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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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What is Red Ribbon Week?

On September 15, 2014 By

Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign that promotes the prevention of substance abuse. The Red Ribbon mobilizes communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. It is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions during Red Ribbon Week (October 23rd-October 31st) each year. Every year, students [...]

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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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We are more than a month into the tax filing season. Many Americans have already received their tax refund checks or may be anxiously awaiting their direct deposit. For other Americans, the tax season is a gut-wrenching time of the year. Are you dreading the prospect of filing your taxes? Are you afraid of the [...]

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Returning from a deployment generates a lot of questions for Service members and their families. The Transition Assistance Advisor (TAA) ensures that Service members experience a smooth and seamless transition back into their civilian careers and reintegration into the local community. The TAA is the Service members advocate and liaison to access local, state, and [...]

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