The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - November 10, 2018

November 10, 2018

Partners on Point

Kent Fortune, Regional Vice President of the USAA Campus in Colorado Springs

Huge Job Fair on Dec 1, at the USAA Colo Springs campus!  Ahead of job fair, Mt. Carmel & their partners can help with resumés, LinkedIn & elevator pitch to ensure Job Fair Success and maybe a USAA opportunity!

Featured Spotlight

Lindsey Holt, Director of Stewardship for Together We Smile

Veterans Voice Podcast is sponsored by Star Dental Institute.

Star makes significant social impact through its non-proft, “Together We Smile”.  Together we Smile held a major outreach event with significant impact, improving the lives of 50 Pikes Peak residents during their advanced dental surgery course, Oct. 9 through 12.

The training was attended by 10 doctors from around the US and provided the latest industry procedures and technologies for new and replacement dental implants at Star’s 21st Street Clinic in Colorado Springs.  The effort provided 50 surgeries donated with an estimated value of $140K.

Special Guest

Mt. Carmel Community Champion Randy Gradishar

Denver Broncos #53, All-American “Orange Crush” Defense.  Broncos named him their 2018 Salute to Service Nominee.  Randy was at Mile High Stadium, on the field rallying the team and fans this past weekend.

Happenings

Excited to be part of Indy Gives 2018!

An incredible opportunity for the community to show support.  Mt. Carmel Veterans Service provides career and transition assistance, behavioral health and wellness, supportive services, connection to community resources, and safe event space for veterans, military members and their families.  Our non-profit has directly impacted more than 4,200 unique clients in the Pikes Peak region through more than 20,000 client visits since 2016.  Please visit: indygive.com to learn more!

Information and Event Registration

Online: Veteranscenter.org – check out the calendar – events & services every day/every weekend for veterans, military & their families!  Call us at: (719) 772-7000.  Visit in person: 530 Communication Circle (Off 8th Street)

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KRDO Noon News with Mike Lewis - Mt. Carmel Veteran’s Service Center - October 31, 2018

November 1, 2018

"They Served, We Give!"  Mt. Carmel Veteran's Service Center is expanding on Veteran's Day, celebrating veterans, military and their families all month long starting with a fundraiser Thursday, November 1, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - October 27, 2018

October 27, 2018

In this edition of Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis:

Partners on Point

Medicare-eligible veterans are faced with difficult decisions about healthcare. The Medicare Mentors, Retired Army Lt. Col Rich Lewis and Partner Pam Behrendt – partners at Mt. Carmel – provide free assistance in considering options. Get free advice twice a week if you’re Medicare-eligible members of the Veteran Community at Mt. Carmel, Tuesdays 1-5 pm & Thursdays 10am–2 pm; Appointments at 772-7000

Featured Spotlight

Kristi Smith, U.S. Marine Veteran, UCCS Class of 2018 Graduate and Mt. Carmel Client. 

She is a former Marine & Colorado Army National Guardsman; experienced in applying personal networks to accomplish goals; driven to win-win solutions; just completed UCCS Communications Degree; skilled in American Sign Language; active job seeker; pursuing: Work with diverse groups, mentoring youth, achieving positive social change.

Mt. Carmel helped her navigate a major career change; meet a variety of transition needs.

Happenings

If you missed the Big Job Fair w/190 employers yesterday…and I hope not…three important events are ahead – and Mt. Carmel can help you prepare:

Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center – Today:

Previously advertised everywhere, but *Happening Today – Saturday Oct 27* from 8 am-4 p.m at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, Denver: Same Day interviews at their ongoing job fair – 11 different career fields being recruited in medical and support areas. More info at: usajobs.gov Event is at 1700 North Wheeling Street in Aurora, Colo. – today – Oct 27 until 4 p.m.

DAV Veterans Career Fair: Nov 1, 11 am-3 pm, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center:

Led by national military recruiting firm, RecruitMilitary, event is open to anyone who has served on active duty, the National Guard, the Reserves and spouses. Fifty-two employers attending – all listed online at:http://recruitmilitary.com/ColoradoSprings

*Make sure you’re doing your job fair follow-up – professional thank-you’s, LinkedIn connections and emails after the job fair – Mt. Carmel can help show you how also!

