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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.

This month’s Veteran Eagle is sponsored by: TECHEXPOUSA


1.     May is Military Appreciation Month

2.     Important Changes in Tricare Dental & Vision

3.     VetJobs Highlights Purple Heart Homes

4.     Air Force May Approve Enlisted Pilots for First Time in 75 Years

5.     Important Dates in May

6.     HotJobs

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  1. May is Military Appreciation Month

Each year the President makes a proclamation reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country. May was chosen because it has many individual days marked to note our military’s achievements, including Loyalty Day, established in 1921, Victory in Europe (VE) Day commemorating the end of WWII in Europe in 1945, Children of Fallen Patriots Day and the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden. Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the chance to publicly show their appreciation for troops past and present.

Please join VetJobs as we honor the service and sacrifice of members of the ArmyNavyAir ForceCoast GuardMarines and National Guard as well as the contribution of their spouses.

Many businesses offer discounts to the military family not only during May, but year round, so always ask for the discounts you have earned. For instance, **Check out for additional benefits for the Military family.


  1. Important Changes in Tricare Dental & Vision 

Effective January 1, 2019 retired members of the uniformed services and their families, and family members of active duty service men and women, will be eligible for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). Eligible individuals must enroll during the 2018 Federal Benefits Open Season (November 12, 2018, to December 10, 2018) to have coverage starting January 1, 2019. The current U.S. Department of Defense’s TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) will sunset on December 31, 2018. For more information about this new opportunity to join FEDVIP, please visit (external link).

Check this link for additional benefits info:


  1. VetJobs Highlights Purple Heart Homes

**VetJobs has selected Purple Heart Homes as a non-profit with proven positive benefits for the military family.

Who We Are and our Mission:

Purple Heart Homes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Dale Beatty and John Gallina, two Iraq combat wounded veterans who remain on a mission to provide housing solutions for Service Connected Disabled Veterans that are substantial in function, design and quality. Purple Heart Homes has two programs: Veterans Aging in Place (VAIP), which encompasses the Operation Veterans Home Renovation Project (OVHR), and The Veterans Home Ownership Program (VHOP). From building a ramp for wheelchair-bound veterans to providing home ownership opportunities to veterans with physical as well as invisible injuries, Purple Heart Homes’ programs are designed out of necessity and fit the specific needs of veterans of all ages and from all eras, helping them to live and age in place, in their own safe, accessible and sustainable homes. For more information, visit Purple Heart Homes – Improving Veterans Lives One Home at a Time.

VetJobs recommends: Wounded Homecoming: The Uphill Journey of Wounded Veterans from Battlefield to Homefront.

This book was co-authored by Purple Heart homes co-founders Dale Beatty and John Gallina. The book is on sale now and 100% of sales will go toward the Purple Heart Homes mission of providing housing solutions for Service Connected Disabled Veterans. The price for the book, including tax, shipping and handling, is $22.97. To order a copy, please visit their site at


  1. Air Force May Approved Enlisted Pilots for First Time in 75 Years 

Excerpts from article…

It has been decades since enlisted airmen had the chance to sit in the cockpit. But as the Air Force faces the greatest pilot shortages since its inception, service leaders are contemplating a return to a model that includes enlisted pilots. A Rand Corp. study, set to be completed this month, is exploring the feasibility of bringing back a warrant officer corps for that purpose. And another, separate Air Force study is examining, in part, whether enlisted pilots could benefit from new high-tech training that leverages artificial intelligence and simulation.

With these moves, the Air Force is inching just a few steps closer to someday getting enlisted airmen back in the cockpit, on a formal basis, for the first time since World War II.

“We have enlisted airmen in our Guard and reserve component who have private pilot’s licenses and fly for the airlines. So, it’s not a matter of can they do it, or having the smarts or the capability, it’s just a matter of us, as an Air Force, deciding that that’s a route that we want to take,” said Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth O. Wright, the 18th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.

“It’s something we walked away from years ago, and I won’t say that we haven’t been willing to relook at [it],” Wright said, of having enlisted pilots. “It’s nothing that we can’t overcome.”

“The Air Force is partnering with RAND for a study on the feasibility of warrant officers and we are projecting a completion by the end of March,” Air Force spokeswoman Capt. Kathleen Atanasoff said last month.

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  1. Important Dates in May

National Military Appreciation Month

May 1— Loyalty Day  A day set aside for American citizens to reaffirm their loyalty to the United States and to recognize the heritage of American freedom

 Silver Star Service Banner Day  A day set aside to honor our wounded, ill and dying military personnel by flying a Silver Star Banner

May 3— National Day of Prayer  The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for this nation.

