Well, this is…interesting.
All in good fun, we thought we’d share the results of the WhatsYourPrice.com military dating survey. Let us know if you agree or disagree with these results! We are branch agnostic, in case you were wondering, and already taken anyway.
Looking for a date this weekend to celebrate Armed Forces Day? Then you probably shouldn’t sail with the Navy. WhatsYourPrice.com, the world’s only dating-auction website, conducted a first-date survey to determine which of the five military branches have the greatest first-date potential based on the three following categories: Activity, Generosity, and Baggage.
There are a total of 5,877 military profiles on WhatsYourPrice.com, 2,810 of which were surveyed suitors: 922 from the Army, 630 from the Marines, 569 from the Navy, 476 from the Air Force, and 213 from the Coast Guard.
“Dating Activity” was measured by the average number of dates per month, “Generosity” was measured by the average accepted offer price for a first date, and “Baggage” was determined by the number of members with previous relationships. All three categories were designed to help determine one’s ideal date depending on what they individually seek:
The Most Dateable Military Branch
Looking for a Gentleman?
- Coast Guard (Pays $128.47 per Date)
- Air Force (Pays $119.20)
- Army (Pays $115.82)
- Marines (Pays $108.61)
- Navy (Pays $89.33 per Date)
Looking for Fun?
- Army (3.4 Dates per Month)
- Marines (2.9 Dates per Month)
- Navy (2.1 Dates per Month)
- Coast Guard (1.7 Dates per Month)
- Air Force (1.4 Dates per Month)
Looking for Zero Drama?
- Navy (122 Divorced)
- Army (108 Divorced)
- Coast Guard (49 Divorced)
- Air Force (44 Divorced)
- Marines (37 Divorced)
Student Veterans of America (SVA) will again be partnering with Google to host a number of resume workshops for student veterans across the country this summer!
Whether you have a resume or need to start from scratch, every veteran that attends a workshop is paired with a Google employee for a one-on-one resume critique and coaching session, attends a panel discussion with Google veterans and hiring professionals, enjoys a free lunch at a Google café, and goes on a tour of the Google office!
Each workshop will start around 9 a.m. and end by 3 p.m. The locations, dates, and amount of available spaces are listed below. Please note that the Mountain View, Atlanta, Ann Arbor, and New York City locations have two sessions.
- Atlanta, GA – 6/13 & 6/14 (25 spots each)
- Ann Arbor, MI – 6/11 & 6/13 (25 spots each)
- Austin, TX – 6/11 (25 spots)
- Cambridge, MA – 6/7 (25 spots)
- Charleston, SC at The Citadel – 6/11 (10 spots)
- Chicago, IL – 6/11 (25 spots)
- Mountain View, CA – 6/7 & 6/13 (25 spots)
- New York, NY – 6/12 (50 spots) & 6/14 (25 spots)
- Pittsburgh, PA – 6/12 (15 spots)
- San Francisco, CA – 6/14 (25 spots)
- Seattle, WA – 6/12 (20 spots)
- Washington, D.C. – 6/18 (15 spots)
For more information on the program and how to apply for the Google workshops visit the Student Veterans of America website.
To celebrate Armed Forces Day May 18, the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) will present Col. James Houston with a Personal Best Award at the Fort Jackson base tennis center. Houston epitomizes a new definition of “personal best” as the ongoing journey on and off the field to strive for fitness, health and wellness while inspiring others to be active and live longer, better quality lives. Houston is the only known active member of the U.S. military to qualify for the National Senior Games competition in Cleveland, OH from July 19—August 1, 2013.
Col. James “Jamie” Houston learned of the National Senior Games movement while on assignment to Iraq in 2003 and competed in the 2005 National Senior Games in basketball and softball. He then began a Fort Jackson base tennis team that regularly competes with other servicemen and civilians from the surrounding community, and is currently commander of the dental unit at Fort Jackson training base. Houston has completed tours of duty all over the world, including Honduras, South Korea, Germany, Italy, Egypt and during wartime in Kuwait and Iraq.
Following the ceremony (including remarks by base commander Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts) Houston and the Fort Jackson tennis team will participate in a friendly tennis match against Senior Games athletes.
Leading up to and after the 2013 National Senior Games in Cleveland, NSGA will continue recognizing senior athletes at in-market events across the United States. For more information about Personal Best Award recipients and for full athlete profiles and photos, please visit www.NSGA.com.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Ceremony 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. EDT
Tennis demo/photo ops 10:30 a.m. – Noon EDT
Fort Jackson base tennis courts, 5450 Strom Thurmond Blvd, Columbia, SC 29207
May is Mental Health Month – and Real Warriors have resources for warriors and their families on how to diagnose and deal with PTSD, depression, and other mental health issues.
If you know someone who is suffering, please reach out to them and help them get the tools they need to get well.
Via Real Warriors:
The Real Warriors Campaign offers four mini-brochures that encourage help-seeking behavior among service members, including members of the National Guard and reserve, military families and veterans. The mini-brochures highlight free and confidential resources to support strong psychological health, including the DCoE Outreach Center, Real Warriors Live Chat, videos, message boards and articles. The brochures can be downloaded or ordered free-of-charge through our online shopping cart. Orders for bulk quantities for use at events and installations are welcome!
These amazing veterans-turned-teachers definitely deserve some kudos. Or at least an apple! We’re grateful for their service:
Troops to Teachers (TTT) was established in 1994 as a Department of Defense program. The primary objective of TTT is to help recruit quality teachers for schools that serve students from low-income families throughout America. TTT helps relieve teacher shortages, especially in math, science, special education and other critical subject areas and assists military personnel in making successful career transitions.
“Mountain Pacific (MPTTT) Region was assigned this responsibility concerning the operation of the “Hall of Fame” by Dr. John Gantz in 2006, and have continued to execute since that time.” – Col. Morgan
The Troops to Teachers Hall of Fame was created to honor members of the educational and veterans support communities who have made significant contributions to assist veterans as they transition to the teaching profession. 2010 was the inaugural year for the award. It is the intent of Troops to Teachers to induct professionals from the education and veterans communities into the Hall of Fame each year, as well as honor one Colorado Troops to Teacher Teacher of the Year. Nominations for the award are accepted from Troops to Teachers state and regional directors. Nominees are considered based on the level of support exhibited, through their professional activities, for military members who enter the teaching profession.
Hall of Fame Inductees for 2013:
- Mr. Glenn Jones (Jones International, Ltd., Jones International University, U.S. Navy)
- General (Ret) John Barry (Superintendent Aurora Public Schools, USAF)
- Colonel (Ret) Joey Strickland (Arizona, U.S. Army)
The Mountain Pacific Troops to Teachers program began the Troops to Teachers Teacher of the Year Award in 2003 to recognize outstanding Troops to Teachers participants who have made significant contributions to their communities as public school teachers. To be eligible to receive the award individuals must be a registered Troops to Teachers participant currently teaching in a K-12 public school.
Colorado Troops to Teachers Teacher of the Year for 2013:
- Lt. Colonel (Ret) Thomas Chandler