VA Benefits Facebook Live Event

Join the VA for a How to #ExploreVA Benefits Facebook Live event on August 22 at 2 pm EDT. The event will focus on how Veterans can use to learn about VA benefits. Learn more and hear other Veterans talk about their experiences. After the live video, Veterans can ask questions in the comments about the resources and tools on the website.

Sesame Street Military Caregiver Survey

Are you a caring for a child who is 2-7 years old? Do you spend a significant amount of your time caring for a wounded, ill, or injured service member? Are you comfortable using a computer and have high speed internet access? Sesame Workshop is conducting an online discussion to help Sesame Street with a new initiative desired for military caregivers. Qualified participants will receive $125 at the completion of the online discussion. 

Contact for more information about this opportunity.

Recreational Horseback Riding

Great Strides at SaddleRock Ranch offers recreational horseback riding, in a partnership with Project9Line. Call 631-786-9708 for more details. 41 Coram-Sweeztown Road, Middle Island, NY.

Private Fencing Class

Mission Fencing offers private fencing classes. Call to register for a free introductory class for you and a guest, followed by three open nights free of charge. Mission Fencing is located at 345 Route 25A, in Rocky Point, NY. 631-821-1131

Project9line Music Programs

Project9Line offers the following Music Programs:

Bass Guitar - Tuesdays at 5:45pm 

Beginner Guitar - Tuesdays at 6pm 

Advanced Guitar - Tuesdays at 7pm 

Song Writing - Thursdays - call for information

Drum Lessons - ongoing - call for information

Register for all programs in advance.

Project9line Headquarters is located at 25 Union Ave, Islip, NY.

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2017 America’s Parade Magazine Needs Writers

Task & Purpose partners with the United War Veterans Council to develop the official America’s Parade magazine and resource guide for November 2017. One hundred thousand copies of this publication are printed and distributed every year – a great platform to share your voice with our veterans community and the general public. This year Jennifer Peters will be overseeing the editorial content for the magazine. She is a longtime contributor and editor to Task & Purpose who has covered military and veterans issues for a number of years.

They’re looking for strong writers to contribute this year’s program. Whether you’re a well-published author, a novice writer, a veteran, or even a military spouse, they want to share your voice.

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Women Veterans & Veterans with Families Employment Program

You qualify for this Easter Seals program if you:

• Are in need of a job

• Do not live in your own housing (are living in a shelter, on the streets, with friends/family or about to lose your housing)

• Have not been dishonorably discharged from military service

• Are a single woman, or a woman or male with dependent children who served at least one day of active service in the US Armed Forces

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Fort Hamilton MWR launches Preferred Services & Programs

The Preferred Services & Programs is a feature that will include all military-friendly businesses in a 50-mile radius of Fort Hamilton. The list can be accessed through Fort Hamilton primary point of information ( and the Fort Hamilton MWR mobile app. The list includes company name, address, distance (map), website, delivery options, where to move/buy property, discounts & social media under advertiser's origin (restaurant, car, medical, etc.). Keep checking back for new additions to the list.

NYS Vietnam Wall of Faces

Did you know that the photos of almost 1,200 service members from the state of New York who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam are missing from the "Wall of Faces" on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's website? There is now a statewide Community Service project to address this and find a face for every name listed without a photo. This is a tremendous initiative and your help is needed for this project to be successful. 

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Sebastian Junger PBS Documentary

Associate producer Laura Snow is looking for participants for an hour-long PBS documentary on what it means to go to war, featuring journalist Sebastian Junger and author/US Marine veteran Karl Marlantes. It’s directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Michael Epstein. The film will portray the experience of combat and its aftermath through the voices of combat veterans themselves. It looks at war as a universal experience that transcends geography and generations and will include veterans from a multitude of conflicts, without delving into the politics or individual histories of each war. 

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Veterans for Recovery Meetings

Veterans for Recovery meets every Wednesday 7-8pm at Project9Line Headquarters (25 Union Ave, Islip, NY). Share – Support – Succeed. Email for details.

Department of Veterans Affairs Access and Quality Tool

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new online tool - Access and Quality Tool - that will provide Veterans with useful information related to new and established patient wait times, satisfaction scores for access to primary and specialty care, and timeliness of urgent appointments. This important tool will take VA to a new level of transparency by allowing Veterans to fully understand how their local VA is doing when it comes to access and quality of care. Visit website at

New York State Veterans Mobile App

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced New York State’s award-winning mobile app for Veterans has been upgraded to improve access to information/services.

The new “geo-fencing” feature automatically tailors alerts for events and services specific to your region. New push notifications provide interactive links to direct you to websites with information about updates to veterans’ services. The mobile app provides users with a wealth of easily accessible material about federal & state Veterans’ benefits. You’ll find information on state & local programs and services, including: healthcare, housing, employment, crisis hotlines, education, filing claims for financial benefits with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The App provides a more user-friendly means in delivering info and access to veteran services. Download it from the Apple Store or get it on Google Play. 

Art Workshop for Veterans at Fordham Lincoln Center

Enrolling now! Artist Steve Alpert leads an intensive workshop for veterans that includes group discussion, music, writing, meditation, and guest artists, with sessions beginning September 6. Space is limited.

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