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Forging Connections: USPTO’s Debut at the Military Influencer Conference 2023

The Military Influencer Conference (MIC) is an annual gathering of the leaders, entrepreneurs, content creators, creatives, and brands who shape and support the military community. At MIC, industry experts lead panels and offer opportunities for transitioning from the military, starting or scaling businesses, serving in non-profit organizations or creating social impacts, or working in media […]

How RTX transforms its workforce with Veteran Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups, also known as ERGs, are not only a great way for a company’s employees to meet and network, but they also encourage inclusivity by connecting professionals from similar backgrounds and helping them feel a deeper sense of belonging. ERGs also provide opportunities for employees who identify with multiple identities. For employers, it […]

Be Humble in Service and Leadership.

Regardless of your branch of service, the memories of arriving at boot camp will always be ingrained in our minds. Even after 20 years I can remember the bus ride from Chicago O’Hare Airport to Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois. I remember the anxiety, the cold, the lack of sleep and the wind as […]

Gold Star Families Honored for Their Ultimate Sacrifice

On May 11, four women from disparate backgrounds met at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Their bond came from a shared burden that most never experience: They are Gold Star Families, or surviving family members of servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. Keely Schild was seven when her father, U.S. Army Sgt. […]

Make the Call – stories of community, connection and a pledge to reach out to your brothers and sisters in arms.

Task & Purpose began with a mission to engage, inform, and stand up for our community. That means listening to the servicemembers, veterans and others who make up our readership and tackling the issues they’re facing head on. Make the Call was created to address the isolation and mental health crisis that plagues servicemembers and […]

Staying connected after service

Zachary Bell and Jay Blancas never intended to be a voice for the military and veteran communities. They simply thought it would be funny to stand on the side of the road with a cardboard sign where they had written a phrase only a Marine would understand like, “Take Motrin, drink water, change your socks.” […]

Erik Bartell on finding your tribe

Like many veterans, Erik Bartell left the military with no idea what he was going to do next. After serving for six years as an Army infantry officer, an injury forced him to make a decision. Erik had always wanted to lead, but with this injury he would not be able to lead Soldiers directly […]

War after the war: The long fight to bring our unsung heroes home

Over the past 20+ years of war, an estimated 50,000 Iraqi and Afghan interpreters have aided American forces with critical linguistic skills – communicating with local people and security forces, intercepting and translating insurgent communications, and providing immeasurable cultural insight and feedback to troops on the ground. More than 1,000 of them have been killed […]