PBYR - Job Opening


Field Service Engineer
Based in Minneapolis, MN


Looking for a strong electronics foundation, good customer skills and prior work experience using your field service background. You will work as a Field Service Engineer repairing, troubleshooting and maintaining medical diagnostic equipment found in hospitals.

Good communication and customer skills a must. Should have demonstrated technical troubleshooting skills and the ability to work independently. This industry leader provides a competitive base salary, excellent training, company car allowance, as well as other benefits.

If you qualify and are interested in more information, Call or e-mail resume to:
Nancy Charney
(Phone) 800-827-9753

Power of One Fun Run – September 11

PBYR - POOFR5KPower of One Fun Run September 11, 2016

Who: Minnesota National Guard members, military families, community members, organizations, and Yellow Ribbon Networks

What: Power of One 5k Fun Run

Where: Ben Franklin Readiness Center in Arden Hills

When: Sunday, September 11th, Registration begins at 8:00am. Opening ceremony kicks off at 9:00am

Why: To increase suicide awareness and build mental wellness. You can be the ONE person that saves a life.

1) Go to
2) Search for: “2nd Annual Power of One Fun Run”
3) Select the run for September 11th, 2016
4) Click register to fill out the registration for the event!

For Questions call 651-282-4232


Power of One Fun Run

Family Assistance Center Position Open in Rosemount

help-wantedFamily Assistance Center Specialist job opportunity. This is a Full-Time civilian contracted position located in Rosemount, Minnesota.

JOB TITLE: Family Assist Center Specialists (FAC)

EMPLOYER: Human Resources Consulting INC. (HRCI)

OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday 9 August 2016- Monday 22 August 2016


VACANCY LOCATION: Rosemount, MN, this location is subject to move to another metro location.

Point of contact for this position is: Mrs. Nancy Launderville at or 651-282-4209

Questions concerning other recruitment and outreach matters in reference to this position please direct them to: Mrs. Nancy Launderville at or 651-282-4209.

Annette Brechon Kuyper
Director of Military Outreach
MN Department of Military Affairs
20 West 12th Street
St Paul, MN 55155-2004
(O) 651.282.4002
(C) 651.955.3108

Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair

 mn-state-fairMilitary Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair falls on August 30 this year. The Minnesota State Fair runs from August 25 through Labor Day (September 5) and on Tuesday, August 30, active military, retired military and veterans can purchase discounted admission ticket prices when they purchase a ticket at the gate and present valid documentation of military service.

MN State Fair map

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your service and efforts have made a huge difference in the life of Sam and Mardelle. Sam is settling in to his new apartment and receiving the care that will make a huge difference in his quality of life. Mardelle is adjusting at home and preparing to get their house on the market. This couple has been in need (in many ways) for a very long time and your assistance has helped to meet a portion of that need in a GREAT way. On behalf of this family, thank you!


Lori Schultz | Community Relations Counselor
6288 Louisiana Court North

Brooklyn Park MN 55428
Main: 763-537-3382 Direct Dial Cell: 612-868-7816

PBYR - The Waterford


Sesame Street Project – Recruiting Military Families

PBYR - Sesame StreetGreetings! We are conducting an evaluation of a new Sesame Workshop program designed to support military families who are transitioning into the civilian world. As you know, this is often a stressful time marked by many life changes, and Sesame is hopeful this new program can provide much-needed support.

We are seeking your help in letting families know about this resource and our evaluation. Please share this information and attached/enclosed flyer with your colleagues and military families. If you’re affiliated with other groups of military families or professionals, we’d be grateful if you’d share this information with them as well.

Sesame Street Project Recruitment Flyer

Sesame Project Invitation Letter

Eligible participants include families:

● Where one or both parents currently serve in the Active Duty military and are within 18 months of separation, or families with a Veteran who has separated from the military within the last 18 months.

● Who have at least one child age 3–7
The entire 6-week program is offered online, so families can participate at their convenience. Families are sent emails containing videos and worksheets that provide parents and children with tools to cope with major life changes. We are conducting a randomized controlled trial to examine the effectiveness of the program. Participants will complete online, anonymous questionnaires before and after completing the program, and they will be compensated for their time and effort.

Interested participants can get more information and sign up for the study by visiting:

or by contacting our project coordinator, Dr. Jill Bowers, at . Additionally, if you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Bowers.

Thanks for your help in enhancing the supports for military families!


Michelle D. Sherman, Ph.D. LP and Abigail Gewirtz, Ph.D. LP

University of Minnesota

Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health


Jill Bowers, PhD, CFLE

Project Coordinator

University of Minnesota

Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and Heroes on the Water Kayaking and Fishing – August 13

PBYR - kayak-fishing2Who: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans (IVAV) and Heroes on the Water (HOW) Kayaking and Fishing

What: IAVA and HOW are sponsoring a kayaking and fishing event on August 13, 2016 at Fish Lake Regional Park in Maple Grove. Included is the link to the event as well as the link to both organizations home page.

When: August 13, 2016 – must register by August 8

Where: Fish Lake Regional Park in Maple Grove

How: links below are for the event as well as the link to both organizations home page


IVAV Link:

HOW Link:

PBYR Successfully Assisted Veteran with Severe Health Issues

PBYR 0143On July 30, 2016 PBYR assisted an 86 year old Veteran (Retired Navy Commander) move to assisted living. His family was very appreciative of PBYR’s efforts. This assistance will greatly improve the quality of life for the Vet and his wife.

Kudos to Hans, Justin, Jennifer, Liam, Jacob, and Allan for their volunteer efforts with this project.

The temperature on Saturday was warm, the items big, and the donated truck and trailer was full!! Thanks for all the help and muscle!!!!!