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VA announces initial plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a preliminary plan for distributing COVID-19 vaccinations it will implement once the Food and Drug Administration issues an emergency use authorization for a vaccine. VA has worked in close coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Operation Warp Speed to plan for COVID-19 vaccination of VA… Read more
Gold Rush’s Fred Lewis

Fred Lewis of Discovery’s hit TV Show GOLD RUSH is Looking to Hire an Armed Forces Veteran Certified Diesel Mechanic

Take Part DIESEL MECHANIC WANTED! Closing date: January 31 Gold Rush’s, Fred Lewis is looking to hire an armed forces veteran certified Diesel Mechanic to join his gold mining crew next season!  Applicants must be a self starting, tool equipped, certified heavy equipment mechanic with experience repairing construction equipment (Wheel and Track) from the major brands (Volvo, Cat, Kobelco etc) … Read more
Iraq Combat Veteran Josiah Guthland Named Director of The Bob Parsons Veterans Center

Iraq Combat Veteran Josiah Guthland Named Director of The Bob Parsons Veterans Center

Josiah Guthland, a combat veteran of the Second Persian Gulf War in Iraq and a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal with Valor and a Purple Heart, and currently an admissions officer at Carroll Community College, has been named director of The Bob Parsons Veterans Center at The University of Baltimore. Guthland, who serves as CCC’s dedicated veteran advisor as… Read more
Vetean Owned Business Supporters

Small Business Saturday: When You Do Business With A Veteran Owned Small Business!

…YOU ARE NOT helping a CEO put a Ferrari in the garage of his 5th vacation home! When you do business with a veteran owned small business YOU ARE directly helping those who served our country put food on the table, make a mortgage payment, buy Christmas gifts for their children, hire a fellow veteran or–just possibly–give back to nonprofit… Read more
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It Is The Veteran – Read This Veterans Day Poem!

Please “like” and “share” if you agree! This poem is at the heart of why we launched Veteran Owned Business 12 years ago. Anyone can put a sticker on a window saying “we support our troops/veterans” but if you really want to show your support for those who served (and continue to serve) our great nation, make an effort to… Read more