Working with wonderful non-profit organizations like the American Freedom Foundation is the best part of what we do.
Simi Valley, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2015
MilitaryConnection.com, one of the most comprehensive directories of resources and information for active duty military, Veterans and their families, is proud to announce its alliance with the American Freedom Foundation (AFF). AFF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that honors, serves and supports Veterans, military service members, and their families. They do so by creating awareness of and building support for their service, sacrifices and needs, through partnerships with military focused organizations.
Founded in 2004 by SMA (Ret.) Jack L. Tilley and Ted Hacker, the foundation has made grants in excess of $1.1 million, to more than 30 military organizations. They have also awarded more than 950 academic scholarships, valued in excess of $11.5 million, to military and Veteran spouses and their dependents in 49 states, 8 countries and at/near 200 military installations. In addition, thousands of Veterans have been connected to hundreds of participating companies for civilian employment opportunities through the AFF National Veterans Employment Initiative program, Warriors To The Workforce.
MilitaryConnection.com CEO Debbie Gregory had the opportunity to attend AFF’s most recent event, the American Freedom Festival, a fundraiser aboard the USS Midway, featuring a concert performance by Wynonna. “This was my first time seeing Wynona perform, and she was wonderful! But more importantly, I appreciate her patriotism,” said Ms. Gregory. “Her engagement with the military audience was uplifting.”
One of Wynonna’s first performances with her mom, Naomi, was a 1983 Veterans wall dedication with Bob Hope. She has said that country music has always had a strong connection to the military. AFF’s next event will be Warriors to the Workforce Huntsville, August 11 - 12, 2015 in Huntsville, AL. This hiring event is part of AFF’s nationwide initiative to get Veterans working. Veterans, service members and spouses may attend at no charge. Exhibitor opportunities are available until August 13th.
MilitaryConnection.com has been named a Top 100 Employment Web Site by the International Association of Employment Web Sites for five years in a row. The company takes great pride in using its significant reach to assist, provide resources and facilitate win/win partnerships with wonderful non-profits, associations and government agencies serving those who serve. MilitaryConnection.com features thousands of pages of resources and information. There is something for everyone including, but not limited to a Job Board and Virtual Job Fair, comprehensive Post 9/11 GI Bill education information with a directory of thousands of scholarships and a Veteran school directory, news, press releases, special events, pay charts, benefits, service directories, commissaries & exchanges, golf courses and more.
About American Freedom Foundation
In return for their service and sacrifices made for our country, the American Freedom Foundation believes veterans, military service members, and their families are deserving of support that empowers and enables them to lead confident and productive lives. AFF serves and supports them by building awareness and understanding of their service, sacrifice and needs through partnerships with military focused organizations and always will be relentlessly driven to bettering the lives of these heroes and their families.