May 5—Cinco de Mayo

May 7—Unconditional surrender of all German Forces signed (1945)

May 8—Victory in Europe VE Day 1945

May 11—Military Spouse Appreciation Day a day set aside to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices of the spouses of the Armed Forces.  VetJobs is the first military related job board to allow the spouses and other family members to fully use all of VetJobs’ services

May 13—Mother’s Day

             — Children of Fallen Patriots Day A day to honor the families our Fallen Heroes have left behind, especially their children.  It is a reminder to the citizens of this country that we have an obligation to support the families of our Fallen Patriots

May 14—WAAC (Women’s Auxiliary Air Corps) established by Congress (1942)

May 19—Armed Forces Day

May 21—American Red Cross founded (1881)

May 22—National Maritime Day

May 28—Memorial Day  The day set aside to honor all who have died in military service for the United States of America   Flags at half-staff until noon.


  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.

*Conservation Corps New Mexico, Veteran Fire Corps Corpsmember, Tucson, AZ

*Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

*TSA, Transportation Security Officer, openings nationwide

*Link-Belt Cranes, Lexington, KY

*American Recycling, Shipping and Receiving Supervisor, Candler, NC

*BNSF Railway, openings nationwide

*Bank of America, openings nationwide

*Lee Health, Licensed CSW Pediatrics, Multiple locations FL

*Carnegie Hall, Coordinator Education Administration, New York, NY

*Black Bull Group, Defense Logistics Business Developer, Miami, FL

*Academy of Nutrition, Business Development Analyst, Chicago, IL

*Native Contractors, Inc.  Laborers, Baltimore, MD

*PTI Technologies, Inc.  Material Supervisor, Oxnard, CA

*Indian Head Industries, (MGM Brakes) Charlotte, NC

*American Staffing Partners, Bethlehem, PA


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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PDN Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fairs

PDN Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fairs

Veterans and their spouses continue to be important candidates for American employers. VetJobs along with Professional Diversity Network offers a series of Career Fairs where veterans meet face-to-face with recruiting managers from leading employers. These Career Fairs have been schedule in Minneapolis, Baltimore, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, San Jose, San Antonio, Dallas, and New Orleans. For dates and locations visit:

For Minneapolis Feb 22nd

Subject: Employers looking to meet with veterans on Feb. 22
If you are currently working and curious about new opportunities you are invited to the Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fair on Feb. 22 11am – 2pm at US Bank Stadium. Veterans and spouses are encouraged to attend this free event and explore opportunities from leading local and national employers. Jobs in sales, IT, health, education, non-profit, retail, food service, engineering, government, management and much more.  For additional information visit:

For Baltimore March 6

Subject: Employers looking to meet with veterans on March 6
If you are currently working and curious about new opportunities you are invited to the Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fair on March 6 from 11am – 2pm at The Sheraton Baltimore North. Veterans and spouses are encouraged to attend this free event and explore opportunities from leading local and national employers. Jobs in sales, IT, health, education, non-profit, retail, food service, engineering, government, management and much more.  For additional information visit:


GRAD SCHOOL VIRTUAL FAIR – (For Veterans, Active Duty Service members, & Dependents) March 13, 2018 11 am – 3 pm ET

Meet 45+ 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 45+ 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 |


Meet Ted Daywalt of VetJobs in Roswell

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ted Daywalt.

VetJobs is the leading Internet niche job board for reaching the 10.2 million military veterans currently in the work force, the 200 thousand active duty military personnel who transition each year and the members of the National Guard and Reserve who return to the United States each year from extended deployments, and their family members.

In 1999, a friend of VetJobs’ founder, contacted Ted and told him that when he retired from the military he was contacted by a recruitment firm to help him with his resume and to find him a job. He paid the firm a non-refundable $5000. 6 months later, he had a resume that did not properly explain what he did during his service and no job. At that time, the military did not have the extensive search capability of the internet as it has today. Ted strongly felt that there had to be a better way to help his fellow veterans in finding gainful and career appropriate employment.

VetJobs was established in 1999 following extensive research on job and resume sites catering to the military market. The research indicated there was a gap in sites which truly assisted employers in identifying the transitioning military and veteran candidates. Those that did exist emphasized transitioning military and missed veterans already in the workforce, members of the National Guard & Reserve and the family members of veterans. VetJobs recognizes the impact that military service has on all of the family members of the military and was the first military internet job board to allow family members full access to VetJobs.

VetJobs is owned and operated by veterans for veterans. A seasoned management team of professionals assists companies and hiring authorities to successfully reach the military market.

In January 2000, The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States exclusively sponsored and purchased ten percent of the company. Since then, VetJobs has garnered more veteran service organization endorsements than any other site. Written endorsements include the Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans of Modern Warfare, Student Veterans of America, Hope4Heroes, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, United States Army Warrant Officers Association, The Retired Enlisted Association, National Guard Association of the United States and the Reserve Officers Association.

VetJobs averages 200,000 daily jobs that are WORLDWIDE.

