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Iwo Jima Photo

75th Anniversary Of Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photo

Anniversary Of Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photo Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is an iconic photograph of six United States Marines raising the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in the final stages of the Pacific War. The photograph, taken by Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press on February 23, 1945, was first published in… Read more
Military Community Casting Call: Puzzle Game Show

Military Community Casting Call: Crossword Puzzle Meets Pop Culture Game Show

Do you love crossword puzzles and pop culture? A major cable network is looking for contestants for a new game show series. You could win $10,000!!! Looking for outgoing and knowledgeable contestants to put their pop culture and crossword puzzle solving skills to the test! To apply, email the following to: [email protected] Name Location Cell Phone Number Email Address Links… Read more
Veterans Census Jobs

2020 Census Jobs For Veterans Across The United States

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. An open letter to the Veteran community from the U.S. Census Bureau (source: VAntage Point -Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); To our Nation’s Veterans: Throughout our history,… Read more
Veteran Owned Business Patent Agent Verified Member Badge

Veteran Owned Business Patent Agent Member Badges and Logos

Here are several Veteran Owned Patent Agent badges/banners for your use. If you would like to use one of our Patent Agent Verified Member Badges but are not a member, please visit the Veteran Owned Business Project and look for the red “sign up” button on the left side. Additional badges for different industries, nonprofits and more can be found… Read more
Veteran Owned Business Investigator Verified Member Badge

Veteran Owned Business Investigator Member Badges and Logos

Here are several Veteran Owned Investigator badges/banners for your use. If you would like to use one of our Investigator Verified Member Badges but are not a member, please visit the Veteran Owned Business Project and look for the red “sign up” button on the left side. Additional badges for different industries, nonprofits and more can be found on our… Read more

Famous Veterans: List of Presidents Who Served

 George Washington set an important precedent by entering the Presidency as a civilian By Hans Petersen, VA Staff Writer A majority of America’s presidents came to office as Veterans. Twenty-six of our 45 Presidents served in the military. Presidential Veterans often coincided with America’s military engagements. Until World War II, a majority of our presidents had served in the Army.… Read more
Homeland Security

DHS Announces Funding Opportunity For Fiscal Year 2020 Preparedness Grants

WASHINGTON—Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf today announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Notices of Funding Opportunity for eight DHS preparedness grant programs totaling nearly $1.8 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations and the private sector, to improve the nation’s readiness in preventing, protecting… Read more