Google launches site for Oklahoma veterans and their families

Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb helped Google announce a new program Thursday connecting veterans and their families with resources they might need when they return to Oklahoma.
BY BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com Published: March 16, 2012
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Oklahoma's military veterans and their families are getting help with the transition to civilian life from Internet giant Google.


The company, along with Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, announced Thursday the Oklahoma launch of Google for Veterans, which will help connect vets with resources they might need.

“I am proud to work with Google on this meaningful and thoughtful initiative to honor our servicemen and women, many of whom are far away from home,” Lamb said.

Googleforveterans.com is a website designed by Google employees with connections to the military. It includes tools such as a resume builder, video tips for transitioning to civilian life and connections to the Google+ veterans' community.

Google also has a YouTube channel for veterans at youtube.com/veterans.

The launch comes as 3,000 Oklahoma National Guardsmen are returning from deployments to Afghanistan and Kuwait.

Google opened a data center in Pryor last summer, which employs several veterans.

“We are glad we can leverage our technology to help members of the Oklahoma National Guard, and we hope all of the returning soldiers take advantage of the tools available through Google for Veterans and Families,” said Mike Wooten, operations manager at Google's Pryor data center.



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