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Applications Being Accepted for The Platoon 22 Horse Experience

Applications are now being accepted for the November 2- November 4th Platoon 22 Horse Experience Program. The Platoon 22 Horse Experience is designed to provide Warriors the opportunity to become one with nature, network with other Warriors experiencing similar issues, PTS/TBI and most importantly, to connect with their own thoughts and emotions. No prior horse experience is necessary, just a willingness to feel better!

Behavioral Health and Suicidality in the Veteran Population

In honor of September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the September 26th meeting of the Montgomery County Veterans Collaborative will feature a special presentation: Behavioral Health and Suicidality in the Veteran Population, presented by David Galloway, Western MD Regional Resource Coordinator for Maryland's Commitment to Veterans. Wednesday, September 26th from 2:00-4:00pm in Rockville, MD.

Warriors To Workforce – Oct 8 & 9

The American Freedom Foundation will host Warriors To The Workforce Washington (WTTW) presented by GES (Global Experience Specialist) in association with Easter Seals' Veteran Staffing Network and in conjunction with the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition 2018 on October 8 - 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Booth #261. This one of a kind event is part of the American Freedom Foundation’s nationwide initiative to help our Veterans, transitioning military service members and military spouses find meaningful employment. 

Military Spouse Networking Event – Oct 4

Join USO Metro for a fun, fast paced speed networking session for military spouses in the Fort Belvoir Military Community. On Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the USO, the art of networking, create and practice your 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.

Veterans History Project and Interview Workshop

Join Hylton Performing Arts Center on October 26 or October 27 for a lecture on the Veterans History Project and to participate in an interview. The lecture is free and open to all from 10 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Veterans must register to participate in interviews that will be conducted by Servicemembers and Veterans from 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

How a Veteran Can Qualify for Social Security Disability

ServingTogether Blog. September 20, 2018 by Eric Minghella is an informational posting on determining the eligibility of SSDI benefits for veterans. 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 jriggs@every-mind.org.

Free Yoga at the Cohen Clinic

Free yoga classes offered to veterans and military families at the Steven A Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals in Silver Spring, MD on Fridays from 12:00-1:00pm and on Saturdays from 10:00-11:00am. Free onsite parking and free child care provided. Space is limited. Please register online.

One Day Free Veterans Legal Clinic

The Steven A Cohen Military Family Clinic and the Veterans Consortium ProBono Program are offering a free one day veterans legal clinic on Friday, October 26th from 10AM to 3PM. Talk to an attorney for free on a variety of issues to include Veteran Benefits, Disability/Benefits Claims and Landlord/Tenant Law. Appointments are required.

Join ServingTogether at the Out of the Darkness Walk – Sept 29

Support ServingTogether: Connecting Veterans as we walk to fight suicide in the Out of the Darkness Fairfax Walk. Saturday, September 29. Registration begins at 9 am. Walk begins at 11 am. Event ends at 1 pm. We are joining the community of nearly 250k people walking in hundreds of cities across the country in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Register to walk with us! There is no registration fee for this event.

Thank You for Your Service Documentary Screening

Join Hospice of Frederick County on Wednesday, 10/17 from 6 to 8 P.M. for a screening of "Thank You For Your Service", a powerful 2015 documentary by Tom Donahue that takes aim at the flawed mental health policies within the U.S. Military. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion of community mental health resources. This is a free event but space is limited and registration is recommended.

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