisor, Candler, NC
  • One Source Solutions, Cellular Camera Ops Specialist, Fortson, GA
  • BNSF Railway, openings nationwide
  • Bank of America, openings nationwide
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has openings nationwide
  • Strattec Security Corp, Die Cast Set up Technician, Milwaukee, WI
  • Advantus Corp, Creative Director, Jacksonville, FL
  • Lee Health, Licensed CSW Pediatrics, Multiple locations FL
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency has openings nationwide
  • University of Maryland, VP for Research, College Park, MD
  • University of California Davis, Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences
  • T Mobile, Manager Software Development, Bellevue, WA
  • NW Natural, Journeyman Welder, Sherwood, OR
  • Portland General, Journeyman Lineman (U17-137), Portland, OR
  • PTI Technologies, CAD Drafter/Designer, Oxnard, CA
  • Kozmetsky Center, Exec. Asst. to Director, Austin, TX
  • Carnegie Hall, Coordinator Education Administration, New York, NY
  • University of San Francisco, Director of Financial Aid, San Francisco, CA
  • Minot Technology Group, Information Tech (Senior/Junior), Hanover, MA
  • Laurel Fertility Care, Billing/Office Manager, San Francisco, CA
  • Charter Communications, Outside Sales Rep, openings nationwide
  • The Reese Group, Asst. Ops Director, Nashville, TN
  • Artel LLC, Terrestrial Capture and Solution Support, Herndon, VA
  • Walton Communities, Maintenance Engineer, Marietta, GA
  • Patriot Enterprises, Career Readiness Counselor, openings nationwide
  • Tista Technology, IT Support Technician, West Haven, CT
  • Plethora, Production Supervisor, San Francisco, CA

As always, if there is anything we at VetJobs can do for you, please do not hesitate to call or email. You were opted-in when you posted a resume, were referred to VetJobs or were part of a military organization which opted-in to VetJobs. To REMOVE or CHANGE your address, please send an email to


P.O. Box 71445
Marietta, GA 30007-1445
770-Vet-Jobs (877-838-5627)
770-993-5117 Office
770.993.2875 Fax

Veterans make the best employees!

Recipient of the WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Award

2015 ReSI award for Innovator of the Year/Business Thought Leader

VetJobs is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business





Veterans Connect Job Fair – November 6 -10th

Welcome to VeteransCONNECT a virtual job fair featuring veteran friendly employers. This event is open to all military veterans and spouses. You may register using your LinkedIn profile or you can upload your resume. Once registered you can search opportunities by industry and location.  Feel free to ‘apply’ to as many jobs as you feel match your interest and/or qualifications. Be sure to visit often as new jobs will be posted throughout the 5 day event. Best of luck in your career endeavors and many thanks for your service.

What is the Virtual Job Fair?

Virtual Job Fair is the leading online recruitment exhibition. Its designed to bring employers and job seekers together to exchange valuable information for recruitment purposes and to explore potential fits.

What are the key benefits?

Meet with UAE national talents and candidates from all over the world using Virtual Job Fair online technology.

Advertise your job vacancies on leading recruitment channel

Increase candidate relevancy to your positions

Use filtering tools to capture the right candidates

Chat and directly video interview desired candidates

Measure your participation success with advanced and accurate reporting tools

Position your company as a leading brand in a pioneering recruitment platform and distinguish yourself from your peers

Increase brand awareness and inform people about your company’s unique culture

Recruit and prospect talent at convenience of your office

Avoid expenses and exerted efforts experienced in traditional career fairs.

What can I do in the Virtual Job Fair?

Get information about companies, culture, objectives and values

Interact with employers / recruiters and get interviewed through chat and video conference

View fresh and exciting jobs from top employers

Submit CV to the company of interest

Apply directly to available jobs

Register Now –


GRAD SCHOOL VIRTUAL FAIR (For Veterans, Active Duty Service members, & Dependents) – October 26, 2017 | 11 am – 3 pm ET

Meet 70+ Graduate Schools in a FREE Online Event – Attend the Fair from Anywhere!

Find out how you can get ALL or Part of your Graduate Degree Paid for by Yellow Ribbon Grad Schools



(Includes nationally-ranked graduate and professional schools)

Prior Attendee Testimonial:

Interact live with 70+ Graduate Schools participating in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program.

The Virtual Fair will allow Veterans, Active Duty Personnel, & Dependents to connect with graduate schools to discuss their programs, admissions criteria, and military educational benefits.

– Unique opportunity to connect real-time with Admissions Teams & Faculty without the hassle or expense of travel.

– Meet School Representatives online via chat rooms at your convenience – Grad Schools’ chat hours will be hosted between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm ET.

– Register in advance of the virtual fair with the option to upload your resume for grad  schools to review during the event.

Only a computer and internet connection are required to login. This is an easy way to find out how to get ALL or part of your degree paid for at some of the top schools in the nation.

Register at

Give it a try and get answers to your most pressing questions about Grad School!

Plus, all event day participants will be entered into a drawing to win a $300 Amazon Gift Card!

