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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.

(Fairfax, Virginia- October 2009) On a cold, drizzly and early October morning, over 165 runners and walkers, plus several enthusiastic volunteers and onlookers, combined to make the Run for Wounded Warriors at Burke Lake Park a great success. Halfaker and Associates, LLC, J. M. Waller Associates, Inc. and tripol-E hosted the third annual Run for Wounded Warriors on October 18, 2009 in support of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

Washington DC – The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, recently appointed Dawn Halfaker to serve on the Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans. Dawn, a disabled combat Veteran, CEO and Founder of Halfaker and Associates, Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Wounded Warrior Project, and member of the Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on OIF/OEF Veterans and Families, will use her insight and leadership to help improve services for Veterans’ post-war readjustment to civilian life.

Andrews Air Force Base, MD – On October, 1st 2009, Halfaker helped the American Legion to raise $33,000 for children of U.S. Military personnel killed on duty since 9/11 by sponsoring the American Legion’s 2nd Annual Heroes to Hometowns (H2H) Golf Classic. The H2H Golf Classic not only raised funds for children in need, but also brought together wounded veterans and potential employers to mix, mingle and play golf for a great cause.

Alexandria, VA – Halfaker's CEO, Dawn Halfaker, participated as a distinguished guest at the Women in Defense National Fall Conference on September 29, 2009 at The Westin in Alexandria, VA. This year’s conference was titled, "Innovation, Inspiration, Imagination: Incentives for the Future” and featured prominent business women in industry, government, and the media. The conference was open to all representatives from industry, military, government, and academia, as well as any professionals seeking success in defense careers.

Washington, DC – Halfaker was honored to join in saluting the achievements, contributions, and accomplishments of minority women in business by sponsoring the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 29th Annual Legislative Conference, Minority Women in Business Awards Reception and Gala. The awards reception was held on September 25, 2009 at the Embassy Suites Hotel Convention Center in Washington DC and highlighted the vast achievements of several distinguished minority women in business.

Arlington, VA – Halfaker's Chief Financial Officer, Emily McMahan, shared her experiences following her transition from active military service to the civilian workforce during “Women on the Move,” a Career Coaching Workshop hosted by Academy Women on September 18, 2009. Academy Women is a nonprofit organization supporting the professional and personal growth of women from the Nation’s premier military academies and officer development programs. Nearly 100 service academy alumnae attended the workshop.

Washington, DC – Halfaker's CEO, Dawn Halfaker, and Halfaker employee, Mike Bradley were featured in the September 2009 Reserve Officers Association magazine, The Officer. The Halfaker Wounded Warrior Transition Program was showcased in the article titled, Heroes at Work, named after a Department of Labor Program aimed to help wounded warriors find jobs and dispel myths about TBI and PTSD in the workplace.

Help Halfaker and Associates, LLC, J. M. Waller Associates, Inc. and tripol-E support the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) by joining in this year’s third annual Run Around the Lake on October 18th, 2009.  The 4.7 mile run around Burke Lake will begin at 8:00 am and is open to competitive runners as well as those looking to support our nation’s heroes while enjoying the outdoors.

Halfaker participated in the 5th Annual National Veteran Small Business Conference from July 20th-23rd in Las Vegas, Nevada to help build business opportunities for our Nation’s Veterans.  The conference provided an excellent educational forum on Federal Government contracting opportunities for the over 3,200 attendees.  Additionally, conference attendees had the unique and valuable opportunity to network with numerous federal agencies and large businesses participating in the conference.  Many of the participating federal officials and business representatives sought to iden