Calendar of Events and News

VAC in the Community

  1. NEW The Dog Tag Inc. Fellowship is recruiting for its next class!  The five month program allows service disabled Veterans to become business-ready, competitive and employable.  Applications are due October 1, 2020.  More information is available here.
  2. NEW The Maryland Board of Elections approved a plan to conduct early voting from Monday, Oct. 26 to Monday, Nov. 2 (including Saturday and Sunday) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., with early voting centers also open on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. On early voting days, approximately 80 vote centers will open statewide. On Election Day, approximately 350 vote centers will be open statewide. Voters can cast their vote at any vote center in their county of residence. The Board also plans to make at least 127 ballot drop boxes available statewide. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot at elections.maryland.gov is Oct. 20th. 
  3. NEW Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey will begin on September 8. The survey is intended for active duty, National Guard, Reserve, and Veterans to share what issues are most important to them and their families. All responses are confidential.  To participate, please go to to this link and make sure your voice is heard. 
  4. New Saratoga WarHorse The Saratoga WarHorse program takes place during 3-day classes, offered several times each month. The average class size is 5 participants. The program is available to Veterans and service members from all branches of the military, regardless of when or for how long they served. The
    focus of this program is on helping participants get past the physiological symptoms of their Post-Traumatic Stress. Saratoga WarHorse doesn’t provide traditional “therapy,” but does offer an undoubtedly therapeutic experience. Those interested in attending a class may contact our Veteran Intake Coordinator, JanineJagodzinski, janine@saratogawarhorse.org 518-252-0285 or our local Outreach Manger, Jason
    Marshall jason@saratogawarhorse.org 518-531-3219
  5. NEW Join the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals for a virtual self-improvement series! These workshops will teach you how to counteract stress, recalibrate your sleep, and handle complex problems with a series of manageable steps. No Cost Open to All Clients (Veterans, Military Families & Caregivers). Please contact the Cohen Clinic at 240-847-7500 or info.mfc@eseal.org. 
  6. NEW  It has never been easier to respond to the Census on your own, whether online at 2020census.gov, over the phone, or by mail. 91,700,000 households in the country have responded so far!

All VAC meetings will be streamed live to the Frederick County Boards and Commissions FB Page. In order to listen to this meeting toll‐free, please dial 855‐925‐2801, enter code 9813 and select *1. Public comments will be accepted on the (board or commission name) live portal located at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/Commissions, or by calling toll‐free 855‐925‐2801, entering meeting code 9813, and leaving a voicemail comment to be played back to the board or entering into a queue to give live public comment. Written comments and transcribed voice messages will be included in the (board or commission name) record and minutes. Please note that personnel matters are confidential and cannot be received through this kind of forum.  

September
Community Veterans Engagement Board
8Veterans Staffing Network Tuesday Talk Thriving Through Transition, 12 PM, Register here.
12Voices of Vets Free Concert, 5 PM, https://www.facebook.com/voicesofvets
15Veterans Staffing Network Tuesday Talk Resume Preparation, 12 PM, Register here.
16-17Virtual Veteran Hiring Symposium, Register here.
16 Veterans Advisory Council Meeting, 6:30 PM, Facebook Live Streaming at https://www.facebook.com/FredCoMdBoards/
21 Free Webinar Increasing Access to Employment & Community Support for our Military and Veteran Families, 10 AM, Register here.
22 Frederick Veterans Service Network, 9 AM, Link to meeting here.
22 Veterans Staffing Network Tuesday Talk Older Workers, Register here.
24 Virtual Veterans Career Club, 11 AM, Join with Google Phone or join by phone at 413-3400-1981, PIN #781729310#.
25 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair, 10 AM. Register here (Required).
30Deadline for responding to the 2020 Census.  
October
6Community Veterans Engagement Board, 9 AM
21 Veterans Advisory Council, 6:30 PM, Facebook Live Streaming at https://www.facebook.com/FredCoMdBoards/ 
27 Frederick Veterans Service Network, 9AM








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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