Military Life

  • Parenting Skills Group offered at Cohen Clinic at EasterSeals

    The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals has started a Parenting Skills Group. It is now open for enrollment for military and veteran families. No cost. Free parking. Child care provided. Beginning February 10, it will be held on the Second Saturday of every month from 9 am – 10:30 am. Call 240-847-7500 to sign up. Space is limited.

  • Stronger Families – Taste of OXYGEN Transition Workshop – Dec 14

    USO’s Pathfinder program presents Taste of OXYGEN, a workshop packed with information, interaction, and an open question and answer session, the 60-90 minute event creates a fun learning environment. The Transition Workshops help move couples or individuals into a deeper investment in their relationship during their transition from the military. Thursday, December 14 from 5 – 8 pm at the USO on Fort Belvoir.

  • The Art of Being a Military-Connected Child – Call for the Arts

    Calling kids from all over the world, every service, and all ages! Show us what it means to be a military kid through drawings, paintings, poems, or essays.
    In celebration of our 20th Anniversary and sponsored by Target, the 2017/2018 Call for the Arts campaign will raise visibility of military and veteran-connected children and the sacrifices they experience through military lifestyle. The Art of Being a Military-Connected Child is open to all civilian and military-connected students, Pre-K through high school. All submissions must be postmarked by December 31, 2017.

  • Tribute Display of Military Children and their Parents

    The City of Manassas will partner with the Military Child Education Coalition, to showcase the brave sons and daughters of military parents at our feature train show “Polar Express at Merry Old Town Manassas” held at the Center for the Arts, in recognition of these special families and their contributions. Perhaps you are a military family or know of a family deserving of this honor. If so, please send a photo that shows heartfelt emotion of a family that means the most to you to display. Deadline for submission is December 1.

  • 2017 Joy of Giving Program

    Operation Homefront is working with local businesses and corporations that are looking to sponsor military families and Post 9/11 wounded, injured, or ill veterans in DC/MD/VA. If interested an application is required. Submission deadline is November 22.

  • Did you know? Dog on Deployment helps military pet owners

    Dogs on Deployment is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit providing a central network for military members to find volunteers willing to board their pets while they are deployed or have other service commitments, making them unable to temporarily care for their pets. No pet should ever be surrendered to a shelter due to a military commitment. Dogs on Deployment exists to help military members keep their pets by alleviating the need for pet relinquishment from military members due to the hardships of deployments.

  • Blue Star Families Releases Results of 2017 Military Family Lifestyle Survey

    The largest of its kind, Blue Star Families’ annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey is one of the most important resources for understanding the current state of the military community.

  • Wellness for the Body, Soul and Spirit Workshop – Oct 21

    Veterans, Active Duty Military Service Members, and Military and Veteran Spouses, are cordially invited to a FREE Transition Workshop: “Wellness and Healing: Practical Techniques and Tools for Self-Care.” This workshop will discuss Wellness for the Body, Soul and Spirit on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 beginning at 10:00 am until 1 pm at Knights of Columbus Hall- 5034 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Second Floor, Washington DC.

  • Fall Fest – Oct 21

    USO Fort Belvoir will be hosting Fall Fest on Saturday, October 21st from 2PM – 5PM at USO Warrior and Family Center – Ft. Belvoir (5940 9th Street). Open to: Active Duty & Military Dependents. NO Registration Required! Info Booths from Local Vendors, Face Painting, Moon Bounce, Pumpkin Patch & Decoration Station, Costumed Photo Booth, Giveaways, Mad Scientist Lab, Cookie Decorating, Music and much more!

  • Child Care Resources for Military Families – Sept 14

    The Fort Belvoir Collaborative will be holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, September 14 from 12 – 2 pm at the USO on Fort Belvoir. It will be a topic-driven discussion on Child Care Resources for Military Families on and around Fort Belvoir. We’ll have representatives from: Fort Belvoir Child & Youth Services, Fairfax County Office for Children, and Easter Seals Child Development Center. Join in on the discussion to learn about programs and services available for military families in the region, and have an opportunity to learn, ask questions, network and share. To ensure available space, registration for this meeting is required.