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For Immediate Release:

U.S. Veterans Magazine announces its 2014 Best of the Best Lists:

Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, Top Supplier Diversity Programs, Top VBOs and SDVBOs, Top Government & Law Enforcement Agencies and Top Veteran-Friendly Schools

(Irvine, California) August 15, 2014 The U.S. Veterans Magazine today released the results of its much-anticipated 2014 evaluation of the nation s Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, Top Supplier Diversity Programs, Top VBOs and SDVBOs, Top Government & Law Enforcement Agencies and Top Veteran-Friendly Schools.

U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM) polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for this year s Best of the Best evaluations. At USVM, our goal is to open up employment, business and supplier opportunities within the federal government and corporate America for veterans, transitioning service members, disabled veterans, spouses and veteran business owners. The annual review is an evaluation of the nation s employers, initiatives, government agencies and educational institutions. These nonbiased studies are valuable resources for jobseekers, business owners, students, consumers, senior management, business associations, employment agencies and consumer groups.

This year s winners include the following, in alphabetical order:

Top Veteran-Friendly Companies

3M, 7-Eleven, Inc., ADP, ADS Inc., AECOM, Aerotek, AlliedBarton Security Services, Amazon.com, Inc., Ameren Corporation, American Airlines, American Electric Power Company Inc., American Eurocopter, AREVA, Arizona Public Service, Army & Air Force Exchange Service, AT&T Inc., Aviall Services Inc., BAE Systems, Baker Hughes Incorporated, Bank of America Corporation, Bechtel, BNSF Railway, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., Boy Scouts of America, BP, Brink s U.S., A Division of Brink s, Incorporated, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, CACI International Inc., Canadian Pacific Railroad, Capital One, CBRE, CDW, CenterPoint Energy, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., Chesapeake Energy Corporation, CINTAS Corporation, Citigroup Inc., CN North America s Railroad, Colorado Springs Utilities, Combined Insurance Company of America, Comcast-NBCUniversal, Corrections Corporation of America, Crete Carrier Corporation, CruiseOne, CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation), CSX Corporation, Cubic Corporation, DaVita, Inc., Dell, Deloitte Federal, Delta Air Lines,Inc., Devon Energy Corporation, Dollar General Corporation, Dominion Resources, Inc., Drexel Hamilton, DRS, Dyncorp International, Eaton Corporation, Edward Jones, Engility Corporation, Erie Insurance, Exelon Corporation, Express Scripts, First Command, First Data, FirstEnergy, Fluor Corporation, Frontier Communications, Fugro, G4S Secure Solutions (USA), General Electric Company, General Mills, General Motors, Gulfstream Aerospace, Harley-Davidson, Harris Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Hormel Foods, Humana, Hyundai, IAP Worldwide Services, Intel Corporation, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., Johnson Controls, Inc., JP Morgan Chase & Co., KPMG LLP, Leidos, Life Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Lowe s Companies Inc., ManTech International, Merck, MetLife, Microsoft, MidAmerican Energy, National Credit Union Administration, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Patterson UTI Drilling Company LLC, Penske Truck Leasing Co. , L.P., PepsiCo, Inc., PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Progressive Insurance, Prudential Financial, PSEG, PwC, Qualcomm, Raytheon, Robert Half, Rockwell Collins Inc., Safeway Inc., SAIC, Schneider National, Inc., S.C. Johnson & Son, Sears Holdings Corporation, Siemens, Sodexo, Southern Company, Southwest Airlines Co., State Farm, The Clorox Company, The Coca Cola Company, The GEO Group, Inc., The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, The Hartford Company, The Home Depot Inc., The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, T-Mobile USA, Travelers, U-Haul International, Inc., Union Pacific Railroad, United Rentals, Inc., UnitedHealth Group Inc., URS, USAA, U.S. Bank, U.S. Cellular, U.S. Security Associates, Verizon Communications Inc., Wal-mart Stores, Waste Management, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, WellPoint, Inc., Werner Enterprises Inc., Xcel Energy

