Bronx Workforce 1 Virtual Resume and Interview Workshops

Bronx Workforce 1 Workshop Services is offering a variety of virtual workshops to help you develop skills that will get you the job you want.

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Passaic County Distinguished Service Medal Ceremony

The Passaic County Board of Commissioners, along with Catholic Charities Diocese of Paterson, will hold a Passaic County Distinguished Service Medal Ceremony on Friday, October 29, 2pm at the Public Safety Academy at Passaic County Community College.  This is a service honoring Passaic County recipients of the medal for distinguished military service.

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Passaic County Veterans Workshop: Crisis to Wholeness

The Passaic County Board of Commissioners, along with Catholic Charities Diocese of Paterson, will host a Passaic County Veterans Workshop, Crisis to Wholeness: Navigating Your Network of Support, on Friday, October 29, 8:30am-1:30pm at the Public Safety Academy at Passaic County Community College.  This is an information and resource program for all veterans, family members, and service providers.

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Pace University SBDC Grant Opportunities List

Pace University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has put together a curated list of grant opportunities available to help New York based small businesses grow and recover.

Click here to connect to a SBDC Business Advisor for a no-cost, one-to-one business counseling session.


Voices from War Fall Workshop Registration Open

Voices from War will host its Fall 2021 Workshops.  Registration is now open.  There will be a Wednesday group and a Saturday group, beginning on Wednesday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 25th.

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Warrior Writers Facilitator Training

Warrior Writers is hosting a virtual Facilitator Training in October 2021.

Warrior Writers' creative writing workshops 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, we build a community of support. Workshops are for any service member or veteran regardless of experiences with writing, combat, art, deployment, etc.

Becoming a facilitator means you want to be actively involved in leading national writing workshops or working within your local community to bring Warrior Writers workshops to your areawith the collaboration and support of the national office. All facilitators who lead workshops for the national office will receive payment. Paid opportunities are shared with all facilitators. Selection of facilitators for paid opportunities will be done in a way to ensure diversity, inclusion, fairness, equity, and representation.

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Building Skills NY HVAC Training

Building Skills NY is providing eligible, motivated applicants the training skills and support they need for success in a career in HVAC at no cost to qualified applicants.  This is a full-time, hybrid (part virtual, part in-person), 3-month training program.

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Edge4Vets Fall 2021 Online Workshops

The Human Resiliency Institute at Fordam University Gabelli School of Business is offering Fall 2021 Edge4Vets Online Workshops.  The goal of the workshop series is to prepare you for jobs that can lead to great careers.

Edge4Vets teaches veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reservists (and their spouses) how to translate their skills from the military into tools for civilian success.  Then they connect you to HR reps at their partner companies to explore jobs that can match your skills and interests. 

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Maximizing Opportunities for Veterans to Employment and Success

EYES Inc.'s Maximizing Opportunities for Veterans to Employment and Success (MOVES) offers direct services to veterans in the following NJ counties: Essex, Bergen, Somerset, Hunterdon, Warren, and Morries.  MOVES also links veterans and families to outside resources.

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Veterans Future Lab Summit 2021

NYU Tandon's Veterans Future Lab will host its Annual Summit virtually on Tuesday, September 28, 11am-3pm (Eastern Time) and Wednesday, September 29, 11am-3pm (Eastern Time).  

Join pioneering entrepreneurs, top-tier investors, industry leaders, and innovative supporters at the must-attend veteran event of the year.

The VFL Summit 2021 assembles resources engineered to help founders build powerful, sustainable businesses.

Industry leaders conduct hands-on workshops on tangible, useful skills critical to the success of early-stage ventures.

VFL’s soon-to-be-released study presents the journey of entrepreneurship for veterans today — challenges faced, impact of entrepreneurship, and the most useful resources.

Panels explore pivots and triumphs, opportunities, and strategies for success.

This summit is free!

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Suicide Prevention Month REACH OUT for Support

September is Suicide Prevention Month.  The US Department of Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Program at the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention offers many resources.

Click here if you:

are a veteran who needs support

want to provide support to a fellow veteran

 

 


Fordham University Free Veterans Writing Workshop

Fordham University will host its Fall 2021 Veterans Writing Workshop (VWW) online via Zoom.  VWW is free for all US Veterans.  There will be a Tuesday night group and a Thursday night group.  Each group will meet from 6:30-8:30pm once a week for a total of 10 sessions.

