Calendar of Events and News 

VAC in the Community

  1. NEW The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is pleased to continue its partnership with the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic to provide quality classes for adults and youth that explore Shakespeare for healing and wellness. The classes are free for Veterans, Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve Military and will be held every Wednesday in July from 6 PM to 8 PM. Register online here
  2. NEW Wounded Warriors and Veterans Your input is needed to help review biomedical research proposals. General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) is contracted by the Department of Defense to recruit Veterans as “consumer reviewers” on panels reviewing biomedical grant applications to support the development of highly innovative and impactful research. More information is available here
  3. NEW Please respond to the Census.  Hearing from every household with a Veteran is crucial for planning and implementing critical health, social support, public safety, recreational, and educational resources.  
  4. NEW The Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, Inc. (MCVET) will once again begin accepting your much needed donations on 22 June 2020.  Donations can be dropped off at our Exeter St. location; tax donations forms will also be issued at that time. Contact Ms. Cereta Spencer (cspencer@mcvet.org) or Mr. Laurie Fragier (lfragier@mcvet.org) – (410) 576-9626 for further information.
  5. NEW The Veterans Consortium offers a Pro Bono Legal Clinic every Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Transition and Care Center, Washington VAMC. 
  6. Public Law 116-23, (Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act 2019) was signed into law on June 25, 2019 and takes effect January 1, 2020
  7. DoD is expanding access to Commissaries, Exchanges, and Recreation effective January 1, 2020. Read more about it here.

NEW Schedule of 2020 VAC Meetings

June
9 Easterseals Veteran Staffing Network Tuesday Talks: Effective Communication in the Job Search12 PM, Registration required 
14 Birthday of the United States Army!
16 Easterseals Veteran Staffing Network Tuesday Talks:  News You Can Use: What a Recruiter Wants

23 Frederick County Veterans Service Network
12 PM, Registration required





9 AM, Zoom meeting
25 DAV/Recruit Military Veterans Virtual Career Fair11 AM, Registration encouraged
30 Warrior Canine Connection Information Session1 PM, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals, Registration required
July

7 Easterseals Veteran Staffing Network Tuesday Talks: How to Own Your Awesomeness (Speaking with Confidence In Person and On Paper)

7 Virtual Toastmasters for Veterans


14 Community Veterans Engagement Board

14 Easterseals Veteran Staffing Network Tuesday Talks: The Job Search (Goals, Timelines & What To Do and When To Do It)    

15 Frederick County Veterans Advisory Council Meeting  

21  Easterseals Veteran Staffing Network Tuesday Talks:  Building the Master Resume’

28 Frederick Veterans Service Network


12 PM, Registration Required







7 PM, Zoom meeting, Registration required


9 AM, Zoom meeting


12 PM, Registration open to the first 75 participants





TBD



12 PM, Registration open to the first 75 participants



9 AM, Zoom meeting
28 Easterseals Veteran Staffing Network Tuesday Talks: Job Search Timelines for Success12 PM, Registration open to the first 75 participants









Veterans Resource & Recognition Day - Wednesday, July 10

Veterans Resource & Recognition Day: Exhibitors will share information about services and benefits for individual of all ages who have served in the armed forces, as well as family, caregivers, and others interested in our veterans. In addition, there will be exhibits, speakers, lunch catered by Palmtree Catering, a message center where participants can create a greeting card for a hospitalized veteran, and other activities.

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