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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.

Parenting Skills Group

Saturday, April 14th from 9:00-10:30am at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals in Silver Spring, MD. Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) is a non-punitive and non-adversarial evidence-based treatment that helps children and caregivers solve problems together. In this group, you will learn how to apply this approach in your family and improve your child’s behavior. This is a no cost event. Registration is required.

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.

Co-Working Week at Capitol Post – Mar 26-30

The week of March 26th is Spring Break for most local schools. So, come in for a FREE co-working week at Capitol Post. Join for a few hours, a day, or the whole week. Ask questions, meet other business owners, drink coffee, and join in. Reminisce about that ten-hour drive to Daytona Beach back in the day. To sign up, join as a new user here. 

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!

Reflections from the Road: Pressure

NEW! ServingTogether Blog. March 16, 2018 by Matt Feldhaus. Twice a month ServingTogether will feature a blog entry from one of our community partners working to improve the lives of military, veterans and their families in the National Capital Region through innovate programs, initiatives, research, cutting edge technology, etc. Check back every two weeks for the new featured blog. If you are interested in submitting for the Serving Together Blog section please contact Julie Riggs at

VEI Vetworking Military, Veterans & Spouses

Transitioning from the military to a civilian career is a real challenge, which is why mentoring and community support is crucial to the success of any Veteran hiring effort. The Northern Virginia Technology Council's Veteran Employment Initiative VETWORKING program provides transitioning military members, Veterans including student Veterans, Guard and Reserve and their spouses with a free career transition education and personal growth experience necessary to succeed in gaining civilian employment. April 19th and April 26th. 5:00-8:00 PM for both sessions. Tysons Corner, VA. Registration is required.

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