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Save the Date: 2016 VA Mental Health Summit

Save the Date for September 15th. It is the fourth annual Department of Veterans Affairs Community Mental Health Summit at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Business Management Program for Military

The Business Management Program for Military and Veterans serves multiple audiences, leaving each better equipped to make sound business decisions regarding issues affecting their organizations – and their careers. The cost is $5,000 per program-- and includes education material and instruction, meals, and a brand new iPad that is yours to keep upon program completion.

Veterans Affairs Twitter Town Hall

Make the Connection Twitter Town Hall has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 22, 2016, beginning at 7 p.m. EST. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (@DeptVetAffairs) and Mental Health America (@MentalHealthAm) will be tweeting for one hour and individuals and organizations can follow along and join in the conversation using the hashtag #Step4ward.

Justice Involved Veteran Workshop

On July 12th Serving Together is hosting a Justice Involved Veterans workshop for our community partners. Come hear from Department of Veterans Affairs, American Bar Association, and Justice for Vets and learn about their programs and clinics. If interested email Julie Riggs at The workshop is free and will be in Rockville/North Bethesda.

ASAP Veteran Open Mic Night

The next open mic with Armed Services Arts Partnership and Dog Tag Bakery will feature military-affiliated writers, poets, and storytellers, and is scheduled for 7PM on Thursday, June 23rd at Dog Tag Bakery (3206 Grace Street Northwest, Washington, DC). General admission is $10, will be limited to the first 55 guests who purchase tickets.

Motown Miracles Free Concert

The Motown Miracles have partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs on a nationwide tour to show their appreciation of America’s veterans and those who currently serve in the armed forces. Please join them in saying thank you to America's heroes on July 2, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Warner Theatre.

NVTC: VETworking Event

The Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Veteran Employment Initiative offers a VETWORKING program which provides Veteran jobseekers with career transition education and personal growth experiences to succeed in seeking civilian employment. For more information contact VEI Program Manager Steve Jordon at or (703) 268-5145. To sign up for a VETWORKING cohort go to:

NY Times: Is PTSD a Physical Injury?

On June 10th the New York Times published an article, by Robert F. Worth, "What if PTSD is More Physical than Psychological?"

League of United Latin American Citizen’s Expo

The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs invites you to join the League of United Latin American Citizen's National Convention & Exposition July 13 through 15th in Washington, D.C. For more information, email

Ashburn Village Veterans Fishing Classic

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Ashburn Village Veterans Fishing Classic on sat July 23 from 9am to 3pm at the Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion. There will be family fishing and prizes awarded. Contact Ernie at

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