VETERANS CAREER HIRING EVENT HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH AMERICAN FREEDOM FESTIVAL WASHINGTON

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VETERANS CAREER HIRING EVENT HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH AMERICAN FREEDOM FESTIVAL WASHINGTON

2nd Annual Veterans Career Hiring Event to be Held November 10 from 9am – 3pm at the Patriot Center

Participating Companies Include Accenture, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, First Command, CACI, Mindteck and InfoReliance

Fairfax, VA – (October 23, 2012) The second annual Veterans Career Hiring Event will be held in conjunction with the American Freedom Festival Washington presented by SKYDEX and CareerBuilder from 9am – 3pm Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax.  This great event is part of a nationwide initiative to help Veterans find jobs and will bring together major companies from throughout the Washington National Capitol Region to profile their services and provide employment opportunities for our Veterans.  Attending Veterans will have the chance to talk with employers, submit qualifications, and even participate in job interviews on the spot.  Throught out the country over 1,000 Veterans have attended these events with hundreds being given the opportunity for employment.  Attendance at the Veterans Career Hiring Event is free and open to Veterans and active duty military.

Accenture, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, First Command, CACI, Mindteck and InfoReliance are answering the call of supporting our Veterans by being the first to sign up to participate in the Veterans Career Hiring Event.  In addition, the Veterans Administration (VA), U.S. Office of Personnel Management Veterans Services, Department of Defense Civilian Personnel Management System, Department of Labor and Department of Energy have all stepped up to participate and make Veterans aware of services available to them.

At 7:30pm , the American Freedom Festival Washington will kick off with a major concert featuring tributes to our military, presentations and performances by legendary rock bands, Chicago and Kansas.  This concert honors our Veterans and the Men and Women of America’s Armed Forces while benefiting various organizations that serve and support our Veterans, active duty military service members, wounded warriors and their families throughout the country. 

For information about the Veterans Career Hiring Event, including sponsorships and other participation opportunities, please call Jim Hatch of MarCom Group at (703) 218-1600 or at jhatch@marcomgroup.com.

For more information, please visit www.affhiringevents.com,  www.americanfreedomfoundation.org or www.patriotcenter.com.      

Concert Ticket Information: Tickets for the American Freedom Festival at the Patriot Center on Saturday, November 10 at 7:30pm are $39.50, $69.50, $89.50 and $139.50 (plus applicable service charges).  Tickets will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 800-745-3000.  Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035.

About Chicago

Chicago, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in five decades. In Billboard Magazine's list of Top 100 artists of all time, Chicago came in at #13, the highest charting American band. Lifetime achievements include a Grammy Award, multiple American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US cities. Worldwide record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 33 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.  www.chicagotheband.com

About Kansas

Hailing from the Midwest in Topeka, KANSAS came on the scene with a bang in 1974.  The band went on to produced 8 Gold albums, 3 sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of), one platinum live album (Two for the Show) and a million-selling gold single, “Dust in the Wind.”   Along with “Dust in the Wind,” KANSAS is also known for their monster hit “Carry On Wayward Son.”  KANSAS continues to remain a fixture on Classic Rock radio and has reached a whole new audience through their unmistakable presence on the popular video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and through their songs inclusion in various television shows such as ‘Supernatural’ and ‘South Park’ and with films ‘Old School’ and ‘Anchorman’.  www.kansasband.com

About The American Freedom Foundation

The American Freedom Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 public benefit corporation organized to honor the men and women of America's armed forces, raise awareness for their service and sacrifices and raise money for various organizations that serve and support our Veterans, active duty military, wounded warriors and their families.  Special emphasis is directed to welfare and educational issues facing those wounded in action, those disabled and families and children of veterans killed in action in conflicts throughout the world.  Throughout its short history, the American Freedom Foundation has made grants in excess of $1.1 million to more than 30 military organizations plus $2.1 million in scholarships via its partnership with Kaplan University.  The American Freedom Festivals are a series of concert events that take place across the country featuring music performers, actors, athletes, dignitaries and other supporters, joining together to help support and fulfill the mission of the American Freedom Foundation, Inc.

About CareerBuilder.com, LLC.

CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset - their people. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States with more than 22 million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 40 million resumes. CareerBuilder works with the world's top employers, providing resources for everything from employment branding and data analysis to recruitment support. More than 9,000 websites, including 140 newspapers and broadband portals such as MSN and AOL, feature CareerBuilder's proprietary job search technology on their career sites. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.com.

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Media Contacts:

Ted Hacker

American Freedom Foundation, Inc.

iammgt@mindspring.com

(615) 330-9394

 

Jennifer Devlin

American Freedom Foundation, Inc.

jennifer.devlin@cox.net

(703) 876-1714

 

Jim Hatch

The MarCom Group/Veterans Hiring Event

jhatch@marcomgroup.com

(703) 218-1600

 

Sheila Francis

Patriot Center

sfrancis@monumentalsports.com

(202) 628-3200 x6042

 

Laurie Gorman (CHICAGO)

laurie3g@aol.com

(310) 550-5256

 

Jennifer Farhood (KANSAS)

Chipster PR & Consulting, Inc.

chip@chipsterpr.com

561-691-1652