• Free Workshop on Compassion Fatigue & Burnout for Those Working with Veterans and Others

    October 17, 2017 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Registration is required. Burnout and secondary traumatic stress/compassion fatigue are some of the terms used to describe the emotional impact that some providers experience when working with individuals who have experienced traumatic events. This dynamic and interactive training will provide information on how to recognize signs of secondary trauma/compassion fatigue and burnout and how to overcome these through self-care and self-soothing techniques. 3 continuing education credit hours available.

  • VAREP DC Chapter Networking Mixer – Sept 12, 19 & 26

    VAREP D.C. Chapter will be hosting a networking mixer and fundraiser at Not Your Average Joe’s Kitchen & Bar in Potomac Town Place in Woodbridge, VA on Sept 12, 19 & 26 from 4 – 7 pm. Join them for networking, drinks, appetizers, and raffles! Portion of the proceeds help pay local veteran families housing needs.

  • 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!

  • Honor Flight Guardian Training – Sept 25

    The DCA Honor Flight will be hosting an upcoming guardian training on Monday, September 25 at 5:45 pm at the Capitol Post (625 N Washington St, Suite 425, Alexandria, VA 22314).

  • Free REVIVE Training – Sept 27

    Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Development Services will be hosting a REVIVE! training. This training can help provide you with the skills and tools to administer Nalozone, that can safe an individual that is having an opioid overdose. Free Narcan nasal spray will be dispensed at training.

  • Blue Star Caregivers Community Family Event

    Join fellow Caregivers and their families on an exclusive tour of the exterior of the Washington National Cathedral. Saturday, October 21st from 2:30-4:30pm. Registration is required.

  • Military Retiree Appreciation Day

    Friday, October 13th from 1000-1300 at the Barber Physical Activity Center, Quantico. Receive information from community resources. Enjoy lunch, games, contests and prizes.

  • Veteran Employment in Northern Virginia, a discussion – Oct 3

    The Fairfax County Veterans Collaborative October meeting will feature a topic-driven discussion on employment for veterans in the Northern Virginia area. Tuesday, October 3 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at George Mason Regional Library (7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003). We’ll have representatives from: Northern Virginia Technology Council / Veterans Employment Initiative, Virginia Employment Commission, Easter Seals Veteran Staff Network, Veterans Next Mission, USO Metro / Project Next S.T.E.P., and some Veteran Recruiters/Employers. Join in on the discussion to learn about programs and services available for veterans in the region, and have an opportunity to learn, ask questions, network and share.

  • Wills for Vets

    The Prince William Agency on Aging, partnership with the Prince William Bar Association is once again sponsoring a “Wills for Veterans” Program. The Prince William Bar Association will be drafting 1) Will and Testaments, 2) Power of Attorneys, and 3) Medical Directives for the Veteran (and their spouse/caregiver) in the Tri-jurisdictional areas of PWC, Manassas, and Manassas Park -FREE! All veterans are encouraged to participate who do not have a Will, Power of Attorney and/or Medical Directives. Space is limited to the first 80 veterans/spouses who sign-up w/ an RSVP to guarantee participation.

  • Free Writing Workshop for Veterans at Montgomery County Public Libraries

    Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is offering a free six-session workshop open for veterans, service members, and their adult family members. The six-session workshop will take place at the Rockville Memorial library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, on Saturdays, September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28 & November 4 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Registration is required.