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How military thinking can help us navigate the holidays

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is a national organization looking to engage military members and veterans who are in practice as public relations professionals.  I had the opportunity to help with this effort through a moderated panel presentation at their virtual national conference. What struck me was the organizations and associations’ ability to …

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Chaz Kovacks Stands in front of PPE mask making machine

U.S. Army Veteran Kovacs Says Military Skills Help Him Create PPE

Chaz Kovacs is a U.S. Army Veteran and the Director of Operations at US POWER AZ PPE’s (POWER PPE) Mesa manufacturing plant. The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provider began production on its POWER3 Smart Masks and accompanying POWER3 Filter inserts in August 2020. Since then, Kovacs has been working diligently to provide high-quality, U.S.-made PPE …

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During COVID-19, U.S. Army Nurse Credits Her Military Training To Help Her Pivot

The Arizona State University (ASU) Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is a national leader in simulation resources.  The Grace Center provides simulation and clinical lab experiences for pre-licensure, post-baccalaureate, and doctoral nurse practitioner programs. Fifty percent of pre-licensure nurse clinical learning at ASU is done in simulated environments that help prepare students for …

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Helps Us Remember Our Military and Veterans With A Never Forget Garden and Marker

Some say there is a unifying effect in the language that flowers offer in expressing the profound emotions of patriotism, remembrance, and love. That’s why Matt Scott is hoping Arizona residents will consider placing a Never Forget Garden and Marker at their homes. “As a member of the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of …

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Veterans Day High School Essay Competition Now Open through Sept. 13

Honoring America’s Veterans (HAV) is inviting all Arizona High School students to share their stories of inspiration, hope, and gratitude for veterans by entering the annual Essay Competition. HAV awards cash prizes to the top four entries and their teachers. This year’s theme is The USA, A Beacon of Liberty.  Essay judging will focus on …

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Brandy standing by pictures at Phoenix West Realty

USAF Veteran Gains New Career Thanks to DOD-Civilian Partnership

Thanks to a partnership between the Department of Defense Skill-Bridge program and Phoenix West Commercial, U.S. Air Force veteran Brandy Braveboy has a new opportunity as a commercial real estate agent. A native of Tempe, Braveboy spent 20 years in the military with more than eight years of service overseas. Her interest in commercial real …

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Due to COVID-19, Phoenix Veterans Day Parade May Change for 2020

June 11, 2020 Phoenix, AZ–Tackling the issue of presenting the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade is front and center for Honoring America’s Veterans (HAV) new Executive Director, Paula Pedene. “Our first order of business is determining how to present the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade on Veterans Day in November,” Pedene says. “With COVID-19, it likely means changing …

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The OZZI GOV App Offers Military, Intelligence and Defense Executives Resources

OZZI GOV is an exclusive app for U.S. Military, Intelligence, Executive Departments, and their families.  Created by Isaiah Lopez, whose apps have helped over 300,000 people worldwide, OZZI provides up-to-the-minute news, resources, and information they can access at the touch of a button. With app costs fully paid for by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) …

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TSGT Matthew Says Goodbye to his family

943rd Aerospace Medicine Squadron Members from Arizona Deploy to New York to Battle COVID-19

During national disasters, military service members and other federal employees can engage in deployments to “hot spots” around the country.  Such an implementation took place this month when the 943rd Aerospace Medicine Squadron (AMDS) sent two Critical Care Respiratory Therapists to the Javits Conference Center in New York to support the converted hospital. Both personnel …

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Uncle Sam Calls Upon Retired Health Care Workers During COVID-19

To boost health care workers in both the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the federal government is offering special incentives. At DoD Lt. Gen. Thomas Seamands, deputy chief of staff for U.S. Army Personnel, sent out a letter to retirees.  In it, he is asking troops with service in …

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