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“Intelligence plus character –
that is the goal of true education.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
I n t h i s i s s u e
Hearts for Hearts………………......1
Upcoming job fair...……………… 2
Celebrating black history....…….....2
Military scholarships...…...……….3
Valentine’s Day discounts...…...... 3
Your Resource For Current Military News
Volume 2 / Issue 2 – February 2016
H e a r t s f o r H e a r t s
F o c u s i n g o n h e a r t h e a l t h
February is considered the month of love because of Valentine’s Day, the time when we express our
deepest devotion to our spouses, sweethearts and family members. February is also American Heart
Month, so be sure to show some love to your health.
According to the 2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update from the American Heart
Association (AHA), 17.3 million people have been lost to cardiovascular disease. Some 801,000 of
these deaths occurred in 2013 alone. A major cause of heart disease is obesity, and a substantial
number of children fall into this category.
Other key risk factors that are associated with heart disease are family history, ethnicity and age but
there some factors that can be controlled such as:
Hypertension (high blood pressure) - This is one of the biggest risk factors in heart attacks. Once a
diagnosis has been confirmed for this, stick to the recommended management plan.
Abnormal blood lipid levels (high cholesterol) - This is a one of the key contributors to heart disease.
It can be controlled by changing your diet and exercising regularly. In some cases medication is
required.
Tobacco use- Smoking or chewing tobacco can put you at a higher risk not only heart disease but
COPD (cardiovascular obstructive pulmonary disease), which affects your ability to breath on your
own. Cutting this out of your daily routine can reduce your risk of heart disease significantly.
Diabetes is also a major factor in heart disease and stroke, making you twice as likely to develop
these kinds of issues. Be sure to keep your condition under control and get screened regularly.
Treat your heart with love during this month and for the rest of your life. It will surely love you back.
Attending a job fair could prove to be a
very important part of advancing your
career. You could be interviewed and
hired on the spot. This is also a good
way to be proactive in your job search
efforts. There are some companies that
cater specifically to military, giving you
preference over other possible
candidates. Here is a list of local veteran
jobs fairs in your area:
Feb 15-16 Jacksonville, Fl. Orion
International Hiring conference
http://www.orioninternational.com/military-
job-seekers/hiring-
conferences/calendar.aspx#tab=daybylist
|2/15/2016
Feb 17-18- Camp Pendleton Hiring our
Heroes, Ca.@7am-1pm at the Pacific
Views Event Center
https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/ev
ent/camp-pendleton-military-spouse-2-
day-event
Feb 18- Glendale, Az. RecruitMilitary @
University of Phoenix Stadium 11 am-3pm
https://events.recruitmilitary.com/events/p
hoenix-all-veterans-job-fair-february-18-
2016
Feb 23- Tampa, Fl Hiring Our Heroes
@8:30am-2:30pm at Hillborough
Community College-Brandon Campus
https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/ev
ent/tampa-wounded-veteran-caregiver-
employment-conference
Feb 24- Fort Carson, Co Civilianjobs@
10am-2pm
http://www.civilianjobs.com/careeradvice/j
obfairs.aspx
Feb 25- Miami, Fl. RecruitMilitary at
Kovens Conference Center at Florida
International@ 11am-3pm
http://www.military.com/veteran-
jobs/career-advice/job-hunting/upcoming-
job-fairs.html
Feb 29- Denver, Co. American Legion @
11am-2pm Pepsi Center
https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/ev
ent/denver-hiring-expo-denver-nuggets
Today: 2008-2016
Barack Hussein Obama was
born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961 to Ann Dunham (of
Kansas) and Barack Obama Sr. (of Kenya). As a young
adult, Barack worked his way through college all the way to
law school where he became the first African American
president of the Harvard Law Review. He met Michelle
LaVaughn Robinson in 1989 and they were married in
1992. They had two children, Malia and Natasha, and in
from 1997 to 2004 he served as an Illinois state senator,
passing the first major ethics reforms in 25 years. His
campaign was based on the message of hope and change,
which he carried into his successful 2008 election,
becoming the 44th president and the first African American
president of the United States He was re-elected in 2012.
Education Corporation of America 3660 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243 Tel 205.552.1217 Kenyatta.Grays@ecacolleges.com
U p c o m i n g M i l i t a r y
a n d V e t e r a n F a i r s
Events to help advance your career
C e l e b r a t i n g B l a c k H i s t o r y
A f r i c a n A m e r i c a n c o n t r i b u t i o n s : p a s t , p r e s e n t , f u t u r e
Yesterday: 1979
Some contributions by African Americans were
not just a step in the right direction culturally but
were advancements in equality for women as well.