Registration opens on Monday, September 13th.  Workshops fill quickly.

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9/11 Immersive Audio Experience: Bikeman

On September 11, 2001, journalist Tom Flynn set off on his bike toward the World Trade Towers not knowing what he was riding into. Bikeman is one man’s journey back to the horrors of that day and to the humanity that somehow emerged from the dust and the death. Both heartbreaking and haunting, his words will stay with you like that “forever September morning.” – Meredith Vieira, NBC’s Today.

Modeled on Dante’s Inferno, veteran journalist Thomas Flynn’s Bikeman chronicles the morning of September 11, 2001, like no other published work. Flynn delivers a personal account of his experiences beginning with the first strike on the World Trade Center when he decided to follow his journalist’s instinct and point his bike’s handlebars in the direction of the north tower. His story continues as he transitions from reporter to participant hoping to survive the fall of the south tower. Now Flynn, as both journalist and now survivor, must come to terms with the harrowing ordeal and somehow find peace in the very act of surviving.

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Remembering 9/11: Before, After, and Since

The Skyscraper Museum presents Remembering 9/11: Before, After, and Since.

The Skyscraper Museum, which opened in 2004 at 39 Battery Place in Battery Park City, just blocks south of the World Trade Center site, will commemorate the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 with a series of virtual programs. From September through November, a series of webinars will bring together key figures closely associated with the recovery and rebuilding of the World Trade Center site to consider the history of the original Twin Towers and their destruction on 9/11, the aftermath of recovery and rebuilding at Ground Zero, and the cumulative changes to the built environment, community, and economy of lower Manhattan over the past two decades.

Noting that twenty years may seem a short time ago to many who experienced 9/11, but also represents the entire lifetime of young adults, the Museum’s programs will seek to both retrieve and document the in-the-moment memories of key figures closely associated with the recovery and rebuilding project, as well as invite their thoughts on how 9/11 changed New York – or, indeed, if it did?

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9/11 Exhibit: Dust to DNA: Photography of Michael Collarone and Kevin Clarke

In recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the NYC Fire Museum will be hosting a special, limited time, exhibition of the photography of Michael Collarone and Kevin Clarke, Dust to DNA. Photographs taken by Michael, a first responder to the World Trade Center, were digitally modified by Kevin using the DNA of survivors of the attack. The result puts a meaningful human touch on each image.

The exhibition will be open from September 6 through October 31.

Admission is included with regular Museum admission.

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9/11 Exhibit: Sacred Dust: Photographs by Henry Leutwyler

The Michael Foley Gallery presents Sacred Dust: Photographs by Henry Leutwyler.  This exhibit will be open from Friday, September 10th through Sunday, September 26th.

Where were you when The Towers fell?  A question that still lingers on lips as we approach the 20th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001.  To call it an anniversary belies the positive connotations that usually surround this word. It's a marking of time, of years without friends and loved ones, of imagined history and dashed dreams. "Never Forget" is the phrase we use.

What more can we see that hasn't been seen before, playing, again and again, reliving that day?  With the cooperation of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in downtown Manhattan, Photographer Henry Leutwyler was commissioned by National Geographic, for their September issue, to explore the museum's archive of over 70,000 objects, remnants, and remembrances recovered from that day.  Some are identifiable, and others remain fragments of their former selves.  Many have never been seen by the general public.

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Volunteer for Team Rubicon Disaster Response

Team Rubicon is leading efforts to respond to numerous humanitarian crises.  They are currently leading teams to help with supporting Afghan families, responding to the Hurricane Ida disaster, and responding to the disaster following the earthquake in Haiti.  If you are looking for a way to be of service, sign up to be a member of Team Rubicon.

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BSF September Pulse Check Poll: Supporting Afghan Allies

Blue Star Families has opened up its September Pulse Check: Supporting Afghan Allies.  This poll is open to all adults (18 and older). It should take less than five minutes, is voluntary, and your responses are anonymous. If you prefer not to answer a question you can skip it.

Participate in the poll here.


MTA NYC Transit Open Competitive Examinations

MTA New York City Transit will hold open competitive exams for several positions from September through December. 

Click here for the examination schedule.


