As the Veterans Special Emphasis Program Manager I will support a workplace environment that ensures civil rights and EEO free of discriminatory bias and reprisals; and where the workforce, customers, and business partners are treated fairly with dignity and respect. I encourage the employment of qualified veterans and provide support to currently employed veterans. I support Pennsylvania NRCS in its effort to promote a diverse and qualified workforce.
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Military Fitness Center - Military.com - Stuck in a rut with your fitness routine? Not getting the results you want? This site provides strategies for reaching your goals and outlines the type of workouts that will help you succeed.
Military Special Forces Fitness App - One of the most difficult types of training is done by elite military personnel. The navy seals, army rangers, and other specialized soldiers have some of the most advanced and extreme fitness routines to keep them in TOP shape - preparing their bodies for dangerous missions. This program uses the same exercises and workouts - pushing your body to its absolute limit. These brave heroes need to be extremely athletic. Their workouts ensure their bodies are prepared for any situation in case they have to preform hand to hand combat or must run long distance.
PTSD App for Your Smartphone *Free* - PTSD Coach was designed for Veterans and military Service Members who have, or may have, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This app provides users with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help users manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD. Tools range from relaxation skills and positive self-talk to anger management and other common self-help strategies. Users can customize tools based on their preferences and can integrate their own contacts, photos, and music. This app can be used by people who are in treatment as well as those who are not. PTSD Coach was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology.
311VET - Designed for Veterans to ask general VA Benefits questions and receive answers 24/7/365 from any mobile device, allowing answers at any time and from anywhere. 311VET allows Veterans to gather information on Health Care Benefits, Pensions, Life Insurance, Dependents and Survivors Benefits, and much more. As an interactive service, if a question is unclear a human assistant can help a user to find the information needed more easily. Every 311VET answer includes a source link which can direct a user to more detailed information and help on the way to access benefits which may require personal data.
Entire month of April - Month of the Military Child
April 5th - Gold Star Wives Day
April 14th - Air Force Reserve Birthday
April 23rd - Army Reserves Birthday
Entire month of May - National Military Appreciation Month
Veterans Employment Resources & Assistance
May 1st - Silver Star Service Banner Day
(Honoring America’s wounded, injured and ill service members)
May 1st - Loyalty Day
(Recognizing the American spirit of loyalty)
2nd Saturday through 3rd Sunday in May - Armed Forces Week
2nd Friday in May - Military Spouse Day
3rd Saturday in May - Armed Forces Day
May 8th - Victory in Europe Day
May 22nd - Maritime Day
Last Monday in May - Memorial Day
Veterans Resources & Organizations
Interesting Reading & Such
- The Wounds Within, A Veteran, a PTSD Therapist, and a Nation Unprepared – http://www.woundswithin.com/
- Fields of Combat, Understanding PTSD among Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan – Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Books
- The Veteran’s Survival Guide, 2nd Edition – Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Books
- Women Veterans: America's Forgotten Heroines – Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Books
- Soldier's Heart: Close-up Today with PTSD in Vietnam Veterans – Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Books
- PTSD My Story, Please Listen!: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Books
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3910 Adler Place, Suite 110
Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 625-8392 ext 101 FAX (610 625-8397
Wayde R. Minami
National Veterans Emphasis Program Manager
Natural Resources Conservation Service
1400 Independence Ave., SW.
Washington, DC. 20250
Office: (202) 690-3703 (Office)
Veterans SEPM Website Updates as of April 1, 2015