Military Minute: LinkedIn for Military Members

Take a minute (or two) to watch our newest video! Think you don’t need LinkedIn because you are in the military? Think again. This edition of Military Minute breaks down how to make LinkedIn your very best friend. Learn more!

Spouses Find Value in Direct Sales Careers


by Bianca M. Strzalkowski By now, you likely have a friend who has invited you to a party or enticed you to try the products they are passionate about. Direct sales careers have become commonplace within the military community because it gives spouses more control of their careers. Plus, these women and men typically fall […]

Harvey Breaks Records, Prompts Record Guard Response


By Jennifer G. Williams Hurricane Harvey slowly made its way ashore three times in August, smashing records and prompting Texas Governor Greg Abbott to activate the entire Texas National Guard of 14,000 Soldiers and Airmen, and to ask for an additional 10,000 Guardsmen from other states. “It is imperative that we do everything possible to protect […]

Combined Federal Campaign


Since 1961, the CFC program has raised nearly $8.2 billion for local, national and international charities. The CFC has raised almost $2.4 billion in just the past 10 years. There were roughly 24,000 CFC charities available to choose from in 2015. The total amount raised by the CFC has dropped off since its high of […]

From Combat to the Classroom


by Madison Linnihan Going back to college after serving in the military can be a difficult decision to make. There are a lot of different factors to consider. Oftentimes, people don’t know where they should begin in the process. However, college campuses all over the country are becoming increasingly more veteran-friendly. While you may have […]

5 Ways Your Military Career Can Help You Advance Your Civilian Career


by Rebecca Alwine For many service members, the military is a stepping stone to a better career. While members of the reserve component have the opportunity to simultaneously advance both their civilian and military careers, it certainly isn’t easy. But when combining the skills and options for career advancement between the two, it is much […]

Civilian Career Options: Which Way to Go


by Bianca M. Strzalkowski Younger veterans continue to face an increased rate of joblessness when compared with peers who served in previous eras. A newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics report showed an ongoing trend of post-9/11 military job seekers with a higher rate of unemployment than older generations of veterans. There has been a […]

Military Minute – LinkedIn for Military Members


Take a minute (or two) to watch our newest video! Think you don’t need LinkedIn because you are in the military? Think again. This edition of Military Minute breaks down how to make LinkedIn your very best friend.

Military Families Magazine – September 2017


Download this Military Families Magazine digital edition now or view past issues in our Digital Archive! In this special CFC Kick-Off issue: Party On ! Military Spouses Look to Home Parties to Grow Their Business on the Move Post-Military Career Options Children’s Corner – Making Friends in a New Place And more!

Everything You Need To Know About Linkedin


by Madison Linnihan Most military members don’t have a LinkedIn account because they think there’s no need to have one in the military. However, as a member of the reserve component, you likely have a civilian job, too — and if you’re looking for a new job in the civilian world, LinkedIn is the first […]

NY Army Guard veteran finishes college education after nearly four decades


by Eric Durr Chief Warrant Officer 3 Doug Sherman started his college education in 1979. He finished nearly 38 years later, on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Sherman, age 56, the warrant officer recruiter for the New York Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion graduated with a degree in business management and economics from Empire […]