Happy Armed Forces Day from Unitek College!

May 18, 2013 at 1:02 am
Happy Armed Forces Day from Unitek College

Happy Armed Forces Day from Unitek College

Happy Armed Forces Day from Unitek College! On August 31, 1949, Louis Johnson, Secretary of Defense at the time, announced the Armed Forces Day. Armed Forces Day replaced the four separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Days, to commemorate the fact that all four Armed Forces had been unified under the Department of Defense. Armed Forces Day is an official day for citizens to thank our military service men and women for their service and support of our country.

This year we celebrate Armed Forces Day on May 18th. Armed Forces Day always falls near the end of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May every year.

The timing of this year’s Armed Forces Day is coincidentally perfect for Unitek College. Unitek College is proud of our military members and veterans all over the world. And we are proud to announce that veterans receiving military benefits now have the option to pursue postsecondary education at Unitek College’s Fremont Main Campus and Sacramento Branch Campus. Unitek College’s Chief Operating Officer, Navraj Bawa, stated “Our military personnel do so much by serving our country. To say we’re excited about providing them education and training to better their lives is an understatement.”

Unitek College accepts the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), Montgomery GI Bill, and participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

The theme of the first Armed Forces Day was “Teamed for Defense”, a celebration of the unification of all US military forces teamed under the Department of Defense. Veterans at Unitek College are “Teamed for Success”. In honor of Armed Forces Day, Veterans at Unitek College gave advice for other veterans who are searching for what to do after their term of service.

Deano Morales, who served in the United States Army for 11 years believes it is very important for veterans to return to school. Deano doesn’t just say this to be cliché. His reasoning is insightful and could only come from someone who has experienced both military and civilian life: “All of the experience and skills we have, and our scope of practice, gives us such an advantage, if we choose the same type of work in civilian life as we did in the military, we will be successful.”

Isela Palmares served in the Marine Corps for 13 years. “Education is for personal growth,” she says, “One class leads to another and before you know it you’re on the road to what you want to do.” Unitek College is proud to help veterans understand, navigate, and use their veteran’s benefits.