Posts Tagged ‘veterans’

PTSD, Depression: MyndVR Tech Puts Aging Veterans In a Peaceful Place

Posted by Lance Murray

Addison-based tech, health, and wellness company MyndVR has partnered with a veterans home in New York, helping the seniors there who are living with depression, PTSD, dementia, and other age-related illnesses by using virtual reality technology.  

Immersive and meaningful experiences

Honor Courage Commitment, Linux Academy Partner for Veteran IT Training

Posted by Katie Kelton

In 1998, Cliff Sosamon left the Marine Corps to start his new life as a civilian — but something felt wrong.

“When we get out of the military, it’s like we hang up our identity,” Sosamon said.

“When we get

Hire Maturity Looks to Help Older Workers Land Jobs

Posted by Jeff Bounds

Fresh off selling a business that helped connect employers with military veterans, a North Texas entrepreneur has launched a similar play aimed at older workers called Hire Maturity LLC. 

Hire Maturity makes money by selling sponsorships and tables at career …

On Tap: Big Idea Competition, Continuum of Capital & Future You

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

ImPowerQ’s Program Will Boost Vets Into Health Care Careers

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Many veterans coming back from deployment face unemployment as they transition from active duty into civilian life. Meanwhile, there are many vacancies in the health care field.

Irving-based ImPowerQ Associates, a management consulting firm with experience in the health …

1st Military Influencer Conference on Tap in Dallas

Posted by Lance Murray

More than 250 members of the military and veteran community are expected to attend the first Military Influencer Conference in Dallas aimed at connecting them with community leaders, entrepreneurs, and digital influencers.

The event, presented by MilBlogging, will be Sunday …

Veterans Can Get Business Help at Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Veterans, active duty service members, and spouses will have the opportunity Saturday to boost their businesses by attending a free Veteran’s Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.

The camp will be at the Tarrant College Opportunities Center from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. …

Equine Facility Expands Reach to Veterans Via Digital Network

Posted by Jewels Clark

Equest’s Hooves for Heroes program is partnering with R4 Alliance to introduce a digital network connecting veterans to a broader selection of integrative wellness services. 

South Dallas-based Equest will be one of 10 organizations participating in the R4 Coordinated Care

Nonprofit F.A.R.M Relocates to Expand Veteran Programs

Posted by Mallory Houser

After a sudden move from its DeSoto farm, Farmers Assisting Returning Veterans has relocated its operation to 200 acres of bottomland in Seogoville.

The new land off Bilindsay Road east of Interstate 45 is susceptible to flooding and has a …

Former Soldiers Armed for Entrepreneurship

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Military veterans are finding a new mission by starting their own businesses, especially in North Texas.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area has 58,587 veteran-owned companies, the most in the state, according to the Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners.

The Dallas

Sci-Tech Discovery Center Adds Maker Program for Veterans

Posted by Heather Noel

The Sci-Tech Discovery Center MakerSpace in Frisco is dedicating the first Fridays of each month to instructing military veterans.

During the free monthly event, veterans are invited to learn various engineering and construction skills such as metalworking, soldering, and …

Toyota Partners with Plano Chamber and Hiring Our Heroes

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Toyota Motors North America has partnered with the Plano Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program in an effort to attract military veterans and spouses for its new 2-million-square-foot North American headquarters in …

Reel FX Takes Us on Virtual SkyDive to Support Veterans

Posted by Heather Noel

VIDEO CAMPAIGN RAISES AWARENESS FOR VETERAN PROGRAM


Stephen Valyou and Todd Love don’t let anything hold them back.

In 2007, a sniper shot Valyou while he was serving in Iraq leaving the Army veteran paralyzed from the waist down.

Love, …

3 Things We’re Reading: Mavericks Owner Keeps Ticket Prices Low for the Loyal

Posted by Julia Falcon

WHY MAVERICKS TICKET PRICES WERE LOWERED; VETERAN’S JOBS IDEA GOOD FOR THE SOLE & SOUL; MORE TECH TO COME TO NORTH TEXAS


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DeSoto-based F.A.R.M. Offers Veterans Agricultural Therapy

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

URBAN FARMING HELPS VETERANS TRANSITION INTO CIVILIAN LIFE


It’s no secret that it can be hard for returning veterans to assimilate into civilian society. When they enter basic training, recruits are broken down, taught to think differently. They shed their …

Group Helps Veterans Cope With PTSD Through Cycling

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

PEDAL AGAINST PTSD FORMS A VETERAN CYCLING COMMUNITY


In 2013, U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran Kevin Campagna cycled the Tour Divide—a 2,745-mile race that stretches from Alberta, Canada, all the way to New Mexico.

“People tend to work through