ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY (AUSA) AND AMERICAN FREEDOM FOUNDATION PARTNER TO CREATE UNIQUE HIRING EVENT FOR VETERANS AT 2013 AUSA ANNUAL MEETING AND EXPOSITION

Warriors To The Workforce first time event to be held October 21 – 23, 2013 at largest military conference in North America

Washington, DC – (August 6, 2013) The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) has partnered with the American Freedom Foundation to create the first ever Warriors To The Workforce Hiring Event for veterans held in conjunction with the 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition. This one-of-a-kind event, to be held October 21 – 23, 2013 at the Washington Convention Center, is part of the American Freedom Foundation’s nationwide initiative to help veterans find jobs. The event brings together major companies from throughout the country to profile their services and provide employment opportunities for our veterans. Attending veterans have the chance to talk with employers, submit qualifications and even participate in job interviews on the spot.

Warriors To The Workforce is unique in that it will include virtual capabilities so that all of the participating employers will be able to virtually connect with veterans and transitioning military service members throughout the country. The American Freedom Foundation will vet out resumes and match those qualified veterans and transitioning military service members with employers with specific job descriptions.

In addition to the hiring opportunities, Warriors To The Workforce will include a variety of workshops for veterans each day providing resources and information on subjects such as mental readiness, confidence building, networking and presentation skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques, job searching, career planning through goal setting, translating military skills and training into civilian life and corporate experience, among others.

Attendance at the Warriors To The Workforce Hiring Event is free and open to Veterans, military service members and spouses.

The 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition is the largest landpower exposition and professional development forum in North America with over 700 Army & Industry exhibitors using 500,000 square feet of space with over 35,000 attendees.

To learn more, please visit www.americanfreedomfoundation.org/AUSAhiringevent
To download PDF of Warriors To The Workforce brochure, please go to http://bit.ly/13WT614

Event Partners

This event would not be possible without the support and efforts of the following organizations:

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. www.americanfreedomfoundation.org

About AUSA
AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America’s Army – Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national. AUSA represents every American Soldier by: Being the voice for all components of America’s Army; Fostering public support of the Army’s role in national security; Providing professional education and information programs. As the premier voice for America’s Soldiers, we are a dedicated team committed to building the best professional and representative association for the world’s best Army. www.ausa.org

About CareerBuilder
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset – their people. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States with more than 22 million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 40 million resumes. CareerBuilder works with the world’s top employers, providing resources for everything from employment branding and data analysis to recruitment support. More than 9,000 websites, including 140 newspapers and broadband portals such as MSN and AOL, feature CareerBuilder’s proprietary job search technology on their career sites. www.careerbuilder.com

About ReBoot
REBOOT WorkshopsTM are designed to assist members of the military in making the social and career transition from years of service by addressing their fears and “re-booting” their skills. The workshop features three weeks of education designed to enhance and build upon their training, experience and skills to prepare them for life after the military. www.nvtsi.org

About Professional Coaching Consultants
Professional Coaching Consultants provides high caliber, tailored solutions for Fortune 1000 companies, professional athletes and teams, faith community groups, and our nation’s distinguished military to developing both the people and processes within the organization to maximize their ability to reach strategic goals effectively and efficiently. www.professionalcc.com

About Still Serving Veterans
Still Serving Veterans (SSV) is an Alabama-based Veterans’ service organization that empowers Veterans, wounded warriors and their families to optimally transition into meaningful new careers and post-military lives with all the benefits and services that they have earned. Founded in 2006, SSV has served more than 10,000 Veterans and their families nationally. Since 2007, SSV has secured over $78 million in additional benefits, services, and salaries for their one-on-one case managed Veteran clients. SSV is recognized nationally as well as a center of excellence for Veterans reintegration and optimization of Veteran services. www.stillservingveterans.org

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The American Freedom Foundation also announces its 10th anniversary of the American Freedom Festival Washington to be held at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA on November 10, 2013 featuring legendary southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Please stay tuned for more details including on sale date for tickets.

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Media Contacts:

Ted Hacker
American Freedom Foundation, Inc.
ted.hacker@americanfreedomfoundation.org
(615) 330-9394

Michelle Proctor
American Freedom Foundation, Inc.
Warriors To The Workforce Program Manager
michelle.proctor@americanfreedomfoundation.org
(615) 522-1029

David Liddle
AUSA
dliddle@ausa.org
(703) 907-2613