Veterans News

Women Veterans Campaign: The Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with Lean In Women Veterans to launch the campaign ?I Serve? in efforts to highlight women veterans who have answered the call to duty. The campaign aspires to promote the diversity of women veterans and celebrate the many accomplishments they have had in our military. To participate, female veterans are asked to record a 15-second video on their phones reading a specific script?? ?I am (name), and this is what a veteran looks like?? (Pause) ?I serve/served!? To learn more about the campaign, visit:

https://likeawomanblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/womens-i-servedserve-campaign/

Quarterly PTSD Research Report Released: The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder released their quarterly report on Tuesday. The publication focused on accelerated aging associated with PTSD that has been researched by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University School of Medicine. This is believed to be mostly due to factors of stress and external environmental factors increased by PTSD that lead to poor physical health. Researchers also believe that mental health directly impacts the physiology of individuals just as much as their external environment. To read the full report, visit:

http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/newsletters/research-quarterly/V27N3.pdf

Delay in DOD’s New Electronic Health Care Record: This week, the Department of Defense announced it would modify its initial rollout of its new electronic health care record, Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS. Instead of piloting MHS GENESIS in four military installations before the end of the calendar year, DOD will begin the new health care record at Fairchild Air Force Base this calendar year and expand to other inpatient facilities in the Pacific Northwest by June 2017. DOD is still on track for full implementation by 2022. To learn more about MHS GENESIS, visit:

http://www.health.mil/News/Articles/2016/10/13/MHS-GENESIS-to-launch-in-February-2017

Veterans Online Self-Help Resources: The Department of Veterans Affairs has created free, online and confidential training for service members and veterans to learn skills and tools to manage stress and to overcome life?s challenges such as parenting, financial difficulties and adjustment issues. To learn more, visit:

http://www.veterantraining.va.gov/

VETERANS EVENTS

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Virginia Values Veterans, Virginia Department of Veterans Services, V3 Training Schedule for October 18 through November 4, 2016. Thanks to Andrew Schwartz, USMC Veteran at Virginia Department of Veterans Services for getting this to us.

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1114049469943

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American Legion Post 328, Southfield, Michigan Listing of Current Events in and around the Metro Detroit Area for and about Veterans, for the period October 13-27, 2016.

http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html Sent in by our fellow Veteran Tim Wirkus. Thanks Tim.

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Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation – List of Job Fairs. Updated every quarter. Sent in by our fellow Veteran, Jorge Cruz, Maryland, DLLR, U.S. Army (Ret).

http://www.dllr.maryland.gov/employment/jobfairs.shtml

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CAPITOL POST ? VETERANS ? BUSINESS ? PURPOSE. Updated Activities Calendar. Capitol Post is proud to be connected to and make connections within an exciting network of Veterans, businesses, and entrepreneurs. We partner with local and national organizations for events, networking opportunities, and to serve as a platform that builds the bridges between our partner organizations, supporters, and clientele.

http://us11.campaign-archive2.com/?u=d907c28bbc61151e5a473deee&id=9bf721b87f&e=662f547d21

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October 13, 2016, Updated List of 2016 Job ZONE Job Fairs for DC, MD, VA area. Sent in by our friend Janet Giles, President/CEO, Job ZONE. Thanks Janet!

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=0990c1fbb840ccb617b5992e6&id=6302ce6c13&e=4c98ba860d

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Updated Federal Business Council (FBC) 2016 List of Conferences and Events: Lot of events going on.

https://www.fbcinc.com/search.aspx

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Veterans Institute for Procurement (VIOP) Call for Applications. Folks, this is an amazing opportunity and it is cost-free. VIP START, a new addition to VIP programming, accelerates the success of Veteran owned small businesses into the Federal marketplace. VIP GROW, the flagship program of VIP, accelerates the growth of Veteran owned small businesses in the federal marketplace. VIP START ? October 18 – 20, 2016. VIP GROW ? December 6-8, 2016, and something new, VIP INTERNATIONAL ? March 14 ? 16, 2017. Go here to learn more and to register for these amazing Programs. Thanks to Ms. Barbara A. Ashe, National Director, Veteran Institute for Procurement & President, Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation for getting this good scoop to us!

