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Adapting to Life

By: Mason Latimer Growing up as the son of a retired U.S. Marine Corps veteran has made my life different than others, but also growing up with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy continued to push that bar. In order to thrive in the world, I’ve learned that the best way to go through life is to constantly adapt to new situations as a they present themselves. Since my dad was a Marine, we had to move to many different…

The Intersection of Veteran and LGBTQ at the International LGBTQ Leaders Conference

By: Chance Browning Last week, I attended the International LGBTQ Leaders Conference in Washington, DC – a gathering of more than 500 LGBTQ elected officials, leaders and advocates from across the world. This annual gathering is hosted by the Victory Institute, whose mission is to increase the number of LGBTQ people in public office and to provide programming, services and other support to help ensure their success. So, you may be saying to yourself, “That’s great…

Why Army will beat Navy: a social media analysis

On Saturday at 3 PM EST, the weather in South Philly is predicted to be a chilly 39 degrees with a 43% chance of rain. Perfect conditions for an epic football game. But predicting the game-day temperature outcome isn’t the analysis Army or Navy fans are looking for ahead of the season’s biggest gridiron contest. There are a lot of different datasets one could analyze ahead of the Army-Navy game, but as a communications firm at…

A Dose of Reality: A MilSpouse’s Perspective on the 2nd Annual Military Caregiver Convention

By: Kait Gillen   “So, would you wipe my butt?” And it is with that irreverent question, posed by my young Marine husband, that it dawned on me: I am one incident or one diagnosis from the difficult journey of being a military caregiver – a journey that approximately 5.5 million Americans are currently on. This past week, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, held their second annual National Convening on the…

7 Milestones in our 7th Year

At our first Scout Social event in January 2015, a friend and colleague from the VFW questioned the reasoning behind our convening, to celebrate “the 200th Edition of our Scout Report, our first year as a B-Corp, and a little over four years in business.” He said, “It kinda sounds like you just wanted an excuse to party.” He was, of course, right. Because at ScoutComms, every November we end up spending far more time…

Roy Stanley IV: Military Brat

By: Roy Stanley IV I have never really considered myself a “military brat,” despite that being a pretty accurate description of what I am. It seems like my father has always been a part of the military in some way, shape or form. He joined the U.S. Air Force as part of his ROTC program in 1983, was a part of the reserves until 2013, retired as a colonel from the Air Force and is now…

Reflecting on the first Military Influencer Conference

By: Fred Wellman I met Curtez Riggs at Inc. GROWCO in New Orleans back in April. I was thrilled to hear he had scooped up the MilBlogging website and brand, with a goal to revitalize it and engage the community again. ScoutComms and our clients had supported the MilBlogging conference before it ended several years ago. Curtez’s drive and passion is infectious and we immediately began trying to figure out how we could support his mission. Our…

ScoutComms to sponsor Joe Galloway lifetime achievement Award

Veteran owned public relations firm signs on to support Army Public Affairs Association Awards program honoring the top communications professionals Fredericksburg, VA – ScoutComms, the nation’s leading communications, advocacy, philanthropic strategy and market research firm focused on efforts to support veterans and military families, today announced a multi-year sponsorship of the Joe Galloway Lifetime Achievement Award with the Army Public Affairs Association. The Joe Galloway Lifetime Achievement Award is an annual award intended to recognize a lifetime…

ScoutComms hires Chance Browning as Associate Vice President

Key hire adds expanded public relations, advocacy and political experience to ‘Best For The World’ Virginia agency Fredericksburg, VA – ScoutComms, the nation’s leading communications, advocacy, philanthropic strategy and market research firm focused on efforts to support veterans and military families, today announced that Chance Browning has joined the company as Associate Vice President. Browning most recently served as Director of Communications and Marketing for Student Veterans of America where he developed and implemented communications and advocacy…

ScoutComms Honored as ‘Best for the World’ Company Creating Most Positive Customer Impact

Recognition bestowed for second year in a row since becoming eligible Fredericksburg, Va., September 12, 2017 — Today, ScoutComms was recognized as being among the “Best for the World” companies which create the most positive overall impact on their customers based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured on B the Change, the digital Medium publication produced by B Lab, at http://www.bthechange.com. ScoutComms, the nation’s leading communications and consulting firm dedicated to…

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