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TAPS seeking military and veterans mentors for Memorial Day Weekend

From May 25-28, TAPS will hold its 24th National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp (GGC) in Arlington. They are seeking service members and veterans to change the life of surviving military children by volunteering for the weekend as a military mentor.

Leggett to Dedicate Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at Memorial Plaza on May 21

County Executive Ike Leggett, local officials and Vietnam War veterans will dedicate the Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Monday, May 21, at 1 p.m., at Memorial Plaza, which is located at the Government Complex Center Terrace, 101 Monroe Street, in Rockville. 

Expungement Clinic in Loudoun County

Expungement Clinic co sponsored by Loudoun Workforce Resource Center and Legal Services of Northern Virginia. May 23, 2018. 2 SESSIONS: 10AM & 12PM. Rust Library in Leesburg VA. The clinic is open to everyone, including veterans, who are facing barriers to getting a job or career advancement because of their criminal record. Registration is required.

Project Management Professional for Transitioning Service Members and Military Spouses

Project Next S.T.E.P. is now accepting applications for the Project Management Professional Program that will begin on May 29th and end on July 21. With classes Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6-9:30 as well as Saturday mornings from 9-12 at USO Metro - Fort Belvoir. To qualify you must be a transitioning service member or an active duty spouse! Applications due May 15 at noon.

Free Basic Wheel Pottery Class for Veterans

Free 6-week pottery class for veterans. April 26th through June 7th. Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm in Baltimore. Registration required.

Travis Manion Character Does Matter Presentation

Join The Travis Manion Foundation and The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals for an interactive discussion about character. Character Does Matter Mentors develop character and leadership skills in young adults. Grounded in the evidence-based field of Positive Psychology, they use a strengths-based approach to develop character traits in the next generation through a combination of informal discussions and activity-based learning. Open to Kids ages 11-20. Saturday, April 28th from 10:00-11:00am. Registration is required.

51st Annual American Association of Suicidology Conference – Apr 18-21

51st Annual Conference Integrating Science, Experience and Political Will: Informed Action to Prevent Suicide April 18 - 21, 2018 at Hyatt Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Including 5 conference tracks - including one specifically discussing Military and Veterans.

Space Available at Veteran Retreat

Operation Tohidu has several opening in the men’s retreat that runs from May 7th to May 11th.  Operation Tohidu is a free 5-day program for veterans or service members that have been diagnosed with or are self-identifying PTS(d), mild TBI, anxiety or depression. Applications are due by April 22, 2018.       

Virginia Women Veterans Summit

This event brings together veterans, community leaders, employers, and government agencies from the federal, state, and local levels to raise awareness about the services and benefits offered specifically for women veterans. The summit will also host exhibitors whose mission involves the wellness and wholeness of women veterans and feature notable presenters. June 14 & 15 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, VA. Registration is required.

2018 Military Spouse Employment Summit

On May 8, 2018, Hiring Our Heroes will host another game-changing event that will continue to shape the conversation around what it means to be a dual-income military family in the 21st century. The half-day Military Spouse Employment Summit will engage stakeholders, identify best practices in talent management for recruiting and retaining military spouses, highlight standout military spouse professionals and entrepreneurs, and set the stage for a renewed emphasis on removing barriers to military spouse employment as a national security imperative.

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