They Served, We Give Celebration on Nov 1: The community is invited to Celebrate & Honor Veterans at a reception at Mt. Carmel, Nov 1, 5-7 pm. Food, beverages, entertainment and silent auction. Bring your friends – we’re celebrating Veterans!

Colo Springs Military Spouse Hiring Reception: Nov 6, 5-7 p.m. at Penrose House Conference Center - Networks & interact directly with HR experts & hiring managers from local & national companies; Get resume assistance & a LinkedIn photos! Pre-Register through the Hiring Our Heroes webpage – More details are on the Mt. Carmel FB, Instagram & Twitter.

Mt. Carmel Peer Navigators networking event Nov 8, 5-7 pm - Specifically for Veterans, Military Spouses and transitioning military members! Expand your professional job search network and practice your elevator pitch with local employers, community partners and others. Free snacks and beverages at Red Leg Brewing Company, 4630 Forge Road.

Trauma Informed Care Training Nov 15– In partnership with Griffith Centers, Mt. Carmel offers no-cost Trauma-informed Care training for those who have experienced trauma or have a loved one who has experienced trauma. Training helps to increase understanding regarding trauma, and how trauma impacts the brain and behaviors.  Class is Nov 15, noon to 3 p.m. at Mt. Carmel. Call 772-7000 to reserve your spot.

Excited to be part of Indy Gives 2018!

  • An incredible opportunity for the community to show support
  • We are a non-profit organization
  • Community support is crucial to all of our programs
  • Mt. Carmel Veterans Service provides career and transition assistance, behavioral health and wellness, supportive services, connection to community resources, and safe event space for veterans, military members and their families.
  • Our non-profit has directly impacted more than 4,200 unique clients in the Pikes Peak region through more than 20,000 client visits since 2016.
  • Please visit: indygive.com to learn more!

For information and event registration for these and more:

Online: Veteranscenter.org – check out the calendar – events & services every day/every weekend for veterans, military & their families!

Call us at: (719) 772-7000

Visit in person: 530 Communication Circle (Off 8th Street)

Follow on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - October 13, 2018

October 13, 2018

Welcoming Special Guest Host Nanette Brede, Director of Prep Connect 360

In Partners on Point:

Prepping for the big USAA Job Fair & Other Career Opportunities

 

  • Daniel Martinez, Mt. Carmel Director of Employment & Transition Programs

    • What jobseekers should be thinking about ahead of a job fair
    • What services Mt. Carmel provides in this area? (and for who)
  • Aaron Kiewicz, Leaderquest Employment Development Manager (Mt. Carmel partner & veteran)
    • Significant role helping Mt. Carmel ensure clients with LinkedIn Readiness
    • Key partner connecting clients to Cyber career opportunities (major careers sector)
  • Dan Maxwell, Transitioning U.S. Army Soldier & Mt. Carmel Client
    • Share his story/transition into civilian life & our local workforce in second segment

Mt. Carmel Employment & Transition Program

  • Numerous career programs/veterans/family members of all eras
  • Prepare for success: Mock Interviews, Resume development
    • Partner collaboration: PC360 program w/assistance from Leaderquest w/LinkedIn

      • Next PC360 Nov 5-9

         

Featured Spotlight:

Meet Mt. Carmel Client Daniel Maxwell, employment-ready and transitioning from active duty service.

In Happenings:

Oct 24 – USAA-sponsored Oct 24 Job Fair at the Chapel Hills Event Center.

  • Open to Transitioning Military, Veterans and Military Spouses
  • Carmel & partners will help jobseekers prepare for success
  • Top regional/national employers in hottest job sectors (190+ employers signed up!)

14 Oct: Warrior 1st Car Show, benefitting veterans, 9am-3 pm at Mt. Carmel, Car owners/vendors call: (720) 725-4619

16 Oct – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Construction and Trades Job Fair at Mt. Carmel

Excited to be part of Indy Gives 2018!

