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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Returning Veteran News + Events - February 2006

Welcome to our monthly collection of news briefs and event listings for the returning combat veteran. The aim here is to keep the post-deployed vet plugged into targeted news, resources, and happenings, hoping to foster a successful return to civilian life.

Listed below are a few upcoming events and opportunities. Read the whole list of events here. And be sure to check back next month -- we'll have a another jam-packed issue of activities and resources compiled with you in mind.

Benefit | Wounded Warrior Project presents the Soldier Ride on February 16th through the 18th from Miami to Key West, FL. From the website: "Support wounded servicemen and women cycling through Florida to spread their inspirational message of courage and hope. The brave men and women participating in this event are cycling in support of their injured comrades recovering in military hospitals across the country." Starting schedule: Riders assemble in front of the Finnegan's Way Restaurant located at 1344 Ocean Drive in Miami on Feb. 16th. There will be a press conference at 9:30am. The riders depart at 10:00am. Please call (631) 251-6735 or email for more information. Registration is closed to new riders, but your support is still much needed. Donate
Benefit | 4 the Troops is hosting the 1st Annual Hogs `n Horses Ride on Sunday, February 19th in honor of President's Day in Acton, CA. From the website: "Choose to ride on motorcycle or horse. Lunch and entertainment will be provided with your registration fee ($40 for riders; $35 for passengers; $20 for non-riders). First 150 registrants will receive a free T-shirt. All proceeds benefit 4 the Troops, a non-profit organization supporting both deployed and wounded troops." Pre-registration at 9 am. Ride begins at 10 am (approx. 3 hour ride). RSVP: Michelle Blackstone (661) 209-0350 Registration Form [pdf] | Email for Info

Job Fair | MilitaryStars is hosting the Southeast Regional Career Expo on February 20th from 12pm - 5pm at the Marriott Atlanta Airport 4711 Best Road, Atlanta GA. From the website: "Participating employers range from Fortune 500 companies to the nation's fastest growing local businesses with positions available in Management, Operations, Logistics, Sales, Technology, and much more." Registration [pdf] | Agenda

Nationwide Art Project | Columbia University, NYC professors and fine artists Eric Chan and Heather Schatz invite all military personnel to participate in a collective art project honoring our American Troops. All service personnel - both stateside and abroad - are encouraged to participate in this unique opportunity via the project website. Ongoing through February 28, 2006. Registration [pdf] | Agenda

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