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December 31st, 2008

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Launched on Veterans Day 2008, VeteranOwnedBusiness.com is the leading free, comprehensive, user-friendly directory of businesses owned by military veterans, active duty military, reservists and service disabled veterans of the United States Army, Air Force (USAF), Marines (USMC), Navy (USN), Coast Guard (USCG) and National Guard.

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8/29/2014 Marks The 98th Anniversary of The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR)

August 28th, 2014

98th Marine Corps Reserve Anniversary

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The Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES or MFR) (also known as the United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR) and the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve) is the reserve force of the United States Marine Corps. It is the largest command in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Marine Forces Reserve is the headquarters command for approximately 40,000 Reserve Marines and 187 Reserve Training Centers located throughout the United States. The mission of Marine Forces Reserve is to augment and reinforce active Marine forces in time of war, national emergency or contingency operations, provide personnel and operational tempo relief for the active forces in peacetime, and provide service to the community (for example, through Toys for Tots).

The United States Marine Corps Reserve was established when Congress passed the Naval Appropriations Act of 29 August 1916 and is responsible for providing trained units and qualified individuals to be mobilized for active duty in time of war, national emergency or contingency operations. Marine forces Reserve also provides personnel and operational tempo relief for active component forces in peacetime.

MARFORRES comprises two groups of Marines and Sailors. The first, known as the Selected Marine Corps Reserve (SMCR), are Marines who belong to reserve units and drill one weekend a month and two weeks a year. The second group is known as the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). The IRR is composed of Marines who have finished their active duty or USMCR obligations, however their names remain on the books to be called up in case of a war or other emergency – the Individual Ready Reserve is administered by the Marine Individual Reserve Support Organization. IRR Marines participate in annual musters to check in with the Corps. Reserve Marines are equipped and trained to the same standards as active.


Enlistment

Enlistment in the Marine Forces Reserve occurs through a process similar to that for enlistment in the regular active Marine Corps. Recruits must take the ASVAB, pass a comprehensive physical exam, and be sworn in. They may enter through a billet in the Delayed Entry Program (DEP). Reserve Recruits attend recruit training along with active duty recruits, claiming the title United States Marine upon successful completion of the training. They then have a mandatory leave of 10 days (up to 24 if they volunteer for and are assigned to recruiter’s assistance) before further training at the School of Infantry (SOI) and their designated Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). Only after completing the training program(s) does a Reserve Marine’s enlistment begin to differ from that of an active duty Marine.

There is a program called the Select Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP), which provides enlistment bonuses for Reservists enlisting for needed MOSs. Half is payable upon completion of training and the other half is spread out over the term of enlistment.

For those who have earned a college degree, the Reserve Officer Commissioning Program (ROCP) provides a direct commission into the Marine Corps Reserve as company grade officers. Upon selection from a regional Officer Selection Office (OSO), applicants attend Officer Candidate School (OCS). Upon successful completion of OCS, candidates are commissioned Second Lieutenant and subsequently attend The Basic School (TBS). Following graduation of TBS and follow on MOS training, officers report to their reserve unit where they will serve their Reserve drills and Annual Training requirements.

Service

Reserve Marines enlist for eight-year terms. There are three options on how these terms may be served, one of which is designated upon enlistment.


  • 6×2 – Under this option the Reservist spends 6 years in active drill and fulfills the remaining two in Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). This is the only option which makes Reservists eligible for the benefits of the Montgomery GI Bill, and is also the most common.
  • 5×3 – Under this option the Reservist spends 5 years in active drill and fulfills the remaining three in Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
  • 4×4 – Under this option the Reservist spends 4 years in active drill and fulfills the remaining four in Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).

After serving several years in the Reserves and attaining leadership rank it is possible for an enlisted Reservist to receive a commission through the Reserve Enlisted Commissioning Program (RECP). Marines who have previously served on active duty, whether officer or enlisted, can join the Select Marine Corps Reserve directly. Veteran Marines wishing to do this go through a Marine Corps Prior Service Recruiter. The mission of the Prior Service Recruiter is to join members from the Individual Ready Reserve to SMCR units close to their home.

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This is a Military History Announcement (MSA) was brought to you by Veteran Owned Business.   Veteran Owned Business is in no way affiliated with the above organization(s). We do not in any way endorse the above business/organization or guarantee any offers made above.  VeteranOwnedBusiness.com and the Veteran Owned Business Directory are simply providing information we feel is of interest to veterans, active duty military, reservists, service disabled veterans, veteran owned businesses, service disabled veteran owned businesses, families of veterans, families of our armed forces and any other person or persons directly or indirectly involved with the United States military.

