ATTN UG'ERS: American soldiers need your help...

Hire Heroes USA Needs Your Help

And All it Will Cost You is a Mouse Click


Imagine wrapping up a dedicated career serving your country in the military and not being able to find a job.

That’s the reality of life for a growing number of former servicemen, which is why Hire Heroes USA was created.

Championed by Executive Director Brian Stann, a decorated former Marine and standout fighter with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Hire Heroes USA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide career placement assistance to America’s returning service men and women.  The HHUSA program focuses on providing transitional assistance to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans, specializing in the career placement of soldiers who were injured or disabled in action.  The program serves veterans from all branches of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Reservists and Coast Guard. 

Here’s how you can help:

Hire Heroes was  recently awarded a grant from the makers of the Call of Duty video game franchise’s charitable foundation, the Call of Duty Endowment. As an added gesture,  C.O.D.E has informed HHUSA that it will donate $1 (up to a maximum of $30,000) for every person who becomes a fan of its Facebook page between Thursday, May 27 and Monday, May 31.

According to Stann, the additional funds provided by this initiative will provide outgoing soldiers access to Hire Heroes’ Transition Assistance courses and employment assistance programs, many of which are executed on site at wounded warrior rehabilitation facilities.

Here’s the link to the C.O.D.E Facebook page.

Please become a fan (click "like" at the top of the page) between tomorrow and Monday and post a link on your FB and Twitter pages, asking that your friends do the same.

It’s for a great organization and as the video below illustrates, the fact that veteran unemployment rates are close to 25% makes this a timely and worthwhile cause to support.




 /o:pAbout Hire Heroes USA:/o:p

Hire Heroes USA (HHUSA) wholeheartedly understands the importance of creating opportunities for those who have asked so little but selflessly given so much. Since it's inception in June 2007, HHUSA has been the link to career opportunities nationwide for returning service men and women - our Heroes - to ensure they have the opportunity to enjoy the freedoms they fought to preserve./o:p

A personal approach facilitates matching of the career interests, qualifications and transferable skills of veterans with the needs of hiring companies partnering with HHUSA to fill job openings. In addition, transition assistance is made available to all Veterans HHUSA assists./o:p

A mission-focused 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the services provided by HHUSA are done so at no cost to veterans or hiring companies and are possible only with the continued support of compassionate individuals and our corporate partners./o:p


About Brian Stann:/o:p

Brian comes to HHUSA from the United States Marine Corps, having left active duty in May 2008 as a Captain. He received his commission through the United States Naval Academy, where he excelled in football as a linebacker and earned a degree in Economics.  Brian's military career included two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom as an Infantry Officer in both the Al Qaim and Habbiniyah regions.  In recognition of his valiant actions during an ambush by Iraqi insurgents, Brian was awarded the Silver Star, the nation's third highest military honor. /o:p

As he neared the conclusion of his military service, Brian became increasingly involved with mixed martial arts.  He made his World Extreme Cagefighting debut in June 2006 and became the WEC Light Heavyweight champion in March 2008.  Brian made his UFC debut in April 2009. /o:p

Brian is excited about the opportunity to lead the Hire Heroes USA team and looks forward to the growth and continued success of the program. /o:p


About Call of Duty Endowment:/o:p

The Call of Duty Endowment (CODE), is a non-profit public benefit corporation that helps soldiers transition to civilian careers after their military service. CODE focuses its resources on assisting organizations that provide job placement and training to veterans, as well as engaging the media and public forums to raise awareness about the issue. Activision Blizzard launched the organization in October 2009, with a commitment to donate and raise millions of dollars for the cause. To help guide the endowment, CEO Bobby Kotick has recruited an advisory board composed of respected veterans representing the various service branches. Just as our men and women in the armed forces fought to protect our nation and liberties, CODE will fight to ensure that they find a career they deserve on leaving the military.

 Sticky please...

 Explain, Fuzzy?



 It's my understanding that HHUSA isn't affiliated with the government or military. It was created by former servicement to help other former servicemen.

What's not so support? Your gripe should be with the military, not his non-profit agency.

You may want to address your complaints to the people responsible. This thread is no place to grind your axe, friend.

If you would like to contact a Senior Army leader (Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, Sergeant Major of the Army) please use the following address:

The address for mail would be as follows:

(Name of recipient)

1400 Defense Pentagon

Washington DC 20301-1400

Please note requests for email address will not be fulfilled.

Fuzzy - This sense of entitlement is going too far, to the point of being embarassing. i mean "hire heroes"? what constitutes a hero ? 

If you do serve or have served in our military you are a hero to me.

Fuzzy Badfeet -  how ?

Because I truly appreciate what they/you do to protect our great nation.

I like Fuzzy's style. Personal responsibility is flying out the window in todays America.

Interesting thread





How is this related to MMA again?

Mike Russell - You may want to address your complaints to the people responsible. This thread is no place to grind your axe, friend.

Wow.  I don't even think you get what Fuzzy is telling you. BTW Fuzzy, thanks for the illuminating information. Do you think Stann is just a bit naive about the causes of the problem?

Hey, news flash,there are no jobs, or damn few, vets are just in the same boat everyone else is in,though they have the option of staying in the military/keeping their jobs/paychecks/benefits, we don't. Nothing in particular agaist vets but welcome to the real world where you don't have the military/gov holding your hand every minute, providing you with room/food/ medical benefits, a nice paycheck, retirement and security.

 There are plenty of jobs. Most of them are either jobs people don't want to do, jobs that people think don't pay them enough, or jobs they don't have the qualifications for.

I got laid off two years ago. I sat around crying and pissing how I couldn't find a decent job. After 6 months, I got my shit together, went back to college and got an advanced degree in something that actually commands a good salary, and 11 months later (4 months before my graduation), I had a job waiting for me that pays me double what I was making in my old line of work.

This obviously can't happen for everyone if everyone takes the iniatitive.....but there are far less people taking that iniative than the ones that are. I have friends using their GI Bill to do just that, 1 of which went for the same degree I just did. I also have other friends out of the military that don't do jack shit because they are too fucking lazy to try hard enough.

I'm not on anyone's side of this argument, but I really can't stand when people piss and moan about their being "no jobs".

The free ride in this country is over. If you want a good job with a good salary, than you better fucking learn something and earn it - like it used to be. Too many dumb assholes with dime a dozen forms of education got GOOD salaries for pissant jobs during the peak of the 90's and 2000's. Now the economy has corrected itself and everyone wants to sit around and cry because the jobs they are qualified for don't exist or actually pay what they are worth now.

Here's a tip: Follow demand, rather than add to the supply.