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Monday, December 07, 2009 12:31 | Chip Dykes

To my fellow Learners and supports,

I can understand why we have so many Learners and so few blogs.  Life is busy!  I wanted to come in and just leave a simple not to ensure that everyone understands that I REFUSE TO FAIL!  I am working hard as VP of New Business Development to find those strategic partners that can help us help Veterans.  What have you done for a Veteran today?  If you have read this post, then you are doing something of benefit.  Please help me reach out to others and get them involved.  Who are your "civilian" friends that say they support the military?  How about the local business that has the yellow ribbon in the window?  Are they signed up yet?  Let's energize the community to help us help them.

Enough of my rant for today!

Semper Fi



  • Monday, December 07, 2009 08:50 | Deleted user
    Chip, Keep ranting every day from dawn to sunset. I have discovered it takes constant reminders to some before they get the big picture. I realize people are busy, but so were those that fought in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm and now the current conflict. Even I at age 10 was busy during WWII, as there were no men available to hire for farm work. Everyone was busy fighting for our freedom. No one should take the sacrafices of our troops with an air of indifference. Thanking our troops for their service is not enough. Actions speak louder than words.
    I salute you for reminding those that bother to check blogs.
    Thank you and God Bless you for your efforts. Carol
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  • Tuesday, December 22, 2009 14:47 | Jeffrey Backus
    Mr Dykes, it is sometimes not easy to write about oneself. Getting folks to sign up is another story. Please keep on typing.
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  • Sunday, January 24, 2010 07:35 | Jami Price
    Hi Chip! I have sent out a lot of posts on my Facebook profile trying to get my friends signed on. One thing that I have heard is what can people do that haven't served, and do not own their own business? Maybe we can find a way to bring those people in so that they can learn more about Veterans and how they can help. Those people visit small businesses in their community and probably know a Veteran or two. If we can find a way to get them involved, then our chances of reaching out are even greater!
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    • Thursday, February 04, 2010 05:34 | Chip Dykes
      Having those members of the community that never served is the critical part of our mission. We have a goal of 2 "civilians" for every Service member. We need to continue to build that network. Keep charging and let me know what I can do. If you find an opportunity for me to speak to people in your community please let me know.
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  • Tuesday, March 23, 2010 10:28 | Anthony Swetala
    Hello Chip, I look forward to meeting you at the NAB show in Las Vegas, although I am wondering why you have not continued your story??? I am wandering what happened in 1969?? Will you continue your blogging or are you tied to other obligations within the organization? Just curious.
    See you in Vegas Chip.
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