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Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day 2015

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Me with the honor guard from New Directions at the VA Center in Santa Monica, CA

Recently I stopped by a bar to see an old friend from high school. We sat at the bar to catch up and reminisce about the old days. He had stayed in the town I had grown up in, Lake Tahoe, and I had left to join the Navy.

We got into a conversation about vets and he made the remark that he didn’t get why everyone made such a big deal about vets or soldiers as they had signed up for a job and were doing it. Why did they need extra stuff or why did we see them as heroes for doing their job? Arrrrghh!

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Veterans Day Celebrity Shout Out Video

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Vets this video is for you…

As the creator US Veteran Group on Linkedin and a proud Navy veteran, I am always looking to support our troops and veterans. I so a lot of celebrity interviews and whenever I get a chance I ask for a shout out for the vets and troops.

Here are the celebs:

  • Adrian Paul – Highlander
  • Barry Kerch – Drummer Shinedown
  • Bruce Boxlightner
  • Buzz Aldrin – Astronaut
  • Edwin Hodge – Red Dawn
  • Ernie Hudson
  • Gary Busey
  • James Van Der Beek
  • Joanna Cassidy
  • Kent Shocknek – CBS News Anchor Los Angeles
  • Lorretta Divine – Greys Anatomy
  • Magic Johnson
  • Marilou Henner
  • Nick Young – The Clippers
  • Peter Jason
  • Robert Wuhl
  • Sharon Gless
  • Steven Webber
  • Stuart Pankin
  • Warren Sapp

This video is just a few of the many I have done. I hope to release a lot more soon.

Vets we love you…. You should have a week or a month, not a day.

Please share this with as many as you can and have a wonderful Veterans Day.

Related Links:

US Veteran Group on Linkedin
US Veteran Group on Facebook

Special Thanks goes to…

GBK Productions
Norby Walters – Night of 100 Stars
Alfred Music – NAMM Show

Kent Shocknek Supports Learning Ally at Night of 100 Stars

Kent Shocknek on helping the dyslexic and blind with audio books.

In this video interview, CBS News Anchor, Voice Over Professional, Speaker, Host and Actor Kent Shocknek talks to us about Oscars 2013 and his support of Learning Ally and gives a shout out to U.S. Veterans. Continue reading

Memorial Day Walk for Warriors in Los Angeles Supporting New Directions

It is Time for the 2013 Walk for Warriors supporting the incredible programs at New Directions

May 27, 2013

This event is over, but you can still donate to this great cause or check out their website so you can go to the next event.

General Donation

Walk, run or just go out and help support veterans programs in your town. We at On Purpose Magazine support New Directions and their yearly Walk for Warriors.A great day in the sun with color guard, New Directions Choir as seen on America’s Got Talent and so many great vendors and associations that are helping veterans and their families the support they really need. Continue reading

Mario’s Soldiers Non-Profit Organization

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“Mario’s Soldiers is a non-for profit organization, which focuses on humanitarian efforts spanning from under privileged children to supporting our troops.  This is all done in honor of PFC Marius L. Ferrero, his last mission, and the ideals that he gave the ultimate sacrifice for.”

Got a Twitter message from this group and after looking at their website I just had to share these folks with you.

According to their website they are really busy doing the grass roots effort to help under privileged children, soldiers and their families in time of need.

I am a huge advocate for children against abuse, hunger and also care deeply about my fellow soldiers and veterans who have given the ultimate sacrifice so we and the world can free of fear.

By the way… I also attended ITT Technical Institute like Marius did… so to a fellow brother in service and alumni member I thank Marius for his service and sacrifice.

Thank you to this and all the wonderful organizations, families and people that give of themselves whether it be with time, money, support or all three. – JW

About Mario’s Soldiers

We started MARIOSSOLDIERS.org in honor of our beloved hero PFC Marius L. Ferrero.

This brave soldier was killed in action in Baqubah, Iraq on November 18th 2007 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Though being in the Army Infantry 1st Battalion, 38th IN REGT. 4th SBCT. 2nd ID SBCT, he never fired a single hostile shot in combat.