For more information:

770.980.0088 |

Beware of Student Loan Scams

• Think you’ve been scammed by a student loan debt relief company? Let The U.S. Department of Education know by reporting suspicious activity to the Federal Student Aid Feedback System.
• You don’t have to pay someone to help you with your student loans. The U.S. Department of Education can help you for FREE. Find out how:
• CAUTION: Watch out for ads offering to help you with your student loans. Some companies charge as much as $999 at start-up or $39/month for services that the U.S. Department of Education and its loan servicers offer for FREE! Contact your loan servicer for FREE help:
• BEWARE of online ads promising student loan forgiveness. These are the official student loan forgiveness programs offered by The U.S. Department of Education:
You can apply for FREE if you qualify!
• If you’ve been tempted to click on an “Obama Loan Forgiveness” ad, you need to read this:

• Think you’ve been scammed by a student loan debt relief company? Let @usedgov and @FAFSA know at
• Why pay for #StudentLoan help when you can get it for FREE? #highered
• CAUTION: Some companies charge fees for #StudentLoan help. We got you – for FREE. #highered
• BEWARE of #StudentLoan forgiveness ads. Request @FAFSA loan forgiveness for FREE. #highered

The following comes from Woody Wollesen of Operation Veteran Empowerment (

Recommended New Year’s Resolutions for Person and/or Business 

  1. Write It and Measure It
    As in most things whether, business or personal, proper and well thought out planning and goals are required first steps. Resolutions should be both specific and measurable where responsibility for outcomes as well as accountability leave no room for ambiguity

“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning”. Winston Churchill

  1. Make Resolutions Manageable
    Leaving out practicality and reasonableness only leads to false expectations and perhaps unattainable goals. Good intentions, hope, and dreaming are valuable assets. However, being pragmatic, focused, and having well delineated steps are far more conducive to achieving real world goals.

Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember
to keep your feet on the ground”. Theodore Roosevelt

  1. Breakup the Goals
    Break down the milestones into manageable segments or phases. Better to achieve in increments with singular focus than to get side tracked in many simultaneous directions.

“The processes used to arrive at the total strategy are typically fragmented, evolutionary,
and largely intuitive”. James Quinn

  1. Celebrate the Victories
    Celebrate the milestones, learn from mistakes or errors, and put past miscalculations away. Such serve no purpose except to sharpen one’s vision and add to the determination to move aggressively forward.

In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements “. Mao Zedong

  1. Always Question How and Where You’re Going
    Always introspectively question why, how, and what. By definition the journey will be one of changing landscapes. Staying on course means ongoing reevaluations to ferret out the best methods, pathways, and means to achieve goals. Without the requisite knowledge for best business practices and financial acumen the enterprise journey not only becomes difficult, but as statistics demonstrate most likely fatal. There is an business educational resource instantly available, the only one of its type in the country – Download now (see below).

“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers”. Voltaire

  1. Seek Help and Input from Others
    It’s what you think you know, in fact do not know (usually by intention or arrogance) that will come back to haunt. Be receptive to learning more. Aggressively seek out help, advice, and support from any and all quarters. Never forget that in virtually all things “it still takes a village” . Downloading the Ultimate Financing Guide is requisite for ‘real world” enterprise successes. (see below)

“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing ‘. Warren Buffett

  1. Keep Things Simple and Interesting
    Complication is an enemy in disguise regardless of how handsomely packaged. Keep it as simple and straight forward as possible. It makes it easier for you. More importantly, it helps and fortifies your partners and others in support toward mutual goal attainments.

“Keep it simple, clear and memorable”. Richard Branson

  1. Stay Consistent
    Consistency might be boring but routines are the real stepping stones for success. Resolve and focus are self fortifying partners when such become automatic daily shadows in motion.

Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of
consistently applying basic fundamentals”. Jim Rohn

  1. Hold Yourself and Others Accountable

“Accountability breeds response-ability”. Stephen Covey

  1. There will Always be a Premium on Creativity – There are usually only two choices on the road to real world achievements. One is either thinking within the box or outside it. The latter has far more advantages and tends to baffle those who don’t get it anyway.

Everyone is born with an instinct of success, and ability to make it, but only the ones who
think out of the box succeed”. Unarine Ramaru

  1. Make technology Your Friend and Companion
    It’s called cost effective efficiencies through properly applied technologies that create real results through intelligent, practical applications. Without an informative and compelling Internet web site and the right partner in its construction/maintenance, it’s only waiting for the “Fat Lady to Sing” For your customized needs that produce in Internet marketing successes, go to; see also

“The biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred”. George   Bernard Shaw

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency”. Bill Gates

  1. Re-evaluate and Revise the Game Plan Throughout. See, Shunning the Drivers for Adverse Results –;;

     “For every vision, there is an equal and opposite revision”.

  1. Package Yourself and the Enterprise for Success
    Marketing is everything both for oneself and everyone else. Fortifying with self belief is the first step, then creatively marketing with vigor.

Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation”. Milan Kundera

  1. Don’t Be Afraid to Scale Back, Side Step, or Change Course
    There is no straight line in goals attainment. It will always be a twisting road with many unforeseen obstacles and “curve balls” thrown into the mix. Flexibility in thinking and rethinking is always encouraged.

“In real life, strategy is actually very straightforward. You pick a general direction and
implement like hell”. Jack Welch

“What’s the use of running if you are not on the right road”. German proverb

  1. Be Ready to Persevere
    The best laid plans often lose steam, get seriously side tracked, even fail on occasion Stumbling is part of the journey, as is regrouping – even if necessary rising as the Phoenix from the ashes of temporary setbacks or defeats.

“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places”.