MVJ and NPR Internship Opportunity

Military Veterans in Journalism (MVJ) is thrilled to announce the continuation of the MVJ-NPR internship program! MVJ and NPR will select one military veteran to serve as NPR’s Politics and Here & Now Intern during the 2022 Fall/Winter Internship program.

NPR’s internship program is 6 months long, and the chosen intern will be paid throughout the program. This year’s internship will begin in October 2022 and end in April 2023.

Interns at NPR are given real-world, hands-on responsibilities from their first day and work alongside top professionals. This will be a great early career step for veterans working to advance within the news media - you’ll get valuable experience providing coverage across platforms and learn from established journalists.

NPR's internship program is highly competitive, so don't wait - apply today!

Application Deadline: July 10, 2022 at 11:59 PM EDT
Location: Onsite in Washington, D.C.
Schedule: 40 hours/week

Click here for more information and to apply.


Veteran Homelessness Learning Community Series

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Service Members, Veterans, and their Family members Technical Assistance (SMVF TA) Center will host Veteran Homelessness Learning Community Series, a three-part webinar series.

Since 2010, the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the U.S. has been cut almost in half, from 74,087 in 2010 to 37,252 in 2020. Despite the overall decrease in veteran homelessness, data shows that progress has stalled since 2016. This learning community will explore lessons from the past and center on policy and practice solutions that work. Participants will deepen their understanding of risk and protective factors for veteran homelessness and innovative solutions for our most underserved communities. And finally, participants will discover resources available to prevent and end veteran homelessness.
Dates:
Session 1: Jul 14, 2022 2:00-3:30 PM EDT
Session 2: Jul 28, 2022 2:00-3:30 PM EDT
Session 3: Aug 11, 2022 2:00-3:30 PM EDT
*Registration is limited to the first 100 registrants*
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Pride Month Updates at SSA

Social Security Administration just announced for PRIDE Month - new webpage, fact sheet and video for same-sex couples.

They have released new materials with updated information about same-sex survivor benefits. In addition, they have launched a new webpage, which provides more readily accessible information for members of the LGBTQ+ community and dependent family members. The new fact sheet explains how more same-sex partners and spouses may qualify for survivors benefits as outlined in the agreement for Ely v. Saul and Thornton v. Commissioner of Social Security. The new video provides information for the loved ones and the potential recipients of these benefits to help them understand how to apply.

The SSA LGBTQ+ webpage and same-sex couples webpage houses this and other information on available programs.  SSA remains committed to administering its programs in a way that promotes equity and fairness to everyone who interacts with them. 


PTSD Documentary Film Opportunity

The Man 'O War Equine Therapy program at Columbia University is beginning production on a documentary film.  If you are interested in seeking help for depression, anxiety, or PTSD or are a veteran who would like to share your story and is interested in participating in equine therapy, please contact them.

This program is group therapy with horses where participants learn new horsemanship skills (no riding) offered for free through the Military Family Wellness Center. Groups meet once a week over an 8-week period at Bergen Equestrian Center in Leonia, NJ. Transportation to the farm from Columbia's medical campus will be provided. Two groups are planned to begin following the July 4th holiday, one group will participate in documentary filming. 

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VA Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program

The US Department of Veterans Affairs offers an Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Assistance Program. 

Their mission is to implement a comprehensive person-centered, recovery-oriented assistance program for veterans, their families and caregivers, and VHA employees who use or experience intimate partner violence.

Some resources include:

IPV coordinators

Link to community-based support programs

Link to community-based advocacy and legal services

Referral to and coordinator with other VA treatment providers

Connection to domestic violence shelters

Homeless services: HUD-VASH and GPD

Interventions for veterans who use violence

Click here to access their flyer for more information.

For questions, contact:

Laura Vargas-Abrahams, LCSW, IPVAP Coordinator

1-718-584-9000 ext. 6952

James J. Peters VA Medical Center


MVJ and CNN News Associate Program

Looking for an opportunity to jumpstart your journalism career at a well-known national news outlet? Applications are now open for the MVJ-CNN News Associates fellowship program!

As part of their ongoing partnership to get more veteran voices into CNN’s newsroom, MVJ and CNN will select two military veterans for the CNN News Associates. This program includes a 15-month in-person fellowship in Washington, D.C. The News Associates are paid and receive full benefits during their employment.

