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Exploring Stress and Trauma June 20th

Presented by the American Red Cross and hosted by the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic This workshop is designed to help veterans and their families recognize and manage post deployment stress and other war related concerns, including trauma issues. Left unaddressed, stress and trauma can lead to a variety of negative outcomes for the veteran and their families. Wednesday, June 20th from 6:30-8:30pm. Registration is required. Free child care is available by request.

BSF – Canoeing at Key Bridge Boathouse – Jun 16

Join Blue Star Families and The National Park Trust for a morning on the Potomac as we celebrate National Kids to Parks Day! Enjoy an hour of canoeing on the river together and taking in the sites of DC in the spring! Key Bridge Boathouse 3500 Water Str. NW Washington, DC 20007. New Date: June 16th from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Paper Making & Warrior Writers Exhibit – Jun 15

Join USO-Metro as veterans and service members share the results of the week long paper making and warrior writers workshop at the Art League Annex. Friday, June 15 from 7 - 9 pm at 808 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA. It is free to attend, open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided!

Capitol Post Startup School – Jun 27-Aug 22

Apply now to Capitol Post's 9-week Startup School (Jun 27 - Aug 22) where veterans & spouses will test their ideas, accelerate, and build their businesses with expert thought leaders, mentors, and professionals in the DMV. Culminates with a pitch competition & a cash prize.  Application deadline: June 12, 2018.

Traveling Film and Exhibit about the Tuskegee Airmen

See, hear and "feel" the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the obstacles they encountered and what they achieved as America's first Black military pilots and their support personnel. Wednesday, June 13 thru Saturday, June 16. The film creates the feeling of being inside the cockpit of a P-51C Mustang. FREE Admission. 9AM-4:15PM. Registration is required.

Pride Open Mic @ Dog Tag Bakery

Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) and Dog Tag Bakery are partnering to host an interdisciplinary Open Mic show at 7:00PM on Thursday, June 14th. In honor of Pride month, this open mic will highlight the stories and experiences of LGBTQAI veterans, service members, military family members, and caregivers. ASAP is currently looking for 12-14 performers to take the stage.

Telehealth Intake Appointments Available at Fort Belvoir

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals has recently launched telehealth services for veterans and their families. Beginning June 1, 2018, they will offer intake appointments at the USO on Fort Belvoir every Friday from 10 am - 1 pm.

June Veterans Business Council Boot Camp – June 14

The Prince William Chamber of Commerce's fiscal year ends June 30th so the next and last scheduled Veterans Council meeting for this fiscal year is Thursday, June 14th from 9:00am-11:00am (NOTE: extended timeline) at their Headquarters at 9720 Capital Court, Suite 203 Manassas, VA 20110.

Heroes’ Voices National Poetry Contest Reading – June 13

Join the Hylton Performing Arts Center for an evening of live music and poetry that explores many perspectives on war, peace, and the soldier’s experience. This performance is a culminating event of the Heroes’ Voices National Veterans Poetry Contest. Free and open to the public.

USO-Metro Baby Sprinkle for military moms-to-be – June 16

USO-Metro will host a Baby Sprinkle for military moms-to-be on Saturday, June 16 from 10:30 am - 1 pm in Vienna, VA. This is a lottery drawing format and 30 expectant active duty military ladies and active duty spouses due within the next 6 months will be invited to join a day of fun and games, networking, and education from industry experts. Register by 9 am on June 7.

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