Calendar of Events and News 

VAC in the Community

  1. NEW The Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to United States armed forces personnel who served in the Afghanistan or Iraq Conflicts, and their children or spouses who are current high school seniors, and full-time or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland post-secondary institution.  Apply here by March 1, 2020.
  2. NEW As a Veteran, you can see live entertainment at the Weinberg Center for free through the Vets’ Night Out Program! To get your tickets, please contact Jef Cliber in the Weinberg Center Box Office at or 301.600.2878. Simply confirm the name and number of the party, and show you would like your tickets for with Jef, and specify that you are participating in the Vets’ Night Out program.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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
  5. DoD is expanding access to Commissaries, Exchanges, and Recreation effective January 1, 2020. Read more about it here.

NEW Schedule of 2020 VAC Meetings


Frederick County’s Board of Elections is seeking individuals to serve as election judges at polling places on Primary Election Day, April 28, 2020, and General Election Day, November 3, 2020.

Training will be provided, and all judges are compensated at least $25 for the three-hour training, and a minimum of $175 for Election Day work. A small number of Chief Judges, who make additional money for both training and Election Day, are also needed. The Board needs judges throughout the county. To apply, or for more information, visit the Board’s website at, and click on the box at the top of the page for “Be an Election Worker,” or e-mail the Board at

3 Community Veterans Engagement Board9 AM, 5 Willowdale Avenue, Unit B1-4, Frederick
4 2nd Annual Women Veterans Day
8:30 AM, House of Delegates, Room 180, 6 Bladen Street Annapolis, MD 21401
18 Frederick County Veterans Advisory Council Meeting6:30 PM, Winchester Hall, Frederick
19 Veterans Claims Clinic & Resource Fair10 AM, Carroll Community College, Bldg. A, Westminster
24  Frederick Veterans Service Network9 AM, Mental Health Association, Frederick
1 Open House at Melwood Veterans Services Operation Tohidu1 PM, Melwood Recreation Center, 9035 Ironsides Rd., Nanjemoy, MD
7 Community Veterans Engagement Board
9 AM, 5 Willowdale Avenue, Unit B1-4, Frederick
8 April Military Muster with 2nd Service Platoon6:30 PM, 1400 Warner St., Baltimore
15 Frederick County Veterans Advisory Council Meeting6:30 PM, Winchester Hall, Frederick
21 Howard County Veteran and Military Families Resource Fair4 PM, Howard Community College Galleria, Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD
28 Frederick County Veterans Service Network9 AM, Mental Health Association, Frederick

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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