Huntsville, AL
Von Braun Center - North Hall
Warriors To The Workforce Huntsville presented in association with Still Serving Veterans in conjunction with 2018 AUSA Global Force Symposium and Exposition
Tue, March 27, 2018 9:00AM to 4:00PM (Central)
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Registration for Veterans and Military Spouses will be available onsite in North Hall 3 starting at 0830.
Hiring Event opens at 0900.

About the Event
The American Freedom Foundation will host the 5th Annual Warriors To The Workforce Huntsville presented in association with Still Serving Veterans and in conjunction with the 2018 AUSA ILW Global Force Symposium & Exposition on Tuesday, March 27, 2018  from 0900 - 1600 in the North Hall of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL.  This one of a kind event is part of the American Freedom Foundation’s nationwide initiative to help Veterans find jobs.  The event will bring together major companies from throughout the country to profile their services and provide employment opportunities for our Veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses.  Attendees will have the chance to talk with employers and submit qualifications.

In addition to the hiring event, Warriors To The Workforce will include Workshops featuring some of the top speakers in the country.  Workshops will provide resources and information for Veterans, transitioning military service members and military spouses to help them better transition to civilian life.  Presentations will include subjects such as mental readiness, confidence building, networking and presentation skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques, job searching, career planning through goal setting, translating military skills and training into civilian life and corporate experience, among others.  

Also, there will be a separate area at the event devoted to 
Resume Review presented by Still Serving Veterans.  Please stop by this section to be sure you are on track with your resume!

**Attendance is free for Veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses**
Companies committed to participate in WTTW Huntsville:



Warriors To The Workforce Workshop Sessions Schedule
                                                                           Speakers, topics and times subject to change
Morning Panel: 1000 - 1130                                                 
Paulette Risher – Moderator
MG, U. S. Army (retired)
Chief Programs Officer
Still Serving Veterans
Topic:  “Navigating The Job Search Wilderness” 
A panel of Veterans who have recently and successfully navigated the civilian job search will share their strategies, challenges, and lessons learned.  They will also provide insights into what they would do differently and how they took care of themselves during what can be a very unnerving time.  This is candid feedback from those who have gone before and landed well.

Afternoon Panel: 1300 - 1530                                                   
Kevin Hoey - Moderator
Colonel, USMC (retired)
Senior Director, Programs
General Dynamic IT

Topic:  “Navigating The Cultural Divide”
Civilian culture differs from the military culture in many key ways and cultural fit is a major concern for both Veterans and employers.  Knowing what to look for before accepting a position and then, once hired, adjusting to the cultural rules of engagement are sometimes stumbling blocks for Veterans.  An experienced panel of Veterans who have successfully found their place in the civilian workplace will describe their challenges and share their recommendations/lessons learned. 

****Important Information for Exhibitors****
  • Exhibitor pricing listed herein includes two people to work the booth each day;
  • Exhibitor pricing listed herein includes one 8' table, power if needed, coffee and breakfast items, and 2 box lunches;
  • Due to space restrictions, we will only accommodate enough companies fill 35 exhibit spaces;
  • Each participating company must have job descriptions available
  • It is highly recommended that each company be prepared to accept resumes on site.
****Important Information for Veterans****
  • Veterans admission is free;
  • Be prepared to meet employers;
  • Dress for success;
  • Bring enough resumes (Both private and government);
  • Arrive early as registration may take some time and we want you to be ready to go at 0900;
  • Peruse websites for housing, parking, directions, etc.;
  • Peruse websites of participating companies to get an idea of job availability and description
Travel Information
Directions/Travel to Von Braun Center

Conference Websites 
2018 AUSA ILW Global Force Symposium and Exposition

Event Partners
This event would not be possible without the support and efforts of the following organizations:
  • About American Freedom Foundation 
    In return for their service and sacrifices made for our country, the American Freedom Foundation believes veterans, military service members, and their families are deserving of support that empowers and enables them to lead confident and productive lives.  AFF serves and supports them by building awareness and understanding of their service, sacrifice and needs through partnerships with military focused organizations and always will be relentlessly driven to bettering the lives of these heroes and their families.
  • About AUSA   
    AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national.  AUSA represents every American Soldier by: Being the voice for all components of America's Army; Fostering public support of the Army's role in national security; Providing professional education and information programs. As the premier voice for America's Soldiers, we are a dedicated team committed to building the best professional and representative association for the world's best Army. 
  • About Still Serving Veterans                                                                                             Still Serving Veterans is a Veteran Service Organization headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama whose mission is to serve and honor Veterans and their families, transitioning military, and members of the Guards and Reserves by assisting them in securing meaningful employments and the Veterans benefits they have earned. All services provided at no charge.  Founded in 2006, SSV has served more than 59,000 Veterans and their families nationally. Since 2007, SSV has secured over $519 million in cumulative additional benefits, services, and salaries for their Veteran clients. In 2017, SSV’s professional counselors conducted 15,526 one-on-one counseling sessions and helped secure meaningful new careers for 850 Veterans, which yielded over $33.53 million in new salaries, benefits, and services. SSV is also received the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics, the Nonprofit of the Year for the Huntsville/Madison Chamber of Commerce and the Madison Chamber of Commerce. SSV was awarded the Platinum seal of Transparency from Guidestar and was selected Best in Business, Non-profit category for 2018. For more information about SSV, please visit 
Contact Information:
Ted Hacker
American Freedom Foundation
(615) 330-9394 

Erin Gaul
American Freedom Foundation
(858) 699-0163
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