This month USVCC will sponsor its second Career and Education Fair in our ongoing effort to support America’s veteran population and their families as they take the next step in life. Participating in this event will be some wonderful educational institutions dedicated to building upon the experiences and knowledge veterans gained during their time in the military such as Excelsior College, Penn State University, Liberty University, Berkeley College, Waldorf University, Grand Canyon Education, and West Coast University. These schools are offering growing opportunities for in-person and online learning to maintain safety and flexibility for individuals. Through the support of this community, gracious companies and educational institutions, USVCC plans to host Career and Education Fairs regularly throughout the coming year.
March also marks National Women’s History Month and National Vietnam Veterans Day. According to the 2020 Department of Labor research, there are nearly 2 million living women veterans in the United States. Women veterans have had a vital impact on the United States Military, from General Ann Dunwoody, the first woman to serve as a four-star general in both the Army and the U.S. Armed Forces; to Commodore Grace Hopper U.S. Navy, who is widely recognized for her work designing the COBOL computer programming language; to Actress Bea Arthur who enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943; and every woman veteran in between who made personal sacrifices for our country.
In 2017, President Trump designated March 29 as National Vietnam Veterans Day. Of the 2.7 million Americans who served in Vietnam, less than 850 thousand are still living today. On March 29 we will pause to honor the courage and sacrifices of those who served in the Vietnam War.
The USVCC Team