Recent Magazine Issues: January 2017

See what’s inside this month’s issues of G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur®. Enjoy the inspiring stories, expert advice and resources we provide to help veterans and military spouses make informed decisions at key points in their lives.

G.I. Jobs® Magazine January Issue

The cover of the January issue of G.I. Jobs® features Florent Groberg, Army veteran and Boeing’s Director of Veterans Outreach. Florent was one of the veterans featured in LinkedIn’s #HonorOurFuture campaign launched on Veterans Day. The campaign urged America to rethink how it honors veterans. In this issue we share the advice and insight from the veterans who served as the face of the campaign. Open this issue and you will also be able to browse our 2017 list of Military Spouse Friendly Employers®, among other articles focused on the finance and tech industries.

G.I. Jobs January 2017 Issue Cover - LinkedIn Honor Our Future

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Military Spouse Magazine Jan Issue

The January issue of Military Spouse addresses topics military families are interested in around sports & recreation, financial services & banking, and online services. This issue includes our 2017 Military Spouse Friendly Employers® list, featuring our #1 Military Spouse Friendly Employer® of the year, Comcast NBCUniversal.

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Vetrepreneur Magazine Jan Issue

The cover story of Vetrepreneur’s January issue features John Molière, Navy veteran and recipient of NaVOBA’s 2016 John K. Lopez Lifetime Achievement Award. Inside this special federal contracting issue, you can learn how John dedicated his life and his life’s work to veteran support and advocacy.

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Recent Magazine Issues: December 2016

See what’s inside this month’s G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur®. Enjoy the inspiring stories, expert advice and resources we provide to help veterans and military spouses make informed decisions at key points in their lives.

G.I. Jobs® Magazine December Issue

The December issue of G.I. Jobs® is our biggest issue of the year, featuring our 14th Annual Military Friendly® Employers list. Our #1 Military Friendly® Employer is Marsh & McLennan Companies. Read how their programs exemplify the culture, commitment and passion of the 2017 Military Friendly Employers for America’s Veterans.

G.I. Jobs® December 2016 Issue

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Military Spouse Magazine December Issue

The December issue of Military Spouse addresses topics military families are interested in around the holidays, including making a home away from home, creating budgets, and choosing charities. Military Spouse’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide features our favorite gifts this season.

Vetrepreneur November December 2016 issue cover

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Vetrepreneur Magazine Nov/Dec Issue

The cover story of Vetrepreneur’s November/December issue features Emmett Walker of Walker Logistics, the winner of our most coveted 2016 Vetrepreneur® of the Year. Read how he rebuilt what’s now a thriving logistics firm not once, but three times –a shining example of how military training prepares veterans for business success.

Vetrepreneur November December 2016 issue cover

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STEM Jobs Magazine Late Fall Issue

We’re excited that Mike Rowe (host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs) graces the cover of our Late Fall issue! In the issue we continue redefining the STEM acronym, showing that STEM is in other Ts, such as Tourism, Transportation, personal Tech, and Trades. We also bust some common STEM myths to show students the various paths they can take to do what they love.

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Meet the Winners of the 2017 Military Friendly® Awards

Military Friendly® Awards

Last month we announced our 2017 Military Friendly® Employers and Schools, and today we’re proud to recognize the best of the best with special awards. New this year, Military Friendly® Awards showcase the most powerful and effective programs of all Military Friendly® institutions.

Based on the successful completion of the Military Friendly® survey, more than 200 employers and 1,200 post-secondary schools were designated as “Military Friendly®”. Of these recipients, 154 employers and 541 schools have been recognized as Top 10, Gold, Silver, or Bronze award winners for excellence in different categories (annual revenue for employers and institution type for schools).

Who made the top of the list for 2017?

#1 Military Friendly® Employer: Marsh & McLennan Companies

Peter Beshar (EVP, General Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies), Chris Hale (VM CEO), Laurie Ledford (Chief HR Officer, Marsh & McLennan Companies), Dan Glaser (CEO, Marsh & McLennan Companies), Julio Poralatin (CEO, Mercer)

From left: Peter Beshar (EVP, General Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies), Chris Hale (VM CEO), Laurie Ledford (Chief HR Officer, Marsh & McLennan Companies), Dan Glaser (CEO, Marsh & McLennan Companies), Julio Poralatin (CEO, Mercer)

Marsh & McLennan Companies, a leading professional services firm, is our #1 Overall Military Friendly® Employer for 2017.