Carnegie Hall Performance: The Eyes of the World: From D-Day to VE Day

The Eyes of the World: From D-Day to VE Day will be presented at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage on Wednesday, November 10, 8pm.

Presented on the eve of Veterans Day at Carnegie Hall, The Eyes of the World tells the dramatic story of the final 11 months of World War II in Europe, through music, archival photos, video, and personal letters. The story unfolds through the eyes of Ernest Hemingway, LIFE magazine war photographer Robert Capa, Vogue model-turned-photojournalist Lee Miller, and a young soldier who landed on Utah Beach on June 6, 1944.

Ian Weinberger (conductor of Hamilton) conducts the 58-piece Orchestra of St. Luke’s with music from Saving Private Ryan, Glenn Miller, Edith Piaf, and others, as well as some of his own original compositions that will be heard for the first time. Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls) headlines a cast of top Broadway vocalists, bringing stories often lost to history to life; from the journey of the all-Black 761st Tank Battalion to the Women’s Army Corps units, tasked with cleaning up years of mail for troops desperate for news from home.

This compelling, and at times surprising program, developed in close cooperation with the American Battle Monuments Commission and the New-York Historical Society, honors those who have served and sacrificed for our country, both then and now.

Historian John Monsky is the creator, writer, and narrator. Ian Weinberger is the music supervisor/conductor. Peter Flynn is the director. Meredith Wagner and Geralyn Lucas are the producers.

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KiwiTech Veterans Demo Day

KiwiTech will host Veterans Demo Day virtually on Thursday, September 9, 11am-12pm (Eastern Time).

Veterans Demo Day will celebrate  innovations of veterans, active service members, and military spouses.  This virtual event will feature rapid-fire pitches from 6-8 emerging veteran start-ups.  Each pitch will be followed by a brief investor Q&A.

**Application deadline is Monday, September 6th**

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Bonefish Grill Heroes Discount

Bonefish Grill offers a Heroes Discount to all service members, veterans, and first responders.  The discount affords eligible diners 10% off their entire check, excluding alcohol, gift cards, and applicable taxes.  For more details click here.


Another Summit 1st Annual 24-Hour 9/11 Memorial Hike

Guardian Revival's Another Summit Outdoor Adventure Education Program will host its 1st Annual 24-Hour 9/11 Memorial Hike, September 11-12, 2021.

As part of their mission to remember and honor the Heroes who gave their lives during the September 11th Attacks, Another Summit is organizing and leading a 52.5-mile, 24-hour 9/11 Memorial Hike from Carmel to New Paltz along a section of the new 750-mile Empire State Trail. The 9/11 Memorial Hike will be completed by 3 teams, each led by Another Summit Outdoor Leaders. They will host a launch ceremony at the start-point in Carmel beginning at 11:30am on 9/11 and finish no later than 12:00pm on 9/12 at Mid-Hudson Sporting Clays in New Paltz.  Upon arrival at the finish, hike participants will be provided lunch and free admission to the Memorial Sporting Clays Shoot at Mid-Hudson Sporting Clays, a fundraiser supporting Guardian Revival.

Registration closes September 8th.

 

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NYPL Free Veteran Computer Training and Job Search Classes

The New York Public Library (NYPL) will offer free Veteran Computer Training and Job Search classes at the Business Center at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) in Manhattan on Fridays from September 10 through October 15, 2-4pm.  Classes will be followed by open lab for practice from 4-5pm.

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Operation Sisterhood Online Peer-to-Peer Support Groups

Operation Sisterhood will host bi-monthly female veteran peer-to-peer support groups on Zoom.  Join their meetings online from the privacy of your own home to build a supportive network, gain resilience, harness strength, and discuss women's topics all in a positive environment.

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Military and Veteran Discount at Foot Locker

Foot Locker offers a 15% discount off most online and in-store purchases for active duty service members, veterans, National Guard members, Reservists, and registered dependents of active duty or retiree service members.

Click here for information about how to receive your discount.


Veteran Caregiver Respite Relief

For Veterans who have a spouse, family member, or friend who helps provide them with care and support at home and could use an extra set of hands, The Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Respite Relief Program provides FREE caregiving support. 

This program supports Veterans while giving family caregivers a time for respite so they can run an errand, go for a walk, or simply relax. This free program is available to caregivers of pre- and post-9/11 active-duty service members and Veterans. 

