Military and Veterans Service Alliance
of the Lowcountry South

Google Fest 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that there are 421,000 veterans in South Carolina, with that number
increasing every day.
 With that in mind, the creators of GoogleFest decided to carve out time and to create content tailored specifically for South Carolina Veterans. Think of it as gesture of gratitude.

Whether a veteran is making the transition from service to a regular job, to higher education or to becoming an entrepreneur, on-line tools can help them succeed. That’s the purpose of GoogleFest 2014.

The free, two-day conference is on June 17 and 18 at Trident Technical College in Charleston. Lunch will be provided.  Presenters will detail how on-line tools, including GoogleEarth, helped increased the speed and efficacy of responses during this past winter’s ice storm that crippled parts of the state. Topics specifically geared toward veterans on the first day, June 17, include:
  • VetNet: A place for veterans and military spouses to build civilian careers
  • Hangouts for Vets - catch up with old friends around the world
  • Cloud Computing for “Back to School” (Google Docs & Google Drive)
  • On-line marketing for entrepreneurs (AdWords, Business Listings, etc.)

This all-in-one-place opportunity allows South Carolina veterans to interact with and learn from the experts at Google. Its part of our commitment to making tools that are easy for you to use.  More about Google's work for veterans and families at


Ride for the Ball

On Saturday, June 21, VFW Post 8760 in Beaufort will sponsor and conduct a motorcycle ride to help young Marines obtain the necessary, but expensive, uniforms and accessories to attend the Marine Corps Birthday Ball on November 10.  See the attached flyer for details.

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