The PFC Dwyer Peer Support Project of Nassau County will host their Annual Veterans BBQ at Eisenhower Park (Cedar Field Parking Lot 6) on Saturday, June 25, 11am-5pm.
All veterans and family members are welcome regardless of discharge status. Thank you for your service! Come join the fun!
The West Point Band is proud to announce its “Music Under the Stars” 2022 summer concert series at West Point’s iconic Trophy Point Amphitheater. Join them for the Benny Havens Band's "West Point Block Party" performance on Saturday, June 25, 7:30pm.
Experience a piece of living history as the active-duty Soldiers of the West Point Band perform world-class music overlooking the waters that George Washington called “the key to the continent.”
Audiences are welcome to bring picnics, explore the beautiful and historic grounds of West Point - the U.S. Military Academy, and enjoy scenic Hudson River views set to a soundtrack of music from across the spectrum of the American experience – classical, jazz, pop, patriotic, and more! Best of all, these concerts are FREE and open to the public.*
*For more information about accessing West Point, please click here or call the Visitors Center at (845) 938-2638.
Join Team RWD in celebrating disability inclusion at the 20th annual Achilles Hope & Possibility® 4M Presented by TD Bank on Sunday, June 26, 8:15am-12:00pm.
By racing, you help support Achilles International's mission to break down barriers to the start line for athletes with disabilities and empower athletes to cross the finish line. The race leads into July's Disability Pride Month and the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Click here to sign into your Team RWB account (or create one for free) and register.
Chapter 72 of The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) will host a Fundraiser Party on Sunday, June 26, 12-4pm at the Greenwood Park Beer Garden on 7th Ave in Brooklyn.
Come support our disabled, hospitalized, and homeless veterans while having fun!
$20 cover per person (children under 12 are free)
Draft beer specials (buy one, get one free)
Live music by Rock Farm and DJ Frankie Tee
All proceeds will benefit veterans in need!
Visit the chapter website here.
Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving (WVE&T) will hold an Empowerment Writing Workshop for Women Veterans Only online on Sunday, June 26, 1-3pm EDT.
Discover the Artistry of Empowerment with WVE&T.
Schedule time for yourself without apologies
Practice speaking, writing and living without taking things personally
Empower yourself from within
Practice observing without judgment
Invest in a compassionate, cooperative community of Empowerment for YOU!
Previous artistic experience not necessary
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host their Military Family Program: Navigation: Finding Your Way at the Museum on Sunday, June 26, 1-3pm.
From ships and planes to submarines and even space shuttles, vessels of all types use navigation to find their way. Families will explore historic spaces and methods that people have used to navigate throughout history as well as make connections to how we find our way today.
Created for current and former military service members and their families (children ages 3-18), these programs include exploration of the Museum and related activities intended to engage the whole family.
On Monday, June 27, 2022, the National Center for PTSD is launching National PTSD Screening Day, encouraging veterans and others who have trauma to start the conversation about recovery. Learning whether you have symptoms that might be PTSD is an important step to getting the treatment you deserve.
What is a PTSD screen?
A PTSD screen, or screening questionnaire, is a short set of questions. The screen helps you understand if your feelings and behaviors are related to PTSD. One screening questionnaire is the Primary Care PTSD Checklist, or PC-PTSD-5. The PC-PTSD-5 is only five questions. After confirming you experienced a serious trauma, it asks how that event may have affected the way you’ve felt or acted in the past month.
After taking the PC-PTSD-5, you add up your “yes” answers. If your score is three or more, you may have PTSD. The next step is to schedule an appointment to speak with a health care provider.
If you answered yes to one or two questions, and are bothered by your symptoms, you can still make an appointment. A health care provider can help you make a plan to manage the things that continue to bother you since the trauma.
Click here for more information and to find PTSD resources.
The Harlem Vet Center will hold a virtual meeting for Vietnam veterans on Tuesday, June 28, 1-2pm EDT. The goal of this meeting is to build relationships with fellow veterans, meet professional health counselors, and find comfort and meeting from each participant's military service.
Our time in service is not only defined by active duty, but by our life experiences since. Recent events can make these increasingly difficult and isolating times for all of us. But like our service, we are never alone. Camaraderie is the hallmark of our military experience and through each other we find strength. Join this virtual group to lend strength to and find strength in fellow Vietnam veterans.
For more information and to register, contact Amy Margratten at [email protected]
Suffolk County United Veterans will hold a Veterans Food Pantry at Charlotte's Table Food Pantry in Ronkonkoma, NY on Tuesday, June 28, 2-7pm. The pantry is open every Tuesday during these hours.
The Veterans Food Pantry will be staffed by a Dwyer Veteran Peer Mentor and Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Outreach Specialist. Supportive resources and referrals are available.
Donations to the food pantry are gladly accepted. To schedule delivery of a donation, please call 1-631-672-9613.
Charlotte's Table Food Pantry
939 Johnson Avenue
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Pantry door is at the back of the building.
To learn more about Suffolk County United Veterans, visit their website here.
The HUD New York Regional Office, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Homeownership Center, and the Office of Housing Counseling will host a Steps to Buying and Keeping Your Home, webinar in celebration of National Homeownership Month on Tuesday, June 28, 2-3pm.
The program will provide valuable information on HUD Housing Counseling, and HUD FHA resources for homebuyers, homeowners, faith-based and non-profit organizations. This will be a Microsoft Teams event. After registering, an email will be sent out with the link to join the webinar.