Stand Down Offers Opportunities With Employers

The Winter Haven homeless stand down Jan. 25 at the D.C. VA Medical Center assisted hundreds of area veterans with clothes and medical checkups, but also provided the opportunity to meet with potential employers.

“These people are trainable,” Brian Hawkins, D.C. VAMC director said. “If they weren’t, they wouldn’t have been able to serve our country.”


Reynaldo Leal

– Reynaldo Leal is a public affairs officer for VA’s office of Digital Media Engagement and member for the VAntage Point’s staff. He is a proud Marine Corps Veteran who deployed to the Al Anbar Province with 3rd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment in 2004 and 2006. He also took part in some of the heaviest fighting during Operation Phantom Fury in 2004.


  1. Relocationtousaandjobneededimmly    

    Worked in the USA for 10 yrs. Came to India for 2 weeks vacation in 2008. Waiting since 2010 to come back and work in the USA. Currently looking for job. Please relocate to USA immediately and hire immediately.

  2. Dan Duffy    

    Why is it the VA paid for me to get my bachelors degree in nursing with post 9-11 GI Bill money but then they tell me I don’t have enough experience to work for them as a graduate nurse……go figure.

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