2018 American Legion Legacy Scholarship

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship application for 2018 is now available online for new and returning applicants to fill out. 

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TRR Warrior Camp

Trauma and Resiliency Resources’ Warrior Camp is a clinical treatment program designed to heal trauma, prevent suicide, support force preservation and enhance resilience. Warrior Camp’s innovative, integrated therapeutic approach sets a new, more effective standard for treatment of Combat-related PTSD and Moral Injury.

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Forever GI Bill Elligibility

The Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” expands educational benefit eligibility for Veterans and dependents and goes into effect on August 1, 2018. The following amendments extend educational benefit eligibility to a greater population of Veterans and dependents who have responded to the call to serve - and sacrifice - for our country.

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Living with PTSD, TBI Support Group

The Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and their families presents Living with PTSD and/or TBI, an educational and support group for veterans’ spouses and partners.

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Free Veterans ID Card

All veterans with an honorable discharge status are now eligible to apply for a free ID card from the VA. It is essentially a government issued verification of veteran status. Simply put: it’s proof you’re a vet. Need to prove you’re a veteran to get a special discount or free service?  This is the card in your wallet in lieu of carrying around a DD-214 with you.

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Veteran Talent Exchange

Connect with world class companies to find your next career.

Opting in to the 100,000 Jobs Mission Veteran Talent Exchange means you’ll get connected to military-friendly employers who may be looking for new employees just like you. For starters, your contact information, military experience and career preferences will be visible to participating employers. The best part is, they’re all truly committed to hiring veterans. You’ll also receive career-related information, hiring announcements, as well as resume and interview tips – all designed to optimize the success of your job search.

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Home for the Brave Veterans Service Center

Homes for the Brave Veterans Service Center in Bridgeport, CT, welcomes all Veterans in need of assistance with housing, job placement, and basic needs. No matter what you need, they can help refer you to the right resources. 

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DOE Scholars Program

The Federal Energy Management Program offers a Department of Energy Scholars Program for veterans who are college students or recent graduates. This program is designed to increase the agility and skills of the potential federal workforce through training, including enhancing opportunities for veterans aligned with DOE’s emphasis on catalyzing federal infrastructure investments while strengthening national energy security and resilience, cybersecurity, and building optimization.

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VFW Unmet Needs Grants

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Unmet Needs program is there to help America's military families who have run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other military-related activity or injury. The program provides financial aid of up to $5,000 to assist with basic life needs in the form of a grant -not a loan- so no repayment is required. 

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VA Scheduling Now Available Online

Veterans who enroll for their Premium "My HealtheVet" Account can now schedule and manage their primary care and certain specialty care at NYC-area VA facilities using a new online process. 

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NYS Military Service License Plates

New York State offers new service branch-specific license plates for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Marines. 

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CUNY Study on Military Experiences

A research team from CUNY is seeking members of the U.S. military, including active duty, reserve, and veterans, to complete an anonymous and confidential online survey of their military experiences. The purpose of this survey is to examine the stress-response continuum to stressful events for men and women in the military. The survey will last between 35-45 minutes. Your response may assist in the development of treatments for military service members with fewer trauma-related symptoms as a means of coping with stressful situations. For your participation, you may be entered in a drawing for one of 15 Visa gift cards, worth $25.00.

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WeWork Veterans in Residence Program

The WeWork Veterans in Residence program, incubated in Denver and now launching nationally to 10 total cities, is an initiative in partnership with Bunker Labs. Whether a veteran is starting a new business, looking to build their network, or trying to find their next career - the WeWork Veterans in Residence program provides veterans the space, services, and community they need to find their tribe and create their life’s work.

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NYU PTSD Treatment Study

Do you have flashbacks or nightmares?

Do you avoid talking, thinking, or being in situations that remind you of the trauma?

Do you feel distant or cut off from others?

You may be eligible to participate in a medication research study for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at NYU Langone Health (IRB Study #: s17-00388).

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Teachers College Emotion Regulation Study

If you are a veteran between the ages of 18 and 60, you may be eligible to participate in a study looking at emotion regulation in veterans conducted by researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Veterans Future Lab

The Veterans Future Lab is open to graduates of NYU Tandon Future Labs’ Veteran Entrepreneurship Training (VET) program, early-stage companies with one to five full- time staffers, and seasoned veteran entrepreneurs willing to mentor and seeking expanded office space.

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1, 2, Many Project

Founder Tim Lawson was inspired to start the 1, 2, Many Project after seeing media coverage of the epidemic of veteran suicide concentrate on the statistics rather than the human beings caught inside the crisis. As a veteran and a survivor of suicidal behavior, Tim wanted to change the conversation to engage the broader community in proactive solutions. The overarching conclusion from his interviews with survivors, friends and family who have lost loved ones to suicide, and medical professionals is that through empathy, mentorship, and repurposing, we can help each other.

Listen here: https://one2manyproject.com/

Columbia 50+ PTSD Study

Columbia University and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine are seeking people aged 50 or older with PTSD symptoms for a study investigating how trauma affects the aging process.

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AITAF The Bridge Award

Arts in the Armed Forces presents a playwriting award. The Bridge Award was established in honor of their upcoming tenth anniversary with the sole purpose of recognizing an emerging playwright of exceptional talent within the United States military. The award consists of a $10,000 prize and an AITAF-produced reading of the winning work. The head judge will be Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.

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