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Warbirds, Wings and Wheels Show at the American Airpower Museum

The American Airpower Museum will host its Warbirds, Wings and Wheels Show on both Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5, 10:30am-5:00pm. 

American Airpower Museum

Republic Airport, Hangar 3

1230 New Highway

Farmingdale, NY 11735

 

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ASAP Storytelling Bootcamp Applications Now Open

The Armed Services Arts Partnership is now accepting applications for their Storytelling Bootcamp.  This Bootcamp will take place via Zoom on Sunday afternoons for 6 weeks, beginning on Sunday, September 26th.

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VVA Chapter 421 Jay O'Donovan Memorial Golf Outing

Chapter 421 of the Vietnam Veterans of America will hold the Jay O'Donovan Memorial Golf Outing at Silver Lake Golf Course in Staten Island on Wednesday, October 6, 7am.  Registration is now open for participants and sponsors.

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Let's Talk About Afghanistan: Resources for Veterans and Their Families

Due to Veterans from all eras reacting to the events in Afghanistan, such as withdrawal and take over by the Taliban, VA is working quickly to share VA resources, call center information, peer support, and other community services. 

Click here for the list of resources.


NYU Tandon VFL Veterans Entrepreneurship Training I (VET-I)

Apply now to the Veterans Entrepreneurship Training I (VET-I) program at NYU Tandon Veterans Future Lab! The NO-COST, online, 12-week program is for those with military ties past and present looking to transition into entrepreneurship or learn the skills needed to start their own venture.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH.


Marine Corp Marathon Registration is Open

Registration is open for the 2021 Marine Corp Marathon being held on Sunday, October 31, 2021.  Registrants can choose to participate virtually or in the in-person race in Arlington, VA.

The MCM welcomes runners, spectators, volunteers and the public to Arlington, VA, home of the MCM. The Health & Fitness Expo is located at the DC Armory and among the many featured events on a robust schedule including distance runs for all ages, festive parties and dining celebrations. MCM Weekend reflects Marine Corps culture, showcases acclaimed expert speakers and offers commemorative keepsakes. Some events are free. Others require advance registration and purchase of tickets.

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20th Anniversary Team RWB 9/11 Moving Tribute Registration

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of events that changed our country forever. Thousands of Americans lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. The event also launched the longest war our nation has ever faced deeply affecting our military community. 

September 11 defined the military service of many Team RWB Eagles or was the reason they chose to serve. 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.

 

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Workforce 1 Free Site Safety Training

Workforce 1 is offering FREE Site Safety Training!

As a requirement of NYC Local Law 196, on March 1st 2021 workers at most major construction sites MUST show that they have completed a Site Safety Training (SST) course within the previous five years.

Workforce1 is prepared to help you obtain that training FREE OF CHARGE. Their virtual training will satisfy the requirement for general and specialized electives needed to obtain a worker SST card provided by Small Business Services. Workers must complete a total of 40 hours of training as of March 1st, 2021 in order to qualify for a SST Card. The most convenient way for a worker to receive a combined 40 hours of training is to complete a 30 Hour OSHA training program, an 8 Hour Fall Prevention Course, and a 2 Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness Course. If you do not have 30 Hour OSHA Workforce will provide the equivalent to ensure that you meet the NYC Site Safety Training standards and be prepared for the current job market when asked to present this certification. If you already have valid proof of your OSHA 30, you’re eligible to take the 10 hour Site Safety Training portion FREE OF CHARGE.

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5th Annual 5K 4 Fighters Run/Walk to Support Homeless Women Veterans

The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc and the Women Marines Association will host the 5th Annual 5K 4 Fighters Run/Walk on Saturday, October 9, 9am (rain or shine) at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, Long Island.  All proceeds of this event will go to the EOC of Suffolk, Inc. to assist women veterans in obtaining and sustaining independence in living, working, and securing support services on Long Island.

First 200 registrants get a black 5K 4 Fighters t-shirt and a finisher medal.

