Honor July 4th by Supporting Women Veterans

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Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services can be the refuge of last resort to aid and stabilize the lives of some of our women veterans. This Independence Day weekend, we are prioritizing our ongoing fundraising towards efforts to raise $250,000 in contributions to underwrite our programs for women who have served our country. Our nation's In...
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Help Us Raise $250K for Female Veterans Support

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Female veterans find themselves at or close to the top of the list of those impacted by COVID-19 – and that's not a list that anyone wants to be on. To offset the effects of the pandemic, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services has launched a campaign to immediately raise $250,000 for our nation's female veterans. Even before the pandemic, ...
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Reflecting on Our Exceptional Fathers

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This Sunday we will celebrate Father's Day, and we asked Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services President Duncan Milne to reflect on how his father impacted and influenced his own military journey. "Even in the harsh environment of post-depression New England, my dad knew that his potential was only limited by his imagination and his willi...
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Four Powerful Lessons for Memorial Day

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This weekend marks Memorial Day, a sacred day of recognition in the United States. I, like the rest of the team at Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services , will spend the weekend remembering, honoring, and mourning the United States military members who died while serving in the Armed Forces – some of whom I served with over the course of ...
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A COVID-19 Update

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are being challenged to address current needs while planning for the pandemic's current phase to end – and its ensuing changes. While we don't know how the crisis will play out, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services is planning for the future even as we track the impacts of the pandemic on v...
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Veterans, Non-Profits – Connect For Free

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Are you a non-profit who wants to make service delivery more impactful? A veteran who is seeking support and assistance as a result of your service or the impact of COVID-19? Consider joining the Yellow Ribbon Network , of which Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services is a member. Founded by VeteransPlus , the Yellow Ribbon Network simplifi...
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Education Options For Children Of Veterans

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This week's eNewsletter features a Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services partner who supports those significantly impacted by the post 9/11 conflicts—Gold Star families and the families of our wounded service members. This year's scholarship deadline is just around the corner – April 15, 2020. The selection committee will prioritize appli...
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Digital Resources for Veterans

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Either due to age or an underlying medical condition, a significant number of veterans are in the high risk categories for coronavirus disease 2019. Further, millions fall at or below the poverty line. At a time like this, it's critical to provide veterans and their families with resources to navigate the uncertainy ahead. Vets4Warriors and Single ...
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New Financial Wellness Site

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​ If you are a veteran who is struggling financially (e.g., mortgage/rent payments, changes in salaries/wages, being prepared for unexpected emergencies) here is a resource to help you address those challenges. That's where the collaboration between Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services and Prudential Financial comes in. Dixon Center does...
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A Message from Our Chairman

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The fast-changing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted all of our lives. As with past crises, individuals are changing their habits and communities are standing together, helping one another and closely following the guidance of the CDC and local, state and federal health authorities. At Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, we ...
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A Veteran Is Just That: A Veteran

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Diversity and inclusion frequently may take a one-size-fits-all approach. For example, recruiting and retention may focus on veterans as a whole rather than the divergent qualities that enhance thinking and execution. It's ironic that lumping veterans together as a category defined as "diverse" may cause us to ignore the individual characteristics ...
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Dixon Family Wreath Laying

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On Saturday September 28th, members of the Dixon family traveled to Washington, D.C. to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in honor of SSG Donnie Dixon who was killed in action while serving in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. We remember and honor SSG Dixon and his family. We will never forget him, our fallen and their familie...
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How One Man’s Desire to Help Impacted 1.4 Million Veterans

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It seems prescient that Ross Perot's death this past Tuesday coincides the week of Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services' seventh anniversary. Perot was one of the first champions of a center for excellence that would  connect the dots between organizations and individuals who wanted to assist veterans with those in the community who...
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All Gave Some. Some Gave All.

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Memorial Day is a day for reflection, dedicated to the memory of those who have died in service for our country. In my opinion, it is our obligation as a country – and as United States citizens – to never forget their achievements or sacrifice. And we should also remember the sacrifices of their families. I will carry the memory of those who died w...
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A War Widow Reflects on Memorial Day

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Saturday morning I got up early to take our son to football practice. At 9:15 there was a knock on the door, and I figured it was a neighbor. But it wasn't. The 29 th of September. 9:15 that morning. That's when I learned my husband had died in Iraq. ________________________ No matter how many years pass, it's never easy. Memorial Day, a day of rem...
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Prepping Vets for Jobs – Before They Leave the Military

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Even with record-low unemployment, it's a myth that service members who get out of the military will find employment right away. That's where the Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) comes in. TMAP has been engaged in the transition of military soldiers into civilian sector careers since 2008. What differentiates this program from others is...
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Three Ideas to Advance in 2019

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This column original ran on InsideSources.com on December 26, 2018.   I disagree with the statement that our country has never been more divided. The United States has weathered serious divisions previously, the Civil War and the challenges of the 1960's being just two. President George Washington was actively undermined by his Secretary of St...
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Living a Life of Service

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Last night Dixon Center was honored to recognize two people pivotal to our organization's success through the presentation of the first annual Herbert Metzger Service Award, named for Herbert R. (Herb) Metzger (June 9, 1923 -October 7, 2013). Herb was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he trained on and flew a PT22 Steerman biplane during ...
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Making Connections From the Front Lines to the Front Office

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Thanksgiving is a very meaningful day for the Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services family. Having spent several Thanksgivings in a combat zone in Iraq, I am grateful for every day I have with my family, both at home and at work. It's also important for me to thank my fellow veterans, nearly 20 million strong, who have proudly served our ...
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Thought Leadership: A Legacy of Service

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​ With an estimated 240,000 service members separating from military service each year, according to the Department of Defense 1 , American employers are faced with the challenge and desire to cultivate the talents of these capable men and women. Now is a critical time for American collaboration in reintegration programming like workforce developme...
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