PFC Marius L. Ferrero was on a mission promoting good will that day,  handing out toys to Iraqi children.  While on this mission with his gun at his side, an IED detonated and instantly killed Marius along with two other soldiers and seven Iraqi children.

We at MARIOSSOLDIERS.ORG would like to continue PFC Marius L. Ferrero’s last mission, by collecting money and donating toys for children around the world.  Please join us in accomplishing “HIS” mission.

PFC Marius L. Ferrero

PFC Marius L. Ferrero was born in Miami, FL.  February 9th,1984.  He was a very happy child who was known by everyone as “BOLO” or “MARIO”. 

He was loved by everyone who knew him.  He was a member of Civil Air Patrol as a young boy.  Joined JROTC in high school at Coral Park Senior High.  After high school, he attend ITT Technical School before joining the Army in July 2007. 

He loved movies.  He had a DVD Collection over 200 titles.  Marius was very intelligent and could master any task with ease.  He loved helping his grandmother.  He vowed to her that one day he will re-pay her for all that she had done for him. 

He was deployed to Iraq in October of 2007.  While in Iraq, his grandfather, who was very influential in Marius’ life after his father’s death early in his childhood, passed. 

He was given 2 weeks leave to be with his family.  He went back to Iraq and was there just one more day before he was killed in a IED attack in Baqubah, Iraq on November 18, 2007. 

He was a very brave soldier and loved what he did defending our freedom. 

Marius is survived by his paternal grandmother Modesta, Mother Maribel and Brother Manny.  We love you, BOLO.

Twitter (www.twitter.com/MariosSoldiers),
Facebook (www.facebook.com/MariosSoldiers)
or website (www.MariosSoldiers.org)


US Veteran on LinkedInUS Veteran on Linkedin

US Veteran is the largest veteran and military group on Linkedin and welcomes the US Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force, National Guard and Coast Guard.

Reservist, Honorable Discharge or Retired or just looking to help the veteran cause. This Group is for you. Come Join us Find Friends, Network with others to share information and resources. Active Duty Also Welcome -Thank you for your service.

Join or Visit the Linkedin Group www.linkedin.com/groups/US-Veteran-87020
or Follow Us at Twitter www.Twitter.com/us_veteran
on Facebook at www.facebook.com/USVeteranPage

US Veteran on Twitter is Back!

twitterThank You Twitter Support

Something I never thought I would say.

@US_Veteran‘s account on Twitter had been suspended for over a week and I am very happy to report that the suspension has been lifted.

This is not the first account I have had shut down in error and I have heard from others about similar plights. Luckily Twitter support has worked at resolving every issue I have heard about including my own so Thanks Twitter Support!

Here is the resolution letter from Twitter:


gobeee, Apr 03 11:35 am (PDT):

Hello,

Twitter has automated systems that find and remove multiple automated spam accounts in bulk. Unfortunately, it looks like your account got caught up in one of these spam groups by mistake.

I’ve restored your account; sorry for the inconvenience.

Please note that it may take an hour or so for your follower and following numbers to return to normal.

Thanks,

gobeee


jwnajarian, Apr 01 11:40 am (PDT):

Hello, I have read the rules and understand them and still am not sure why the @us_veteran account was suspended. I would like the suspension repealed, but would also like to know the reason for the suspension, so I can make sure I avoid making any errors in the future.

Thank you for your time…

Kindest Regards,

JW Najarian
US Veteran – Linkedin (http://www.linkedin.com/groups/US-Veteran-87020)


Marilu Henner Supports the Alzheimers, PCRM and US Vets at Night of 100 Stars

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Marilu Henner is best known for her role in Taxi, but she also a producer and author of Total Health Makeover and she supports the Alzheimers Association and PCRM. Continue reading

Buzz Aldrin Gives a Shout Out to US Veterans at Night of 100 Stars

Buzz Aldrin at the Night of 100 Stars Talks About US Veterans

Gemini 12 and Apollo 11 Astronaut and second man to step on the Moon gives a Shout Out to Continue reading

Highlander’s Adrian Paul Gives a Shout Out to US Veterans

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Actor, Producer, Director and Philanthropist Adrian Paul – A Thank You to US Veterans

