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When You Practice What You Preach…

December 19, 2014

I'm hearing, anecdotally, that cultural transformation at VA and elsewhere might have been nudged into motion by relentlessly handing out my business card and practicing what I preach. The big thing I've learned here is that for me, tech skills and money aren't what gets the job done. What works is bearing witness to the… Read more »

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Special Thanks to Vets

November 26, 2014

  During Fleet Week, I took a brief tour on the USS Kidd through the Golden Gate and back. They wanted to do something special for the President, so they made this hat for him. And, folks, I got a non-POTUS version of the hat so you can see what they look like up close:… Read more »

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New, Free App Aids Military Families

November 24, 2014

Military families shouldn’t have to struggle to find information they need. MyMilitaryLife, an app by the National Military Family Association, eliminates the stressful search by connecting families with credible and tailored information. With the new Military Spouses Advice feature, spouses can recommend resources and share their expertise. Users have unique access to advice from fellow… Read more »

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Photo Credit: U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs

Why I Support Vets

November 20, 2014

Bottom line: if someone volunteers to risk taking a bullet to protect me, I should stand up and help out. This might date back to my mid-teens, towards the end of the Vietnam war. I saw returning vets getting treated without respect. At that time, I knew that was wrong, but couldn't articulate it. Maybe… Read more »

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5 Reasons We Need Social Change

August 14, 2014

Folks, I started this craigconnects thing because I really want to use tech to give a real voice to the voiceless, and real power to the powerless. Ever since starting craigconnects, I've created a list of issues areas that I'm really focusing on. It's important that we work together, as a community, and collaborate to create real… Read more »

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Big News: Over $345K Raised for America's Heroes

July 3, 2014

Hey, big news just in time for Independence Day! We just raised $346,438 for America's Heroes during the Veterans Charity Challenge 2. The organizations raised $296,438 online. Another $5,265 was raised offline, and I gave $50,000 to support these Veterans, Military Families, Police, and Firefighter organizations. A total of 94 teams signed up. All of… Read more »

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