Ms. Hazel W. Johnson-Brown became the first
black woman general officer in U.S. military
history and the first African American Chief of the
Army Nurse Corps. She was also the first Chief
holding an earned doctorate.
Brigadier general Hazel W. Johnson-Brown (left), Brown
receiving her promotion to general.(right)
During February we acknowledge and recognize the many accomplishments that were made
by African Americans in leadership, service and societal progress. We enjoy many of their
advancements today. So to join this celebration, we take a look at how far America has
come and where we are going.
Tomorrow
Meet Moziah Bridges of Memphis, Tennessee. He’s only
13 years old but has been sewing his own bow ties since
his grandmother taught him to sew at age nine. Bridges
started a business, Mo’s Bows, and has profited over
$30,000, partly from his page on Etsy.com where his
unique bow ties can be purchased.
Moziah has recently started selling his ties in local
boutiques across the South. Word of his entrepreneurial
efforts have been mentioned in The Oprah Magazine and
on the Steve Harvey show. In diversifying his business
skills, Moziah created a bow tie specifically to raise funds
for a charity he calls the GoMo! Scholarship which helps
school-age kids attend summer camp. Moziah has been
featured in Forbes and is looking forward to expanding his
business endeavors into other designs of men’s business
wear.
Huff Post, Mosziah Bridges, 11-year old Enterpreneur, Bringing back the bow tie with “ Mo’s Bows’: Forbes; Karsten Strauss (Aug 06, 2013)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/06/mos-bows-bow-tie_n_3714536.html
Education Corporation of America 3660 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243 Tel 205.552.1217 Kenyatta.Grays@ecacolleges.com
F l o w e r s : ProFlowers and FTD are
offering military discounted bouquets as low as
$23. Flowers come with a free vase.
www.proflowers.com
S w e e t T r e a t s : Get a 10% military
discount on chocolate message boxes at
www.chocolatetext.com.
C h e r y l ’ s C o o k i e s a n d
H i c k o r y F a r m s are offering free
shipping on gifts to those stationed on
APO/FPO military bases.
www.cheryl’s.com
www.hickoryfarms.com
P e r s o n a l i z e d G i f t s : SelfieTin is
offering a 10% discount on custom-made
memory tins. www.chocolatetext.com
J e w e l r y : Helzberg Diamonds is offering
a 10% discount on orders to show their military
appreciation.
https://www.helzberg.com/?clickid=wLCzPG0Uw
VNg0skQlv1IJ23fUkSzikzJWV47RM0
H o m e m a d e G i f t s : Michael’s, A.C.
Moore (15%), and JoAnn fabric and craft
stores ( 10%) are offering discounts on your
purchase for homemade gift ideas.
M a s s a g e s : Massage Envy offers
military discount of $5 off their membership for
V-Day.
http://www.massageenvy.com/membership/mili
tary-discount-program.aspx
R o m a n t i c G e t - A w a y : Marriott,
Best Western and Hilton Hotels offer military
discounts as well.
For full list:
http://www.military.com/discounts/militar
y-discounts-for-valentines-day.html/
We’d would love your feedback. If you have
Information or comments you’d like to see in the
newsletter, please send an email to the address at the
bottom of this newsletter.
M i l i t a r y S c h o l a r s h i p s
W a y s t o h e l p f u n d y o u r e d u c a t i o n .
Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
There will be three scholarships awarded for the 2016 spring term. Each
award is for $20,000 and is nonrenewable. To be eligible, you must be a surviving
spouse or child of a deceased veteran of the U.S. military, pursuing an associate’s
bachelor’s, graduate, post-graduate or doctoral degree.For details and to apply follow
the link: https://www.enhancelives.com/scholarships
The Pat Tillman Military Scholarship is open to active-duty service members,
veterans, and military spouses continuing their education. The scholarship covers the
cost of educational expenses to include tuition and fees, books and living expenses
so it varies in amount according to need. For more informatopm go to
http://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/
Fourth Marine Division Association of WWII Scholarship
This scholarship is for U.S. Marine active duty, reserve and veterans who
received an honorable discharge or grandchildren of the veteran. Must have a 2.0 GPA.
Mimum amount rewarded is $2,500. Scholarship deadling is March 3, 2016. For more
details: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-
type/veteran-scholarships/fourth-marine-division-association-of-wwii-scholarship/
Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is open to dependents of military veterans who were killed or permanently
disabled at 100% as a result of an operational mission or training accident, POW or MIA.
Students must be full-time undergraduate and under the age of 26. The award amount
varies depending upon need. For eligibility details and to apply:
https://www.mcsf.org/scholarship/
For other veteran scholarships and educational grants please visit:
https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/military-scholarships/
W e n e e d y o u r h e l p . . . . . .
