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VA Launches New No-Cost Training Programs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched two new no-cost training programs. The Accelerated Learning Programs (ALPs) and VA Learning Hubs, which are designed to help transitioning Service members and Veterans from all eras learn the skills they need, as well as earn credentials, and advance in civilian careers following separation from service.

10 Back-to-School Deals for Military Families

With the start of the new school year, there are numerous deals available for military families which provide them with discounts and other resources to make this school year a success.

MD Gold Star Mothers Crab Feast

Gold Star Mothers Maryland Chapter is sponsoring their annual Crab Feast and Bull Roast Sun September 20th in Chesapeake Beach, Md. Tickets cost $55 per person. Contact Lee Ann at to purchase tickets.

Veterans Writing Project Seeking Participants

Veterans Writing Project is seeking participants for their free 2 day workshop September 19th and 20th. Applications must be submitted by Friday September 11th. For more information, go to

Comedy Bootcamp for Vets

The Armed Services Art Partnership (ASAP) is offering a free 6 week Comedy Bootcamp class for interested Veterans starting Sept 27th. For more information, go to

Post 171 Hosting Blood Drive

American Legion Post 171 and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive September 5 from 8am to 1:30pm in Damascus, MD.

Bob Schieffer to Host Local Event

Bob Schieffer, who recently retired as host of the CBS Evening News and Face the Nation, has agreed to be the host and guest speaker on Saturday, Oct. 24, as Montgomery County will honor the men and women who served the nation during the Vietnam War. The event will take place at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, starting at 10:30 a.m.

SMVF Behavioral Health Webinar

National Council for Behavioral Health is hosting a webinar, "Military Culture Training for Strengthening Access to SMVF Behavioral Health Services," Tuesday September 22 from 2 to 3pm EDT.

MWE Recruitment Event

The Maryland Workforce Exchange in Frederick is hosting a Professional Security Guards Recruitment Event Wed Aug 19th from 10am to 3pm at the Frederick County Business and Employment Center (5340-A Spectrum Drive in Frederick, MD.

Registration Open: Mont. County CE Seminar

The Montgomery County Center for Continuous Learning has opened their Fall 2015 catalog. As part of the continuing Military and Veteran Education Series, the Center will be offering CEUs to attendees. The fall seminar topic for this series is, "The Effects of Deployment on Military Families."

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