Washington, DC
Washington Convention Center
Warriors To The Workforce Washington presented by GES in association with Easter Seals' Veteran Staffing Network and in conjunction with the 2018 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition - Hall A; Booth #261
From  Mon, October 08, 2018 at 9:00AM (Eastern)
To  Wed, October 10, 2018 at 3:00PM
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Veteran and Military Spouse can register onsite at the AUSA registration area.


Veteran, military service member and military spouse 
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About the Event
The American Freedom Foundation will host Warriors To The Workforce Washington (WTTW) presented by GES (Global Experience Specialist) in association with Easter Seals' Veteran Staffing Network and in conjunction with the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition 2018 on October 8 - 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Booth #261. This one of a kind event is part of the American Freedom Foundation’s nationwide initiative to help our Veterans, transitioning military service members and military spouses find meaningful employment.  The event brings together major companies from throughout the country to profile their services and provide employment opportunities for the attendees.  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.
WTTW Washington Hiring Event Schedule
0800  Exhibitor set-up and registration
0830  Registration Opens for Veterans and Military Spouses
0900  WTTW event begins
1500  WTTW event ends; Exhibitor break down

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Conference Websites
Warriors To The Workforce: http://www.warriorstotheworkforcedc.net
2018 AUSA Meeting & Exposition: http://ausameetings.org/2018annualmeeting/
****Important Information for Veterans****
  • Veterans, military service members and military spouse admission is free.
  • Please enter only 1 person per ticket
  • All attendees must have an AUSA Badge to enter Warriors To The Workforce Hiring Event and Exhibit Hall - allow time to retrieve your badge from the AUSA Registration Area
  • WTTW is locateed in Hall A; Booth #261 (back right corner) (SEE MAP BELOW)
  • Be prepared to meet employers
  • Dress for success - business or uniform is advised
  • Bring enough resumes for all exhibitors (Both private and government)
  • Visit exhibitor websites to get an idea of job availability and descriptions
  • Registration will open at 0800 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****
  • Company participation is limited to 35 exhibitors
  • All individual working the exhibitor booths must have an AUSA badge to enter Warriors To The Workforce Hiring Event and Exhibit Hall
  • Arrival Information for Exhibitors:  When you arrive on the first day of the event, please check in at AUSA Registration and get your badge. Then proceed to Hall A; Booth #261 and check in with the American Freedom Foundation to find out where to set up
  • Each exhibitor will receive 1 8 ft. table, 2 chairs, power (if requested), coffee, and box lunch
  • Plan to bring your own tablecloth
Companies committed to participate in WTTW DC event (10/05/2018):
Monday, October 8 Tuesday, October 9
 Columbia Southern Education Group  CACI
 DeVry University  Columbia Southern Education Group
 Dish Network  Commutair
 Easter Seals Veteran Staffing Network  Easter Seals Veteran Staffing Network
 EMCOR Government Services  Erickson
 Engility  Esri
 Erickson  Freedom Protectors Life
 Esri  Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL)
 Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL)  Heavy Construction Academy
 Heavy Construction Academy  Hiller Plumbing
 Hiller Plumbing  Intelligent Waves
 Melwood  Melwood
 Mole*Masters  Moog
 National Technologies Associates NTA  NewDay USA
 NewDay USA  Novetta 
 Novetta  Oplign 
 Perspecta  PAE
 Purdue University Global  Perspecta
 SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC)  Purdue University Global
 Department of Homeland Security:   Department of Homeland Security:
     U. S. Secret Service      U. S. Secret Service
     U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)      U. S. Coast Guard
     U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services      U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
 Vectrus      U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
 Virginia Dept. of Veterans Services  Vectrus
 Warriors Ethos  Virginia Dept. of Veterans Services
 Werner Enterprises  Warriors Ethos
   Werner Enterprises

Workshop Schedule
Monday, October 8
1030 – 1130
Tuesday, October 9
1030 – 1130
“Getting Through The Front Lines:
Transition and Beyond”
Moderator:  Lawrence Jarrett
Career Coach, Easter Seals Veteran Staffing Network
U. S. Navy Veteran
Brian Harris
Talent Acquisition Director - 
Enterprise Solutions and Services
CACI International Inc
LaShawn Dobbins
National Recruitment Advisor
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Army Veteran

Meg O’Grady
Vice President, Military and Public 
Sector Solutions
Purdue University Global

Meg O’Grady
Vice President, Military and Public 
Sector Solutions
Purdue University Global
James McCormick
Captain, USA, Retired

James McCormick
Captain, USA, Retired
Elmer Pagaragan
Talent Acquisition Specialist
United States Secret Service
USMC Retired

Alfredo Torres
Central Virginia VTAP Coordinator
VA Department of Veterans Services
U. S. Navy Veteran
Monday, October 8
1300 – 1400
Tuesday, October 9
1300 – 1400
Federal Resume Workshop – Hosted by DHS
LaShawn Dobbins
National Recruitment Advisor
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Army Veteran
Garry Gaston
Veterans Employment Program Mgr.
Department of Homeland Security 
U. S. Army Retired

Facts about AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition - October 8 - 10, 2018
  • The largest landpower exposition and professional development forum in North America
  • Over 600 Army & Industry exhibitors using 250,000 square feet of exhibit space
  • Attendees in recent years have included the Vice President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Army
  • Professional development forums are held throughout the three days for soldiers, NCOs, officers, Army family members, and industry executives
Map of Washington Convention Center
and Warriors To The Workforce Location - Hall A;  Booth #261

Event Partners
This event would not be possible without the support and efforts of the following organizations:

About American Freedom Foundation (AFF)
In return for their service and sacrifices made for our country, the American Freedom Foundation, founded in 2004, 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 creating awareness and building support for 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.  Throughout its short history, the American Freedom Foundation has made grants of approximately $1.2 million to more than 30 military organizations and awarded over 1,200 full and partial scholarships to military spouses and their dependents in 50 states and 8 countries through the AFF/Purdue University Global Military Family Scholarship Program valued in excess of $9.2 million.  Through the AFF national Veterans employment initiative program, Warriors To The Workforce, thousands of Veterans have been connected to hundreds of participating companies for employment opportunities.  www.americanfreedomfoundation.org

About the Association of the United States Army (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.  www.ausa.org

About Easter Seals' Veteran Staffing Network (VSN) 
In 1933  a group of physicians, therapists, teachers and civic-minded individuals banned together to create new opportunities for children with disabilities in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The result of their efforts was the founding of the D.C. Society for Crippled Children, today known as Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VAToday, Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA reaches tens of thousands of children and adults throughout the region. One thing that has remained at the forefront through the years is the mission of Easter Seals; "provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs, including military, wounded warriors, Veterans and their families, have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities." The Veterans Staffing Network (VSN) functions as a full-service staffing agency (temp, temp-to-perm, direct hire) placing Veterans, military spouses, National Guard and Reservists, and wounded warriors. Revenues from placement fees are invested to provide crucial support services for Veterans, wounded warriors and their families such as Military Family Respite ProgramHomeless Veterans Reintegration Programs, Family Caregiver TrainingLittle Warriors Child Development Program and others. www.easterseals.com/DCMDVA/ 

Contact Information:
Ted Hacker
American Freedom Foundation
(615) 330-9394

Erin Gaul
American Freedom Foundation

(858) 699-0163
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