  • An incredible opportunity for the community to show support
  • We are a non-profit organization
  • Community support is crucial
  • Please visit: indygive.com to learn more!

For information and event registration for these and more:

Online: Veteranscenter.org

Call: (719) 772-7000

Visit in person: 530 Communication Circle (Off 8th Street)

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The Veteran’s Voice - September 29, 2018

September 29, 2018

In this edition of Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis: 

In our Partner on Point segment, we focus on career and employment-minded military spouses with guests, Janet Farley, Mt. Carmel MilSPouse Career Program Manager; Dana Hagood, USAA Executive Director of Human Resources & Region Operations; Candace Gross, *Employment-ready* Military Spouse & Mt. Carmel Client; and Tammy Oberheyser, Military Spouse and Dental Assistant at Star Dental.

In our Featured Spotlight,  Candace Gross, *Employment-ready* military spouse and Mt. Carmel Client!

In Happenings:

Oct 24 – USAA-sponsored Oct 24 Job Fair at the Chapel Hills Event Center.

  • Open to Transitioning Military, Veterans and Military Spouses
  • Mt. Carmel & partners will help jobseekers prepare for success
  • Top regional/national employers in hottest job sectors (170+ employers signed up!)

9 OCT – 10 a.m. – noon – How to succeed at the Job Fair at Mt. Carmel

16 Oct – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Construction and Trades Job Fair at Mt. Carmel

Excited to be part of Indy Gives 2018!

  • An incredible opportunity for the community to show support
  • We are a non-profit organization
  • Community support is crucial
  • Please visit: indygive.com to learn more!

No Cost Retreats – for Couples, Indi duals, families

  • Half-day, full-day, multi-day
  • Some include horseback riding, fishing, hiking, sports
  • Some include equine and art therapy or trauma-informed yoga
  • Includes on-site professional counseling, as desired
  • Meals included
  • Several upcoming this fall

For information and event registration for these and more:

Online: Veteranscenter.org

Call: (719) 772-7000

Visit in person: 530 Communication Circle (Off 8th Street)

Follow on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube

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The Veteran’s Voice Podcast with Mike Lewis is a sevice of Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center presented by USAA and sponsord by Star Dental Institute.  Veterans Voice publishes the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at 08:00.  Get the podcast at krdonewsraio.podbean.com

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - September 15, 2018

September 15, 2018

In this edition of Veteran's Voice with Mike Lewis:

Partners on Point features Nicole Holling, Mt. Carmel Director of Veteran & Family Resources and Liz Foster, Financial Coach with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center are in studio to talk about a variety of ways they are able to provide a hand-up without duplicating other community services; and most often working in close partnership help clients. 

For our Featured Spotlight, U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Mark Shuster & his wife Mary who both give back to the Veteran community in a big way in Colorado Springs.

And in Happenings, no-cost retreats; a big USAA veteran hiring event; the MilSpouse Career Program; IndyGives campaign; career counseling workshops and more!

The Veteran's Voice Podcast with Mike Lewis publishes on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at 08:00.  Get the podcast at krdonewsradio.podbean.com  

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - September 1, 2018

September 1, 2018

Welcome to the Inaugural Edition of Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis!

A service of Mt. Carmel Veteran’s Service Center, presented by USAA and sponsored by Star Dental Institute.

In Partners on Point:

Mike Lewis introduces Bob McLaughlin, Mt. Carmel COO; Dr. Gary Moore, Owner of Star Dental Institute and Jim Hannon, USAA GM/Site Director, to discuss their mutual and collective interest helping veterans and how their organizations do that individually and through their collaboration in the Veteran’s Voice podcast.

In the Featured Spotlight:

The group recognizes a veteran in the community.  In this edition of Veteran’s Voice, Michael Tucker, former army infantryman who today serves on the USAA team. 

In Happenings:

September/October networking, job fairs, movie screenings and more for veterans, military and their families.

The Veteran’s Voice Podcast with Mike Lewis originates from flagship station KRDO Newsradio in Colorado Springs and publishes on the 2nd and 4th Saturday every month at 08:00 hours MDT.  Get it on-demand at:  The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis

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