KG
M i l i t a r y D i s c o u n t s
f o r V a l e n t i n e ’ s D a y
Helping you say “I love you”

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The Servicemen's Source_February 2016

  • 1. “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” -Martin Luther King Jr. I n t h i s i s s u e Hearts for Hearts………………......1 Upcoming job fair...……………… 2 Celebrating black history....…….....2 Military scholarships...…...……….3 Valentine’s Day discounts...…...... 3 Your Resource For Current Military News Volume 2 / Issue 2 – February 2016 H e a r t s f o r H e a r t s F o c u s i n g o n h e a r t h e a l t h February is considered the month of love because of Valentine’s Day, the time when we express our deepest devotion to our spouses, sweethearts and family members. February is also American Heart Month, so be sure to show some love to your health. According to the 2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update from the American Heart Association (AHA), 17.3 million people have been lost to cardiovascular disease. Some 801,000 of these deaths occurred in 2013 alone. A major cause of heart disease is obesity, and a substantial number of children fall into this category. Other key risk factors that are associated with heart disease are family history, ethnicity and age but there some factors that can be controlled such as: Hypertension (high blood pressure) - This is one of the biggest risk factors in heart attacks. Once a diagnosis has been confirmed for this, stick to the recommended management plan. Abnormal blood lipid levels (high cholesterol) - This is a one of the key contributors to heart disease. It can be controlled by changing your diet and exercising regularly. In some cases medication is required. Tobacco use- Smoking or chewing tobacco can put you at a higher risk not only heart disease but COPD (cardiovascular obstructive pulmonary disease), which affects your ability to breath on your own. Cutting this out of your daily routine can reduce your risk of heart disease significantly. Diabetes is also a major factor in heart disease and stroke, making you twice as likely to develop these kinds of issues. Be sure to keep your condition under control and get screened regularly. Treat your heart with love during this month and for the rest of your life. It will surely love you back.
  • 2. Attending a job fair could prove to be a very important part of advancing your career. You could be interviewed and hired on the spot. This is also a good way to be proactive in your job search efforts. There are some companies that cater specifically to military, giving you preference over other possible candidates. Here is a list of local veteran jobs fairs in your area: Feb 15-16 Jacksonville, Fl. Orion International Hiring conference http://www.orioninternational.com/military- job-seekers/hiring- conferences/calendar.aspx#tab=daybylist |2/15/2016 Feb 17-18- Camp Pendleton Hiring our Heroes, Ca.@7am-1pm at the Pacific Views Event Center https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/ev ent/camp-pendleton-military-spouse-2- day-event Feb 18- Glendale, Az. RecruitMilitary @ University of Phoenix Stadium 11 am-3pm https://events.recruitmilitary.com/events/p hoenix-all-veterans-job-fair-february-18- 2016 Feb 23- Tampa, Fl Hiring Our Heroes @8:30am-2:30pm at Hillborough Community College-Brandon Campus https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/ev ent/tampa-wounded-veteran-caregiver- employment-conference Feb 24- Fort Carson, Co Civilianjobs@ 10am-2pm http://www.civilianjobs.com/careeradvice/j obfairs.aspx Feb 25- Miami, Fl. RecruitMilitary at Kovens Conference Center at Florida International@ 11am-3pm http://www.military.com/veteran- jobs/career-advice/job-hunting/upcoming- job-fairs.html Feb 29- Denver, Co. American Legion @ 11am-2pm Pepsi Center https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/ev ent/denver-hiring-expo-denver-nuggets Today: 2008-2016 Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961 to Ann Dunham (of Kansas) and Barack Obama Sr. (of Kenya). As a young adult, Barack worked his way through college all the way to law school where he became the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review. He met Michelle LaVaughn Robinson in 1989 and they were married in 1992. They had two children, Malia and Natasha, and in from 1997 to 2004 he served as an Illinois state senator, passing the first major ethics reforms in 25 years. His campaign was based on the message of hope and change, which he carried into his successful 2008 election, becoming the 44th president and the first African American president of the United States He was re-elected in 2012. Education Corporation of America 3660 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243 Tel 205.552.1217 Kenyatta.Grays@ecacolleges.com U p c o m i n g M i l i t a r y a n d V e t e r a n F a i r s Events to help advance your career C e l e b r a t i n g B l a c k H i s t o r y A f r i c a n A m e r i c a n c o n t r i b u t i o n s : p a s t , p r e s e n t , f u t u r e Yesterday: 1979 Some contributions by African Americans were not just a step in the right direction culturally but were advancements in equality for women as well. Ms. Hazel W. Johnson-Brown became the first black woman general officer in U.S. military history and the first African American Chief of the Army Nurse Corps. She was also the first Chief holding an earned doctorate. Brigadier general Hazel W. Johnson-Brown (left), Brown receiving her promotion to general.