The Last 30 Days
Here is a recap of what has been going on throughout the Mission43 community during April.
Hire Heroes USA Employment Workshop in Lewiston, Idaho The Hire Heroes USA Idaho team took their one-day employment workshop on the road and spent a great day on April 11th with veterans and military spouses on the campus of Lewis Clark State College. Big thanks for the support from Stephen Tamm, the Coordinator of Veterans Services at LCSC, and members of the LC Valley Chamber of Commerce for helping make this happen.
43INC Happy Hours 2 for 1 deal in April. We hosted one in Lewiston following the Hire Heroes USA Employment Workshop, and we have to be honest, were surprised by such a large turnout. It was a great evening and we’ll be heading back soon! For our next Happy Hour, we met up at Powderhaus Brewing the night before the TACP Association 24-Hour Challenge for a little pre-race hydration. The event organizers were on hand along with 80 other members of the M43 community. 43INC Happy Hours are a great way to get integrated if you are new to Idaho or to find that sense of camaraderie you remember from the military.
24-Hour Challenge BLUF: We already can’t wait for next year’s TACP Association 24-Hour Challenge. This is the type of event we appreciate being part of; challenging, family-friendly, and creating a sense of community with people from the military who are looking to the future, not the past. The event took place at Ultra Shooting Solutions in Eagle, Idaho to raise money for the TACP Association. Participants completed as many laps as possible over a 24-hour period on a very challenging 2.5-mile course. To date Mission43 has raised over $1,000 by donating 100% of the proceeds from the event t-shirts sold in our M43 online store. There are still some left so grab one while you can! Idaho veteran-owned businesses like Powderhaus Brewing, Cafe Mule, and Nutrishop Boise were all on hand to support the more than 150 participants. Highlight video coming soon from 1890 Productions!
The Mission43 Store is Up and Running: Head over to the store to get the latest in M43 swag (including the shirt featured above!) 100% of proceeds from the store are donated right back to our partners providing services to Idaho veterans and military spouses. Thanks to our partners in swag, Name Brand Promotions, for making this happen!
Behind the Scenes, The Idaho Tech Sector: The M43 team hosted leaders from the Micron and HP Inc. veterans groups to discuss growing future opportunities for military spouses and veterans in the Idaho tech sector. These groups are led by folks who recently left the military and understand the value of working with Hire Heroes USA during transition. We discussed conducting future Hire Heroes USA workshops in partnership with their groups, having their representatives at M43 networking events to talk about career opportunities, and identifying the education pathways that make our members marketable in this sector and with their companies.
Behind the Scenes, Meeting with Twin Falls Leadership: As Mission43 expands throughout Idaho, our focus is finding great career opportunities and locations for military families as they transition. On April 26th we ventured to Twin Falls and met with city leaders to learn more about industries and employment opportunities in the Magic Valley. Not only is this an incredible place to live, the growth and potential to work for great companies is tough to beat for those with a military background (including spouses). We will be working closely with local industries over the coming months to present the breadth of opportunities and educational degree pathways that result in purposeful work at a great wage.
The Next 30 Days
There is plenty to do, both in person and virtually throughout May. Find more details and registration links over on our Events page!
Team Rubicon Red Card Training (May 4th-7th) Through a unique partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and Team Rubicon, M43 members can earn their qualification as Type 2 Wildland Firefighters (aka Red Card). Those who do this will have the opportunity to deploy and get paid throughout the summer and may find the opportunity to begin a career as a Wildland Firefighter. This is our third year conducting the training in Boise and already there are more than 60 registered to attend.
On the Big Stage at TEDx Boise (Saturday, May 5th) Our good friend, Noah Siple, has been preparing for nearly a year to be part of the lineup at the upcoming TEDx Boise. Noah is an incredible leader and advocate in the Idaho veteran community, and it's very encouraging that someone who portrays veterans as an asset to a community will be on stage. We’ll talk more to Noah throughout the month of May so you can learn more about his background and his message. We’ll also share his TEDx Talk which will be available shortly after the event on YouTube.
Charity Miles Run/Walk (Monday, May 7th) As it warms up, we are having a monthly 4-mile run/2-mile walk for all ability levels. If you can’t make it in person to Payette Brewing in Boise, you can still participate by downloading the Charity Miles App and joining the Mission43 Team. Log your miles and raise money for charity!
Connect at a 43INC Happy Hour (Friday, May 18th) It’s our monthly networking event and we are heading to Mad Swede Brewing for our May Happy Hour. The veteran teams from Micron and HP Inc. will be on hand, along with many other influential leaders in the community. We set the conditions, it’s up to you to create the opportunities!
43INC Entrepreneur Garage Course (our refined and updated entrepreneur course) (Starting May 21st) Do you have a business or non-profit idea? Grow alongside other Idaho veteran and military spouse-owned businesses in the 43INC Entrepreneur community. The 43INC Entrepreneur Course brings you graduate level concepts in a fast-paced and challenging environment that doesn’t require you to enroll in school. It’s for those who have the experience and drive to run their own business, as we often see with military spouses or those who served in the military, and also to learn actionable steps to apply at any stage of an idea. If you want to learn more read our blog: Are You an Idaho Veteran with a Business Idea?
Want to register? Head over to our events page and get signed up!
This opportunity is made possible through our partnership with the Boise State University Venture College. The courses are affordable, innovative, and are scheduled in the evening to maximize participation for working adults.
Hire Heroes USA Virtual Workshop (May 9th and May 16th) Put this on your calendar if you haven’t been able to make an in-person workshop. Now, through an interactive learning platform, Hire Heroes USA is preparing transitioning military members, veterans, and military spouses for their civilian job search. Attendees will receive resume-writing guidance, learn how to leverage their personal networks to achieve employment goals, and practice effective and proven interview techniques with a live facilitator. This virtual workshop will also prepare you to navigate aspects of a virtual career fair including the Hire Heroes USA Virtual Career Fair being held the day after each workshop. Space is limited so register soon (link on our events page).
Memorial Day Event in Sun Valley (Monday, May 28th) Our friends at Higher Ground Sun Valley have invited us to take part in their Carry the Load Memorial Day event. Carry the Load is a national non-profit event that honors those who have lost their lives in the line of duty (including first responders) by running, rucking, or walking. This is a meaningful way to honor the day while showing the next generation what it means to live and sacrifice for something bigger than yourself. Join us from 10:00am - 2:00pm in Sun Valley on May 28th!
Mark Your Calendars
Stay up to date with upcoming opportunities on the Mission43 Events page. Here’s a sample of what we have in the next few months.
- Saturday, June 23rd: Wear Blue Run to Remember. Learn more about this incredible non-profit started by Gold Star wife, Lisa Hallett. This is our kick-off event with Wear Blue, and from there we’ll be running monthly to honor those who have fallen. Get your shirt today in their online store and use discount code “Mission43WB” for a 15% discount.
Learn more about wear blue: run to remember
- Saturday, July 14th: M43 Twilight Criterium VIP Tent. We'll be inviting friends and families to watch some incredible bike racing in downtown Boise!
- July 17th-18th: Hire Heroes USA Workshop at Boise State University
- August: Hire Heroes USA Employment Workshop at Deloitte in Boise
- August 15th and 22nd: Hire Heroes USA Virtual Employment Workshop. If you can't make an in-person workshop than this is for you.
- September: 9.11 Moving Tribute. Details coming soon and we’ll also have the 2018 shirt available in the M43 store ASAP!