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  • Blog Post: Elevate Veterans Sweepstakes Winners Announced

    U.S. Air Force Veteran having fun with Kinect for Xbox 360 at the USO of New York. During Veterans Week 2010, thousands of tweets poured out in support of U.S. Military veterans. The message was an important one, “Help Elevate America’s Veterans”! Microsoft’s Elevate America...
  • Blog Post: Our Duty

    By: Sloan Gibson, USO President Note: This post is part of a weeklong celebration of U.S. military veterans. You can find more stories and resources at the Microsoft Citizenship website . Your USO works to lift to the spirits of America’s troops and their families. When assessing how well...
  • Blog Post: Stories from the front lines: Elevate America veterans

    Memorial Day in the United States is a time when we honor and remember the men and women who have bravely served in the U.S. armed forces. We thought it would be appropriate to share a few stories about how some U.S. veterans and their families are making the transition from military to civilian life...
  • Blog Post: Elevate America helps U.S. veterans to find employment

    The US elections are just over and the major concern and worry we all share is the economy and the future of our jobs. With the overall unemployment numbers still very high this anxiety is real. Often when I speak with colleagues about training programs they roll their eyes and ask me why start another...
  • Blog Post: Extending Microsoft’s Support for Veterans Entering the Workforce

    Cross posted from the Microsoft on the Issues Blog By Curt Kolcun Vice President, U.S. Public Sector, Microsoft Today, I had the honor of representing Microsoft as President Barack Obama discussed the administration’s ongoing commitment to fostering opportunities to help prepare the nation’s veterans...
  • Blog Post: Activision Is Answering Their Own Call of Duty…

    By MCPO Maurice Wilson (USN-Ret.), Advisory Board member to Activision’s Call of Duty Endowment Note: This post is part of a weeklong celebration of U.S. military veterans. You can find more stories and resources at the Microsoft Citizenship website . For the families of our soldiers, President...
  • Blog Post: Top five Microsoft Citizenship posts of 2010

    As the year comes to an end it’s a great opportunity to both look forward to the coming year and review what’s happened over the past twelve months. We thought it would be interesting to highlight the top stories on the blog for 2010 as voted by our readers through their visits. It...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Software & Systems Academy bridges one great career to another

    By Daniel Sytman, Senior Public Relations Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs In a post today on the Official Microsoft Blog, Microsoft General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs Brad Smith officially announced the launch of the Microsoft Software & Systems...
  • Blog Post: Elevating America through technology training and skills

    Today marks a significant milestone for our Elevate America program with Louisiana and Ohio becoming the last states to join the program, which is part of Microsoft’s overall Unlimited Potential efforts to improve social and economic opportunities for people. Since we launched Elevate America in...
  • Blog Post: Benefits of Hiring a Veteran – Gulf Coast Workforce Board

    By: Kim Bodine, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Workforce Board Note: This post is part of a weeklong celebration of U.S. military veterans. You can find more stories and resources at the Microsoft Citizenship website . I’ve been working with employers in our area for more than 15 years and...
  • Blog Post: A tribute to success

    By Elaine Cooluris, Executive Director at Able-Disabled Advocacy Note: This post is part of a weeklong celebration of U.S. military veterans. You can find more stories and resources at the Microsoft Citizenship website . “I am extremely grateful for the assistance Able-Disabled Advocacy gave...
  • Blog Post: More than meets the eye

    The American Legion has something to offer everyone connected to the veteran community. The American Legion Burn Pit Blogmaster shares some of the stories we’ve followed this year. When I came back from my first war (Bosnia-Herzegovina), The American Legion offered me a job. Two years after...
  • Blog Post: Asking for help is strength, not weakness

    By Andrew Coughlan Note: This post is part of a weeklong celebration of U.S. military veterans. You can find more stories and resources at the Microsoft Citizenship website . On July 19, 2004, I didn’t die. I can talk now about what happened that day, but it’s enough to know that I...
  • Blog Post: Supporting our Veterans

    Yesterday, I had the honor of hosting a team from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) at Microsoft’s campus as part of their tour of the Northwest. IAVA is the nation's first and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit dedicated to the veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Veterans Week at Microsoft

    In the United States, November 11 th is Veterans Day - a time when the country stops and recognizes the incredible service and sacrifice of those who have served their country with such distinction. This week we want to celebrate our veterans and highlight not only their achievements, but also shine...
  • Blog Post: Responding to the Emerging Needs of Veterans

    By: Vincent J. Perrone, President & CEO, Veterans Inc. Note: This post is part of a weeklong celebration of U.S. military veterans. You can find more stories and resources at the Microsoft Citizenship website . When Veterans Inc. opened its doors to nine homeless veterans in 1992 it was a small...
  • Blog Post: Extending our commitment to help U.S. Veterans find employment

    Returning U.S. veterans face major challenges finding civilian employment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics October unemployment report showed that the unemployment rate among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans was 12.1 percent compared with 8.4 percent for nonveterans. A year ago we announced a program...
  • Blog Post: Bringing veterans to Microsoft

    Today, on Veterans Day, we take some time to celebrate, honor and remember our United States military veterans. At Microsoft, we are especially proud to recognize and thank our colleagues who have selflessly served our country and continue to do so through the National Guard and Reserves. As greater...
  • Blog Post: The Private Sector Steps up for Vets

    By Paul Rieckhoff, Executive Director and Founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Note: This post is part of a weeklong celebration of U.S. military veterans. You can find more stories and resources at the Microsoft Citizenship website . Veterans don’t need lip service. They...
  • Blog Post: Helping our veterans starts in our local communities

    Michael Allen, Chief of Staff, US Public Sector, Microsoft   Do you know a veteran? There’s a good chance you do but may not realize it. I bet some of those impacted by Hurricane Sandy met some when the National Guard and Marines arrived to help.   There is a long history of military service...
  • Blog Post: Helping American Veteran Families in Need

    While the holiday season is a time of joy for many people, it is also a time when we are reminded of the many American families who are struggling – not just during the holidays, but all year long. We were glad to be part of an effort to help one such family today. The Meyer family of Newton...
  • Blog Post: Veterans Build Success at Bellevue College

    Note: This post is part of a weeklong celebration of U.S. military veterans. You can find more stories and resources at the Microsoft Citizenship website . Going from sitting behind a .50 caliber gun in the dark, fighting Arabian Sea pirates to sitting at a desk in a classroom is quite a transition...
  • Blog Post: Veterans: Win an Xbox 360 with the brand new Kinect sensor

    To celebrate the launch of our Elevate America Veterans initiative, which helps veterans to transition from military to civilian employment, we are launching a sweepstakes for veterans to win one of twelve Xbox 360 4GB consoles with Kinect. The competition will run from November...
  • Blog Post: Serving our country’s heroes

    By: Bo Hussey, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont Note: This post is part of a weeklong celebration of U.S. military veterans. You can find more stories and resources at the Microsoft Citizenship website . What a great opportunity we now...
  • Blog Post: Calling all Businesses—Hire More Veterans with Disabilities

    By Bill Lawson, National President of Paralyzed Veterans of America Note: This post is part of a weeklong celebration of U.S. military veterans. You can find more stories and resources at the Microsoft Citizenship website . Most people would agree: America’s veterans with disabilities--those...

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