DC Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs April 2019 Newsletter

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April 2019 Newsletter

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Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs

One Judiciary Square           
441 4th Street, NW
Suite 870 North
Washington, D.C., 20004


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Women Vet Call Center

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Click here for more information about the Washington D.C. VA Community Resource and Referral Center. 


Click here for more information about the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center.

In Case You Missed It


MOVA Welcomes Home DCNG Soldiers

On March 29, 2019, the DC Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) was honored to welcome home and provide a Mayoral Proclamation to the DC National Guard soldiers from 3-126th Aviation Regiment. They deployed to Afghanistan on April 19, 2018 and completed 138 missions. Glad to have you back warriors.

Veteran Resource of the Month

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DD-214 Upgrade and Records Correction Legal Clinic

Thursday, May 9th  9am - 3pm  @ 441 4th St NW


202-265-8305  (Ext. # 152) 

On Thursday, May 9th, MOVA is partnering with the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) and Covington Law, to provide DC veterans a pro-bono DD-214 upgrade review clinic and information on medical retirement/military records.

Any DC veteran can call the number listed above to set an appointment, during which you'll consult with an attorney regarding corrections of military records to obtain a medical retirement or to upgrade less than fully honorable discharges.


DC Veteran Business Stakeholders - Access to Capital

Wednesday, April 24th  5:30pm - 7:30pm

@ M&TBank  (1350 I St NW)


Join the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs for an opportunity to engage with the US Small Business Administration, Financial Institutions and Veteran Business Owners that have successfully obtained and managed financial capital!

From The Mayor


Dear Washingtonians,

This week, amidst our first Potholepalooza of 2019, I was proud to launch a new workforce training program designed to prepare Washingtonians for careers as street sign installers. The new 12-month earn and learn program, located at the DC Infrastructure Academy, will pay DC residents to train for careers that we know exist in our city.

We created the DC Infrastructure Academy to ensure that DC residents can fill DC jobs. As we continue to make big investments in our city's infrastructure, as we do in the budget I just sent to Council, we know we'll need more street sign installers. With this job training program, we can better ensure those positions will be filled by DC residents.

As we launched the new program, we also kicked off #GoodSignDC – a new initiative that calls on residents and motorists to help DC Government replace or clarify confusing and broken signs around DC. Residents are encouraged to report signs in need of attention to 311 or by using #GoodSignDC on social media (please include a photo and location).

Thank you for working with us to fill potholes, fix signs, and build a stronger DC for all.

Connect with your Mayor!

Mayor Muriel Bowser

John A. Wilson Building | 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW | Washington DC, 20004

(202) 727-2643

muriel.bowser@dc.gov | mayor.dc.gov | @mayorbowser

MOVA Programs


Click to On February 26th, 2019, Mayor Bowser announced a new partnership to give free annual Capital Bikeshare memberships to District veterans! The free Capital Bikeshare memberships for District veterans are made possible through a partnership between Capital Bikeshare’s Community Partner Program and the Mayor’s Office on Veteran’s Affairs (MOVA). DC veterans can enroll at the MOVA Office during working hours (M-F, 9am - 5pm).

Learn More HERE.


MOVA's Pathways to Work Program

MOVA, working in partnership with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Central Collection Unit (CCU), has launched a program designed to help District veterans who cannot afford a driver license because of debt from tickets, insurance lapse, booting, towing, or impounding.
This program will allow eligible DC veterans the option to obtain a two year driver license while not beginning payment on their debt for up to six months. It will also allow the option to settle their debt outright for a reduced rate of 40% or more.  Enroll at the MOVA Offices.


MOVA's District Veteran Service Officer

The Mayor’s Office of Veteran Affairs (MOVA) is committed to providing District Veterans and service-members with the tools and resources needed to navigate the complex system installed by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Within the MOVA, there is a team of highly-trained and dedicated service representatives ready to assist veterans in need of the following:

  • VA Disability Compensation Claims

  • VA Healthcare Enrollment

  • VA Non-Service Connected Pension Claims

  • VA Burial and Death Benefit Claims 

Call 202-724-5454 for an appointment

MOVA DC DDS Vocational Rehabilitation

DC Department on Disability Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is partnering with MOVA to assist disabled D.C. Veterans with obtaining and maintaining employment.

An RSA representative is at the Mayor’s Office of Veteran’s Affairs twice a month. 

Next appt dates are: April 16th and April 30th 

Call  202-724-5454 to book an appointment

Featured Jobs, Fellowships, and Interships


The HillVets LEAD Program is taking Applications!

HillVets is looking for dedicated individuals who will spend up to 3 hours a week for 12 weeks improving their skills alongside some of our Nation’s most sought after leaders. Individuals who will join a lifelong “fireteam” of 6 who will push each other to success.  These individuals will stay engaged in the years to come, look for ways to improve each other and the program, and pay it forward to those that follow in their footsteps.

MOVA Director Tommingo is a proud alumni member of this excellent program.


Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments (MOTA) is seeking diverse and passionate individuals to work in DC Government. Candidates must submit their resume and any additional eligibility materials. Please click here for more information and how to apply.



The D.C. Department of Employment Services is here to help veterans who need assistance finding employment.  Check out their veterans services page to learn more about the veteran employment services DOES offers.  Don't hesitate to reach out to them.


The D.C. government is looking for a few good candidates.  Click here to find out more about the opportunities we have to offer.

Want Your Vacant Position Featured in the Newsletter?

Each month the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs compiles a list of vacant positions.  If your government agency or nonprofit organization in DC would like to promote employment, or internship opportunities for D.C. Veterans please send an email message to ova@dc.gov.

Upcoming Events


MOVA is hosting TWO Veteran Roundtables in April

@ 441 4th St NW (11th Floor)

Thursday, April 11th   12pm - 2pm   OPEN FORUM - REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, April 30th  12pm - 2pm  DC LGBTQ VETERANS - REGISTER HERE

All DC veterans, their families and caregivers are welcome to attend.


DC Veterans Small Business Events for April 2019

In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, MOVA is hosting many small business events and forums.

1.  DC Veterans Small Business Forum with VET-Force


on Tuesday, April 23rd  @  10am - 2pm  in the Old Council Chambers of 441 4th St NW 

2.  2019 Advanced Business Financial Veteran Workshop Series with NCRC


on Thursday, April 25th  @  5:30pm - 7:30pm  at National Community Reinvestment Coalition ( 740 15th St NW )

Want Your Event Featured in the Newsletter?

The Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs Newsletter is distributed to over 7,700 subscribers every month. If you would like your event to be featured in our calendar, please submit the following details: what, when and where the event will take place. If available, please provide a link to direct readers to more online information.  Please send all inquiries and posts to ova@dc.gov.

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Director Elliot J. Tommingo