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Blue Star Cares Avatar Toolkit Training – Aug 24 & 26

Are you a caregiver? Don't miss this unique opportunity! The caregiving team at Blue Star Families is evaluating how well an avatar-based training program can help military-connected caregivers improve their overall health and wellbeing and provide better care to their wounded warrior. If you’re a military-connected caregiver who is caring for a wounded warrior and over the age of 18, you’re invited to participate in this research study. You will receive a half day training and lunch will be provided.

NS2Serves Fall Class Now Accepting Applications

NS2 Serves™ is now accepting applications for their fall course in Leesburg, VA. NS2 Serves™ is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established by SAP National Security Services, Inc. (SAP NS2®) to give back to the community it serves by training and employing veterans in high-tech careers. The course is open to post-9/11 U.S. military service veterans and reservists (including disabled veterans), service members with orders to leave active duty, and Gold Star spouses who meet certain eligibility requirements.

Fairfax County Veterans Collaborative – August 1

Fairfax County Veterans Collaborative on August 1, 2017 will feature a topic-driven discussion on health care for veterans in Northern Virginia.

Governor McAuliffe Officially Opens New State Veterans Office In Manassas

Governor Terry McAuliffe today cut the ribbon for the official grand opening of the new Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) office in Manassas. The new office will primarily serve military veterans and their families in Prince William and Fauquier Counties, the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, and other localities in the area.

Mental Health First Aid Workshops

Someone you know may be experiencing a mental health crisis and YOU can help. Believe it or not, you are more likely to encounter someone – family, friend, neighbor, coworker […]

2017 DCoE Summit Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2017 Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Summit, “Advances in the State of the Science and Best Practices.” This year's event will provide real-time access to more than 28 hours of state-of-the-science programming, where participants can earn up to 14 hours of continuing education credits during the live event by attending psychological health sessions, TBI sessions, or a combination of both.

Veteran Round Table Discussions – Aug 2

The DC Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs will be holding two round table discussions every month over the summer. If you are a D.C. Veteran with some ideas about how we can help our community, come out and join the discussion! The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 2, at 12 pm at 441 4th Street, NW, Suite 870 North, Washington, DC 20001.

Paid Internship with Warrior Canine Connection

WCC will offer a one-year paid Internship for Veterans and Military Family Members. The goal of the Internship is for all participants to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work as Mobility Service Dog Trainers with proficiency in WCC’s Mission Based Trauma Recovery model.

Morning Networking Session for Military Spouses – Aug 17

Join the USO as we host a speed networking event for military spouses in the Washington D.C. military community. On Thursday, August 17th from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM at the Fort Belvoir USO, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about USO Programs, discuss the art of networking, and network with other military spouses, local employers and community leaders. All participants will walk away meeting new contacts and will receive a free Military Spouse Networking kit. Space is limited and fills up quickly - sign up today!

DC Hire Vets – July 19

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the DC Department of Human Resources will sponsor, in partnership with the DC National Guard and the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs, a DC Veterans Hiring #DCHIRESVETS event. This event will offer veterans the opportunity to participate in professional development workshops, connect with District and federal agencies as well as private sector companies. Participating agencies and companies will conduct interviews and have the opportunity to make contingent job offers on the spot.

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