Huntsville, AL
Von Braun Center
Warriors To The Workforce Huntsville presented in association with Still Serving Veterans and in conjunction with the 2018 SMD Symposium
Wed, August 08, 2018 9:00AM to 2:00PM (Central)
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Veterans, military service members and military spouses 
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About the Event
The American Freedom Foundation will host Warriors To The Workforce Huntsville (WTTW) presented in association with Still Serving Veterans and in conjunction with the 2018 SMD Symposium & Exposition on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL in East Hall #3.  Event takes place from 0900 - 1400. This one of a kind event is part of the American Freedom Foundation's nationwide initiative to help Veterans, transitioning military service members and military spouses find meaningful employment. The event will bring together major companies from around the country to provide employment opportunities for our military community. Attendees have the chance to talk with employers, submit qualifications, participate in job interviews, have their resumes reviewed and participate in a rotating schedule of professional development workshops led by subject matter experts on transition from military to civilian life.

Hiring Event Daily Exhibit Hall Schedule
0800  Exhibitor set-up and registration
0830  Registration Opens for Veterans and Military Spouses
0900  WTTW event begins
1000  Panel Dicussion
1400  Exhibitor break down/end

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Panel Discussions for Wednesday, August 8
1000 and 1130 
"Keys for Job Search Success"

Gain insight from HR processionals on what and what no to do when it comes to transitioning from the military and finding the right path for your next opportunity. Panelists include:
Scott McKee, SES
Manny Pierre, DCS Corp.
Odie Huffman, MDA
Will Hayes, INSUVI Inc.
Moderated by Paulette Risher, Still Serving Veterans
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***Important Information for Veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses****
  • Veterans, military service members and military spouses admission is free
  • Please enter only 1 person per ticket
  • Be prepared to meet employers - research participating companies
  • Dress for success - business or uniform is advised
  • Bring enough resumes for all exhibitors - Govt and private sector
  • Registration will open at 0830 and event begins at 0900
  • Please note:  All data collected on your WTTW  event registration form will not be sold or given to anyone other than possibly another highly reputable Veteran Service Organization that we feel may help you achieve employment or a better understanding of the transition process from military to civilian life.
****Important Information for Exhibitors****
  • Exhibitor pricing listed includes two people to work the booth each day
  • Exhibitor pricing listed includes one 8' table, power (if requested), coffee, and box lunch
  • Only 35 exhibitor tables available 
  • It is highly recommended that each company be prepared to accept resumes on site.
Companies committed to participated in WTTW Huntsville event (08/02/2018):
Averitt Express Avion Solutions AAFES
Scientific Research Corporation Heavy Construction Academy University of West Alabama
Canvas, Inc. Strategic Systems, Inc. First Command Financial Services
Purdue University Global Still Serving Veterans Boeing
Sanmina/SCI Technologies Modern Technology Solutions U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
Phoenix PeopleTec S3, Inc.
Intuitive Research and Technology Madison County Vet Center Redstone Federal Credit Union
SES Huntsville Career Center KBR Wyle
National Technologies Associates Yulista Aviation AECOM
IERUS Technologies Valley Pizza Hut New York Life Insurance
Hexagon US Federal Allied Associates International Ignite
Facts about 2017 SMD Symposium - Space and Missile Defense in a Complex World - August 8 - 10, 2017
  • Huntsville is home to 909 defense contractors who collectively provide $5.6 billion in defense contracts for the U. S. Government.
  • The SMD Symposium is the leading educational, professional development and networking event in the space and missile defense community.  The symposium is widely attended by leaders and professionals from the United States and our allies around the world.  It is the ideal forum for conducting business face-to-face. Participants can also earn continuing education credits.
  • Key features of this year’s symposium included the following:

            Modeling & Simulation Technology Track
            STEM Education Forum and Expo
            Warriors To The Workforce Hiring and Workshops Training Event
            Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Program
            Geospatial intelligence program
            Wednesday evening dinner featuring Presentations from Senior Level National and International Leaders
            Congressional and Technology Panels
            Exhibit Hall featuring Technology and Product Demonstrations
            Wargame Participation

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 SMD  
    The SMD Symposium is the leading educational, professional development and networking event in the space and missile defense community.  The symposium is widely attended by leaders and professionals from the United States and our allies around the world.  It is the ideal forum for conducting business face-to-face. Participants can also earn continuing education credits. 
  • 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  

Paulette Risher
Still Serving Veterans

(256) 883-7035

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