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Washington, DC—Cyrus Mostaghim, Halfaker's Director of Human Resources was recently nominated for the honorable 2010 Human Resources Leadership Award (HRLA) of Greater Washington. The awards honor HR executives for outstanding contributions to their organizations and to the field of HR Management. This year’s awards will specifically focus on recognizing HR leaders who directly enhanced employee engagement to drive better performance within their organizations.

Washington, DC – Halfaker's CEO, Dawn Halfaker, conducted her second interview on Executive Leaders Radio on March 18, 2010 with her mentor, Pete Howton, the CEO of Kingfisher Systems, Inc. They were interviewed by Executive Leaders Radio Host, Herb Cohen and co hosts Ed Allera of Bechanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and Peter Schwartz of Vistage. During the interview, Pete and Dawn shared their common stories of triumph of spirit over circumstance and how they were partnered together in a mentorship relationship.

Coronado, CA - Halfaker's CEO, Dawn Halfaker, spoke at the Women in Defense San Diego Chapter’s 2nd Annual Women in Defense Symposium on February 25th, 2010. The event was held at the Lowes Coronado Bay Resort near Dawn’s hometown of San Diego, CA. The mission of the San Diego Chapter of Women in Defense is to promote networking and professional development opportunities for women in national defense and security, support military service members, and encourage partnerships between the local community and military bases such as SPAWAR San Diego.

Arlington, VA- On February 3rd, 2010, Halfaker's CEO, Dawn Halfaker, spoke on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project at the Department of the Navy Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference in Arlington, VA. Dawn was invited to speak by Vice Admiral McCoy and the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Juan Garcia to share her experiences in an effort to help the 600 participants from the military services and federal agencies better understand the barriers wounded warriors face in seeking post-injury employment and examine how to create more employment opportunities for them.

Washington, DC – Throughout the month of December, Halfaker conducted a Coat Drive in conjunction with Helios HR to help Reston Interfaith in support of those in need.

Washington, DC – On December 28, 2009, Halfaker's Director of Human Resources, Cyrus Mostaghim, and fellow West Springfield High School choir alumni caroled together at the Bethesda Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

The alumni choir has been singing together for five years, includes alumni from a span of 25 years, and continues to cherish the special moments during each year’s performances. This year, they were able to sing a favorite song to a young boy who had just lost his father, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."

Washington, D.C – Halfaker proudly donated in support of the American Veterans Center 12th Annual Conference in Washington, DC from 12-14 November 2009. This year’s conference featured General David H. Petraeus, Buzz Aldrin, and many of America’s most distinguished Veterans.

Atlanta, GA—Halfaker's CEO, Dawn Halfaker, recently spoke with the employees of Coca-Cola at the 2009 Coca-Cola Veterans Day Program. Dawn was humbled after accepting the invitation to participate in the Veterans Day Program, as Coca-Cola is one of the most successful and well-recognized companies in the world and shares a strong bond and a rich legacy with the U.S. Armed Forces. The vast contribution of the U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans helped to build the Coca-Cola enterprise into the world's leading consumer products system.

Washington, DC—With wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq, the number of injured service members is continually growing. Halfaker hopes that their sponsorship to the Country United Gala and Military Medicine Symposium on November 6th and 7th, 2009 in Washington, DC will help foster collaboration among military and civilian partners to further advance research and clinical care for military service members.

Washington, DC—On November 5th, 2009, Halfaker's CEO, Dawn Halfaker, participated as an honorary guest during the panel discussion with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis at the Department of Labor 2009 Annual Salute to Veterans.