Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

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  • Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 04:30 PM
    online in New York, NY

    ONS Pride Month Conversation with the USAF Undersecretary

    In honor of Pride Month, Out in National Security (ONS) will host A Conversation with the USAF Undersecretary via Zoom on Thursday, June 30, 4:30-5:30 EDT.

    ONS is thrilled to have the opportunity to provide a venue for community engagement with Ms. Gina Ortiz Jones, an inspiring leader!

    Ms. Gina Ortiz Jones is the Under Secretary of the Air Force. She is responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force, comprised of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, to include organizing, training, and equipping Air and Space Forces and for the welfare of approximately 700,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen and Guardians and their families serving around the world. As the Under Secretary, she oversees the Department’s annual budget of more than $173 billion and directs strategy and policy development, risk management, weapons acquisition, technology investments and human resource management across a global enterprise.

    She will share her experiences serving in the US Air Force, running for office, and becoming Under Secretary of the Air Force as a queer woman of color. The conversation will be moderated by Jimmy Santos, a class of 2021 ONS Honoree and Air Force Reservist.

    Register here.

  • Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 08:00 PM
    phone in New York, NY

    Guided iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Phone Class

    The US Department of Veterans Affairs' War Related Illness and Injury Study Center will host an Integrative Restoration (iRest) Yoga Nidra Meditation Class by phone on Thursday, June 30, 8pm EDT.

    iRest is an evidence-based, mind-body approach that offers tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships and empower you to practice self-regulation and self-care to support your health and wellness.  For more information on iRest, click here.

    Meditation can be practiced seated, lying down or standing.  For safety, participants must not drive or operate machinery during class.

    This class is offered every Tuesday at 5pm (Eastern Time) and every Thursday at 8pm (Eastern Time).

     

    To participate on Tuesdays at 5pm:

    Call 1-833-558-0712

    Access code: 433 794 55

     

    To participate on Thursdays at 8pm:

    Call 1-833-558-0712

    Access code: 199 731 6363

  • Friday, July 01, 2022 at 11:00 AM
    online in New York, NY

    Return to Joy Online Meditation Workshop

    The Queens Vet Center, with Visiting Nurses of NY, will host a Return to Joy Meditation Workshop via Zoom on Friday, July 1, 11am-12pm EDT.  Meditation has been used for thousands of years, even all the way back to ancient Egypt. It has helped many people center themselves, learn to focus better and even become more in tune with themselves.  This online workshop is offered every Friday.

    In this session, participants will engage in one or more of the following practices:

    Mindful breathing:

    Breathing into stress detox

    Belly breathing

    Controlled breathing

     

    Relaxation meditation:

    Introduction to mantras

    Awareness of thoughts meditation

    Breath awareness meditation

    Loving kindness meditation

    Mindful pause

    Full body awareness

     

    Facilitated by Erica M. Wrigley, RN, BSN, MS

     

    Join the Zoom Meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82165381051

    Meeting ID: 821 6538 1051

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    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbfn4gPGV8

  • Friday, July 01, 2022 at 11:00 AM
    HVNCVR & online in Kingston, NY

    HVNCVR Women's Support Group

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR) will hold a Women's Support Group on Friday, July 1, 11am-12pm EDT at HVNCVR and online via Zoom.  This group is for military members, spouses, daughters, mothers, etc.

    Open discussion

    Activities

    Free child care

    Call ahead, walk in, or join virtually via Zoom.

    Zoom meeting ID 527 401 7756

    This group meets every Friday.

    Click here to learn more about HVNCVR.

  • Friday, July 01, 2022 at 01:00 PM
    HVNCVR & online in Kingston, NY

    HVNCVR Service Personnel Leaving Alcohol Together (SPLAT) Group

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR) will hold an Alcoholics Anonymous Group, Service Personnel Leaving Alcohol Together (SPLAT) on Friday, July 1, 1-2pm at HVNCVR and online via Zoom.  This is for military members only.  This group meets every week.

    Living Sober, 1st/3rd week

    Beginners' Topic/2nd week

    Anniversary/4th week

    Call ahead, walk in, or join virtually via Zoom.

    Zoom meeting ID 527 401 7756

    Click here to learn more about HVNCVR.

  • Friday, July 01, 2022 at 03:00 PM
    HVNCVR & online in Kingston, NY

    HVNCVR PTSD Group

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR) will hold a PTSD Group on Friday, July 1, 3-4pm at HVNCVR and online via Zoom. 

    Symptoms of PTSD can occur during peacetime, training or war.  Join this group for open discussions and activities to help PTSD.

    Call ahead, walk in, or join virtually via Zoom.

    Zoom meeting ID 527 401 7756

    This group meets every Friday.

    Click here to learn more about HVNCVR.

  • Friday, July 01, 2022 at 04:00 PM
    Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, NY

    Fort Hamilton Independence Day Celebration

    Northwell Health Military Liaison Services will host an Independence Day Celebration at USAG Fort Hamilton on Friday July 1, 4:00-9:30pm.

    To commemorate the Declaration of Independence, they invite you to join them for this special day. Enjoy a relaxing day with music, food trucks, vendors and fireworks show on the beautiful lawn at USAG Fort Hamilton. With the best sea view in New York city and the summer breeze, you don't want to miss out on this wonderful event!

    This event is sponsored by St. Joseph College, Fort Hamilton Citizens Action Committee, USAA, Wounded Warrior Project, Northwell Health Military Liaison Services, Bay Ridge Subaru, First Command, and IHG Holiday Inn Express. Sponsorship does not imply any Federal Endorsement.

    Cost:

    Regular (March 18 to June 30): $5

    DoD ID Card Holders & Club Members: Free

    Click here to register to attend.

    Sponsorship opportunity available!  If you're interested to be a sponsor for this event please click here!

     

  • Friday, July 01, 2022 at 04:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    VA Transitioning Veteran Weekly Virtual Support Group

    The US Department of Veterans Affairs will offer Transitioning Veteran Weekly Support Group via WebEx on Friday, July 1, 4-5pm EDT.

    This group is for veterans within approximately 5 years of leaving military service.  The group meets every Friday.

    The transition from military service to civilian life can be challenging for many Veterans.  Navigating relationships, finding a job, and establishing your new veteran identity is difficult for most veterans.  This program provides a place for veterans to talk through the stresses of transition, support one another, and learn about strategies and resources to make this transition successful.

    Groups are “drop in,” so feel free to come anytime and stay for as long you want without obligation.

    To join the meeting, click the link below

    https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/veteransaffairs/j.php?MTID=mcf62e807ed95703adb510e7a71b031b1

    or click here to access the flyer with the QR code to join the meeting.

    * This group is not intended to replace existing mental health care, but rather serve as an additional source of potential support. 

    Supervising Clinician: Dr. Emily Edwards - [email protected]

    For questions, contact:

    Alice Lee - [email protected]

    OR

    Katie Shofield - [email protected]

     

     

  • Saturday, July 02, 2022 at 07:30 PM

    West Point Band Music Under the Stars 2022: Independence Day Celebration

    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 to hear all ensembles take part in the "Independence Day Celebration" performance on Saturday, July 2, 7:30pm.  Inclement weather date is Sunday, July 3rd.

    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.

  • Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 12:00 PM
    online in New York , NY

    UBHC Webinar: Effective Communication

    Northwell Health's Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and their Families (UBHC) will offer a webinar, Effective Communication, as part of their monthly education and peer support, on Tuesday, July 5, 12pm EDT.

    For more information, or to register please call 1-631-647-2530 or email [email protected]u.

    Click here to learn more about the Mildred and Frank Feinberg Division of the Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and their Families.

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