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The “S” Word Screening – July 11

Join EveryMind and our community partners for a screening of the film, The “S” Word.* In this award winning documentary, a suicide attempt survivor is on a mission to find fellow survivors and document their stories of unguarded courage, insight, pain and humor. Along the way, she discovers a national community rising to transform personal struggles into action. Wednesday, July 11 from 6 - 8:30 pm. Admission: $5.

Preventing Suicides Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Webinar – June 28

Join SAMHSA for the first session in the Suicide Prevention Virtual Event Series focusing on strategies to prevent suicide among our service members, veterans, and their families (SMVF). Thursday, June 28 from 2 - 4 pm online through WebEx.

Military Spouse Employment Summit – June 28

On June 28, 2018, Hiring Our Heroes will host its annual military spouse employment summit as we continue to shape the conversation around what it means to be a dual-income military family in the 21st century. The half-day summit will engage stakeholders, identify best practices in talent management for recruiting and retaining military spouses, highlight standout military spouse professionals and entrepreneurs, and set the stage for a renewed emphasis on removing barriers to military spouse employment as a national security imperative.

Warrior Herd Gold Star Kids Camp – July 30 – Aug 3

Project Horse Empowerment Center's Warrior Herd program will be holding a Gold Star Kids Summer Camp July 30-August 3. This camp is where kids develop coping skills through play with horses, expressive arts, games, crafts & team building! Thanks to a grant from VetsAid and a donation from Lockheed Martin – participation is 100% free! At Project Horse, kids connect in a very real way with others, with endless opportunities to build confidence, de-stress, and have a unique and memorable summer experience. Participants become centered in the natural world, they forge friendships with both horses and peers, learn horse handling and training skills, create and play games, practice teamwork and leadership, improve communication skills, and much more! No horse experience is required! Registration open now.

Mindful Resilience Training for Trauma Recovery – July 13-15

Veterans Yoga Project will be holding a Mindful Resilience Training for Trauma Recovery workshop July 13-15 in Arlington, VA to teach yoga instructors or mental health clinicians Mindful Resilience, an evidence-informed, clinically-tested yoga program that was developed specifically for veterans recovering from posttraumatic stress and other psychological difficulties. Standard registration is $425. But they have scholarships available for active duty and veterans.

Step Into the Arena with Team Rubicon – June 28

Join Team Rubicon and their Mobile Training Center volunteers from around the District to learn more about what they're up to in 2018 and hot to get involved in local, national and international disaster response and recovery efforts. Thursday, June 28 from 6-9 pm at the Bullpen in DC.

Veterans Resource & Recognition Day in Frederick

Come out to this year's Frederick Veterans Resource & Recognition Day on Wednesday, July 11th from 9:00am -2:00pm. The event is being held at the Frederick Senior Center and will feature veteran resources, lunch and Keynote speaker The Honorable George Owings, III - Maryland Secretary of Veteran Affairs. This is a free event. This event is in collaboration with the Frederick County Veteran's Engagement Board (CVEB).

Heroes on the River Upcoming Events

Heroes in the River has a number of upcoming events including a Dinner at Walter Reed on June 15, Skydiving event July 7, Charter Fishing Trip in Delaware July 23-26, and their Annual event on September 8. More details visit their Facebook page: Heroes on the River.

Military-Friendly Job Fair – June 22

Corporate Gray Military Job Fair on Friday, June 22 at The Waterford in Springfield, VA. Especially for transitioning and former military seeking employment. Free and open to all job seekers.

VA Welcome Home Benefits Fair

Saturday, July 28th from 10:00am - 4:00pm at teh Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Join a host of government and community partners who are coming together to offer assistance to Veterans and transitioning service members: Transition and Care Management, Mental Health, Voluntary Service, Vet Centers, VESO, VBA, the Mayor’s Office of Veteran’s Affairs, D.C. Law Students in Court, and the Veterans Mental Health Advisory Council. For questions, call 321-537-0229 or 202-745-8000 x 5-6282.

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