Adrian Paul who is best known for the Highlander Movie and TV series stopped by at Night of 100 Stars during the 2012 Oscars to talk to us about his foundation The Peace Fund and give a shout out to the vets… Thanks Adrian and his lovely wife Alexandra Tonelli.  – JW Continue reading

Highlander’s Adrian Paul Talks About The Peace Fund and Celebs4Kids

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Actor, Producer, Director and Philanthropist Adrian Paul on his foundation The Peace Fund

Adrian Paul who is best known for the Highlander Movie and TV series stopped by at Night of 100 Stars during the 2012 Oscars to talk to us about his foundation and give a shout out to the vets… Thanks Adrian and his lovely wife Alexandra Tonelli.  – JW Continue reading

Robert Wuhl Gives Shout Out to US Veterans

Robert Wuhl at the Night of 100 Stars Gives a Shout Out to US Veterans

Actor, Comedian and Writer Robert Wuhlgives a shout out to US veterans

Robert Wuhl from one of my favorite shows Arli$$ and Assume the Position stopped by at Night of 100 Stars during the 2012 Oscars to give a shout out to the vets… Thanks Robert.  – JW

Robert Wuhl On Purpose MagazineRobert Wuhl

From Wikipedia

After several years of stand-up comedy, Wuhl had roles in movies including Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman (as reporter Alexander Knox) with Michael Keaton, Bull Durham with Kevin Costner, Cobb with Tommy Lee Jones, Mistress with Robert De Niro and Good Morning, Vietnam with Robin Williams. His first role in movies was a starring role in the 1980 comedy The Hollywood Knights along with other fledgling actors Tony Danza, Michelle Pfeiffer and Fran Drescher. He wrote two of the six episodes for the TV series Police Squad! in 1982, and did an audio commentary for its release on DVD in 2006. He also had a small role in the 1983 film Flashdance.

Wuhl was in the beginning of the music video to Madonna‘s 1985 hit “Material Girl.”

In 1992, he appeared in The Bodyguard as host of the Oscars. In reality he won two Emmy Awards for co-writing the Academy Awards in 1990 & 1991 with Billy Crystal.

From 1996 to 2002 he wrote and starred in the HBO series Arli$$ as the title character, an agent for high-profile athletes. From 2000 to 2001, he was a frequent panelist on the ESPN game show 2 Minute Drill, often quizzing the contestants on sports-related movies. Wuhl was a player in the Game Show Network‘s Poker Royale series, a competition between pros and comedians. In 2006, he starred on HBO in a one-man-show, Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl, where he taught a history class to show how history is created and propagated in a similar fashion to pop culture. A second chapter entitled Assume the Position 201 with Mr. Wuhl aired on HBO in July 2007. Wuhl is currently developing a stage adaptation of “Assume the Position” at Ars Nova in New York City.

Robert currently stars on his own radio show The Robert Wuhl Show talking sports.

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Night of 100 Stars 2011 JW NajarianThanks to Night of 100 Stars, Norby Walters and the great staff for a wonderful night full of stars… Hollywood’s #1 Awards Night Gala.

On one night each year, Hollywood’s most prestigious movie industry awards show is televised to the world. It’s a night when constellations of stars come out of their Brentwood, Beverly Hills and Bel Aire estates to support their peers and participate in the spectacle.

Anyone who is someone is out to see and be seen, a stellar mix of TV and movie actors, moguls and media, producers, paparazzi and assorted glitterati. It’s also
a night where, under the spotlights of the exclusive Beverly Hills Hotel, hundreds of Hollywood’s brightest converge in limousines, wave at the cameras, walk the red carpet, and enter the most exclusive, high-profile awards night gala event of the year – Night of 100 Stars — hosted by legendary agent Norby Walters.

Gary Busey Gives Shout Out to US Veterans

Gary Busey at the Night of 100 Stars Gives a Shout Out to US Veterans

Actor Gary Busey gives a shout out to US veterans

Gary was running to dinner to watch the 2012 Oscars when I caught him for a shout out to the vets… Thanks Gary.  – JW

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Gary Busey and Stephanie SampsonGary Busey

From Wikipedia

William Gary Busey (born June 29, 1944) is an American film and stage actor, and artist. He has appeared in a variety of films, including Lethal Weapon, Point Break, and Under Siege, as well as guest appearances on Gunsmoke, Walker, Texas Ranger, Law & Order, and Entourage. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1978 for his role in The Buddy Holly Story.

