Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM CDT
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Von Braun Center - East Hall #1
700 Monroe Street SW
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Ted Hacker
American Freedom Foundation

Your Next Mission™ Huntsville SMD 2021 

Your Next Mission™ (formerly Warriors To The Workforce) is part of the American Freedom Foundation’s nationwide initiative to help our Veterans, transitioning military service members and military spouses find meaningful employment and provide assistance transitioning from military to civilian life.

Wednesday, August 11: 1000 - 1500 Hours

Your Next Mission™ Veterans hiring event is our first live event in over a year.  The safety of our attendees, companies, participants, volunteers and staff is of utmost importance.  Thus we are puttng in place a comprehensive Safe Expo™ plan to insure the safety of our event.  Please stay tune for more details as we move closer to the event.  Thanks.



About the Event

The American Freedom Foundation will host the 7th Annual Your Next Mission™ Huntsville SMD 2021 (formerly Warriors To The Workforce) presented in association with Still Serving Veterans and in conjunction with the 2021 Space & Mission Defenses Symposium (SMD) on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 1000 - 1300 in the East Hall #1 of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL. The event will bring together major companies from throughout the country to profile their services and provide employment opportunities for our Veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses.  Attendees have the chance to talk with employers, submit qualifications, participate in job interviews, have their resumes reviewed and participate in a rotating schedule of professional development workshops led by subject matter experts on transition from military to civilian life. 

Your Next Mission™ will include Workshops featuring some of the top speakers in the country. Please check back closer to the event date for information about our panel discussions. 

Is your resume too wordy? Need help putting your best self on paper? Sign up onsite to have an HR professional critique your resume at our Resume Review area, presented by Still Serving Veterans.

*Attendance is free for Veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses*

Please view our WTTW promotional video here  

Important Information for Veterans

  • Veterans, military service members and military spouses admission is free
  • Be prepared to meet employers - research participating companies
  • Dress for success - business or uniform is advised
  • Bring enough resumes for all exhibitors - Gov't and private sector
  • Registration will open at 0900 and event begins at 1000
  • Please note:  All data collected on your YNM event registration form will not be sold or given to anyone other than possibly another highly reputable Veteran Service Organization that we feel may help you achieve employment or a better understanding of the transition process from military to civilian life.

    Important Information for Exhibitors
    • Exhibitor cost is $465.00 and includes two people to work the booth
    • Exhibitor pricing listed includes one 8' table, power (if requested), coffee and box lunch
    • Only 40 exhibitor tables available 
    • It is highly recommended that each company be prepared to accept resumes on site.

    Travel Information

    Directions/Travel to Von Braun Center

    Conference Website
    Your Next Mission™ Huntsville SMD 2021 
    2021 SMD Symposium

    Event Partners

    This event would not be possible without the support and efforts of the following organizations:

    • About American Freedom Foundation (AFF)
      In return for their service and sacrifices made for our country, the American Freedom Foundation, founded in 2004, believes Veterans, military service members, and their families are deserving of support that empowers and enables them to lead confident and productive lives.  AFF serves and supports them by creating awareness and building support for their service, sacrifice, and needs through partnerships with military-focused organizations and always will be relentlessly driven to bettering the lives of these heroes and their families.  Throughout its short history, the American Freedom Foundation has made grants of approximately $1.2 million to more than 30 military organizations and awarded over 1,200 full and partial scholarships to military spouses and their dependents in 50 states and 8 countries through the AFF/Purdue University Global Military Scholarship program valued in excess of $9.2 million.  Through the AFF national Veteran’s employment initiative program, Warriors To The Workforce, thousands of Veterans have been connected to hundreds of participating companies for employment opportunities.  Please reach out to us at www.americanfreedomfoundation.org
    • About the Space & Missile Defence Symposium (SMD)   
      The SMD Symposium is the leading educational, professional development and networking event in the space and missile defense community.  The symposium is widely attended by leaders and professionals from the United States and our allies around the world.  It is the ideal forum for conducting business face-to-face.  Participants can also earn continuing education credits. smdsymposium.org
    • About Still Serving Veterans (SSV)
      Still Serving Veterans is a Veteran Service Organization headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama whose mission is to serve and honor Veterans and their families, transitioning military, and members of the Guards and Reserves by assisting them in securing meaningful employment and the Veterans benefits they have earned.

    Contact Information:

    Ted Hacker
    American Freedom Foundation
    (615) 330-9394

    Steve Monday
    American Freedom Foundation                                                                                                           (951) 442-3456

    Kristin Walt
    American Freedom Foundation
    (904) 563-3546