The GovBrew Crew would like to thank all the service men and women, you are the true heroes of America! Today’s issue will focus on veteran stories and news. Happy Veterans Day 🇺🇸


What you may be getting wrong about veterans.

As of 2018, less than 10% of adults in the U.S. were veterans, according to a 2021 report from the Pew Research Center. The number of living veterans is only going to decrease, the same report said. While the population dwindles, veterans continue to play an outsized role in innumerable facets of American society, from pop culture to politics. And perhaps it’s because of that dwindling population, and because fewer Americans actually know a military veteran, that many misconceptions persist about who veterans are. Read this Task & Purposes story to see what those misconceptions are. Read more

Library of Congress Veteran History Project.

The Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served in World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. Read more

Meet the Federal IT and Consulting firms recognized for their commitment to Veteran hiring and retention.

Many Federal IT and consulting firms were recognized by the Department of Labor, receiving the HIRE Vets Medallion Award, the only Federal-level Veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to Veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. Check out this article to learn which GovCon firms won. Read more


🇺🇸 Useful: Grit, adaptability, attention to detail, and leadership experience. Four reasons veterans make excellent startup hires.

🗣 Cool: Meet 25 military influencers, advocates and change-makers of 2022.

🤑 Wow: Each year, a number of businesses offer discounts around Veterans Day. Check out this list of 2022 Veterans Day freebies and this list that tells you where vets eat free.

🎖 Video: Nothing like a cadence! Check out this I left my home or hard work cadence remix.


A nonprofit turning disability into abilities for our heroes.

If you are looking for a Veteran organization to support you should consider No Boundaries. Started by Molly Raymond after a car crash left her with a Traumatic Brain Injury, The No Boundaries program promotes self-esteem, pride, and a sense of accomplishment for combat wounded service men and women as they expand their independence and overcome challenges once thought insurmountable.

No Boundaries sends wounded veterans on trips that allow them to experience various challenging activities in scenic outdoor settings.  The challenges and accomplishments on these trips help wounded veterans understand that their disabilities may not be as limiting as they once thought when participating in many of life’s available activities.  Living together under one roof for 6 days, these heroes also benefit from group socialization, camaraderie, teamwork, and new life-long friendships with fellow veterans who are in the same situation and experience the same challenges in life.  The veterans and No Boundaries hosts become like family on these trips. Donate Now


GovBrew Emerging Technology Forum.

GovBrew is hosting a virtual forum on innovative emerging technologies. Hear Federal agency leaders discuss their experience deploying cutting-edge technologies in the public sector and how they use them to drive real change and meet their agency’s mission. Register now for a special Veterans Day Promo!

Government Speakers
-➤ Cindy Orellana Good – Dept of Treasury – Senior Analyst, Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation
-➤ Kathryn Wetherby – CMS – Deputy Director Marketplace IT Group, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO)
-➤ Chris Skirvin – Defense Health Agency – Chief, Global Service
-➤ Robert Whetsel – FDA – Associate Director for Data Architecture, Senior Advisor for Data Architecture
-➤ Ron Williams – GSA – Director, Cloud Adoption & Infrastructure Optimization
-➤ Dr. Aaron Drew – Chief Engineer & Chief Architect of Enterprise Supply Chain Modernization (eSCM) Program VA
-➤ Bobby Saxon (Moderator) – Deputy Director (Deputy CIO), Office of Information Technology, CMS

Giving Back to Veterans
50% of sponsorship dollars generated from this event will be given to No Boundaries. Interested in being a sponsor? Purchase your sponsorship here 👉 Sponsor Now under “Get Tickets” or email us at advertise@govbrew.co

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