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Night of 100 Stars 2011 JW NajarianThanks to Night of 100 Stars, Norby Walters and the great staff for a wonderful night full of stars… Hollywood’s #1 Awards Night Gala.

On one night each year, Hollywood’s most prestigious movie industry awards show is televised to the world. It’s a night when constellations of stars come out of their Brentwood, Beverly Hills and Bel Aire estates to support their peers and participate in the spectacle.

Anyone who is someone is out to see and be seen, a stellar mix of TV and movie actors, moguls and media, producers, paparazzi and assorted glitterati. It’s also
a night where, under the spotlights of the exclusive Beverly Hills Hotel, hundreds of Hollywood’s brightest converge in limousines, wave at the cameras, walk the red carpet, and enter the most exclusive, high-profile awards night gala event of the year – Night of 100 Stars — hosted by legendary agent Norby Walters.

 

Uncle Joe Benson US Veteran on Linkedin Shoutout

Legendary Classic Rock Historian and Disk Jockey “Uncle” Joe Benson Gives a Shout Out to US Veteran on Linkedin

Thanks to Uncle Joe Benson for taking a minute to thank US Veterans for their services and sacrafice.  – JW

Uncle Joe BensonUncle Joe Benson

Playing music on the air since 1968, and on the Los Angeles airwaves since arriving at KLOS in 1980, Joe Benson‘s presence both on and off-air has made his voice and name one of the most recognized in Southern California broadcasting over the past three decades.

He hosts the extremely popular KLOS Five O’Clock Funnies daily feature, the nationally syndicated OFF

Joe Benson Talking with Maria Elena Holly about Buddy Holly's legacy.

Joe Benson Talking with Maria Elena Holly about Buddy Holly’s legacy.

THE RECORD with Joe Benson musicians interview program, and has published six volumes of UNCLE JOE’S RECORD GUIDES.

Since the mid-Eighties, J.B. has announced at every Southern California auto racing venue including the Auto Club Speedway since it’s 1997 inception — in the process interviewing every major race driver in America.

As a driver, Joe has won NASCAR oval races, NHRA drag races and SCCA road races.

His UNCLE JOE’S RACING cars have been used regularly for public appearances since 1989. If you were to ask him, Joe would tell you that he’s been very lucky to have worked with and met so many fine people, and to have touched the lives of millions of listeners. To Southland listeners, he is truly their Uncle Joe!

Def Leps Rick Savage & Joe Elliott w/J.B.

Having fun with Def Leppard bassist Rick Savage and frontman Joe Elliott.

Producer Ken Scott w/J.B.

Hanging with Beatles/Bowie/Supertramp producer Ken Scott on a sunny day.

Ol' buds Joe Walsh & Joe Benson.

It’s Joe Walsh!

J.B. & Glenn Frey.

Unc and Eagles mastermind Glenn Frey — the stories they could tell!

Steve Perry w/Unc.

Steve Perry and J.B. in the studio.

w/drumming bros. Carmine & Vinny Appice.

Getting choked up with legendary drumming gods Carmine & Vinny Appice.

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Talking rock & hot rods with Alice Cooper!

J.B. w/Nick Mason.

After catching up on Pink Floyd and fast cars, Nick Mason and J.B. shared a moment in the sun.

w/Chickenfoot's Michael Anthony & Joe Satriani.

Chickenfoot hand signs — yeow! Michael Anthony and Joe Satriani signing with their Unc.

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Go to Uncle Joe’s Website www.UncleJoe.com

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I ♥ Vets Tee Shirts Helps Vets

Blake Leitch Wounded Combat Vet Makes I Vets Tee Shirts to Help Put Unemployed Vets Back to Work.

