Photo from DVIDS: A client-systems technician from the 509th Communications Squadron communications support center installs a new battery into a computer Sept. 6. The communications support center is specifically designed to facilitate all the base’s communication needs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson)
– Defense Imagery Management Operations Center
VetsinTech and the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) are conducting a nationwide survey of veterans and transitioning service members regarding technology-related skills gained during their time in service and their perceptions of a future career in the technology sector. The survey will provide valuable information to the Department of Defense, the military services, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Labor, employers in the technology sector, and veteran-serving non-profit organizations.
The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Survey responses are anonymous. The survey will close on Tuesday, September 7th.
This event is sponsored by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a major funder of the American Homefront Project. American Homefront is a collaboration between NPR and seven public radio stations that looks at veterans and the military.
Steve Walsh is the military and veterans reporter for KPBS. He spent a large portion of his career as a print reporter for the Times of Northwest Indiana and the Post-Tribune in Gary, Indiana. At the Post-Tribune, he was embedded in Iraq twice. As KPBS’ military and veterans reporter, he contributes to the American Homefront Project, a collaboration of public radio stations that looks at veterans and the military.
Naval Air Station Sigonella Command Master Chief Anna Wood assists an Afghanistan evacuee deplaning a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Aug. 22, 2021. Photo By: Marine Corps Sgt. William Chockey Source: Defense.gov
For those unfamiliar with American University’s Military Connected Club (AUMCC), we’re a chapter of Student Veterans of America and the only campus club focused entirely on serving AU’s military-connected students (both grad and undergrad). Membership is open to all American University students, regardless of military service status.
An airman guides qualified evacuees aboard an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in support of the noncombatant evacuation operation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2021. The Defense Department is committed to supporting the State Department in the departure of U.S. and allied civilian personnel from Afghanistan and to evacuate Afghan allies to safety. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Crul Photo from Defense.gov
Dear AU Military Connected Students, as we prepare for the fall semester, I want to take a moment to address the evolving events in Afghanistan. If you’re like me, you’re vacillating somewhere between speechlessness and ranting raves. This is to be expected. We’re all experiencing the effects of *grief. The myriad of emotions associated with processing loss will look and feel different for each of us but are no less valid. Fortunately, we don’t have to grieve in isolation. There are over 500 military connected students at AU, and many more military-connected staff and faculty. With fall classes only a week away, and the capability to connect both in person and remote, there’s no better time for military-connected students to come together in solidarity.
Beginning Sunday, August 22nd @ 8pm EST and every Sunday through December 12th (or until further notice), a Military Connected Club Executive will facilitate an open discussion via Zoom for military-connected students interested in sharing their thoughts, feelings, concerns and/or comments. Regardless of the topic, we want to assure your voice is heard, concerns acknowledged, and any conflict appropriately resolved. To that end, we encourage all military-connected students to join us in solidarity. United we’re far stronger than alone.
Dear AU Military-Connected Community and Afghan friends
Please join for this timely event featuring our an AU-SOC Professor & filmmaker, Bill Gentile. Stories From the Heart of Afghanistan and America’s Longest War
Sunday, August 29th at 2:00 pm ET This panel discussion brings together the untold stories of Afghan families torn apart by decades of conflict, and two journalists who covered the wars that left Afghanistan in pieces. This panel discussion is about the human cost of war. Panelists Include: Bill Gentile, journalist and professor; Bob Nickelsberg, photojournalist; Rohila, displaced Afghan citizen; Rahman Nawroz, displaced Afghan citizen