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The Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island and Adelphi University present their 5th Annual Veterans Mental Health Conference: Resilience Through Expression on May 14, 10am-2pm (Eastern Time). This is an online event with the option to dial in. All are welcome to attend - veterans, veteran family members, veteran service providers, and community. Registration is free and CEU's are available.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs presents a webinar explaining VA Education Benefits on Friday, May 14, 12-1pm (Eastern Time). The presentation will explain the following benefits:
The Post-9/11 GI Bill
Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (Chapter 30)
Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship)
Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 32)
National Call to Service
There will be a Q&A session at the end of the presentation.
Returning Veterans Project presents Military Trauma: The Sacred Wound and the Warrior's Journey Home, virtually on Friday, May 14, 12:00-7:30pm Eastern Time (9:00-4:30pm Pacific Time), led by Edward Tick, PhD, LMHC.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Moral Injury have proven to be of epidemic proportions in our military and veteran populations but very difficult to treat. Healing efforts must not merely strive for symptom reduction and control but match the transformed inner worlds, life experiences and values of the survivors, provide corrective experiences that counteract the traumas, and offer a life and growth path consistent with military service. Our training day will present Dr. Tick's proven "Soldier's Heart" holistic and psycho-spiritual-communal model for the understanding and practices that bring true healing, homecoming and transformation to our military and veterans.
This training is open to all RVP Volunteer Providers, social workers, mental health counselors, community providers, military, veterans and family members.
Be able to present relevant lessons from world warrior traditions.
Understand the sacred and moral dimensions of military service and warriorhood.
Gain a holistic understanding of Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Understand and be able to apply the concept of soul wounding to PTSD and Moral Injury.
Understand and be able to report the Necessities of Warrior Return.
Understand the Soldier’s Heart Transformational Model and Path of Homecoming and apply it to direct work with veterans.
Understand the concept of Moral Injury and be able to offer strategies for Healing and Recovery.
Understand and apply the concept of restoring the warrior archetype.
About the speaker:
Dr. Edward Tick has been working to heal the wounds of violent trauma and warfare in our vets, families, society and the world for over forty years. Dr Tick is recognized as a pioneer and international leader in developing holistic, spiritually and culturally based trauma healing. A transformational healer, psychotherapist, writer, educator, poet and philanthropist, he was co-founder and director of Soldier’s Heart, Inc. and has served as subject matter expert on healing Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Moral Injury for the U.S. military.
Join The Doughboy Foundation for an exclusive insider tour of the National WWI Memorial virtually on Friday, May 14, 1pm (Eastern Time). Get ready for Memorial Day with key information and insights about Washington, D.C.'s newest war memorial. This webinar is for anyone and everyone who would like to learn more. This webinar and virtual tour will provide you with:
Background and History of the location
The Story of how the WWI Memorial went from concept to opening
Tour of design features and insider tidbits
The history of WWI to which the Memorial speaks
AND the FREE WWI Memorial APPs:
One app for use when you are VISITING the WWI Memorial in DC.
One app which brings the WWI Memorial remotely to any classroom, living room, or yard.
“How WWI Changed America” - A downloadable web site on the social & cultural impact of WWI
There will be lots of great information, and words from the people who got the Memorial built. Register here to participate.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum presents Intrepid on Liberty: Zooming Into Museums Across the Country: National Air & Space Museum virtually on Friday, May 14, 5pm (Eastern Time).
Join the Intrepid Museum and fellow veterans, service members and their loved ones for a virtual staycation. They will be Zooming into the Washington, DC area, at faster than Mach 3, to visit the National Air and Space Museum. Dr. Michael Hankins, curator of U.S. Air Force history and Chris Reddersen, museum specialist in aeronautics, will join Kate Good, Intrepid Museum’s aircraft restoration specialist. Mike will discuss the fascinating history of supersonic jets, how they were made, and how they were used. Chris and Kate will then focus on the preservation efforts of these iconic planes and compare and contrast the deceptively similar Lockheed A-12 at the Intrepid Museum and SR-71 Blackbird at the National Air and Space Museum. Join them to learn about these amazing aircraft!
Join The Mission Continues Newark Platoon for a Food Distribution Service Project on Saturday, May 15, 7:45am-12pm.
Marketplace in Jersey City is a project dedicated to battling hunger and poverty in our community through an emergency food pantry. This project provides a meaningful volunteer experience in a positive, safe environment that is perfect for individuals, families, and groups of almost any size. Volunteer today and make a measurable difference in the lives of many by helping to sort and organize the food pantry and package the items for distribution to needy families. Water and lunch will be provided, as always.
The Mission Continues Newark Platoon will be assisting the Urban Agricultural Cooperative on Saturday, May 15, 8:45am-1:00pm in the Lincoln Park Community Garden in Newark. The work they are doing in the community garden at the school will help the students learn about growing, caring for, and even marketing the fruits and vegetables grown at a local farmers market as entrepreneurs. Some of the stuff grown goes to the school as well, which is phenomenal. Come get your hands dirty in the garden and be a role model in the process!
Register here to help out.
Activities may include, weeding, pruning, watering, planting, and building garden boxes. Wear comfortable gardening clothes, your mask, and comfy shoes.
***UPDATE: As the school is still awaiting permits for the garden, the venue for Saturday has changed from West Side High School to the Lincoln Park Community Garden***
Lincoln Park Community Garden
46 W Kinney Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Join Team RWB when they participate in the "Marine Corps Run for Freedom" on Saturday, May 15, 9-11am. Run, walk (in person or virtual) or ruck!
Registration and check in begins at 7:30am adjacent to iPlay America where you will receive your bib number and shirt. Package pick up will also be available the night prior to the race, Friday, May 14, 4-7pm at iPlay America.
Run will start at 9:30am on Saturday, rain or shine.
Click here for registration and more information about the event.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs will host a webinar about New York City Veterans Property Tax Exemption on Saturday, May 15, 12-1pm (Eastern Time). NYC Property Tax Exemption is available to eligible veterans of foreign wars, expeditionary medalists, veterans with honorable discharges, spouses/widow(er)s of veterans, and Gold Star parents.
Veterans designated disabled by the Veterans’ Administration may be eligible for a disabled veteran exemption.
The next deadline for applications is March 15, 2022
This is for veterans who served during these specific time frames:
Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts - August 2, 1990 - Present
Vietnam War - February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
Korean War - June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955
World War II - December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
There will be a Q & A after the presentation.
Once registered, participants will receive a form that must be filled out and returned before the event.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs presents How to Apply for a Veteran ID Card, a virtual information session on Saturday, May 15, 12-1pm (Eastern Time).
A Veteran ID Card (VIC) is a form of photo ID you can use to get discounts offered to Veterans at many stores, businesses, and restaurants. When you have this card, you won’t need to carry around your military discharge papers or share sensitive personal information to receive discounts. If you have a VIC, you don’t need to request another type of photo ID card to prove you’re a Veteran or to get retail or business discounts.
Register here. Once registered, participants will receive a form that must be completed and returned prior to the event.