Blake Leitch is a combat veteran. In 2005, Blake was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During my deployment he was wounded in action when an IED hit his Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

Since coming home and recuperating from the wounds he sustained he has realized that there is no greater need than to invest in our Veteran families’ education. Blake linked up with Mark Slaby, the Founder of Illinois Patriot Education at The Medinah Patriot Day. That day he realized that there is not only a huge gap in our nations heroes VA benefits, but there is also many great Americans that want to help the vets succeed.

I met Blake through a wonderful friend and I was so inspired by his story and what he is doing to help other vets that I had to meet him.

Blake is one of the nicest guys you ever want to meet and he is working hard to build a business that helps his family, his community and other combat wounded vets.

Blake started the I Heart Vets Tee Shirt Company to help combat wounded vets in his town, find jobs and get help and he has been fairly successful at it.

I love his Tee Shirt so much I have asked Blake to make a special one for my US Veterans Group on LinkedIn. That group now has over 23,000 members. Not all of them need help, but many need resources and jobs and we are always looking at ways to help.

Blake has made us his I ♥ Vets Shirt with our US Veterans Logo on the back, but you can have Blake make your organization a shirt or just buy a plain I Heart Vets Tee Shirt by going to his site and choosing from what he has in stock. 

If you want the US Veteran Special Edition Tee Shirt, which costs the same as his regular shirts, you can go to www.bit.ly/usvet. 20% of the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Program.

Blake is a great guy and his company is doing wonderful work so please support his efforts. Thank you Blake for all you do. – JW

I Heart / Love Vets

Blake Leitch, wounded combat vet first started making I Heart Vets Tee Shirts to support the efforts of The Illinois Patriot Education Fund (IPEF) and he still heavily supports that cause.

Blake’s Tee Shirts have now taken off and he offers his Tee Shirts that support his causes and his family and also can offer your organization his services to easily use I Heart Vets merchandise for your student group, Student Veteran of America Chapter, VFW, American Legion, or any other group. Start fundraising.

This book has one primary purpose: To Get Veterans Jobs! With the help of veterans from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines this book was written by a current Professional Fortune 50 Lead Recruiter with nearly 15 years of experience.

Because the author recruits as his profession in this challenging job market every day, he knows what works and what doesn’t.

This is a no-nonsense guide to help vets get hired, even in this difficult job market –even if nothing else has worked.

A substantial portion of the proceeds from book sales are donated back to charity to help veterans at HonorVet.org and to help the stray and abandoned animals at Logan’s Run Rescue.

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Reposted From Off The Shelf & Online
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Among so many things, Blake Leitch is a father, student, and husband. But like many other veterans and their families, Blake suffers from the aftermath of war. 

Blake graduated from Mattoon High School in 2000. He was an active participate in the National Guard his junior and senior year. Right after high school, Blake entered basic training for the military. He said

“During that time I came to the realization that I liked doing the Army full-time,” Blake said.

Blake signed up for active duty not knowing the future ahead of him. “The day I reported for active duty was actually September 11th, 2001,” he said.

A few months later, Blake found himself in the midst of the war: Iraq. During that time Blake’s vehicle was hit by an IED bomb over 20 times. From that incident alone, Blake now suffers from severe back and traumatic brain injuries.

“I lost count after about 24 roadside bombs that my convoy vehicle was hit with and the last one is when I took strap mill to my face,” Blake said.

Blake said it wasn’t just one of the bombs that caused his injuries, but a combination of all the explosions he was in.

Years later and a safe return home, Blake is still fighting a battle with the skeletons of his past. Along with back injuries and traumatic brain injuries, Blake was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and suffers from ringing in the ears.

Many soldiers face similar struggles like Blake after returning from war.  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder that that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. Kim Dowland, a nurse practitioner at Eastern Illinois University Health Services, said PTSD is not an uncommon mental disbility for military veterans. Click here to watch Kim’s interview about PTSD.

Blake still visits the doctor on a regular basis because of his back injuries. Due to the PTSD and traumatic brain injuries he also has difficulties sleeping.

“Every night I’m taking a sleeping pill to help me go through that,” Blake said. “I’ve had a hard time finding a medicine that wouldn’t put me in such a deep sleep that I’d have nightmares.”

Blake said it’s also really hard for him to stay focused for long periods of time due to the PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.

