Blue Star Families and Welcome.US invite you to an online forum, How to Welcome Our Afghan Allies: A Conversation with Blue Star Families, Welcome.US, Operation Afghan Allies, and VSOs Taking Your Q&As, on Tuesday, October 26, 2pm (Eastern Time).
Topics will include:
Update on the current stat of resettlement
Immediate needs of Afghan allies
This forum is an opportunity for government and nonprofit organizations on the frontline of the resettlement process to share updates around ongoing efforts, best practices, and offer opportunities for individuals to participate in resettlement efforts.
While on a mission to save a nation, our military community formed bonds with the Afghan people. Our Afghan Allies are colleagues, friends, and even family. Therefore, the sacrifices they made alongside service members and their families gave rise to today's current duty: aid their well-being. As we continue to process the end of the war in Afghanistan, many feel compelled to take action to support our Afghan Allies as they resettle here in the United States.
Who Should Attend:
Military family members and veterans who want to know how to help our Afghan Allies
Individuals who are actively involved in resettlement efforts and want to share and learn
Military and veteran serving organizations interested in doing more to support resettlement efforts
Reasons to Attend:
Ask your questions and get answers during the live event
Access to the White House and frontline leaders of resettlement efforts
Opportunities to find out how YOU can get involved!
Nazanin Ash, CEO, Welcome.US
Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO, Blue Star Families
Governor Jack Markell, White House Cordinator Operation Allies Welcome, White House
Art delaCruz, CEO, Team Rubicon
Sarah Verardo, CEO, The Independence Fund
Dan Lamothe, Pentagon Correspondent, Washington Post
Additional speakers will be announced soon!
Columbia University's Center for Veteran Transition and Integration will host a Virtual College Fair for Active Duty Service Members & Veterans on Thursday, October 28, 3-5pm (Eastern Time).
The fair will facilitate direct, live conversations between prospective students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree and school admissions representatives at 2- and 4-year institutions across the country.
To register, go to veterans.columbia.edu/cvti_fair.
Fordham Law School's Feerick Center Veterans Rights Project (FCVRP) will host a free, virtual Veterans Day Legal Clinic via Zoom on Monday, November 15th through Friday, November 19th. The clinic will offer legal presentations and one-on-one consultations.Read more
Team Rubicon will hold its annual Salute to Service Gala in person and livestreamed on Thursday, November 11, 6-10pm. The live event will take place at Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013.
Come raise a glass with Team Rubicon as they celebrate service and impact and look to the road ahead!Read more
Team RWB is holding its annual WOD (workout of the day) for Warriors November 6 - November 14, 2021.
Every Veterans Day, hundreds of veterans, veteran supporters, gyms, and boxes across the nation participate in WOD for Warriors, a functional fitness workout, to support Team RWB and the men and women who have served our country.
All proceeds support Team RWB’s mission to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by coming together in support of our veterans’ physical and mental health.
Join Team RWB to celebrate veterans for their service and be a part of Team RWB to forge the leading health and wellness community for veterans!
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum presents a virtual learning opportunity "High Flying Design" on Thursday, October 14, 3-4pm (Eastern Time) for children ages 5-15. Witches and spiders and ghosts… in space! Find out what eerie creatures lurk in the night sky as we explore the astronomical origins of Halloween and share a few haunting tales of unexplained phenomena witnessed by astronauts!
An Intrepid Museum educator will engage families online each Thursday at 3:00pm (Eastern Time), exploring themes is history, science and ingenuity. The Museum requests that adults participate in the program with their children. Programs run between 45 minutes and one hour. Advance registration for this drop-in online program is required to receive Zoom information and print-at-home materials when necessary.
VetsinTech will host their 2021 Fall Gala: Vets 2.0 Beyond the Transition on Friday November 5, 9:00-10:30pm (Eastern Time).
This event is a global broadcast and fundraiser in honor of Veterans' Day.
What they've got in store:
An impressive lineup of Military leaders and Veterans.
Special appearances and cameos by celebrities including: Walker Hayes, Gary Levox (Rascal Flatts), Daymond John, Chris Mann and more to be announced!
Interactive Game Show - "VetsinTech Hollywood Squares: Battle of the Branches" that pits different branches of the military against each other in a friendly trivia contest.
Pre-Gala Silent Auction and Live Auction with great items and experiences to bid on.
"Dine while you watch" option with food and local delivery.
This year's broadcast they'll have an incredible community tuning in from around the country:
Transitioning Veterans and military families
Veteran employees at technology organizations
Military, policy, and corporate leaders
They can't wait to bring fun to veterans, their families, and those celebrating Veterans Day around the country.
For more information, contact VetsinTech here.
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.Read more
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.
The Travis Manion Foundation will hold their 2021 9/11 Heroes Run in person in both NYC and Huntington, Long Island. You may also participate virtually, if you prefer.
The 9/11 Heroes Run 5k welcomes runners, ruckers, and walkers of all levels and of all ages. This is an annual event which takes place on or near September 11th. It is the perfect opportunity for families and individuals in your community to honor local veterans, their families, and first responders.