Missing In America Project

Ladies and Gentlemen,
My name is Charlie Warthling from Missing In America Project, I am writing to you to see if any of you may be interested or willing to become a volunteer.  Will be honest, it is a time commitment that I’m asking of you, however it is very rewarding.  If you would like more information or have a question don’t hesitate to give me a call or drop me an email.  Tim Tapply is the Massachusetts State Coordinator for MIAP, he can give you information on MA’s efforts thus far.  Thank you for your support.
Charlie Warthling
Asst. Vice President Missing In America Project
Virginia State Coordinator
Virginia District 5
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MedTech Training for Veterans

This is an opportunity for our returning heroes to bring their talents and skills to the medical technology/medical device industry! On Veterans Day, the Massachusetts Life Science Center and MassMEDIC, in Partnership with the International Center for Professional Development (ICPD), launched the Massachusetts Medical Technology Veterans (MassMVP) Program for U.S. military veterans residing in Massachusetts.

Through MassMVP, up to 50 Massachusetts veterans will be provided with training and networking opportunities within the medical device and diagnostics industry sectors, including opportunities to exchange knowledge with industry experts. The goal of the program is to provide vets with access to employment opportunities in the medical device sectors. Medical devices are Massachusetts’ number-one export. Careers in med-tech are exciting, meaningful and well-paid, and Massachusetts companies need the types of skills, dedication and talent that vets bring to the workforce.

The program will kick off with a one-day training on February 14, 2013 at UMass Boston. During the training, returning veterans will be paired with medical technology experts from across the Commonwealth who will serve as mentors, and guide the participating veterans through their job search within the med-tech industry. Following the training, participants will receive one year of support using the MVP’s online social media tool and mentoring portal. Participants will also be eligible to apply to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s Internship Challenge <http://www.masslifesciences.com/grants/challenge.html> program, which subsidizes 12-week paid internships at med-tech companies.

Veterans of all ages and education levels are encouraged to apply and participation is free. Additional information and the online application are available at www.massmvp.org

The application deadline is January 15, 2013!

Please contact Beth Nicklas at [email protected] for more information.

Entertaining Vietnam

Entertaining Vietnam :
Director: Mara Wallis | Producer: Richard E Recker
Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2003 | Story Teller’s Country: United States

Synopsis: Many of the entertainers who toured the Vietnam war were well known, but not all. Filmmaker Mara Wallis belonged to this lesser known group of freelance performers for over 2 years, and returns to the intensity of those times to tell the performers’ compelling stories in “Entertaining Vietnam.” The entertainers we meet return repeatedly to Vietnam, hitching rides from base to base and performing on landing zones at remote outposts. There were casualties amongst their ranks. Interweaving rare archival footage and interviews with veteran performers from Australia and the U.S., “Entertaining Vietnam” offers new insight into a tumultuous time by taking us to a place only a few really experienced.