Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance. During the COVID-19 emergency, please be advised that in-person events have been cancelled. For future events, please contact the event organizer. 

Do you need resources or help during the COVID-19 emergency? See Veterans Mutual Aid - NYC Metro. We welcome you to request any help you may need, whether you'd like a fellow veteran to give you a call to check in, or you need food assistance or other help:

  • Friday, September 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    Team RWB 9/11 Moving Tribute

    On September 11, 2001, our country changed forever. Thousands of Americans lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 and in the years following the attacks. The event also changed our military community forever, launching the longest war our nation has ever faced.

    For many Team RWB Eagles, September 11 defined their military service or was the reason they chose to enlist. That’s why Team RWB is hosting a moving tribute to preserve the memory and support the veterans who served as a result of 9/11. In communities across the nation, veterans and supporters will move their American flags a cumulative 8,426 miles – a tribute to the 2,977 lives lost on September 11, 2001 and the 5,449 service members killed in action in the wars following – and share stories along the way.

    Register with Team RWB to pledge your miles and share the names of those you are running for during the 9/11 Moving Tribute on September 11. You can participate by joining your local chapter for an in-person event they may host, or you can join virtually.

    www.teamrwb.org

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Online in New York, NY

    MilitaryX National Veterans Virtual Career Fair

    Meet and interview with hiring managers at companies ranging from local businesses to Fortune 500 corporations at MilitaryX National Veterans Virtual Career Fair on September 16, 11am-2pm.

    Tired of sending your resume over the web and not receiving any responses back? By attending this virtual event, you will be able to live chat directly with hiring managers, get instant feedback on your resume, and GET HIRED ON THE SPOT! Anyone who served active duty, in the National Guard, or in the Reserves and their spouses are invited to attend.

    RSVP here.

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 08:00 PM
    Online

    Warrior Writers Virtual Caucus Space

    Warrior Writers offers an online Caucus Space on September 16, 8-9:30pm (EST). This is the monthly session for white folks to discuss white privilege and how to be better allies. 

    Register here to attend.

  • Friday, September 18, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Online

    Blue Star Families Virtual Vision Board Workshop

    Join Blue Star Families for a Virtual Vision Board Workshop on September 18, 5-6pm (EST). Professor Lori Huetas will guide you to focus on your career goals and dreams in the months ahead from the comfort of your own home.

    Register here.

    bluestarfam.org

  • Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop

    Attend the Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop for female vets on September 20, 6-8pm (EST). This generative creative writing workshop will offer prompts that cover a variety of military issues and experiences. This encourages sharing stories, opinions, and ideas for productive writing/reflecting/story-telling and art-making. A highlight of these workshops for many veterans is having a space to release bottled-up thoughts and emotions among others who understand, creating a sense of empowerment in the ability to tell their own story. By creating an open and accepting atmosphere, Warrior Writers build a community of support. Workshops are for any service member or veteran regardless of experiences with writing, combat, art, deployment, etc.

    Register here

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 12:00 AM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Virtual Coffee Hour

    Warrior Writers offers a Virtual Coffee Hour on September 30, 12-1am, at Night Owl Noon on Tuesday at midnight! 

    This informal hangout is geared towards our night owls and is just a time to connect, check in, share ideas/resources and be yourselves. Pajamas welcome!
    Register here.
  • Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    ADC 2020 Virtual Summit Series: Politics of Defense

    In a fast‐changing world, ADC's mission remains the same – supporting the military and our military families. We can’t gather in D.C., but we can bring D.C. to you. Introducing the Summit Series, a new way to engage with defense leaders and network with ADC’s community: Five topics. Five weeks. One Community.

    On October 1, 3pm (EST), attend The Politics of Defense, an insider's guide to today's big issues. With the 2021 NDAA working its way through Congress, there is an emerging theme of modernization and focus on providing DOD with the ability to meet the growing threat posed by near‐peer competitors like Russia and China. Advanced technologies, new weapon systems, and a reassessment of the needs of the industrial base are being prioritized, and there is a consensus that DOD must also make significant investments in new personnel requirements and the needs of military families. But against the backdrop of an historic election cycle, domestic crises, and massive budget deficits, will DOD and Congress be able to meet the full range of national security challenges? Featuring national defense policy and budget experts, this discussion will explore how DOD and the next Congress might address these issues while at the same time ensuring that our military is ready to meet the challenge of a new era.

    Register here for free (military, DoD and other Federal staff only).

    Learn more here: adcsummit.org

  • Thursday, October 08, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    ADC 2020 Virtual Summit Series: At Risk

    In a fast‐changing world, ADC's mission remains the same – supporting the military and our military families. We can’t gather in D.C., but we can bring D.C. to you. Introducing the Summit Series, a new way to engage with defense leaders and network with ADC’s community: Five topics. Five weeks. One Community.

    On October 8, 3pm (EST), attend At Risk: Military Family Readiness (and what we can do to change it). Over the past few years DoD and the services have placed a greater emphasis on improving the quality of life of its service members and military families, most recently tying these factors to future basing decisions. While communities have stepped up their efforts to address issues such as military child education and spouse employment, the COVID‐19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have decimated local and state budgets forcing community decision makers to slash the very services that support quality of life. And with the recent murder of George Floyd, DoD and defense communities are also beginning to confront a troubled history of racial inequality and social injustice. This important discussion will explore the current state of key quality of life issues, emerging DoD policies and priorities, and the potential resources available to communities as they look to continue their efforts to provide great places for our service members to call home.

    Register here for free (military, DoD and other Federal staff only).

    Learn more here: adcsummit.org

  • Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    ADC 2020 Virtual Summit Series: Defense Economy

    In a fast‐changing world, ADC's mission remains the same – supporting the military and our military families. We can’t gather in D.C., but we can bring D.C. to you. Introducing the Summit Series, a new way to engage with defense leaders and network with ADC’s community: Five topics. Five weeks. One Community.

    On October 15, 3pm (EST), attend Protecting Your Defense Economy - What We Learned, What's at Risk? Over the past decade, states and communities have invested heavily in their defense sectors. But as they look to weather the impacts of the current financial crisis, there are doubts that this type of support can continue at its current level. There are also national security implications as DoD and major weapons system suppliers are concerned of the impact the current environment will have on downstream manufacturers and suppliers that may not be able to remain solvent, putting critical supply chains at risk. This discussion will focus on how DoD, defense community, and industry leaders are managing the economic downturn, shoring up supply chains and developing new strategies and existing resources to help support recovery.

    Register here for free (military, DoD and other Federal staff only).

    Learn more here: adcsummit.org

  • Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    ADC 2020 Virtual Summit Series: What's Next?

    In a fast‐changing world, ADC's mission remains the same – supporting the military and our military families. We can’t gather in D.C., but we can bring D.C. to you. Introducing the Summit Series, a new way to engage with defense leaders and network with ADC’s community: Five topics. Five weeks. One Community.

    On October 22, 3pm (EST), attend Are You Ready for What's Next? - The Future of Our National Defense. There is a growing consensus in Congress and DoD that we are entering a new era of great power competition and in order to be prepared for the threat posed by near‐peer competitors the military must re‐align its strategic military doctrines, culture, and service programs and budgets. But what exactly will those re‐alignments look like? And what are the implications for installations and defense communities? This discussion will explore these questions as top military leaders and defense experts dive into these complex issues.

    Register here for free (military, DoD and other Federal staff only).

    Learn more here: adcsummit.org

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