If your business is (or you know of another business) owned by a veteran (VOB), active duty military, reservist, service disabled  veteran (SDVOSB) or military spouse of the United States, ArmyAir ForceMarinesNavyCoast Guard or National Guard, please be sure to visit the VeteranOwnedBusiness.com sign up page to get your free listing.

The objective of our FREE Veteran Owned Business Directory is to continue to offer a growing list of products and services that are unique in the fact that they are all owned by, sold by and/or serviced by past and present military members.

Veteran Owned Business Project Welcomes Newest Sponsors

August 22nd, 2014

VeteranOwnedBusiness.com is proud to welcome the following Enhanced Listing Sponsors to our free directory of business owned by United States Military Veterans (VOSB), Active Duty Military, Reservists and Service Disabled Veterans (SDVOSB):

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Silver Spoon Culinary  Wrightsville Beach, NC (New Hanover County) dba The Seasoned Gourmet:
Culinary, all things kitchen. We specialize in all the tools necessary to outfit your kitchen with functionality and style. Whether you’re a gourmet cook or a beginner in the kitchen, we have something for everyone. I am the the proud owner of a set of silver dolphins and my business manager is a retired service disable Army veteran.

 

logo 12NuHome Denver LLC  Lakewood, CO ( Jefferson County) is a home remodeling company servicing the Denver Metro and Front Range regions. We have over 20 years of combined experience and many completely satisfied customers to back us up. We specialize in interior remodeling jobs with a focus on custom cabinetry and high-quality carpentry at very affordable prices.

 

logo 13Flag Pole Cabinet Inc. Chino Valley, AZ (Yavapai County) has designed a cabinet that mounts on a flag pole to store your flags without having to disconnect your flags from the rope. The clips on the flags are put on the shelf inside and the flags are velcro’d inside to protect them from wind and the elements. The box mounts directly to the pole with brackets supplied. Our cabinets come in three sizes.

 

 

logo 14 Cambridge Chemical Cleaning, Inc LindenNJ (Union County) is a NJ State Certified Women Owned Business as well as a Veteran Owned Business. We are fully licensed by all authorities to provide our offered services. Our personnel are trained and certified under OSHA29CFR Part 1910.120. We have been providing industrial cleaning and hazardous waste removal since 1948. Our specialties are Tank Cleaning, High Water Blasting, Sewer and Basin Cleaning and Removal & Disposal of hazardous Waste.

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Paul Davis Emergency Services of Kendall, Miami, FL (Miami-Dade County) is part of a national full service emergency mitigation and restoration company. We provide services in water/flood damage, fire/smoke damage, trauma/crime scene clean up, and mold removal. We also provide services in emergency board ups, carpet cleaning, and odor removal.

 

logo 16Shona Mechanical Inc East Setauket, NY (Suffolk County) is a full service HVAC Contractor specializing in new construction and interior renovations in the commercial and hospital sectors.With over 30 years of experience in the HVAC business each client can expect each and every project to be handled with service and pride.

 

 

logo 17Windsor Family Dentistry Windsor, CO (Weld County) is a general, cosmetic and restorative dental practice offering first-class care in a warm and friendly environment. We are experts in our field and very careful to provide patients with just the right kind of care.

National Airborne Day 2014 – August 16th, 2014

August 15th, 2014

National-Airborne-Day-2014August 16, 1940 marked the first official Army parachute jump, validating the innovative concept of inserting United States ground combat forces behind a battle line by parachute.

On August 14, 2002 President George W. Bush issued the following proclamation:

The history of airborne forces began after World War I, when Brigadier General William Mitchell first conceived the idea of parachuting troops into combat. Eventually, under the leadership of Major William Lee at Fort Benning, Georgia, members of the Parachute Test Platoon pioneered methods of combat jumping in 1940. In November 1942, members of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, conducted America’s first combat jump, leaping from a C-47 aircraft behind enemy lines in North Africa. This strategy revolutionized combat and established airborne forces as a key component of our military.

During World War II, airborne tactics were critical to the success of important missions, including the D-Day invasion at Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, the invasion of Southern France, and many others. In Korea and Vietnam, airborne soldiers played a critical combat role, as well as in later conflicts and peacekeeping operations, including Panama, Grenada, Desert Storm, Haiti, Somalia, and the Balkans. Most recently, airborne forces were vital to liberating the people of Afghanistan from the repressive and violent Taliban regime; and these soldiers continue to serve proudly around the world in the global coalition against terrorism.