This is a great opportunity for aspiring journalists to learn and develop skills needed for success in the media industry while getting bylines. You'll receive advice, guidance, and editorial support from CNN’s world-class journalists throughout the program.

Application deadline is Thursday, July 14 at 6pm EDT.

This fellowship requires candidates to relocate to Washington, D.C. and work 40 hours/week.

Apply here.

For questions, contact:

Devon Lancia, MVJ Partnerships Manager

[email protected]

1-917-588-4926

 

 


Travis Manion 9/11 Race Registration is Open!

Registration is now open for the Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run 5k race series.  As years pass, their movement to remember and honor those who sacrificed on September 11, 2001, becomes more important. In addition to honoring the lives lost on that day, 9/11 Heroes Runs pay tribute to the thousands of veterans, active duty, and first responders who have courageously served in the wake of that national tragedy.

In partnership with GORUCK, each race location will feature a rucking division and all finishers will receive an exclusive 2022 9/11 Heroes Run TMF GORUCK patch.

Run, ruck, or walk with them this year to honor the service & sacrifice of our first responder & military heroes.

Click here for more information and to register for a race near you.


VetsinTech Front End Web Development Training

Calling all veterans interested in learning web development. VetsinTech is excited to offer FULL SCHOLARSHIPS for Front End Web Development training exclusively for past and present military service members, veterans, and spouses of either!

Registration Instructions:

Verify your Eligibility status with ID.me at the following link: https://vetsintech.co/idme

Fill out and submit your application HERE

Attend virtual orientation (via zoom) you will receive an invite for. Orientation is a week before class starts.

 

 

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Help the VA Make its Digital Tools More User-Friendly!

The US Department of Veterans Affairs is recruiting participants for its User Experience Studies to help make its digital tools more user-friendly.

Are you a veteran?  Transitioning servicemember or reservist?  A caregiver?  A family member?  The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to make it easier for you to explore, apply for, manage, and track your VA benefits.  Teams at the VA want to hear your feedback about improvements they are making to VA websites, mobile applications, and other digital tools -- to ensure that these services are usable and relevant for you. 

Most studies are conducted online - you'll only need a computer connected to the Internet.  Some studies are conducted face-to-face near you or may require a smartphone.  The studies typically last one hour or less and are scheduled during business hours (Eastern timezone).  Some studies may require veterans with specific characteristics.  will receive a thank-you gift for your participation and time. 

Click here for more information and to participate.


Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program

If you're a veteran who lost your job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VA may have a solution for you. The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) offers education and training for a variety of high-demand jobs so you can get back to work.

Qualifying Veterans can receive up to 12 months of tuition and fees along with a monthly housing allowance.

To be eligible for VRRAP, you must be between 22 and 66 years of age, unemployed due to COVID-19, able to work, and not eligible for education or unemployment benefits.

If you do qualify, apply soon! They’ll stop accepting new VRRAP enrollments on December 11,2022—or when they reach either the funding or participant limit, whichever comes first.

Click here for more information and to apply.


Moral Injury Treatment Study Opportunity

The US Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking eligible veterans to participate in a research study of a new treatment for moral injury at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.

This study is an randomized clinical trial of a therapy for moral injury called Impact of Killing (IOK).  The entire study can be completed remotely if preferred.  It is appropriate for veterans who are experiencing distress related to killing or feeling responsible for the death of others.  Participants may have subthreshold PTSD.  IOK is being compared with Present Centered Therapy, so veterans will get an active treatment regardless of randomization. 

The treatment is a 10 week program of 90 minute sessions.

Reimbursement of up to $285 for completing interviews and questionnaires, and providing feedback. There are no guaranteed benefits from this research.

For more information and to sign up to participate, contact:

Carolyn McLeod

1-718-741-4000 ext. 2583


Spouseforce Verano Bilingue with Personal Development and Jefa Networking Nights

Spouseforce by Blue Star Careers will launch Verano Bilingue with special programs for Latinx/Hispanic military spouses.

In each month this summer, they will host a Professional Development event and a Jefa Networking Night.

Amiga, get access to essential resources and tools that empower you through career development — from resume support to LinkedIn profile engagement, interviewing options, and addressing unique bilingual talent needs. Most importantly, you'll have the opportunity to build your network and connect with other successful Latinx leaders in the Spouseforce community.

