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VA Launches Personalized, Proactive, Patient-driven Care

The DC VA Medical Center is holding "Introduction of Whole Health" sessions starting Wednesday, 3/21. Whole Health, also known as “Personalized, Proactive, Patient-driven Care,” is an approach to health care that empowers and equips Veterans to take charge of their health and well-being and to live their life to the fullest. Whole Health includes conventional treatment as well as complimentary approaches that foster self-empowerment, self-healing, and self-care. Upcoming informational sessions dates include 3/21, 3/28, 4/11 and 4/25/18. Registration is required.

Free BBQ Sandwich for Vietnam Veterans at Mission BBQ – March 29

Mission BBQ will be giving out free BBQ sandwiches to Vietnam Veterans on March 29 - National Vietnam War Memorial Day.

Speed Networking Event for Military Spouses

Military Spouse Networking - Bethesda - April 11. Join the USO and Steven A Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals for a fun, fast paced speed networking session for military spouses in the Washington D.C. and local military community. April 11th from 10:00AM-2:00PM at 1420 Spring Street, Suite 300, Silver Spring, MD. Learn about the USO, the art of networking, create and practice your personal or professional elevator pitch and speed network with other military spouses, employers, organizations, and community leaders. All participants will walk away meeting new friends, contacts, and professionals. Military Spouses, Organizations, Community Leaders, and Hiring Employers are encouraged to attend. Registration is required and space fills up quickly!

American Humane Shelter to Service Program

American Humane has recently launched the Shelter to Service program to provide service dogs for Veterans with service-related PTS and TBI and is looking for looking for veterans who have been diagnosed with PTS and TBI as a result of their military service and are interested in receiving a service dog to help with their symptoms.

DC Strategy Session #2

Join ServingTogether, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), and community providers serving veterans, service members and their families in DC for Strategy Session #2 of the AmericaServes initiative. Friday, March 23rd from 10 am - 1 pm at the DC Mayor's Office of Veteran Affairs. During this community session, we are convening providers and partners to discuss coordinating care in our community. Our goal is to better serve our military-connected community members, and we will be discussing the AmericaServes solution in more depth. Registration is required.

BOOST – A Leadership Accelerator for Military Spouses – April 6

Created by military spouses, for military spouses. Boost is a day of leadership development aimed to accelerate the leadership potential of military spouses. Friday, April 6. 9 am - 3 pm at the USO Warrior & Family Center on Fort Belvoir. Don’t miss out… register today!

Operation Purple Camps – Registrations Now Open!

At OPC, we offer military kids a FREE WEEK of camp where they connect with other kids, just like them. And purple happens to be the perfect mix of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine Corps red, and Navy blue. In the military world, purple symbolizes all who serve, and at our Association, we know families serve, too! Does your family have a service member returning from a deployment, gearing up to deploy, or finding a new normal after an injury? Let us help your child prepare and cope. When your military kid attends Operation Purple Camp (OPC), they’ll thrive in an environment with fully trained counselors and camp staff experienced in helping children adapt and overcome the stressors of military life.

Mind Body Workshop March 10th

Join the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic and American Red Cross on Saturday March 10 from 10:30am - 12:00PM in Silver Spring MD for a Mind-Body Skills Workshop. Topics include breathing, mindfulness techniques, stretching & movement and more. This is a free event but space is LIMITED and registration is required.

Community Caregiver Event March 16th

Blue Star Families is hosting a Community Caregiver Event - Essential Oils Bath Bomb Creation Night on Friday, March 16 from 6:00-7:30pm at Fort Belvoir. This is a free event. Registration is required.

Women Veterans’ Hiring & Education Fair

In celebration of Women’s History Month, and in honor of all women who served in the Armed Forces to preserve America’s freedom, the Disabled American Veterans’ Department of Virginia Chapter 48 & the Virginia Employment Commission’s Jobs for Veteran State Grant are hosting a Women Veterans’ Hiring, Health, and Education Event on Friday, March 23rd from 9am-2pm, Woodbridge, VA. MEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

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