The elite airborne ranks include prestigious groups such as the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, “Sky Soldiers,” 82nd Airborne Division, “All American,” and the “Screaming Eagles” of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Airborne forces have also been represented in the former 11th, 13th, and 17th Airborne Divisions and numerous other Airborne, glider and air assault units and regiments. Paratroopers in the Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps, the 75th Infantry (Ranger) Regiment and other Special Forces units conduct swift and effective operations in defense of peace and freedom.


Airborne combat continues to be driven by the bravery and daring spirit of sky soldiers. Often called into action with little notice, these forces have earned an enduring reputation for dedication, excellence, and honor. As we face the challenges of a new era, I encourage all people to recognize the contributions of these courageous soldiers to our Nation and the world.

Now, therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim August 16, 2002, as National Airborne Day. As we commemorate the first official Army parachute jump on August 16, 1940, I encourage all Americans to join me in honoring the thousands of soldiers, past and present, who have served in an airborne capacity. I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-seventh.

George W. Bush

On August 3, 2009 the Senate recognized National Airborne Day with Senate Resolution 235.

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This Veteran Owned Business Military Event Public Service Announcement (PSA) was brought to you by Veteran Owned Business. Veteran Owned Business is in no way affiliated with the above organization(s). We do not in any way endorse the above business/organization or guarantee any offers made above.  VeteranOwnedBusiness.com and the Veteran Owned Business Directory are simply providing information we feel is of interest to veterans, active duty military, reservists, service disabled veterans, veteran owned businesses, service disabled veteran owned businesses, families of veterans, families of our armed forces and any other person or persons directly or indirectly involved with the United States military.

If your business is (or you know of another business) owned by a veteran (VOB), active duty military, reservist, service disabled veteran (SDVOSB) or military spouse of the United States, ArmyAir ForceMarinesNavyCoast Guard or National Guard, please be sure to visit the VeteranOwnedBusiness.com sign up page to get your free listing.

The objective of our FREE Veteran Owned Business Directory is to continue to offer a growing list of products and services that are unique in the fact that they are all owned by, sold by and/or serviced by past and present military members.

Allegheny PA Company Seeks Veteran Owned Business/SDVOSB For Security Contract

August 13th, 2014

Company in Allegheny County, PA is looking for a Veteran Owned Security Guard Business to Partner on a State Contract Bid

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A company in Allegheny County, PA contacted the Veteran Owned Business Project, seeking a Veteran Owned Business in the Allegheny County region that serves NAICS code 561611 (Security Guard Services).

Business must have less that 100 employees and owned/controlled (51% or greater) by Veterans. Proof of ownership and DD214 will be required to qualify for this opportunity.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Veteran Owned Business.

Military-Friendly Job Fair at The Waterford at Springfield VA on 9/11/14

August 12th, 2014

Attention Veterans Looking For Employment: 

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Military-Friendly Job Fair

At: The Waterford at Springfield

Event Name: Corporate Gray “Military Friendly” Job Fair Event Location: The Waterford, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield

Date: September 11, 2014

Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm (free employment-related seminars starting at 8:00 am)

Especially for transitioning and former military personnel!

Civilians welcome. Free Admission. Business Attire Recommended. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Bring plenty of resumes!

Meet Dozens of Employers with Local & Nationwide Jobs!

Meet face-to-face with representatives from dozens of military-friendly employers with both local and nationwide jobs! Some of the participating companies include: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Department of Energy, GEICO, BAE Systems, HP, URS, KPMG, Amtrak, American Airlines, Toll Brothers, Pluribus, Eaton, AMVETS, NSA, Immersion Consulting, Securities and Exchange Commission, Precision Doors and Hardware, Milton Hershey School, and Strayer University.
These companies and more will be there to interview both military and civilian job seekers.

Directions:

From DC: I-395S toward Richmond; take VA-644 W (Exit 1B) exit toward Springfield. Take Old Keene Mill Rd ramp then bear right onto the Brandon Ave ramp. Stay right on Brandon to traffic light at Brandon/Commerce. Turn right on Commerce and follow to the Waterford on the right.

From Richmond: Take I-95N to exit 169 A towards Franconia. At light turn left onto Loisdale Rd. Stay straight on Loisdale. It turns into Commerce Street after you go under the Franconia Road overpass. Waterford Reception Center will be on your left.

To pre-register and for more information, visit: www.CorporateGray.com