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1st Annual Veterans Hiring Event to be Held Before Concert from 9am – 3pm

Security Financial, TRAX International, NJVC, Nothrop Grumman, Accenture and Microsoft commit to participation

Fairfax, VA – (October 11, 2011) The first annual Veterans Hiring Event will be held in conjunction with the American Freedom Festival Washington presented by SKYDEX and CareerBuilder from 9am – 3pm Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax.  This first time event 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.  Attendance at the Veterans Hiring Event is free and open to veterans and active duty military.

Security Financial, TRAX International, NJVC, Northrop Grumman, Accenture and Microsoft are answering the call of supporting our veterans by being the first to sign up to participate in the Veterans 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 a performance by multi-platinum rock band, Daughtry.  This concert honors our veterans and the men and women of America’s armed forces while benefiting various organizations that serve and support veterans, active duty military, wounded warriors and their families throughout the country. 

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


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Concert Ticket Information: Tickets for the American Freedom Festival at the Patriot Center on Saturday, November 12 at 7:30pm are $39.50, $69.50, $89.50 and $139.50 (plus applicable service charges) and are on sale now.  Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, online at or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT (7328), 202-397-SEAT (7328),


410-547-SEAT (7328) or 800-551-SEAT (7328). Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035.


Military Tickets:  Militarytickets will be available at a discount through the Patriot Center box office and ITT/ITR/Ticket offices at the following locations:


Annapolis                                                                                                             Anacostia Annex

ITT Office (Attn: Erin Baki)                                                                       Nathaniel Roach, ITT Manager

89 Bennion Road                                                                                              Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

NDW East Annapolis Naval Station                                                      12 Brookley Avenue

Annapolis, MD  21401-1119                                                                     Washington, D.C.  20032

TEL: 410-293-9210                                                                             

                                                                                                                                     TEL:  202-433-2269                                                     


Fort Belvoir                                                                                                        OSD/JS Welfare & Recreation             

Mr. Ryan Moran, Com Ctr Mgr                                                                Ms. Lee Wheeler, Office Manager

Building No. 1200, Taylor Road                                                             OSD/JS Welfare & Recreation

(Community Club)                                                                                          1155 Defense, The Pentagon, Room 1B843

Fort Belvoir, VA  22060                                                                              Washington, DC  20301-1155                                                                   TEL: 703-695-5338
TEL: 703-805-4382 or 3714                                                                   


                                                                             Air Force Recreation Services

                                                                             Ms. Debbie Snyder

                                                                             1295 Air Force Pentagon, Room 5E932

                                                                             Washington, DC 20330-1205


                                                                             TEL: (703)697-4410


About Daughtry

Multi-platinum rock band Daughtry has scored 4 No.1 hits, garnered 4 Grammy nominations, sold over 7 million albums and played sold out concerts around the world in less than 4 years. Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the fastest selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up Leave This Town is the quintet’s second consecutive No. 1 album. The band is currently in the studio recording their new record due later this year. In addition to recording and touring, Daughtry is also dedicated to using its position to raise awareness about a number of charitable causes. For more information about the band, visit Daughtry’s Web site,

About The American Freedom Foundation, Inc.

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 and 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 $750,000 to more than 30 military organizations.  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, 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,®, 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


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Media Contacts:


Jim Hatch

The MarCom Group/Veterans Hiring Event

(703) 218-1600


Kim Dettwiller

American Freedom Foundation, Inc.

(615) 330-5656


Sheila Francis

Patriot Center

(202) 628-3200 x6042


Tom Muzquiz  (Daughtry)

RCA Music Group

(310) 272-2638