Top Supplier Diversity Programs

Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, Accenture, Alcatel-Lucent, Ameren, American Airlines, American Electric Power (AEP), American Honda Motor Company, Army & Air Force Exchange Service, AT&T Inc., BAE Systems, Bank of America, Battelle, Booz Allen Hamilton, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Caterpillar, Chrysler Group LLC, Cisco Systems, Inc., Citigroup, Comcast-NBCUniversal, Comerica Inc., ConArga Foods, ConnXus.com, Consolidated Edison Company, CVS Caremark, Dell, DTE Energy, DynCorp International, Enterprise Holdings, Exxon, Ford Motor Company, Freddie Mac, General Mills, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Health Care Service Corporation, Hilton Worldwide, Honda North America, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, IAP Worldwide Services, J LL, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson Controls, JPMorgan Chase, Kellogg Company, Kelly Services, KeyCorp, KPMG LLP, Kraft Foods, Liberty Tax, Life Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Lowe s Companies Inc., Mack Trucks, Marriott International, Inc., Microsoft, National Grid, Nationwide, Nielsen, Nissan North America, Northrop Grumman, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (subsidiary of Novartis AG), Novation, Office Depot, Pepco Holdings, Inc., PepsiCo, Inc., Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Pitney Bowes Inc., PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Qwest Communications, Raytheon, Robert Half, Sanofi, Sempra Energy, Sodexo, Southern California Edison, State Farm, Technology Integration Group, The Coca Cola Company, The Home Depot, The Kroger Co., The Pepsi Bottling Group, Time Warner, Union Bank of California, UPS, URS, Verizon Communications Inc., Volvo Trucks North America Inc., Walgreens, Wal-Mart Stores, WellPoint, Wells Fargo, World Wide Technology, Wyndham Worldwide, Xerox Corporation

Top VBOs

Advanced Educational Products, Inc., Airtronics, Inc., Aps-Arti, LLC, ATSG Corporation, b.t.m.c. Corporation, Battlespace Flight Services, LLC, Commonwealth Home Health Care, Inc., Connecticut Container Corp., Cotton & Company LLP, Creative Logistics Ltd., Cts-Ww, Jv, Dela Technology Corporation, EMP2, Incorporated, Fotronic Corporation, Four Seasons Environmental, Inc., Fran/San Meats, LLC, Government Scientific Source, Inc., Jal Enterprises, Inc., Kent Associates, Inc., Knowledge Information Solutions, Inc., Medical Development International Ltd., Inc., Medical Place Inc., MELE Associates, Inc., Merlin International, Inc., Metropolitan Interpreters & Translators, Inc., Millennium Engineering And Integration Company, N-Link Lsg Joint Venture, NCP Coatings, Inc., Optics Incorporated, OSC Solutions, Inc., Outsource Ltd., Parker Tide Corp., Patton Contractors, Inc., Petroleum Traders Corporation, Pioneer Industries, Inc., S Brooks & Associates Inc., Security Engineered Machinery Co., Inc., Sigma Supply, Inc., Smart Data Solutions, LLC, Source One Distributors, Inc., Stag Enterprise, Inc., Systems Engineering Associates Corporation, Travel Concepts, Inc., Trendway Corporation, ViON Corporation, Whitaker Brothers Business Machines Inc., Woodard Electric, Inc., Y. Hata & Company, Limited, Your Recruiting Company, Inc.

Top SDVBOs

3T Federal Solutions LLC, A.G.H. Industries, Inc., Acquisition, Research And Logistics Inc., Aegis Business Solutions, LLC, Aero Engineering & Manufacturing Company Of California, Affirmative Solutions, LLC, A.G.H. Industries, Inc., All Business Machines, Inc., Alvarez & Associates, LLC, American Sanitary Products, Inc., ASE Direct, Inc., AvKARE, Inc., COLSA Corporation, Coordinated Defense Supply Systems, Inc., Donald L Mooney Enterprises, LLC, Employee Leasing Of Greater New York, LLC, Federal Contracts Corp, FedStore Corporation, Four Points Technology, LLC., Geo-Med, LLC, Government Acquisitions, Inc., Govsolutions, Inc., Halo-8, LLC, Heritage Health Solutions, Inc., HMS Technologies, Inc., Jamison Professional Services Inc.,

JPL & Associates, LLC, Loyal Source Government Services LLC, McHenry Management Group, Inc., The, Microtechnologies LLC, NEIE Medical Waste Services, LLC, Network Designs, Inc., Odyssey-TCI JV, LLC., Precision Metals Corp., Prolog, Inc., SDV Recon Inc, Seva Technical Services, Inc., Shelby Distributions, Inc., Tactical Survival Specialties, Inc., TDB Communications, Inc., Thundercat Technology, LLC, Tl Services, Inc., TrillaMed, LLC, Tsicorp, United Commercial Supply LLC, Valador, Inc., Veterans Healthcare Supply Solutions, Inc., Veterans Medical Supply, Inc., Video & Telecommunications Inc., Wilson 5 Service Company, Inc.,