(right) During February we acknowledge and recognize the many accomplishments that were made by African Americans in leadership, service and societal progress. We enjoy many of their advancements today. So to join this celebration, we take a look at how far America has come and where we are going. Tomorrow Meet Moziah Bridges of Memphis, Tennessee. He’s only 13 years old but has been sewing his own bow ties since his grandmother taught him to sew at age nine. Bridges started a business, Mo’s Bows, and has profited over $30,000, partly from his page on Etsy.com where his unique bow ties can be purchased. Moziah has recently started selling his ties in local boutiques across the South. Word of his entrepreneurial efforts have been mentioned in The Oprah Magazine and on the Steve Harvey show. In diversifying his business skills, Moziah created a bow tie specifically to raise funds for a charity he calls the GoMo! Scholarship which helps school-age kids attend summer camp. Moziah has been featured in Forbes and is looking forward to expanding his business endeavors into other designs of men’s business wear. Huff Post, Mosziah Bridges, 11-year old Enterpreneur, Bringing back the bow tie with “ Mo’s Bows’: Forbes; Karsten Strauss (Aug 06, 2013) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/06/mos-bows-bow-tie_n_3714536.html
  • 3. Education Corporation of America 3660 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243 Tel 205.552.1217 Kenyatta.Grays@ecacolleges.com F l o w e r s : ProFlowers and FTD are offering military discounted bouquets as low as $23. Flowers come with a free vase. www.proflowers.com S w e e t T r e a t s : Get a 10% military discount on chocolate message boxes at www.chocolatetext.com. C h e r y l ’ s C o o k i e s a n d H i c k o r y F a r m s are offering free shipping on gifts to those stationed on APO/FPO military bases. www.cheryl’s.com www.hickoryfarms.com P e r s o n a l i z e d G i f t s : SelfieTin is offering a 10% discount on custom-made memory tins. www.chocolatetext.com J e w e l r y : Helzberg Diamonds is offering a 10% discount on orders to show their military appreciation. https://www.helzberg.com/?clickid=wLCzPG0Uw VNg0skQlv1IJ23fUkSzikzJWV47RM0 H o m e m a d e G i f t s : Michael’s, A.C. Moore (15%), and JoAnn fabric and craft stores ( 10%) are offering discounts on your purchase for homemade gift ideas. M a s s a g e s : Massage Envy offers military discount of $5 off their membership for V-Day. http://www.massageenvy.com/membership/mili tary-discount-program.aspx R o m a n t i c G e t - A w a y : Marriott, Best Western and Hilton Hotels offer military discounts as well. For full list: http://www.military.com/discounts/militar y-discounts-for-valentines-day.html/ We’d would love your feedback. If you have Information or comments you’d like to see in the newsletter, please send an email to the address at the bottom of this newsletter. M i l i t a r y S c h o l a r s h i p s W a y s t o h e l p f u n d y o u r e d u c a t i o n . Veterans United Foundation Scholarship There will be three scholarships awarded for the 2016 spring term. Each award is for $20,000 and is nonrenewable. To be eligible, you must be a surviving spouse or child of a deceased veteran of the U.S. military, pursuing an associate’s bachelor’s, graduate, post-graduate or doctoral degree.For details and to apply follow the link: https://www.enhancelives.com/scholarships The Pat Tillman Military Scholarship is open to active-duty service members, veterans, and military spouses continuing their education. The scholarship covers the cost of educational expenses to include tuition and fees, books and living expenses so it varies in amount according to need. For more informatopm go to http://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/ Fourth Marine Division Association of WWII Scholarship This scholarship is for U.S. Marine active duty, reserve and veterans who received an honorable discharge or grandchildren of the veteran. Must have a 2.0 GPA. Mimum amount rewarded is $2,500. Scholarship deadling is March 3, 2016. For more details: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by- type/veteran-scholarships/fourth-marine-division-association-of-wwii-scholarship/ Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund This scholarship is open to dependents of military veterans who were killed or permanently disabled at 100% as a result of an operational mission or training accident, POW or MIA. Students must be full-time undergraduate and under the age of 26. The award amount varies depending upon need. For eligibility details and to apply: https://www.mcsf.org/scholarship/ For other veteran scholarships and educational grants please visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/military-scholarships/ W e n e e d y o u r h e l p . . . . . . KG M i l i t a r y D i s c o u n t s f o r V a l e n t i n e ’ s D a y Helping you say “I love you”