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New Veteran Focused Toastmasters Chapter

Join the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic and Toastmasters International for a demonstration meeting on Saturday, August 10th at 11:30 am to find out more about the soon to be formed Toastmasters Chapter specifically focused to include Veterans, Wounded Warriors, Transitioning Military, Caregivers and Friends. Toastmasters helps people become better communicators and leaders. It allows you to engage with people who share similar interests in a supportive and comfortable setting. It can be beneficial to persons transitioning to a new phase in their career. Come out on Saturday, Aug 10th to find out more and see if Toastmasters is a fit for you!

Veterans Curation Program is Hiring

The Veterans Curation Program is hiring for both full-time and part-time paid positions for a five month session, beginning in early November 2019 in Alexandria, VA as well as other VCP locations. Applications being accepted now.

Bravo Zulu Outdoors is holding a Camping Weekend in Westmoreland

Join Bravo Zulu Outdoors for their Westmoreland Camping Weekend for their annual 9/11 remembrance weekend September 6-8. 

Women Veterans Career and Transitioning Seminar & Networking Reception

Whether you plan to transition from military service in 20 years or 2 days, the Women’s Veterans Career and Transitioning Seminar will help you plan your transition. The Seminar will present guest speakers who will share their transition stories and provide additional insight regarding their transition experience highs and lows. The Seminar will also host a panel of pro-military civilian employers that will engage in a question and answer session designed to discuss relevant issues in today’s talent acquisition industry. August 21st from 8AM-8PM. Registration is required.

Participants Needed for Non-Drug Clinical Trial for Depression

The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is seeking participants for a new non-drug clinical trial for depression associated with concussive Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The purpose of the clinical trial is to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of rTMS to improve depressive symptoms in service member with a history of concussive TBI.

Veterans Needed to Train Service Dogs

Warrior Canine Connection and the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic are holding an informational event about veteran volunteer opportunities working with and training service dogs for fellow veterans. Monday, August 26th from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Easterseals in Silver Spring, MD.

FREE Wood Carving Lessons for Veterans & their Families – Sept 7

The Northern Virginia Carvers will be offering free wood carving lessons for veterans and their families on Saturday, September 7 from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm in Great Falls, VA. Please note that registration is required and limited.

Bunker Labs DC Happy Hour – Aug 27

Summer is winding down and you can too after work. Join Bunker Labs DC to regroup and reconnect over happy hour at Valor Brewpub. Discover like-minded veterans and entrepreneurs across the DMV as we move these connections and ideas forward.

Operation Tohidu Offering Male MST Retreat

Melwood Veterans Services’ Operation Tohidu is holding a pilot session for male military sexual trauma (MST) survivors September 9 – 13, 2019.  Applications are now being accepted. There is no cost to attend and it is open to veterans across the country, however, space is limited to 15 people.  Please check out or their Facebook page for more information, to register or to donate. For additional information please contact Travis Rahill at trahill@melwood.org or (301)599-4550.

Property tax credit for surviving spouses of retired military services members 

On Tuesday, July 30, the Council unanimously voted to enact Expedited Bill 21-19, Property Tax Credit - Elderly Individuals and Retired Military Services Member - Surviving Spouse, which would expand the property tax credit for surviving spouses of retired military services members.

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