“My brain is just so messed up from what happened over there that it’s just taking a long time to really re-program that,” Blake said.

Blake’s wife of over 7 years, Jackie Leitch, and their son 22-month-old son, Spencer, have helped Blake get through difficult times.

Jackie said though Blake being deployed wasn’t easy, it has actually made their relationship stronger knowing that they have overcome such difficult hurdles.

“We look back at that year that Blake was deployed and we know that we wouldn’t want to do it over again, but we also know there were great things that came out of that for us,” she said.

Jackie said seeing the struggles he still is dealing with a couple years later is still tough. Though she will never truly know what Blake is going through, she said she offers him a listening ear, encouragement, and support. To hear more of what Jackie has to say about her husband, Click right here.

“Honestly, I think its made us stronger,” Blake said. “It makes us communicate better.”

Blake said knowing that he has his family there for him helps him get through everyday. “It gives me more to live for,” he said. Click here to view a slideshow of Blake and his family.

Other than his family, Blake’s spiritual beliefs have also gotten him through post-war difficulties. Blake and his wife Jackie are strong believers in their faith.

“I really believe if it wasn’t for my devotion and my relationship with Jesus I really wouldn’t be alive,” Blake said.

Click here to see a photo essay of how Blake deals with his everyday struggles.

I Heart Vets:

The I Heart Vets Website
The I Heart Vest Special Edition US Veteran on Linkedin Tee
Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn

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US VeteranUS Veteran on LinkedIn

The US Veteran Group on Linkedin was started to assist US Veterans of all services and of any age to connect. As it has expanded to over 23,000 members and growing, it now also looks to help find resources for the veterans who need them.

We also allow family members and resources such as job recruiters and vet help programs for drug abuse and suicide etc.. also join.

If you are a vet looking for work you can also join our US Veteran – Jobs Group

Warren Sapp Gives a Shout Out to US Veterans

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Warren Sapp Superbowl Champion and Runner Up on Dancing With the Stars, Salutes the US Veteran

after his speech at the 2012 Gravity Summit UCLA Warren Sapp gave it up for the US Veterans

Warren Sapp seemed to have a lot of fun bustin my chops and messing with me, but he was the nicest guy and was up for whatever I needed when I interviewed him about his huge Twitter following. 

When I asked him to give a shout out for the vets he was all over it and I thank Warren for his kindness and great sense of humor – JW

Warren SappWarren Sapp

From Wikopedia / Facebook

Warren Carlos Sapp (born December 19, 1972) is a former American college and professional football player who was defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami Hurricanes, was recognized as a consensus All-American and won multiple awards. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1995 NFL Draft as the 12th overall pick, and played professionally for the Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders of the NFL. He spent nine seasons with the Buccaneers where he earned seven trips to the Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl ring in 2002. He moved to the Raiders in 2004.

His 96.5 career sacks (100 counting the playoffs) are the second-highest career total sacks for a defensive tackle and the 28th highest overall for a defensive lineman. His 77 sacks with the Buccaneers is second in the team’s history.

In 2002, Sapp helped lead a resurgent Tampa Bay team to victory in Super Bowl XXXVII over the Oakland Raiders. Sapp had five tackles and two sacks during the 2002-2003 postseason, and was an instrumental staple in the league leading Buccaneers defense.

On the seventh season of Dancing With the Stars, Warren and Kym Johnson were runners up to the winner Brooke Burke who now co-hosts the show

Warren Sapp’s Twitter address: http://twitter.com/qbkilla

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We help bridge the gap between real-time social tools and the business community.   Executives and decision makers, marketing professionals, small business owners, advertisers, PR professionals, and others, learn how to leverage social platforms to amplify their message and successfully engage with consumers.

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Nick Young of the Clippers Shout Out to US Veterans

Nick Young of the Los Angeles Clippers with a Shout Out to US Veterans

Nick YoungNick Young of the Los Angeles Clippers showed up at the crowded Red Carpet of Magic Johnson’s Official Celebration of Purchasing the Dodgers baseball club.