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NYU Tandon's Veterans Future Lab is Accepting Applications!

It’s back! NYU Tandon Veterans Future Lab is now accepting applications for its no-cost program for early-stage ventures led by veterans and military spouses. The nine-month program in New York City offers: 

Virtual + in-person programming: New York's capital, talent, access — leverage the resources of a top city for veteran entrepreneurs and one of the planet’s largest startup ecosystems to scale your venture, no matter where you are. 

Zero equity taken and free desk space: Put your resources into your business.

NYU’s gold-standard resources: Access leading faculty, NYU Tandon interns, data sets, and more. 

Prototyping facilities: Through the VFL, hardware companies can use the 10,000-square-foot MakerSpace at NYU Tandon's Brooklyn campus. 

Top-tier benefits: Get free legal hours with Goodwin, credits from AWS, and other perks curated to increase runway. 

A real community: Join a cohort of founders with a background in the military, and the Future Labs network spanning 12+ years.

A network of investors, mentors, entrepreneurs, and others: Events and programming put you in the room with those key to your success.

APPLY NOW 

 


VA Mobile App: PTSD Coach

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has a mobile app to help those suffering from PTSD. 

The PTSD Coach app can help you learn about and manage symptoms that often occur after trauma. Features include:

Reliable information on PTSD and treatments that work

Tools for screening and tracking your symptoms

Convenient, easy-to-use tools to help you handle stress symptoms

Direct links to support and help

Always with you when you need it

 

Together with professional medical treatment, PTSD Coach provides you with resources you can trust. If you have, or think you might have PTSD, this app is for you. Family and friends can also learn about PTSD and coping from this app.

Click here for more information.


PTSD Treatment Decision Aid

The VA's National Center for PTSD has developed PTSD Treatment Decision Aid, an online tool.  Use it to compare treatment options and create a personalized summary of your preferences.


Free Online Career Training at Career Discovery NYC

Career Discovery NYC offers free online career training, any time, any place, at no cost.  Learn about specific careers and the skills needed to get a job in those occupations.

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Free Online Course: Bystander Intervention Training for Veterans

The US Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a free online course, Bystander Intervention Training for Veterans.

This free training is an opportunity for veterans to learn ways to contribute to a healthy and safe environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  The course takes about 35 minutes to complete.

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Team RWB 1776 Challenge

Team RWB invites you to join them for this year's 1776 Challenge!

Showcase your commitment to those who served our country by completing 1776 exercise reps over 18 days as a part of the 1776 Challenge, presented by Sun Outdoors! When you join the challenge, you'll receive daily emails and notifications to keep you inspired. Record your daily challenge completion and log your progress in the daily events by clicking the 'check-in' button. If you check-in each day, you'll earn a virtual badge for bragging rights. Modified and adaptive exercises with video demonstrations are available every day. 

Click here to login to your Team RWB account (or create one for free) and join the challenge.


New York Run for the Fallen

Using the model from the original Run for the Fallen tribute in 2008, Honor and Remember has established the New York Run for the Fallen. This is an organized tribute event to run specific miles for every New York Fallen Service Member who died as a result of serving from any circumstance during the War on Terror.  The run will cover over 200 miles from Watertown to Albany.

Click here for more information, to donate, or to register to volunteer or participate.


Yankees Tickets for Military Appreciation Games

The New York Yankees are offering six games in August where they will be showing their gratitude towards our military men and women! They will be offering discounted tickets to all active service members and veterans along with their friends and families; each ticket also comes with a hot dog, soft drink/beer as well as a customized Yankees t-shirt.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


Blue Star Summer 2022 Nature Bingo

Calling all military and civilian neighbors! Blue Star Families has partnered with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to create a fun nature bingo game that encourages your family to get outside and get to know your community all while enjoying the fresh air and benefits of the outdoors this season — no matter if you're PCSing, going on vacation, or staying put.

Want to be entered for the chance to win one of three family prize packs? There are 10 versions of the card, so play once, or play over and over during the months of June, July, and August, and share photos of your family participating in the activities.

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Aspen Dental Day of Service: Free Dental Care for Veterans!

Aspen Dental will host its Day of Service on June 11, 8am-1pm, providing FREE dental care to veterans.

Aspen Dental created the Healthy Mouth Movement to help ensure our veterans get the care they need. Since 2014, the Healthy Mouth Movement has provided over $23 million in donated dentistry to more than 30,000 patients in need.

