The first list of STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges is released.
Lorenzo Downing, 24-year Air Force Veteran turned business solutions provider, has been named the first Minority Vetrepreneur of the Year® by NaVOBA, publisher of Vetrepreneur® magazine. This expansion of the prestigious Vetrepreneur of the Year® award program honors the finest role models the veteran-owned business movement has to offer.
Marine Corps officer-turned-aviation supplier Rogelio “Roger” Reyes is named the first Hispanic Vetrepreneur of the Year®, expanding NaVOBA’s award program honoring veteran-owned businesses.
G.I. Jobs® teams with Farmers Insurance to grace the hood of the Farmers Insurance Hendrick Motorsports No. 5 Chevrolet, driven by Kasey Kahne, during the Coca-Cola 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held at Daytona International Speedway.
Louisa Long Jaffe, a 28-year career Army Reservist and a former Pentagon Public Affairs officer turned CEO of her own multimillion-dollar company, Technical and Project Engineering, LLC (TAPE), is named the First Annual Woman Vetrepreneur of the Year® by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA).
Victory Media publishes its first issue of STEM Jobs magazine, designed to encourage high school students to “do what they love,” connecting education with careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
The Student Veterans Association (SVA) partners with Military Friendly® Schools for a virtual college and career event, the first to pair members of the military community seeking education directly with student veterans and school representatives from pre-screened Military Friendly® Schools using interactive technology.
Military Spouse Magazine livestreams the Military Spouse of the Year® (MSOY) Annual Awards for the first time, making this event accessible to viewers across America and overseas.
Victory Media hires Suzie Schwartz, wife of retired Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton "Norty" A. Schwartz, to head the company's Military Spouse Programs. Suzie brings more than 30 years of knowledge of the needs of military families from the highest levels, and acts as a mentor within the spouse community.
2012 Military Spouse of the Year® Jeremy Hilton is named the first male Spouse of the Year®, sharing his advice for how other men can be better spouses in their own homes and advocating for military families, especially those with children with disabilities.