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MISSION UNITED FEATURED VETERAN OF THE MONTH
Name LtCol Christopher Cannon, USMC (Ret.)
Branch of Service US Marine Corps
Hear Christopher’s Interview here
Chris Cannon recently retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after serving for more than 20 years as a Logistics Officer. During his career, Chris held a variety of positions in California, Japan and Washington D.C., and completed numerous deployments to Iraq from 2003 to 2007. His professional experience in the Marine Corps focused primarily on leadership, process improvement and organizational development. A solutions- and outcomes-focused strategist, he has enabled organizations to improve business processes, reduce operating expenses and better align daily activities to overarching strategy. Chris holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology Management, is a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and is a certified Master Professional in Strategic Management, specializing in developing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to improve organizational performance. Chris recently relocated to Fort Lauderdale, where he lives with his two children.
MISSION UNITED has aligned and mobilized resources to organize a comprehensive system of support for Veterans including housing support, education, health and mentorship services. A large part of the mission is helping Vets learn, resume writing and interviewing skills and succeed in the civilian workforce. Mission United connects veterans with job opportunities and helps employers discover the value of hiring veterans. For more info contact:
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VETERANS RESOURCES PAGE EASY 93.1
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Mission United helps ease the transition to civilian life and address the unique needs of veterans. By connecting them to a coordinated network of community partners, we empower veterans and their families to lead productive lives in our community. Services include job training and opportunities, affordable housing, legal resources and more.
VA-THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,245 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,065 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
VETERANS CRISIS LINE
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
NATIONAL CALL CENTER FOR HOMELESS VETERANS
Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness—and their family members, friends and supporters—can make the call to or chat online with the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, where trained counselors are ready to talk confidentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 877-424-3838
1-877-WAR-VETS is an around the clock confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life. The staff is comprised of combat Veterans from several eras as well as families members of combat Veterans. This benefit is prepaid through the Veteran’s military service.
POMPANO BEACH VET CENTER
Pompano Beach Vet Center
2300 West Sample Road, Suite 102
Pompano, FL 33073
Phone: 954-984-1669 Or 877-927-8387
BROWARD COLLEGE VETERAN’S RESOURCE CENTER
Veteran’s Resource Center
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd
Bldg 62 13-C
Coconut Creek FL
33066 954 201 2545
The College is designated a Military Friendly institution and offers a variety of programs to Veterans, in-service personnel, and to dependents of deceased or disabled Veterans.
BROWARD LIBRARY WIFI HOT SPOTS
Veterans, active military members and their dependents can check out free WiFi hotspots at nine library locations throughout Broward County with valid military identification.
HONOR FLIGHTS SOUTH FLORIDA
Transport America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.
Patriot Placements is committed to serving the military community by working with the business community to promote job placement and economic independence to our nation’s heroes and their spouses. Patriot Placements helps veterans find their next career path by providing a dedicated recruiter, career transition and training programs, resume building, interview coaching, job placement, networking events and job fairs.
Mission is to raise awareness and seek public aid for needs, services and activities for injured service veterans. To facilitate injured service veterans in assisting each other through teamwork based outdoor recreational activities and to provide unique, once in a lifetime outdoor activities to honor and empower our nations injured service veterans.