First 100 volunteers get a grey 5K 4 Fighters t-shirt. (Sign up to volunteer by September 19th)

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US Dept of Defense Military Record Correction and Discharge Upgrade Requests

The US Department of Defense (DoD) encourages all veterans who believe they have suffered an error or injustice to request relief from their Military Department's Board for Correction of Military/Naval Records (BCM/NR) or Discharge Review Board (DRB).  In the past several years, the DoD has issued supplemental guidance for the correction of military records that may involve post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, spousal abuse, sexual orientation, and gender identity that enhances the ability to rectify past errors or injustices.

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Brain Function and Bipolar Disorder Study

The James J. Peters VA Medical Center is looking for healthy veterans as well as veterans who are living with bipolar disorder to participate in a study that aims to better understand brain function in health and bipolar disorder.  Participants will be reimbursed up to $575 for their time.

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TBI and Mental Health Study

The James J. Peters VA Medical Center is looking for veterans ages 18-65 for a study looking at participants with and without a history of head injury.  The goal is to understand how a head injury may affect mental health and impulsivity.  Participants will be compensated $225 for this one time study.

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Military and Veteran Discount on Worx Tools

Worx Tools offers a discount to military service members and veterans.

Click here for more information and to get verified for your discount.


Fort Hamilton Commander's Cup Golf Tournament Registration is Open

The US Army Family & Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Program will host the Fort Hamilton Commander's Cup Golf Tournament at Dyker Beach Golf Course on Friday, September 3, 7am-1pm.  There will be a light breakfast before the tournament and BBQ & Awards Banquet afterward.  Registration for the event is now open.

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2021 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition

The 2021 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition is open. Each VA facility determines their own local competition deadline dates with many deadlines as early as April and throughout the summer months. Veterans must work with a staff person from the VA facility where they are enrolled to submit entries into the competition. 

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Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run Discount

The Travis Manion Foundation is offering a discount on registration for the 9/11 Heroes Run in New York City.  The race will be held on Randall's Island on Sunday, September 12, 9am.

The discount applies only to the 5k run and the 5k ruck.

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Zappos.com Military and Veteran Discount

Zappos.com offers a 10% discount to active duty service members, veterans, reserve/Guard members, spouses and dependents.

Click here to check it out.


Microsoft Military and Veteran Discount

Microsoft is offering a 10% discount on select products and services to active, former and retired military service members and their families.

Delivery supported to APO/FPO.

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22 Mile PTSD Awareness Kayak Challenge Sign-Up

Join the 22 Mile PTSD Awareness Challenge (22PAC) on Friday, September 3, 9am in Bridgeport, CT!  This 22-mile kayak adventure from Bridgeport, CT to Port Jefferson, NY on Long Island is for veterans, families and supporters.  NO COST TO PARTICIPATE! This is an event that will bring together many veterans organizations and raise awareness of the challenges that veterans with PTSD face.  Nonprofit veterans organizations are welcome to use the event as a fundraiser and to promote their services for veterans.

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New Politics Leadership Academy Applications Open for Fall 2021

New Politics Leadership Academy is revitalizing American politics by recruiting military veterans and national service alumni to run for office. Their programs educate and train these outstanding leaders to serve in the political arena and build a pipeline of A-level staff to help them win.

Answering the Call is their servant leader-to-political arena introductory course. This five-session leadership development opportunity invites military veterans and national service alumni to reflect on the values that compelled them to serve in the first place, clarify their core values, and explore if they feel called to serve again through politics.

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VA Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

The US Department of Veterans Affairs established the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry (AHOBPR) in 2014 to help put data to work for Veterans through research about potential health effects of airborne hazard exposures.

By joining the registry, you can provide information to help them better understand whether long-term health conditions may be related to these exposures. Even if you have not experienced any symptoms or illnesses you believe are related to exposures during military service, your participation in the registry could help VA provide better care to all Veterans.

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WVA 2021 UnConference Scholarship Opportunity

Do you know a woman veteran who could benefit from professional development workshops, a free clothing boutique and the camaraderie of being around other women veterans? 

Women Veterans Giving is offering scholarships for women veterans to attend the WVA Unconference in Las Vegas on October 8-10th.

The application is open now through August 15th.

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NYC Veterans Receive Preference in Affordable Housing Lottery

The lottery to join the waitlist for affordable studio apartments at East Midtown Park (333 E 23rd St, NY, NY 10010) is open through August 11th.  Preference will be given to eligible veterans and surviving spouses.  Learn eligibility requirements.  To apply, visit Mitchell-Lama Connect.

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