Team RWB continues to impact veterans

Dan Blevins enlisted in the Army in September 2003 after his junior year at Keystone Oaks High School. He spent nine years on active duty, deployed for stints in Afghanistan, Iraq and South Korea. Thirty-year-old Blevins returned to civilian life two years ago, hampered by foot surgery and the question whether or not to adapt […]

Team Red, White & Blue Hosts “Run As One”

On Saturday, April 12, roughly 100 people in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and thousands of other people in approximately 100 cities nationwide participated in “Run As One,” community runs held each year to raise awareness about a cause. This year’s “Run As One” honored and remembered Clay Hunt, a Marine veteran who committed suicide after […]

Veteran Reflects on Lessons Learned Through Failure

  Derek Blumke writes a great piece on learning through failure for the Hirepurpose Blog.  In the piece, Derek reflects on his overconfidence while applying for a fellowship.  He thought he was a shoe-in for the role given his background in the military and his involvement in co-founding Student Veterans of America.  Derek even had […]

Painting for Team Red, White and Blue

On February 16, 2014, over 35 citizens of Killeen, Texas gathered at Harker Heights’ Painting with a Twist for an event called Painting with a Purpose.  During events like these, which the shop has hosted monthly since its opening, people pay to participate in a painting class where an instructor provides art supplies and instructions […]

Team RWB Hosts “Flag Run”

On the morning of March 1, 2014, 60 runners gathered at the Courtyard Marriot in Killeen, Texas to participate in a 5k “flag run” that took place the day before many of the runners were scheduled to participate in the Army Marathon.  The Saturday morning run, in which the participants wore red, white and blue […]

U.S. Military Teams up with NBA During All-Star Service Weekend

The 2014 National Basket Ball Association All-Star Weekend brought together athletes and soldiers from around the nation during the weekend of February 14th.  NBA Cares, a community outreach initiative focused on community development, education and public health coordinates service days every year in conjunction with major events around the country.  This year’s event included six […]

Army Veteran fills role with Seahawks Organization

Army veteran Armando Mejia has gone through 20 surgeries after the Humvee he was riding in was hit by and IED explosion back in 2004. Apart from serving a long and active career in the military, Armando is now working with the Seattle Seahawks as the fan development international outreach manager. Before Seattle’s game against the New […]

Veterans and soldier learn about show business, make their own films

According to an article on Army Times, five army veterans got the chance to work with ABC to write, direct and produce their own films with the “Home for the Holidays” campaign, “an initiative that encourages supporting and hiring veterans.” The films are available online in digital formats at around four to six minutes long featuring […]

Northwestern Football to Honor Military

Northwestern University’s football team will be honoring the military in their next game on November 16th according to ESPN. Instead of wearing their normally purple colored jersey they will be wearing special red, white, and blue uniforms. The uniforms were made by Under Armour and the effort by the University will help raise money for […]

Government Shutdown Affecting Energy and Environment Programs

With how polarized congress is, nobody knows how long the government shutdown will last. Even if it’s resolved soon, we can expect more government shutdowns in the future as the country continues to divide more strongly along party lines. Among the sufferers of these shutdowns will be the many energy and environmental regulatory agencies and […]