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Patriot Boot Camp is September 26-28 in Madison, Wisconsin. The Boot Camp is a free three-day workshop for all military veterans and family members sponsored by Techstars. Techstars is expanding its program from one national event to regional quarterly events so more people can participate. The Madison event is the only one planned in the [...]

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The Wisconsin National Guard (WI NG) Child and Youth Program is recruiting military connected teens between the age of 13-17 years to be members of the WI NG Youth Advisory Board. We are looking for military teens with strong leadership abilities to act as the liaison between military youth in the state and leadership. If [...]

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All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States. In 2010 there were 29 fatalities and 182 injuries from lightning. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report [...]

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This month the Wisconsin Employment Resource Connection (WERC) assisted its 500th participant in finding meaningful employment. It is a distinct honor to help service members and families’ transition from active duty service to finding a career path that is significant to them. This process can be daunting if you are alone and don’t know where [...]

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Military Family Assistance Centers (FACs) were formed to provide a geographically dispersed network to provide information, resources, referrals, and outreach for our service members of all military branches and their families throughout their deployment cycle.

When a loved one is deployed, family members are affected. Issues may occur that require assistance to find appropriate resources. [...]

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Military Family Leave Provisions

Are you familiar with the portion of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that applies to military families? When service members are deployed, temporary medical leave may be granted under certain circumstances. If FMLA requested is unpaid leave, employees and dependents with group health insurance coverage remain covered throughout [...]

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