Join our next online conversation Benefits & Help for NYC Veterans & Families: Restoration of Honor Act and VA Claims on July 20, 4:30-6pm (EST).
James Fitzgerald of NYC Veterans Alliance invites all veterans and family members for a continuation of our Zoom conversation on the Restoration of Honor (ROH) Act and VA Benefits Claims. Our conversation will jointly focus on how to file VA Benefit Claims with NYC Department of Veterans' Services and what ROH can do for those individuals who may have been impacted by wrongful discharges from military service due to exclusionary policies or undiagnosed or mistreated conditions.
Maryhelen Rosales, NYC DVS Director of Engagement and Community Services, will discuss how to file a VA Benefits Claim with NYC DVS and new program updates for NYC veterans and families.
We will be joined by SAGEVets Program Manager, Ashton Stewart, to talk about how older adults who are veterans of military service can improve their access to the VA and other veteran services, as well as support their overall health and wellness.
Coco Culhane is the founder and executive director of the Veteran Advocacy Project. She will connect with us to discuss common legal issues faced by veterans and information on legal services available to veterans & families. She will remain available to answer questions during the Q&A portion of the event.
Our special guest, New York State Assembly Member Didi Barrett (106th Assembly District), an original sponsor of the bill, will speak with James about the Restoration of Honor Act and provide insight into what the future holds for New York veterans.
Our conversation begins at 4:30pm, and we will keep the Zoom open until 6pm to ensure everyone has the chance to ask questions on screen or in the Q&A text.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's Military Family Program is going virtual on July 19, 11-11:45am (EST)! Join current and former military service members and their families (children ages 3-18) via Zoom for a free interactive program.
Explore Intrepid’s historic spaces and find out how crew members celebrated special occasions with their fellow sailors. The virtual tour will visit the special exhibition Navy Cakes: A Slice of History.
Free with advance registration! For more information and to register, click here to complete the Google Form.
Swords to Plowshares presents a free webinar Combat to Community: Meeting the Needs of Student Veterans on Your Campus on July 16, 3-4pm (EST).
The webinar will offer tips for higher education professionals and administrators working with and interacting with student veterans. Education benefits, including the GI Bill, are often not enough to sustain veterans throughout college, and students will often look to resources on campus to supplement their needs. College and university student services professionals, administrators, and faculty are in a unique position to respond and intervene.
This webinar will improve the ability to:
- Identify needs of student veterans,
- Implement critical resources on campuses, and
- Refer veterans to support services and resources.
Presenter: Victor Inzunza, Marine Corps Veteran, Policy Analyst at Swords to Plowshares
Join New-York Historical Society for WWII & NYC: The Big Apple Goes to War, a live, virtual journey through history on July 23, 3-4pm, as Museum docents/curators answer your questions and walk you through a slideshow of objects and imagery via Zoom.
During World War II, New York City produced everything from battleships to brassieres, and more than three million troops and over 63 million tons of supplies passed through New York Harbor en route to the battlefield. In this interactive virtual presentation, hear little-known stories such as how a group of German saboteurs landed on Long Island only to take the LIRR in the wrong direction, and why a portion of the FDR Drive is built atop rubble from Bristol, England.
Purchase a ticket here.
Join Travis Manion Foundation and Story Pirates on August 4, 7pm, to appreciate the beauty of children's writing, encouraging children to keep using their imaginations.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this project will take place virtually. Register here and on the day of the event you will receive a Zoom link to use to participate in the project.
Travis Manion Foundation offers Character Does Matter virtual training on August 1, 10:30am-2:30pm.
Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) presents a Live-stream Storytelling Show on July 17, 8-9pm (EST).
ASAP's Storytelling Show will feature veterans, service members, military family members and caregivers. They will share stories about the military, veteran, and human experience.
Get your ticket here.
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Attend the Congressman Max Rose Virtual Veterans Service Day Roundtable Zoom on July 15, 1pm (EST).
This roundtable is designed to:
- Share recent VA updates pertaining to COVID-19
- Lay out how the Congressman's office will resume monthly Veterans Service Day beginning July 30
- Provide information about valuable resources specifically for the veteran community
- Hear from you! about your concerns within the veteran community
- Kristen Rouse, NYS DVS Deputy Director for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- George Mills, Director of Veterans Engagement, Jericho Project
- Charles Hall, VAMC (Brooklyn VA Chaplain)
- Tony Tse, NYS Benefits Advisor