Workforce Development

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One of the most critical times for military service members is the reintegration from active service to veteran status. The transition from the military to a civilian career can be particularly challenging. The same can be said for transitioning from any employment for veterans. That is why Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services puts an em...
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Providing Tools to Lead a Purpose-Driven Life

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Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services posted our seventh episode of Service Before Self , a podcast that tackles the evolving needs of veterans and their families, based on the idea that veterans can succeed in the community where they live. The Service Before Self Podcast introduces you to people and the programs that are having an imp...
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Operation Vetrenpreneurs

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Through Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services ' Operation Vetrepreneurs, we offer solutions to expand funding streams for veteran entrepreneurs by partnering with financial institutions on reaching veterans with small business funding, planning, and mentorship programs. As an element of one of our five focus areas, Expanding Funding Strea...
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A Talent Management System for Veterans

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Along with the many programs and organizations that are dedicated to serving veterans and their families, there are also several federal agencies that are instrumental in ensuring that veterans successfully reintegrate back into their communities. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the first agency that everyone thinks about, but there is a...
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Operation Service to Employment

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Through Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services ' Operation Service to Employment, we offer solutions to bridge the civilian-military culture gap to inform and impact workplace hiring. Our Workforce Solutions educational program is designed to aid hiring managers across companies recruit and retain veterans and military family members. Annu...
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Preparing for the Future After Serving

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The U.S. military has a great reputation for their ability to plan, to deal with uncertainty, and to deal with complex and complicated problems. But when service members return to their communities and make that transition from military service to civilian careers, the challenges can often be overwhelming. In Episode 5, Transitioning Successfully w...
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Operation Scout: One Source to Success

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In the military, scouts are the commander's eyes and ears on the battlefield. When information about the enemy is needed, they call on the scouts. A scout has deep knowledge of the area and potential pitfalls, as well as advance information on key contacts and players. Through our focus area Advancing Impact via Service Networks , Dixon Center for ...
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This Generation’s “Agent Orange”

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Service Before Self , produced by Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services , Retired Army Colonel Sam Whitehurst, the host, is tackling the evolving needs of veterans and their families, based on the idea that veterans can succeed in the community where they live. One of those evolving and emerging needs is dealing with exposure to toxins ...
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Operation Burn Pits

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In Iraq, Afghanistan, and other areas of the Southwest Asia theater of military operations, open-air combustion of trash and other waste in open burn pits was a common practice and created an " Airborne hazard ". The VA contends that evidence is lacking as to the long-term health effects to service members and veterans exposure to burn pits during ...
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Designating Dixon Center In Annual Charitable Giving

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Please consider Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services in your annual charitable giving. No gift is too small, and your contribution goes a long way toward enabling veterans and their families to succeed where they live. Our mission and our service delivery model are more important and even more on-point than ever before. Dixon Center is b...
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UWUA, Tim Thorne, and Rick Passarelli Recognized

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On 15 December Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services recognized organizations and individuals committed to addressing the well-being of veterans and military families. Eugene and Ruth Freedman Leadership Award The award is named after Eugene and Ruth Freedman, whose lifetime of philanthropy continues through their family foundation and th...
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Service Before Self Podcast-Episode #3

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On August 14, 2020, Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services launched the first episode of Service Before Self , a podcast that tackles the evolving needs of veterans and their families, based on the idea that veterans can succeed in the community where they live. This podcast will introduce you to people and the programs that are having a...
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Service Before Self Podcast Episode 2

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On September 15, 2020 Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services posted the second episode of Service Before Self , a podcast that tackles the evolving needs of veterans and their families, based on the idea that veterans can succeed in the communities where they live. This podcast will introduce you to people and the programs that are havin...
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Service Before Self Podcast Episode #1

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On August 14, 2020 Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services launched the first episode of Service Before Self , a podcast that tackles the evolving needs of veterans and their families, based on the idea that veterans can succeed in the communities where they live. This podcast will introduce you to people and the programs that are having ...
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Seeking Solutions for Our Most Vulnerable

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The last three months of the year brings the population opportunities and challenges. In a normal year, families will travel to join and gather in thanks for all they have and to reflect on the past and revel in the hopes of the future. This year is far from normal. Families are putting off planned gatherings, communities are creating workarounds t...
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Basic Needs

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Basic needs are generally defined in terms of a minimal list of elements that human beings need to fulfill basic requirements and achieve a decent life. Typically, the list includes basic commodities, such as food, clothing, and shelter, as well as essential services, as access to drinking water, to sanitation, to education, to healthcare facilitie...
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A Veterans Day Message: Wired to Serve

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By Retired Army Colonel David W. Sutherland, Chairman, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services – a member organization of The Fedcap Group Serving in the military was one of the highlights of my life. I say this, because many of those service members I served with and many of those veterans I now advocate for, are wired to serve. I was the ...
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Veterans Day

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Join us this Veterans Day by reflecting on the service, and celebrating the achievements, of our Nation's veterans. At Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services we recognize that many of the freedoms and values we may take for granted come from the service and commitment of our veterans and military families. We believe our veterans and milit...
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Housing Solutions

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Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services recognizes that most of our veterans successfully return to their families, neighbors, and communities. Access to affordable housing is key to that successful transition. Safe, secure shelter is the underpinning of a successful reintegration, but sometimes it helps when combined with a menu of complim...
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Operation Workforce Development

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Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services weekly 'Bugler' has recently been the forum to share and discuss our business goals. This week we begin a new series. We will be sharing our 15 programs, as a Center of Excellence, used to help achieve those goals. Operation Workforce Development Operation Workforce Development is a program where Dixo...
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