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FREE Picnic honoring Veterans and their Families – July 7

Melwood Veteran Services will be holding a FREE picnic lunch honoring veterans and their families on Saturday, July 7 at Nottingham Land Farm. Along with a picnic lunch there will also be horse rides, hay rides, face painting and a scavenger hunt - all for FREE for veterans and their families.

Pathfinder Employment Workshop – July 17

Pathfinder in conjunction with Deloitte will be holding a FREE Employment Workshop open to all transitioning service-members and their families. Tue, July 17, 2018 from 9:00 AM ā€“ 1:00 PM at the USO Warrior & Family Center at Fort Belvoir. Registration is required.

Northern Virginia Veteran and Military Family Hiring Expo – Aug 28

Phase II Staffing and Consulting would like to invite you to attend the Northern Virginia Veteran and Military Family Hiring Expo! Tuesday, August 28 from 11 am - 2 pm at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport. Veteran and Military Family Support Organizations can also reserve a FREE vendor space at the event.

The “S” Word Screening – July 11

Join EveryMind and our community partners for a screening of the film, The ā€œSā€ Word.* In this award winning documentary, a suicide attempt survivor is on a mission to find fellow survivors and document their stories of unguarded courage, insight, pain and humor. Along the way, she discovers a national community rising to transform personal struggles into action. Wednesday, July 11 from 6 - 8:30 pm. Admission: $5.

Military Spouse Employment Summit – June 28

On June 28, 2018, Hiring Our Heroes will host its annual military spouse employment summit as we continue to shape the conversation around what it means to be a dual-income military family in the 21st century. The half-day 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.

Warrior Herd Gold Star Kids Camp – July 30 – Aug 3

Project Horse Empowerment Center's Warrior Herd program will be holding a Gold Star Kids Summer Camp July 30-August 3. This camp is where kids develop coping skills through play with horses, expressive arts, games, crafts & team building! Thanks to a grant from VetsAid and a donation from Lockheed Martin ā€“ participation is 100% free! At Project Horse, kids connect in a very real way with others, with endless opportunities to build confidence, de-stress, and have a unique and memorable summer experience. Participants become centered in the natural world, they forge friendships with both horses and peers, learn horse handling and training skills, create and play games, practice teamwork and leadership, improve communication skills, and much more! No horse experience is required! Registration open now.

Step Into the Arena with Team Rubicon – June 28

Join Team Rubicon and their Mobile Training Center volunteers from around the District to learn more about what they're up to in 2018 and hot to get involved in local, national and international disaster response and recovery efforts. Thursday, June 28 from 6-9 pm at the Bullpen in DC.

Veterans Resource & Recognition Day in Frederick

Come out to this year's Frederick Veterans Resource & Recognition Day on Wednesday, July 11th from 9:00am -2:00pm. The event is being held at the Frederick Senior Center and will feature veteran resources, lunch and Keynote speaker The Honorable George Owings, III - Maryland Secretary of Veteran Affairs. This is a free event. This event is in collaboration with the Frederick County Veteran's Engagement Board (CVEB).

Heroes on the River Upcoming Events

Heroes in the River has a number of upcoming events including a Dinner at Walter Reed on June 15, Skydiving event July 7, Charter Fishing Trip in Delaware July 23-26, and their Annual event on September 8. More details visit their Facebook page: Heroes on the River.

Military-Friendly Job Fair – June 22

Corporate Gray Military Job Fair on Friday, June 22 at The Waterford in Springfield, VA. Especially for transitioning and former military seeking employment. Free and open to all job seekers.

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