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Congratulations to the 15 Military to Medicine participants who started work this month! 

Military to Medicine wants to say…

Congratulations to the 15 Military to Medicine participants who started work this month! 

Inova Health System, our program partner in Northern Virginia, hired seven in roles ranging from Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE) trainer, a Registered Nurse, a Radiology Tech, and Medical Administrator. The remaining eight were hired across the country in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, New York and Washington, DC. Among that group were Physicians, Healthcare Administration positions and Registration Clerks. Military to Medicine helps members from the military family find healthcare work. Our August hires represented transitioning service members, war wounded, veterans, National Guard and Reserve, as well as military spouses who are affiliated with the following military bases: Andrews, Bolling, Fort Belvoir, Fort Benning, Fort Drum, Fort Gordon, Fort Huachuca, Fort Lee, Maxwell-Gunter, Quantico and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Each month Military to Medicine averages about 10 new hires from our program. We wanted to share the good news and plan to share more regularly. Military to Medicine is committed to helping military families find careers in healthcare. If you are looking to start a healthcare career, Military to Medicine offers training that leads to entry-level healthcare positions. If you have healthcare experience, post your resume in our Career Center that connects you to a job board full of current, open healthcare positions across the country. If you are a military spouse or member and have questions, check out our Web site or email our Customer Support team or call at 703.208.5974.
If you are an Organization, Installation or Military Services Program, or business please e-mail communityservices@militarytomedicine.org or you may also call or e-mail Kristina Saul her information is below.

Respectfully,

Kristina Saul- Military Spouse
Outreach Specialist
Military to Medicine
Kristina.Saul@militarytomedicine.org
770-445-5286- Desk
770-356-0086-Cell
http://www.militarytomedicine.org
http://militarytomedicine.ning.com/

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Listen to LIVE interview of Military to Medicine on Talking with Heroes-

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Listen LIVE on the Internet

June 5, 2010 at 10:00am (EST)

To Listen LIVE or later 24/7 Go To: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/19487 Episode 152

Military to Medicine
Inova Health System
Suite 610-West
8110 Gatehouse Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

http://www.militarytomedicine.org
http://www.inova.org/careers

Host: Bob Calvert

Guests:

Daniel Nichols:


· Executive Director at Military to Medicine (Inova Health System)
· Lieutenant at US Navy Reserve

Having served in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a Chaplain and deployed in support of OIF in 2003, and having served in the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, he transitioned to a recruiting and technology role at Inova Health System, which has supported him in launching a new national military family service organization called: Military to Medicine.

Colleen Saffron:

· Outreach Specialist Military to Medicine
· Prior – Founder and Executive Director of Operation Life Transformed

Colleen Saffron is the wife of not only an active duty soldier but also a soldier who was severely wounded in combat, during his deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on May 5, 2004.

She is intimately acquainted with the unique challenges the families of the war wounded are facing. She has, since the date of her husband’s injury, managed to care for him and her 3 children while also completing her online education to graduate with honors.

Kristina Saul :

· Outreach Specialist Military to Medicine
· Prior- National Outreach Program Manager for Operation Life Transformed

Kristina is the wife of a Chief of the US Naval Reserve Force- Full Time Support with 25 years of Service. They have been a Geographical Military Family, living apart since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Along with her Volunteer duties as a 3 Time Certified Navy Family Ombudsman and Outreach Specialist for M2M. She is the mother of 2 young children, one with Special Needs.
Kristina is also a 2 time cancer survivor who will be celebrating being 1 year cancer free December of 2010.

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The Military Spouse

I found this on a blog site today- To all my sister spouses- thank you for what you do!!

