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Welcome to VetBuds!

28 Sep 2011 in Admin

VetBuds is a non-profit group where the members share a common bond of military service and the desire to provide assistance to veterans directly within the scope of our personal resources, and indirectly by our combined business, social and personal knowledge and connections.

Mission:  VetBuds is a group of military veterans whose purpose is to provide assistance to other veterans.
Vision:  Veterans Supporting Veterans


Please refer your veteran friends to us and ask them to join the “VetBuds” LinkedIn group.   Please join us in appreciation and service to our nation’s veterans.  For information contact us at Info@VetBuds.US

Welcome the newest VetBuds groups…Lawrenceville/Gwinnett, GA and Merritt Island, FL!  Both recently started operations.

Click on the “Groups” tab to see the meeting times and locations for all the VetBuds groups.

I am very sad to learn that Ken is no longer with us but my loss of a friend cannot be compared to that of his family. Ken and I became good friends after meeting by chance at a Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association (AVVBA) luncheon. There, we learned that our homes were about a mile apart and we quickly became good friends and business confidants. I will miss Ken’s infectious good humor, his never ending stories and his friendship. Farewell my friend! 

Bill Williams

Obituary for Ken Kimbrough

Kenneth Laslie Kimbrough of Marietta, GA, beloved husband, son, father, and grandfather died suddenly and unexpectedly on August 19, 2015.

Ken was born in Pensacola, FL on July 23, 1943 to Frank (Pete) L. Kimbrough and Alta Boyette Kimbrough. He was preceded in death by his father. Ken was raised as a military ‘brat’ as his father’s military career took the family to bases in several states, Washington DC, and Germany. He graduated from Kaiserslatern American High School in Rhein-Main, Germany in 1962. A year later he enlisted in the Air Force, being sworn in by his father Col Frank Kimbrough. Ken served with 505th Tatical Control Group, including a tour in Vietnam from 1965-1966.

After four years of active duty and two years in the Reserves, Ken resumed his education. He graduated with a degree in Communication Studies in 1972 from California State University, Sacramento. He pursued his Masters degree in the same field, graduating in 1981. Ken had a long and varied career, spending the last 30 years in IT Sales. He never retired. He remembered and stayed in touch with almost every person he met, sharing many stories along the way.
Ken met his wife Susan Cotter at California State University, where he was a graduate student and she was an undergraduate. It was a whirlwind romance and they married nine months after meeting. They moved to Atlanta in 1982 for career opportunities, settling in Marietta, GA for the next 30 years.

Ken leaves behind his loving wife of 36 years, Susan Cotter Kimbrough of Marietta; daughter, Amanda Cotter Kimbrough of Atlanta; sons, Christopher A. Nelson and his wife, Christy R. Nelson of Douglasville, Joshua Paul Kimbrough and his wife, Veronica Kimbrough of San Rafael, CA. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Marley Nelson, Max Kimbrough, and step granddaughters, Kyla and Sydney.

He loved music, especially singing at the top of his lungs, playing bluegrass on his banjo, visiting botanical gardens, playing racquetball with his buddies at the YMCA, raising bonsai, and always regretted selling his decrepit VW bus in 1979. Ken leaves a legacy of kindness and generosity of heart and spirit and will be sorely missed by his family and the hundreds of friends and contacts he made through his life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in loving memory of Ken to the Veterans Support Foundation, 8719 Colesville Road, Ste. 100, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. 800-882-1316 ext. 126.

DOL Releases New Webinar in “Promoting Employment for Homeless Veterans”

New webinar recording available from DOL, NVTI series 

The Department of Labor (DOL) and National Veterans Training Institute (NVTI) have developed a series of webinars supporting employment for homeless veterans. This webinar series is supported by the NCHV TA Center.

Designed as an education tool for American Job Center Staff, the webinars are a great free resource for service providers. In addition to providing training on employment tools and interventions for new staff members and partner agencies, the webinars can provide a foundation to strengthen your relationship with local AJC staff.

There are now five webinars available through this series –  Promoting Employment for Homeless VeteransOvercoming Barriers to Employment, Building Partnerships with Service Providers, Assisting Ex-Offenders, and the newest addition – Employer Engagement. The webinars are prerecorded and are available at Find your local AJC here: