Our troops need your support
Make your own commitment to ensure that active-duty military and their units, and post-9/11 veterans and their families get the services they need.
Our troops need your help
Bonds of Courage is always looking for volunteers who can lend their talents to our cause. Volunteer today!
We are dedicated to you
If you are in the military, are a transitioning veteran in the post-9/11 era, or a member of a military family and would like to request support for any life issue or concern, please contact us.
In 1984 the Federal Government designated the Friday before Mothers Day as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. At Bonds of Courage, we honor the significant contributions, support and sacrifices made each day by the spouses of our armed forces. They are our heroes on the home front who maintain their family unit for months at a time while their troop member is defending our country abroad. These members of our communities deserve our support, appreciation and, most of all, our thanks.
At Bonds of Courage we proudly affirm – From oath to home, you are not alone. On Friday, May 10th, we say “Thank You” to all Military Spouses and we remind the community that this is a day for all of us to support our troops by thanking the military spouses left at home.
My name is Spc. Keith Carter and I am a soldier assigned to 1 87 infantry regiment 10 mountain division. We are currently deployed to Afghanistan for 9 months. When we moved into our tents on our fob the first box of mail we received as a platoon was from your organization. Those care packages truly lifted the spirits of my fellow soldiers and myself. The letters from the kids were touching and very motivating. On the behalf of my unit I would like to thank them all and your wonderful organization. “TO THE TOP”
SPC Keith Carter
Great FREE program for qualified veterans and active U.S. Military.
Culinary Command is a 6-week professional culinary training program for veterans and active U.S. Military interested in transitioning into food, hotel and hospitality careers.
Those accepted for this elite program will spend 6 weeks in the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York. Travel, plus room, board, equipment and uniforms are provided FREE for this retreat.
Prior cooking experience is not a requirement for acceptance, but a seriousness of purpose and an intent on a professional food career is. The program is rigorous and intense — this is not a hobby program.
Candidates can apply online at www.CulinaryCommand.com. All applications and letters of recommendation must be received by April 30th to qualify.
There are two programs in 2013:
- June 15 to July 29
- and late September/October.
8 applicants are accepted for each cycle of the program.
For more details go to www.CulinaryCommand.com and apply today.
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Camden, New Jersey
Susquehanna Bank Center
1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden, NJ 08103
April 25th, 2013
11.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
MILITARY TRANSITION WORKSHOP: 8.30 a.m.
This American Legion and ESGR sponsored hiring even is being hosted by the Susquehanna Bank Center and conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Camden County, Board of Freeholders, the Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs; the American Legion Camden County Executive committee; the Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS); New Jersey Committee, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR); the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs; the NJ State Parole Board; NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development; NBC News and other local partners.
must have available jobs
Register for FREE at HOH>Greatjob.net
Veterans, Active Duty Military, Members of Guard and Reserve Components, Military Spouses
Register for FREE at HOH.Greatjob.net
A workshop for veterans and military that focuses on resume writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military skill translation, and interviewing will start at 8.30 a.m.
For registration questions, please contact email@example.com or call (202) 463 5807.
Friday April 19, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Brookdale Community College Recreation and Events
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738
No cost for employers to participate.
It promises to be one of the biggest job fairs in the area, with over 1,200 job seekers expected to attend. The job fair is open to the public and candidates with a variety of skills and levels of experience are expected.
The job fair will be held at the Recreation and Events Center at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.
We have a limited number of tables, therefore:
- Employers must have current job openings.
- We can offer only one table per company.
- If tables are oversubscribed, priority will be given to employers offering salaried jobs.
To request a table, please click on the link below and submit the registration form.
Detailed exhibitor and parking information will be sent to you prior to the event.
The Spring 2013 Monmouth County Job Fair is a partnership of:
- The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders
- The Monmouth County Workforce Investment Board
- Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development
- New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
- Monmouth-Ocean Development Council
- Jersey Shore Association of Human Resources
- Brookdale Community College
For additional information, please contact:
732 683-8850 ext. 3711
732 683-8850 ext. 4011
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The Department of Public Health, Food Studies, and Nutrition at Syracuse University is seeking applicants for a new NSF Research for Undergraduates (REU) site running June 3-28. This program is designed to teach undergraduates that are veterans to conduct trauma related research with fellow veterans and pays a $3000 stipend in addition to assistance with travel to and from the program.
The site below includes all the information regarding the program and application procedure:
You may contact Brooks Gump, faculty member, at (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Community Hope, Inc.
Hope for Veterans Program
Cordially invites you to
attend a Breakfast Meeting at
VA New Jersey Healthcare Campus
Lyons, New Jersey
Friday April 19, 2013
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Complimentary breakfast will be served
Excellent networking opportunity!
Bring plenty of business cards and/or promotional materials along with you to this event! We look forward to seeing you there!
Veterans are transitioning out of the military and seeking employment. Take advantage of this occasion to link with other business owners and professionals who want to support and network with our Vets.
Please RSVP as soon as possible. Once an RSVP is received, a follow up email will be sent to you with detailed information, room/building location and directions.
Panya Rowe, BBA
Hope for Veteran’s Program
Community Hope, Inc.
(P) 908-647-5717 ext. 315
MARCH 19TH, 2013
10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
WEST POINT, NY
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with top companies looking to hire Vets. These companies include government contractors, national corporations and local companies. The Career Expos are FREE to job seekers! Register to Attend Now.
West Point Club
603 Cullum Road
West Point, NY 10996
Be sure to register in advance to receive the list of employers you can expect to meet.
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – Federal workers now have a convenient way to calculate their loss in pay if planned furloughs of about 800,000 Defense Department civilians take effect.
Yokosuka Naval Base has posted a furlough pay calculator in spreadsheet format, which is also available through the Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka Facebook page.
The spreadsheet allows federal workers to plug in their hourly pay wage, along with several possible deductions. It automatically calculates the expected 20 percent pay cut they will absorb….
“Keep in mind that is not an official pay scale and only estimates how much your pay will change,” according to a base statement announcing the spreadsheet. “Also, the furlough is not set and may not happen.”
Click on the link to access the Furlough Pay Calculator: www.stripes.com/furlough-pay-calculator-released-for-federal-workers-1.209671.
Excerpt from an article by Erik Slavin
Stars and Stripes
Thursday March 21st 2013
10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
FT. HAMILTON, BROOKLYN, NY
Bldg. 212 – Armed Forces Reserve Center
Brooklyn, NY 11252
To register as a Job Seeker at this event, go to
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