Interested veterans need an appointment to receive care and should call 1-844-AspenHMM (1-844-277-3646) to find a participating practice in their community and schedule an appointment in advance – space is limited!

To learn more about Aspen Dental, visit their website here.


NYC Military and Veteran Stars and Smiles Initiative

You  may qualify for free dental services through Dental Lifeline Network if you are a veteran or an active duty service member who is low income AND one of the following:

Age 65+

Permanently disabled

Medically fragile

Services are provided by volunteer dentists across NYC.

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2022 Military Psychology Summit

The Society for Military Psychology, in collaboration with the Center for Deployment Psychology, Catholic University of America, and the DC Psychological Association, will host the 2022 Military Psychology Summit, 10:30am-7:30pm EDT on Wednesday, June 22 through Friday, June 24.

This is a FREE, virtual summit that offers continuing education credits to participants.

 

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Military OneSource Baby Formula Assistance Resources

Military OneSource has put together a list of resources to help those affected by the baby formula shortage.

Military OneSource is a Department of Defense program designed to help active duty, National Guard, and Reserve members and their families cope with the rigors of military life.  The program offers numerous resources including counseling, advice, and other free assistance to qualifying military members and families on a confidential basis.  These services are available on the phone or online 365 days a year, 24/7.

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Voting Resources

Hope and Victory Evolves (HAVE) has compiled useful voting resources for the upcoming elections.  Check them out below.

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Free Tickets to Hunter College Theater Department Live Performance

Hunter College Theater Department invites military, veterans, and families to its production of Eugene O'Neill's Hughie FREE of charge!

Eugene O’Neill’s one-act masterpiece HUGHIE is set in the early hours of the morning in the summer of 1928. The play takes place in the lobby of a seedy hotel in Manhattan. A down on his luck gambler, Erie Smith and the Night Clerk, fight off loneliness and despair. This production uses the original stage directions to shine a new light on O’Neill’s world.

Evening showtimes will be Wednesday-Saturday (June 1-4 & 8-11) at 7:30PM with doors opening at 7:00PM. Matinee showtimes will be Sunday (June 5 & 12) at 3:00PM with doors opening at 2:30PM. This show runs approximately 60min with no intermission.

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BSF 2022 Military Family Lifestyle Survey

The 2022 Military Family Lifestyle Survey is now open, and it’s time to encourage your friends and family to take it – today through July 10th.

Please note that the annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey:

is intended for all active-duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members, Veterans, and their families, 18 years of age and older.

is completely confidential. Only aggregate (group) responses will be reported. Any *optional* text responses are de-identified.

is for research purposes and, therefore, is entirely voluntary.

includes questions about community connections, health concerns and wellness, education, employment, military children, financial challenges, civic engagement, and public policy issues, among other topics.

Each year, BSF looks to reach more survey respondents to continue improving how they support military-connected families. They couldn’t do this without you!

Take the survey here.


Veterans Writing Contest

The Cuddy Family Foundation for Veterans is co-hosting a contest with The Military Writers Society of America that is open to all veterans who served in the armed forces of the USA.

The deadline for original poetry and short story entries is Wednesday, June 1st.

The person whose poem or short story is selected as the best submission will win roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations for the MWSA's General Membership Conference & Awards Banquet set for New Orleans (August 25-27).

Here is the link for the contest's guidelines:

https://www.tcfffv.org/mwsa-contest


MVJ Data Journalism Workshop

Military Veterans in Journalism is offering a three-day workshop on Data Journalism.  This event will take place from 6:00-7:30pm EDT on Monday, June 6th, Tuesday, June 7th, and Thursday, June 9th.

This workshop will be led by Bill Monroe and Gwendolynne Perreira from Microsoft 365 for Journalists.  This is a tremendous opportunity to learn from the best and connect with other journalists.

To participate, you must be a member of MVJ or a partner affinity group.

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MVJ, NPR & AP Investigative Reporting Workshop

Military Veterans in Journalism, along with National Public Radio and the Associated Press, is offering a three-day virtual workshop on Investigative Reporting, Monday, May 23rd to Wednesday, May 25th, 6:00-7:30pm EDT each day.

It will be led by Patti DiVincenzo from IRE, Ron Nixon from The Associated Press and Aaron Glantz from The California Newsroom.