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Spread-the-word-to-veteran-owned-small-businesses—Apply-to-upcoming-VIP-programs.html?soid=1101128334983&aid=ef_upjMlVQ8

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Veterans in Economic Transition – VETCON 2016. October 24 -25, 2016, Albany, NY. Come learn what it takes to be a small business owner! This conference is the first of its kind in the Capital Region held to help veterans as they make transitions into their future professional careers. It is an unprecedented collection of public and private businesses, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and government agencies gathering together for a worthy initiative. Register here:

http://www.vetconny.com/#tile_registration Sent in by our fellow Veteran Larry Doyle! Thanks Larry and Welcome Home!

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) to host the 3rd Annual Veterans International Small Business Opportunities Conference (VISBOC). The VISBOC conference is specifically designed to benefit Veteran Owned Small Businesses. This conference will take place on October 27, 2016. The conference will include a panel of representatives from several federal agencies that work internationally, a Veterans resource panel, and a panel of Veteran Owned Small Business, and other great speakers. The Deputy Director of USAID and Small Business Administration officials will be speakers. Many large contractors that work with USAID will host exhibit tables to meet with Veteran Owned Small Businesses with the potential to work with them as subcontractors. For a summary of the agenda and registration information, see the PTAP’s web site at:

http://vaPTAP.ecenterdirect.com/events/1752
For registration questions, contact Elizabeth Torrens at etorren2@gmu.edu
For questions about the content of the conference, contact Dave Canada at dcanada@usaid.gov

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The Rockbridge County Veterans Council is sponsoring a Veterans Benefits Fair at the American Legion Hall, 1953 Magnolia Ave, Buena Vista, VA 24416 from 10am to 3pm on October 29th. Information will be provided on many veteran services. Free Flu Shots for all Veterans. Lunch will be provided in addition to children?s activities. Go here for details:

http://www.dvs.virginia.gov/events/veterans-benefit-fair-buena-vista/ Thanks to Tina Parlett-Calhoun, Virginia Department of Veterans Services for sending this in.

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Update of 8/10/2016 – And Registration Open for the Largest Procurement Event for the Veteran Small Business Community. VA?s National Small Business Engagement, November 1 -3, 2016, Minneapolis, MN. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVAOSDBU/bulletins/15c20a2

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National Veteran Business Development Center (NVDBC) – Vets Night Out ? A free networking event held the night before the VetBiz Central “Meet and Greet.” November 9, 2016, Holiday Inn Flint-Grand Blanc, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507. It is a great opportunity to meet with many of the conference buyers as well as veteran entrepreneurs. There is no charge for the event. H?ordeuves will be furnished and a cash bar is available. And make sure to stay for the 11th Annual conference the next day (November 10). See details below.
http://us11.campaign-archive2.com/?u=2fa651d6392987cff1d7777ec&id=11d01a35da&e=1ce575367e

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Disabled Veteran Business Alliance (DVBA) ? Honoring Service ? Empowering Success. Salute to Veterans Day. Friday November 11, 2016, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Go here for details:

https://www.trailblz.info/disabledvetba/eviewer.aspx?vid=91956D3A79E755A1005A902DD82C077BDF235E76124F4F512327B2B252F5F778
Go here to register: https://www.trailblz.info/disabledvetba/eventcomplete.aspx?eventid=31

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4th Annual Veterans and Spouses Conference by Fifth Baptist Church Veterans Ministry. Saturday, November 12, 2016, Richmond, Virginia. Go here for details and to register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-veterans-and-spouses-conference-tickets-25870144298

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Virginia Department of Veterans Services – Relationship Skills Building Course for Military Veterans and Spouses Offered by Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program. Friday, November 18, 2016. Sent in by Ms. Tina Parlett-Calhoun, Virginia DVS.

http://www.dvs.virginia.gov/events/vwwp-events/relationship-skills-building-course-for-military-veterans-and-spouses-offered-by-virginia-veteran-and-family-support/