Has it been a smooth road?
VetJobs has a small “guerrilla” marketing and sales force. As with any start-up entrepreneur business, initial funding was necessary. Start-up capital was provided by the founder and several other people who believed in the mission of VetJobs. Once the mission of VetJobs was clearly established and implemented, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) exclusively endorsed and bought 10% of VetJobs to ensure that its mission would continue and strengthen. VetJobs needed to reach their target market, the military family, so cards and brochures were distributed to the appropriate transition offices on military bases and through the various Veteran Service Organizations such as VFW, Vietnam Vets of America, Disabled American Veterans, Student Veterans of America, National Guard and many others.

In order to reach the hiring section of businesses, VetJobs exhibits at Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) meetings and other trade show events which target the military. VetJobs attends appropriate job fairs that invite military and their family members, both physical and on-line.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with VetJobs – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
There are NO charges to any member of the military family to use VetJobs.

When once asked why a company should hire veterans, VetJobs’ president my answer was:

How many of the vice presidents in your company manage a $30,000,000 budget, lead 18 people – that is a good ratio of people to money – go through twelve months of extensive training to learn their equipment, and if they make a mistake will take the City of Jacksonville off the face of the earth? I just gave you the basic job description of a weapons officer on a frigate in Mayport, Florida, who also has several other collateral duty assignments. And by the way, that weapons officer is a female who just turned 25 years old!

Because of what VetJobs does every day, lives are changed and the military’s service to our country is validated by the efforts of VetJobs. VetJobs offers individual career counseling as needed. Sometimes this counseling becomes personal as veterans struggle with the silent wounds of wars that do not disappear when a veteran no longer wears the uniform.

One thing that separates VetJobs from other private military or government supported job boards is that VetJobs is available 24/7. Job seekers can search the website and prepare for job interviews or search other legitimate vetted job boards. A veteran who served in the Vietnam War called the office one evening at 9:30 pm. Two hours later, he had clear and definitive goals as to what he needed to do in the morning in order to receive the help that he and his family deserved. The other government agencies and military jobs boards that he had contacted had offered either no help or frustratingly slow possibilities. His wife called the office the next morning to thank VetJobs for saving her husband. He told her that he was ‘finished with life’ when he called just trying to find someone to talk with him.

VetJobs provided some of the startup funding for Student Veterans of America so that the veterans returning to college would have a support group of peers who understand the value of service to this country.

On the VetJobs website, free career assessment is available and interviewing tips on how to handle a variety of possible questions which may come up during an interview. Also provided is help with resumes including ‘translating’ what a service person did in the military into civilian language so that a prospective employer will understand the training and depth of experience of the veteran. A ‘detailer’ in the military is not a truck cleaner but an HR specialist.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Atlanta is home to the majority of the VetJobs staff. VetJobs also has sales people who work remotely in different areas of the country. There is a very large number of military (both active, reserve and retired) in the Metro Atlanta area and many military friendly companies.

Because of the frequent travel requirements of VetJobs staff, the accessibility of the Atlanta airport is an extreme plus for this company. Atlanta’s weather and location in the southeast are additional positives for any company.

People always complain about Atlanta traffic but for VetJobs it is a moot point since we are an internet company and our employees can work from home as needed. VetJobs emphasizes the quality of our employees’ lives and understands that not all sales need to be completed in a typical office. Because of the internet, our employees are able to balance home and work schedules.

Contact Info:

There are just a few hiring events remaining this year. Don’t miss your opportunity to interview with dozens of the Nation’s leading employers this November.

TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Events:

Tuesday, November 14
BWI Marriott

1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Wednesday, November 15
Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel
13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, VA 20171

9am – 10am Breakfast & Career Seminar
10am – 3pm Hiring Event

Admission for BOTH Events: Secret Clearance or above is REQUIRED to attend.

Please share this information with your network of security-cleared professionals that are qualified to attend.

Companies Recruiting on November 14 include:

Blue Canopy Group
Booz Allen Hamilton
Data Computer Corporation of America – DCCA
Deloitte – Virtual Exhibitor
DHPC Technologies, Inc.
Freedom Consulting Group
Information Management Group
KeyLogic Systems
Maryland Tech Connection
Minerva Engineering
The MASY Group
The Josef Group – Virtual Exhibitor
Strategic Professional Resources, Inc
And more!

Companies Recruiting on November 15 include:

Capgemini Government Solutions
Chameleon Integrated Services – Virtual Exhibitor
Deloitte – Virtual Exhibitor
Falcon Logic
General Dynamics Information Technology
Information Management Group
KeyLogic Systems
Naval Intelligence Activity
Riverside Research Institute
Technica Corporation
The Mitre Corporation
Tygart Technology
VMD Systems Integrators
And More!

Hundreds of Job Opportunities are available including Security Analyst, Systems Integrator, Network Engineer, Security Architect, Security/IT Director, Systems Administrator, Network Architect, Forensics Investigator, Auditor, Systems Engineer, Software Developer, Java Developer, Linguists, Software Engineer and many more.

For details and to view all upcoming hiring events visit