This workshop is offered FREE for MVJ members.

This is a tremendous opportunity to learn from the best and connect with other journalists. Sign up today, to reserve your free ticket!

To participate, you must be a member of MVJ or a partner affinity group.

Click here to learn more about the speakers, and to register.


Minority Vets Mental Health Pulse Survey

During Mental Health Awareness Month, Minority Vets wants to check in on its community. Your feedback gives them valuable data on how they can best serve the community and how they can effectively strive to change the system, especially in the realm of veteran mental health.

Can they count on you to help us fight for change?

Take the survey here.


Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grants

The new Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP) will enable VA to provide resources toward community-based suicide prevention efforts to meet the needs of Veterans and their families through outreach, suicide prevention services, and connection to VA and community resources. In alignment with VA's National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide (2018), this grant program will assist in further implementing a public health approach that blends community-based prevention with evidence-based clinical strategies through community efforts. The grant program is part of the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019, signed into law on October 17, 2020. Click the Hannon Act Fact Sheet to learn more.

Click here for grant resources, tools and application.

Application deadline is Friday, June 10, 2022.


Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans

Veterans and service members with certain service-connected disabilities can receive housing grants from VA to buy, build, or modify a home to meet their needs and live more independently. Find out if you’re eligible for a disability housing grant and how to apply.


GI Bill Comparison Tool

Planning to further your education? GI Bill benefits can help cover all or some of the costs for school or training. Use the GI Bill Comparison Tool to calculate your benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities, and other education and training programs across the country.


Fleet Week New York 2022

Fleet Week New York is back with lots of in-person events throughout the city!  Events begin on Tuesday, May 24 and end on Tuesday, May 31.

Click here for a list of events.


Check Your Eligibility for a VA Survivors Pension

This Memorial Day, as we honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, we also remember the families they left behind. If you're the surviving spouse or child of a deceased wartime veteran, you may be eligible for VA's Survivor Pension program.  A VA Survivors Pension offers monthly payments to qualified surviving spouses and unmarried dependent children of wartime veterans who meet certain income and net worth limits set by Congress. Find out if you qualify and how to apply.


Make the Connection in Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month.  The US Deparment of Veterans Affairs encourages you to Make the Connection, this month and throughout the year, with veterans who understand your struggles because they've been there too.  Discover how veterans like you have overcome life's challenges. 

Don't be afraid to reach out.  Make the Connection today!

You can also find local support resources here.


Amazon Military Skills Translator Tool

Transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses, translate your skills and experience to match with open roles at Amazon now!

Follow these steps:

Go to Amazon.jobs/military

Click on "Veterans" or "Military Spouse" button

Enter your information, branch affiliation, education, and experience

The translator will provide you with a checklist of skills commonly associated with your skills to current job openings

Match your skills against required and basic qualifications, then apply to the role(s) you match with


Join the Harlem Vet Center Tank Pull Challange Team!

It is almost time for the TANK PULL CHALLENGE again!  The Harlem Vet Center needs YOU to join their team for this year's competition!  The Tank Pull Challenge will take place on Sunday, June 12, 8am-4pm (rain or shine) in Clifton, NJ.

Last year the Harlem Vet Center participated in the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Charities tank pull competition. It is it is a charitable event that has provided resources and assistance to many veterans and their families over the years. They didn’t do too badly last year but this year, they’re in it to win it!

Join them to have a good time with lots of socializing, comradery, making new connections, and food and drink.  You can also feel good knowing that your participation will contribute to helping veterans and their families in need. Slots are limited. 

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TMF #TheHonorProject

This Memorial Day, Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) needs your help to honor as many fallen heroes as possible for #TheHonorProject. If you have a loved one or battle buddy interred at one of the participating national cemeteries listed below, submit their name so their volunteers can honor them.

Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, VA)

Jacksonville National Cemetery (Jacksonville, FL)

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego, CA)

Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery (Fort Leavenworth, KS) 

Fort Logan National Cemetery (Fort Logan, CO) 

Washington Crossing National Cemetery (Bucks County, PA) 

West Point National Cemetery (West Point, NY)

At TMF, they believe it’s our duty to stand in for the families of the fallen by visiting and honoring those who have sacrificed for our country on this national day of remembrance. Help them pay tribute to our nation’s fallen heroes in a special way. 


