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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 12:38 | Chip Dykes
Since posting my first blog I have received lots of feedback via Facebook. The main question is "why are you doing this? And why via this site?" The answer is simple. I am doing this in order to bring attention to this site and the Southwest Veteran's Business Resource Center. One of my mentors in the Marine Corps is the CEO of this fine organization and has asked me to come onboard to help him in his efforts. As a result I asked to become one of the "learners" in order to better understand what the actual service is that SWVBC provides. So, here I am. I am an official LEARNER. Now you may ask "what is a learner". A learner is someone like myself that spent time in the service, got out and went about my business without really understanding the rights and benefits I had earned through my service. Additionally, through this ongoing story I will learn more about myself, my accomplishments, my needs and goals. All of these things will help each learner to set themselves up for their future. The CEO's stated goal of eradicating Veteran's homelessness and joblessness is directly related to ensuring that every Veteran learn exactly what his or her earned rights are. I am in the process of learning so I can educate my fellow Veteran's. I hope this answers the mail. I look forward to continuing my life story with all of you.


  • Tuesday, September 29, 2009 13:51 | Deleted user
    Chip, Hooray for you. Your most recent blog is a winner and certainly spells out the goals of SWVBRC in detail. Your desire to educate yourself in regards to the benefits all veterans are entitled to, and pass on this information indicates your dedication to continue to be of service to our country. I look forward to reading your future blogs and as a fellow learner, perhaps also am an individual that will benefit from your learning, as we move along.
    Semper Fi. Marine, from a Navy Nurse.
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    • Wednesday, September 30, 2009 04:32 | Chip Dykes
      Thank you for taking the time to make me feel like part of the team. I look forward to working with you to make this vision a reality!
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  • Friday, October 30, 2009 04:31 | Frances Lowe
    I was excited to see that in all that you are doing you have had time to post you blog. Congratulations on beginning this phase of your life. You have so much to give to our Veterans as well as to yourself. You are awesome. Till later
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  • Thursday, November 05, 2009 03:14 | Laurel Ho
    Hi Chip,
    It was nice meeting you last Sunday at the Anniversary. You are a great speaker, and I am sure you will be a motivator for other learners. Thanks for jumping right in and getting started on your blog. oh, yes and everything that Carol said :) Carol spoke very fondly of you, so I look forward to watching your progress through this process.
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  • Tuesday, December 22, 2009 14:45 | Jeffrey Backus
    Mr Dykes, welcome aboard and thank you for your service. I too look forward to reading more of your story.
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  • Friday, January 08, 2010 20:49 | Anthony Swetala
    Good morning Chip. My name is Anthony, and I want the first "Thank you for your Service...Then..and Now."
    With that said, I am looking forward to becoming a Learner, and the opportunities that may spawn from such action.
    Your blogs are anxiously awaited, please continue.
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