GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program will sponsor two transition summits in Europe during March.

The first will be held at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, March 26-27, and the other at USAG Rheinland-Pfalz, March 28-29.

The summits are free and open to active duty service members, Guard and Reserve, veterans, and military spouses.

The Hiring Our Heroes program launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities, according to their website. The program has held over 1,000 hiring events and helped more than 30,000 veterans and military spouses find jobs.

The summits at Bavaria and Kaiserslautern feature employment workshops, town hall-style panel discussions, networking receptions and career fairs -- all aimed at helping transitioning service members, veterans and their spouses find meaningful employment.

The transition summit at USAG Bavaria takes place at the Multipurpose Facility, Bldg. 134, on Rose Barracks. The current schedule includes the following:

MARCH 26

• 8:30 -- 9 a.m.: Registration
• 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m.: Afterburner Military Transition Seminar
• 9 a.m. -- 2 p.m.: MOAA Military Spouse Employment Symposium
• 4 -- 6 p.m.: Networking Reception

MARCH 27

• 8:00 -- 8:30 a.m.: Registration
• 8:30 -- 11 a.m.: Workshops and panel discussions for job seekers
• 11 a.m. -- 2 p.m.: Industry briefings
• 2 -- 5 p.m.: Hiring Fair

The summit at USAG Rheinland-Pfalz takes place at Armstrong's Club, Bldg. 1036, Vogelweh Housing. The current schedule includes the following:

MARCH 28

• 8:30 -- 9 a.m.: Registration
• 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m.: Afterburner Military Transition Seminar
• 9 a.m. -- 2 p.m.: Military Spouse Employment Symposium
• 4 -- 6 p.m.: Networking Reception

MARCH 29

• 8:00 -- 8:30 a.m.: Registration
• 8:30 -- 11 a.m.: Workshops and panel discussions for job seekers
• 11 a.m. -- 2 p.m.: Industry briefings
• 2 -- 5 p.m.: Hiring Fair

The two summits are being hosted in partnership with Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Defense, the Army and the Air Force.

Summit organizers ask attendees to register online prior to the event at www.uschamberfoundation.org/event/germany-transition-summit.