Top Government & Law Enforcement Agencies

Air Force Civilian Service, Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), Army National Guard, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Export-Import Bank of United States, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), General Services Administration (GSA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Los Angeles Airport Police Department (LAPDX), Louisville Metro Police, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), National Health Service Corps, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Security Agency (NSA), NAVAIR-U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command, NAVSEA-Naval Sea Systems Command, New York City Police Department (NYPD), Port Authority of New York, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U. S. Department of Agriculture, U. S. Department of Commerce, U. S. Department of Defense, U. S. Department of Education, U. S. Department of Energy, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, U. S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of State, U. S. Department of the Interior, U. S. Department of Treasury, U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. National Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Small Business Administration, United States Marine Corps, United States Postal Service

Top Veteran-Friendly Schools

American Military University, Angelo State University, Anne Arundel Community College, Arizona State University, Arkansas State University, Main Campus, Ashford University, Austin Peay State University, Averett University, Bellevue University, Berkeley College, Black Hills State University, Brandman University, Burlington County College, California State University San Marcos, California State University, San Bernardino, California University of Pennsylvania, Cameron University, Campbell University, Central Community College, Central Texas College, Chadron State College, Coleman University, Collin College, Columbia Southern University, Concord University, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Cuyamaca College, Duquesne University, D Youville College, Eastern Kentucky University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Erie Community College, Everest Colleges, Institutes & Universities, Excelsior, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Felician College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida State University, Fordham University, Georgia Military College, Glendale Community College, Grantham University, Hanley Putnam University, Hawaii Pacific University, ICDC College, Indiana University-Purdue University, Irvine Valley College, Jones International University, Kaplan University, Keiser University, Kennesaw State University, Liberty University, Long Island University, Medaille College, Mercy College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Middle Tennessee State University, Mississippi State University, MIT Sloan School of Management, Monmouth University West Long Branch, N.J., Monroe Community College, Monterey Peninsula College, Montgomery College, Morehead State University, Mountwest Community & Technical College, Niagara University, North Lake College, Northern Arizona University, Northern Kentucky University, Northern Virginia Community College, Norwich University, Ohio State University, Old Dominion University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Ottawa University, Pasadena City College, Post University, Red Rocks Community College, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Salt Lake Community College, San Diego State University, Shoreline Community College, Solano Community College, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, South Dakota State University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, St. Petersburg College, Stratford University, SUNY College at Plattsburgh, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Texas State University, Texas Tech University, Thomas Edison State College, Troy University, The George Washington University, The Ohio State University, The University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus, The University of Texas at Arlington, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas at El Paso, The University of Texas at Tyler, Thomas Edison State College, Tidewater Community College, Towson University, Troy University, University of Alabama, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Colorado Denver, University of Evansville, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business MBA Program, University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, University of Maine at Augusta, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Michigan, University of Missouri, Columbia, University of Nebraska, University of New Haven, University of Northern Iowa, University of North Georgia, University of Phoenix, University of South Dakota, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, University of South Florida, University of the Incarnate Word, University of West Florida, University West Long Branch, N.J.,University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Vanguard University of Southern California, Virginia Western Community College, Webster University, Western Illinois University, Western Kentucky University, Western Michigan University, Western Nebraska Community College, West Virginia University, Wright State University, WyoTech

The goal of the annual evaluations is to not only bring the latest information and guidance to our readers, but also encourage active outreach and diversity policies among corporations and government agencies. The lists were compiled from market research, independent research, diversity conference participation and survey responses that were performed by DiversityComm s agents and/or affiliates. This year, more than 250 companies and institutions participated.

Veterans are entrepreneurial, they assume high levels of trust, and they re resilient, says Mona Lisa Faris, president and publisher of the U.S. Veterans Magazine. This magazine was created to support our troops, and we at USVM are proud to recognize other businesses that are also making veterans a priority.

The results are published in the summer issue of the U.S. Veterans Magazine, featuring Lou Diamond Phillips as the cover story and available on newsstands on August 15, 2014. Published by DiversityComm, the U.S. Veterans Magazine is a valuable career, business and benefits resource for veterans transitioning from military to civilian life. DiversityComm also publishes the Black EOE Journal, Professional Woman s Magazine and Hispanic Network Magazine.

For more information about the annual Best of the Best survey or the U.S. Veterans Magazine, please contact (855) 411-USVM (8786).

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About U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM)

At USVM, our goal is to open up immediate, lucrative employment, business and supplier opportunities for veterans, transitioning service members, disabled veterans and veteran business owners within the federal government as well as corporate America. We link companies and government entities to qualified career and business candidates from the ranks of the nation s veterans. We facilitate veterans transition from military to civilian life through the latest information on careers, employment and educational opportunities, and financial, benefits and business advice.