Nick was nice enough to give US Veterans a shout out. Thanks Nick. – JW

Nick Young

From Wikipedia

High school career

Young played for Cleveland High School, in suburban Reseda, California. He averaged 27.2 points and 10.8 rebounds as a 2004 senior at Cleveland, earning 2004 CIF L.A. City

Section, Los Angeles Times All-City and San Fernando Valley first team honors. He shot 57.3% from the field and 46.8% from three-point range (52-of-111), had 48 steals and 41 blocks as Cleveland finished 25–4. Young was tabbed the seventh-best player in the country by HoopScoop and listed by prep basketball guru Frank Burlison as among the Top 50 recruits in 2004. He once scored 56 points in one game and had 23 rebounds in another. He earned CIF L.A. City Section first team honors in 2003 and was included in a list of Top Seniors by Athlon heading into 2004.

College career

Young played for the University of Southern California from 2004 to 2007 and was first team All-Pac-10 First Team in the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons. In the 2007 NCAA Tournament, Young led the fifth-seeded Trojans to a berth in the Sweet Sixteen, where they lost to the one-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels, 74–64.[1] Along the way, Young led USC to a 77–60 first-round win against Arkansas.[2] In the 2nd round, Young led the team with 22 points over the Texas Longhorns in a 87–68 rout of the team featuring the National Player of the Year, Kevin Durant, though Durant led both teams in scoring with 30.[3]

Following his junior season, as expected,[4] Young announced on April 15, 2007 to the Los Angeles Times that he would forgo his senior year to turn professional and enter the 2007 NBA Draft,[5] where he was selected with the 16th overall pick by the Washington Wizards.

NBA career

Nick Young and Clippers players (Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Randy Foye and Kenyon Martin) on the floor vs Kings.

Nick Young was selected 16th overall by the Washington Wizards in the 2007 NBA Draft. Young started his first career NBA game on December 15, 2007, against the Sacramento Kings.

On January 9, 2010, Young was fined $10,000 by the Washington Wizards for participating in Gilbert Arenas‘ antics before a game on January 5, 2010 against the Philadelphia 76ers. Arenas was being investigated for a prior incident involving guns in the Wizards’ locker room, but made light of the accusations by pointing his finger at his teammates, as if he were shooting them. His teammates were photographed smiling and laughing with him.[6]

Young scored a career-high 43 points on January 11, 2011 against the Sacramento Kings.[7]

On March 15, 2012, Nick Young was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in a three-way trade involving the Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards. Later, on April 16, 2012, he helped the Clippers clinch their first playoff berth in 6 years with a 19 point performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was also a key part of the Clippers’ comeback victory against the Memphis Grizzlies in game one of the first round of the 2012 playoffs, making three three-pointers in under a minute.

Contact Nick Young

Twitter: @NickSwagyPYoung
FB: www.facebook.com/thenickyoung1
Nick Youngs Homepage

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Mark Lyden – Veterans: Do This Get Hired

Do This! Get Hired! is Practical Help for Unemployed Veterans

You can NOT expect to get a job in THIS difficult job market by doing the same old things and following the same old advice.  IT WILL NOT WORK!  It is time to get advice that has been PROVEN to work especially in this difficult job market.  Even when nothing else works, this advice WILL!

When you talk to Mark and find out his story, you really get a sense that you are getting to know a real giver.

He and his wife are volunteers for many causes and Mark is doing great with his business and other projects, but when he heard about the unemployment rate of young veterans he was alarmed and wanted to do something. He had written a book to show people how to deal with recruiters and employers and he decided that he would fix it to focus on vets.

The book is full of great information which is broken down very simply. Listen to this interview, Mark gives many of his best tips right here, but buy the book as it helps support HonorVets.org and it really is a great resource.

Also if you know of any students or other professionals that may need some help; please pass this along because Mark’s books for college students and professionals are just as powerful and full of tried and true strategies that get results. – JW

book veterans do this get hiredVeterans: DO THIS GET HIRED

Filled with practical and easy to follow steps, on every major job search topic, which has proven to be extremely effective and has often been the difference between a candidate getting a job or not getting a job.

This book has one primary purpose: To Get Veterans Jobs! With the help of veterans from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines this book was written by a current Professional Fortune 50 Lead Recruiter with nearly 15 years of experience.

