UFC fighter Brian Stann learns from his mistakes, writes the book on leadership

Link to Article: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/breakingnews/ufc-fighter-brian-stann-learns-from-his-mistakes-writes-the-book-on-leadership-99588419.html

By: Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

“People told me I couldn’t win the fight and that drove me towards it. I said ‘OK now I want to take the fight and see if I can find a way to stop him.’ And unfortunately I could have wrestled for the next 10 years and still not be able to outwrestle Phil Davis in that fight.

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For Brian Stann, MMA is about the journey

Link to Article: http://blogs.chron.com/fighting/2010/07/for_brian_stann_its_about_the.html

Brian Stann is an American hero. A real, true-life American hero. It’s not a marketing ploy or publicity stunt — Stann is the real deal.

Stann, a former Marine officer, was ambushed with his unit in Iraq while trying to capture a bridge near Karabilah. Under heavy attack from insurgents, Stann and his group of soldiers held out for six days while Stann coordinated air and tank support that eventually led to the unit being relieved. He was awarded the Silver Star, the third-highest American honor for bravery.

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For Brian Stann, Life Is About More Than Just Victories in the Cage

By Matt Erickson, MMA writer. Link to Article: http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/07/28/for-brian-stann-life-is-about-more-than-just-victories-in-the-c/

In one form or another, Brian Stann has always been fighting.

Those who compete in mixed martial arts, like the UFC’s Stann, often talk about the rigors of training and the other level a fighter’s mind and body have to climb to in order to be successful in the sport. For Stann, stepping inside the cage, as he’ll do Sunday against Mike Massenzio in San Diego, is a walk in the park compared to what he’s been through.

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Golf Tournament Benefits Hire Heroes USA

Golf Tournament Benefits Hire Heroes USA

Hire Heroes USA would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees.  During the annual conference held on July 22nd – 25th, 2010 at the Gaylord National Resort and Spa, the Association hosted a golf tournament at Andrews Air Force Base.  Hire Heroes USA was chosen as the associations beneficiary for the event.

Additionally, sincere thanks to Anheuser Busch for their contributions to the golf outing which included signage, goody bag donations, and beverages, that were enjoyed by all participants.

With the dedication and support of the men and women attending the conference, the NCA SEF raised $100,000 for Hire Heroes USA.  Hire Heroes USA would once again like to say thank you for the generous contributions to our program.

After war, young soldiers come home to fight unemployment

Link to Article: http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/07/07/veterans.unemployed.economy/index.html?hpt=Mid

(CNN) — After Brooks Douan finished serving in Iraq for the Marine Reserves, he returned home in October 2008 to battle something many civilians had already been fighting: unemployment.

To survive, the 24-year-old took temporary jobs in his home state of South Carolina. He donned a pumpkin costume during Halloween for extra cash. He took a temporary gig as a photographer, but he was let go shortly. The economy was to blame, the studio owners told him.

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