The Military Spouse
~author unknown~
There he stands in camouflage….yet he cannot hide from you.
You can pick him out in a crowd, and can eye his stride among a formation.
There he goes, away from you again, off to do his part and be his best,
leaving you in his wake – never “behind” yet always longing for his return.
There you are, amidst boxes and paper and confusion, creating a home, designing a household, transforming a building into a loving, nurturing, comfortable environment. Memories will be made here. Events will be celebrated. Children will be born, graduate, grow, change. Your family will evolve. Your love will increase. Your marriage will improve. And you will then be asked to leave it all…again.
There are those who do not understand… Who cannot comprehend, what it takes to fulfill your role, to fill your shoes, to be all that you need to be.
They marvel at times.Criticize at others.Seldom appreciate.Cannot imagine.
There are those moments, when you are where they are. When you marvel, criticize, lack comprehension, and are unable to muster understanding. And then he appears at the door, or on the phone, or through a rumpled letter addressed to “my love” and suddenly there is comprehension, and understanding, affirmation and conviction.
For by his presence, through his voice, in his message you KNOW that you’ve been beckoned to a noble calling, when asked to be a military spouse.
Invited to support a soldier who allows freedom, who guards democracy, who instills leadership. And in your role you see a slice of life that few others have the privilege to experience…
– flags appear more brilliant to you…- parades draw out more emotion for you…
– a patriotic song is a musical message played just for you…
– a hand-over-the-heart is as stirring as an embrace for you…
– a parting kiss can hold you for months…
– a welcome-back embrace can fill you up from lonely months…
– a gravemarker is a stark reminder of the meaning of devotion…
– a tear shared is a stark statement on the meaning of sacrifice…
– a duffle bag on a baggage claim gives you pause and connection…
– an eagle’s soar gives you inspiration.There you are…The military spouse.
The one asked to be strong.The one willing to belong.
The one who is often required to do it all.
The very one who is privileged to stand beside a true American – day in and day out.
How God has blessed us.How He has rewarded us.
There are military spouses around the world, beside soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors. They share a bond, a unity and a duty- to be there, always for their hero.
There.Said.Done.Deserved.There are no better…anywhere.

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Visit Military to Medicines Web Site and Join the Social Network

Greetings,

Last month, you were introduced to Military to Medicine, a program that provides online healthcare training and employment opportunities for military spouses, wounded warriors and their caregivers, Veterans, National Guard, Reserve and their spouses, and service members transitioning to civilian employment.

Today, Military to Medicine is excited to tell you that our new Web site – http://www.militarytomedicine.org – is up and running! On the site visitors can learn more about Military to Medicine, apply for courses online or even join the Talent Exchange, our social networking site – created especially for the military community that is interested in a healthcare career. As students who have experienced the online learning environment, we encourage you to join our network and stay connected to the instructors and contacts you have made. The link is directly on the home page under the word Ning.

To participate:

1. Visit http://www.militarytomedicine.org
2. Link to the social network found on the word Ning on the home page.
3. Sign up for Military to Medicine’s Talent Exchange social network in the top right corner of the Ning site.

With your participation, Military to Medicine’s Talent Exchange social networking site will be the one stop source for the military community to connect with other healthcare students, professionals, recruiters and healthcare employers. If you have any questions about Military to Medicine, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

Lastly, M2M is expanding our attendance at military events to include, yellow ribbon re-integration programs, career fairs, FRG meetings, Pre-deployment briefs, OMBUDSMAN conferences, spouse nights, TAPS, indoctrinations and much more.
Please feel free to contact the following team member below for any questions.

Kristina Saul- Outreach Specialist- kristina.saul@militarytomedicine.org – 770-356-0086- Marketing Materials and Questions

Kristina Saul
Outreach Specialist
Military to Medicine
Kristina.Saul@militarytomedicine.org
770-445-5286- Desk
770-356-0086-Cell
http://www.militarytomedicine.org

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Operation Life Transformed Name Changing to Military to Medicine

Please visit:  www.militarytomedicine.org 

Operation Life Transformed (OLT) has joined forces with Inova Health System to form Military to Medicine, a program that provides online healthcare training and employment opportunities for military spouses, wounded warriors and their caregivers, Veterans, National Guard, Reserve and their spouses, and service members transitioning to civilian employment.

OLT has been working cooperatively on the pilot Military to Medicine program since February 2009. Our two organizations share a similar military family mission and found that working together the training and outreach opportunities were strengthened and military families were better served. Today, Military to Medicine provides  healthcare training and placement opportunities in portable healthcare careers that readily “fit” the military lifestyle.

Military to Medicine has seen tremendous growth and support from the military community including the Department of Defense, The Department of Labor and the U.S. Army and the Army Spouse Employment Partnership. It also has received support from other healthcare systems including the Cleveland Clinic, Sharp Healthcare, Wellstar Healthcare and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans’ Health Administration. As a not for profit organization, Military to Medicine has gained support from philanthropic entities like Cisco Systems Foundation, Elks Lodge, the Dallas and San Antonio TRIAD, and the Claude Moore Foundation.

Operation Life Transformed would like to thank you for your support in the past and we look forward to serving our military family communities under the new name Military to Medicine.

Please check out our new Web site at www.militarytomedicine.org and be sure to join our social networking site that is linked there, too. We look forward to hearing from you!

  Sincerely,

 The Military to Medicine Team

www.militarytomedicine.org

 info@militarytomedicine.org

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