– View Marsh & McLennan’s Profile –

Marsh & McLennan Company’s veteran talent initiative casts a wide net to identify veteran candidates for a range of roles. Their ‘Silver Medalist’ program identifies impressive military veteran candidates who did not receive a job offer in their initial round of interviews and works with them to develop their interviewing skills. The company works closely with these candidates to identify and place them in other positions in one of their operating companies.

During our site audit of top Military Friendly® Employers, it was immediately clear that Marsh & McLennan Companies’ program was helmed by knowledgeable, capable and passionate leaders. More important was the reality that theirs was not a program set on an island; it was a program set in motion by their President and CEO Dan Glaser, a program embraced across every division of the organization. This is what authentic commitment looks like, and this commitment is further evidenced in the execution and corporate-wide embrace of an underlying ethos that skills and experience gained in military service matters.

Marsh & McLennan Companies’ program is well-tracked, deeply integrated, has meaningful goals, consistent measurements and is clearly setting the pace with innovations that truly benefit veterans, whether they are candidates or employees, and whether they are selected for a position with the company or not. The company proves that authenticity rises to the top.

#1 Military Friendly® School: City College of New York

From left: Chris Hale; Alexandra Casey, communications director for New York State Asssembly 34th District, Office of Assemblymen Michael DenDekker (chair for the New York State Assembly for Veterans Affairs); Juan Reina, VP for Student Affairs at City College; Christopher Gorman, director of Veterans Affairs; Joel Mentor, Treasurer of the Board - Manhattan Community Board 9 and Chair of Landmarks/Parks Committee; Jordan David Garrick, a Veteran and economics major at City College. Middle: Chris Rosa – interim vice chancellor for Student Affairs, CUNY

From left: Chris Hale; Alexandra Casey, communications director for New York State Asssembly 34th District, Office of Assemblymen Michael DenDekker (chair for the New York State Assembly for Veterans Affairs); Juan Reina, VP for Student Affairs at City College; Christopher Gorman, director of Veterans Affairs; Joel Mentor, Treasurer of the Board – Manhattan Community Board 9 and Chair of Landmarks/Parks Committee; Jordan David Garrick, a Veteran and economics major at City College. Middle: Chris Rosa – interim vice chancellor for Student Affairs, CUNY

The City College of New York is our #1 Military Friendly® School for 2017 in the Public Universities category.

– View CCNY’s Profile –

The school’s entire veterans’ program was originally conceptualized by veterans for veterans, which makes it distinct. The program also demonstrates the great organizational and programmatic capacity that veterans possess, and why it is so vital that colleges make every effort to embrace them.

Commitment certainly begins with the head of any campus-based veterans program, but our Military Friendly® schools must demonstrate that they go beyond a single resource, team or dedicated space. The very best Military Friendly® Schools have developed a culture that embraces and integrates military students through collaboration across all campus departments and services.

What was clear in CCNY’s performance in our survey and in our on-site audit is that the school’s program builds around a solid set of outcomes that are measured, tracked and analyzed to determine what efforts and what investments have the greatest impact on student success.

See All of the 2017 Award Winners

The names of awardees are published online at militaryfriendly.com and will be printed in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® and the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools. Read the official press release, and be sure to check out the 2017 Military Friendly® Employers and 2017 Military Friendly® Schools who made our list.

Remembering Pearl Harbor on the 75th Anniversary

USS Shaw Exploding at Pearl Harbor

Explosions rock the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during the Japanese surprise air attack on Dec. 7, 1941. Credit: National Archives

Today is the 75th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, which killed more than 2,400 Americans at a naval base in Hawaii. This is the last time that survivors will gather on a milestone anniversary of the infamous date. For most others, the resonance of Pearl Harbor has faded with the decades and after the more recent attack on 9/11. Still, we shouldn’t forget how our nation’s heroes fought and what was lost and gained that day.

Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The barrage lasted just two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and more than 300 airplanes.

The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan; Congress approved his declaration with just one dissenting vote. Three days later, Japanese allies Germany and Italy also declared war on the United States, and again Congress reciprocated, throwing the country into World War II.

Take a look back at the events of the day using National Geographic’s Interactive Pearl Harbor Attack Map:

Remembering Pearl Harbor: An Interactive Map of the Attack on December 7, 1941