LA Mayor, Columbia Alumnus and Reserve Naval Officer announces “10,000 Strong”

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today a new regional veterans hiring initiative called “10,000 Strong” aimed at getting 10,000 veterans jobs by 2017. The initiative brings together over 100 companies and 40 non-profit and public-sector partners to offer supportive services or

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Dr. Jill Biden Visits Columbia Military Veterans

Dr. Jill Biden today met with student military veterans at Columbia University in New York to learn more about their programs that serve veterans and military families. Dr. Biden announced earlier this week that she would be visiting campus programs

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5 “Military Secrets” Behind Steve Blank’s Entrepreneurial Success

Why the famed entrepreneur and author credits the military for advantages his civilian counterparts just didn’t have. For years, entrepreneur and author Steve Blank kept a secret from the people he worked with in Silicon Valley, he told me recently. The secret

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Film: Hearts and Minds

Army veteran and Columbia University MFA Film Candidate, Jesse Gustafson (, has completed principal photography on his thesis film, HEARTS AND MINDS. The film follows a young US Infantryman on a mission during his first tour in Afghanistan.   The

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen Visits Columbia University

Investing in America’s military veterans through education and employment opportunities will benefit local communities greatly, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said here today at Columbia University. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs

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