Because the author recruits as his profession in this challenging job market every day, he knows what works and what doesn’t.

This is a no-nonsense guide to help vets get hired, even in this difficult job market –even if nothing else has worked.

A substantial portion of the proceeds from book sales are donated back to charity to help veterans at HonorVet.org and to help the stray and abandoned animals at Logan’s Run Rescue.

MARK LYDEN

Mark Lyden is Senior College Recruiter for a Fortune 50 company and has been a professional college recruiter for over 10 years.

He has recruited candidates for small, medium, and large companies and has lead hundreds of college recruiting teams, events, and career fairs on college campuses across the country.

Mark has recruited for technical and non-technical majors at all levels from Freshman through Ph.D. and has recruited for Secret and Top Secret programs.

He has screened, taught, served as a mentor and interviewed thousands of college candidates and has formally presented to approximately 10,000 on various campuses across the United States.

In his career he managed one of the top Co-op / Intern programs in the country. This extensive experience gives him the unique insight and expertise to teach college students the best ways, the proven ways, to approach every major step of their job search process.

Plus because he currently is a Senior College Recruiter as his profession, he understands the challenges of this market.  Mark has a BS, MS, and one year of Ph.D. study in the areas of Business, Human Factors Engineering & Education, and Psychology respectfully.

is an expert at getting people jobs. He has already helped thousands get hired even in this difficult job market. For nearly 15-years, he has been a Professional Lead Recruiter for a Fortune 50 company.

His approach is fresh, practical, easy to follow, and extremely effective. In his recruiting career he has recruited for small, medium, and large companies and organizations.

Mark has screened, taught, mentored and interviewed thousands of candidates and has presented job search seminars across the country. His extensive experience plus the fact that he recruits each day in this difficult job market, gives him the unique insight on the best ways –the proven ways to approach every major step of the job search process so candidates have the best chance at getting hired.

Mr. Lyden’s practical and easy to follow steps, on every major job search topic, has been extremely effective and has often been the difference between a candidate getting a job or not getting a job.

Mark Lyden’s previous top selling book, “College Students: Do This! Get Hired!” has been featured in major news outlets like CNNMoney.com, The Washington Post, and many others. It has helped thousands and thousands get hired.  Now Mark has turned his attention and expertise to helping veterans get jobs.

Mark’s style and approach is fresh and very effective. Those reading or hearing his advice in a seminar are always surprised to learn something new and often discover that what has been holding them back or a mistake they have been making over and over that prevented them from getting hired.

Finally what makes Mr. Lyden’s advice and information so valuable is that it works! But there is a reason why it works better than other information and why so many people get hired with his advice. Every step, trick, tip, or technique he provides has a strong logical reasoning behind it backed up by nearly 15 years of experience.

Anyone can give opinions of what they think might work, or what may have worked for them, but it takes someone doing the job as a Professional Recruiter in this difficult job market to KNOW what works and what specifically you need to do to get hired.

WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT THE BOOK

HonorVet.org reviewed the book and said: “If you’re a veteran you need to read this book! Best advice for getting hired that we have ever read.” With his advice, Mark has already helped thousands of people get hired, even in this challenging job market.

What makes his advice different from what you can find on the Internet or in other “How to get a job” books is that his advice has been PROVEN to work.

“If you’re a veteran you need to read this book! Best advice for getting hired that we have ever read.” – HonorVet.org

Because he currently works recruiting in this job market every day, Mark has a unique perspective on what exactly veterans need to do to have the best chance at getting hired. I am a returning Iraq veteran with disabilities. Since being home I have been fired from (2) civilian jobs and turned down for at least 30. I then received Mark’s book, Veterans: Do This! Get Hired! I read it cover to cover in the parking lot of the post office.

The information is straight forward and easy as hell to understand. I followed his advise in chapters 2&3 to the letter. I saw immediate results on the same day I posted my resume by getting 3 requests for interviews. Mark is on- target with this information. ” –  Matt K. U.S Army (Ret.) Panama/Iraq/Somilia

If you need a job and want help getting it … then you should be interested in buying Mark’s book, please go to his website HERE

Mark can be reached by email HERE