Online Tool to Track Your VA Claim or Appeal Status

Find out how to check the status of a VA claim or appeal with the VA's online tool.

 

You can use this tool to check the status of a VA claim or appeal for compensation. Track your:

Disability compensation (including claims based on special needs like an automobile or clothing allowance)

Veterans or Survivors Pension benefits

Special monthly compensation (such as Aid and Attendance)

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

Burial allowance to help pay for a Veteran’s burial and funeral expenses

 

You can also use this tool to check the status of a claim or appeal for other benefits like these:

VA health care

GI Bill or other education benefits

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

A home loan Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

A Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) or Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant

Life insurance

A pre-need determination of eligibility to be buried in a VA national cemetery

 


Apply to March in the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Memorial Day Parade

The Bay Shore-Brightwaters Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 30th.  Veterans services will begin at 9am at Memorial Park/Bay Shore Train Station.  Parade step-off is at 10:30am at Lanier Lane and Main Street.  The parade will proceed down Main Street to Brentwood Road and on to Oakwood Cemetary.

To join in and march in honor of our departed veterans, contact:

AMVETS Post 76

[email protected]

1-631-665-3526

 


Transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits to a Spouse or Dependent Child

Active-duty service members can transfer unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouse or dependent children, including a ward or foster child. Once the transfer is approved, dependents can apply for the benefits through VA. Find out if you are eligible to transfer your GI Bill entitlement.


Military Appreciation Month at Legoland Westchester!

This May, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester is celebrating all active, reserve or veteran military personnel!  They’re offering all military members who come in and show a form of military ID, free admission Monday – Friday, all May long!  In addition, they are offering friends and family who come along with the military member 50% off admission, up to four (4) people.  

Click here for more information and to get tickets.


Online Training on Assessment of PTSD and Suicide Risk Management in Veterans

Uniformed Services University's Center for Deployment Psychology is offering an online Training on Assessment of PTSD and Suicide Risk Management in Veterans.

Summary:

Cultural competence for clinicians working with Veterans and Service members includes developing familiarity with unique aspects of military culture that impact clinical care as well as common clinical issues faced by these populations. Accurate and comprehensive assessment of PTSD and suicide risk is important for developing effective treatment plans for Veterans and Service members. This two-day workshop aims to introduce participants to military culture and help them develop skills in assessing for two important clinical issues: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicide risk.

 

Target Audience:

Licensed behavioral health providers who regularly treat U.S. Veterans (or who intend to treat U.S. Veterans) in the community can apply. This training is not intended for behavioral healthcare providers currently working in VA or DoD settings.

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TMF Operation Legacy Service Projects

Operation Legacy brings veterans, families of fallen heroes, and Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) supporters together through local service projects.  During Operation Legacy, TMF unites communities through a common cause, with volunteers living the “If Not Me, Then Who…” ethos and leading a movement of character, leadership, and selfless service.

There are three ways to get involved:

You can lead a project in your community, the project can be open to the public or a private group.

You can volunteer at a project happening locally, if available.

You can volunteer virtually while serving in place individually or with your household.

Click here to get involved.


Share Your Story with USA Warrior Stories!

USA Warrior Stories Inc. is a not-for-profit organization designed to record, archive and share videos of veteran stories online to help veterans make a connection with one another and to help us all better understand their sacrifices for our freedom.

To share your story, or to learn about the stories of other veterans, visit the USA Warrior Stories website.

 

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Apply to March in the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade, founded in 1927 by the American Legion Post #103, is back! The parade committee is accepting applications from groups who would like to march in the parade.  The parade will take place on Memorial Day - Monday, May 30.  Start time is 2pm.

Click here to apply.

For more information and to see how you can volunteer to help on parade day, visit the parade website here.


Joggin' for Frogmen Extortion 17 Memorial Walk/Run/Ruck

Joggin' for Frogmen (JFF), in partnership with the Travis Manion Foundation, will hold the Extortion 17 Memorial Run/Ruck on Saturday, August 6, 2022.

On August 6th 2011, a United States CH-47 Chinook military helicopter operating with the call sign EXTORTION 17 was shot down, marking the most devastating day in Naval Special Warfare history and the single largest loss of life for U.S. forces since the war in Afghanistan began in October 2001. The US military lost 31 warriors that day.

Joggin’ for Frogmen was created to honor these heroes and all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

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