DC Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs July 2019 Newsletter

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July 2019 Newsletter

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Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs

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441 4th Street, NW
Suite 707 North
Washington, D.C., 20004


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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

VA extends Agent Orange presumption to ‘Blue Water Navy’ Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is preparing to process Agent Orange exposure claims for “Blue Water Navy” Veterans who served offshore of the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975.

These Veterans may be eligible for presumption of herbicide exposure through Public Law 116-23, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, which was signed into law June 25, 2019, and goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020. They may also qualify for a presumption of service connection if they have a disease that is recognized as being associated with herbicide exposure.

HillVets House Ribbon Cutting in DC!

On July 11, 2019, HillVets officially moved into their new home in Ward 6! HillVets is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that places veterans into fellowships with Congressional Staff and Committees. The Fellows live free of charge in the HillVets House. Additionally, HillVets enrolled in the Adopt-A-Block Clean City DC initiative, adopting 12th St SE. 


Veteran Resource of the Month

DC Statehood Young Professionals Happy Hour


Tomorrow! July 18th at 6pm, join Mayor Bowser and several DC veterans at the DC Young Professionals Statehood Happy Hour hosted by Red Bear Brewing Company. This event is supporting DC's right to become the 51st state! RSVP HERE.

From The Mayor


Mayor Bowser Urges Parents to Take Advantage of Free Services and Get Their Children Vaccinated Before School Starts

Monday, July 15, 2019

Mayor Announces Health Centers Offering Free Immunizations for Children and Teens Across All Eight Wards

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser urged DC parents to have their children receive immunizations before school starts, stressing the importance of immunizations for children and teens attending schools in the District. Specifically, as part of the #dontwaitvaccinate campaign, the Mayor highlighted the importance of ensuring children and teens are up-to-date on the measles vaccine and announced sites across DC where families can access free immunizations.

“Immunizations are the single most important way to protect families against serious and sometimes deadly diseases,” said Mayor Bowser. “Vaccines are safe and effective, and free services are available in all eight wards. To protect the entire community, especially residents who are unable to safely receive the vaccine themselves, it is critical we get as close to universal vaccination as possible.”

According to the latest preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1,109 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 28 states from January 1 to July 3, 2019. While there have been no reported cases in the District, cases have been reported in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, states with high numbers of commuters to and from the District.

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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

Featured Jobs, Fellowships, and Interships


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


Advanced Veteran Financial WorkShop

Learn More & Register Here

TOMORROW! (July 18th) The Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) in collaboration with National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) presents the 2019 Advanced Business Financial Workshop Series. All are welcome to attend this multi-session workshop series that is sure to help you take your business and personal finances to the next level!

Next Session (Session Three): July 18th, 6:00PM-8:00 PM
Strategies for Creating Wealth with Your Business


DC Veterans Roundtable - Open Forum

Register Here

The DC Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) will host its monthly roundtable on Thursday, July 25th from 12:00pm-2:00pm at 441 4th St.NW on the 11th Floor in Conf Room #1114.

This recurring event aims to connect the District's veterans with information, resources, and organizations that may be beneficial to a successful military transition. The event consists of an informal discussion which revolves around varying topics including housing, employment, healthcare, and legal services. 

DD-214 Upgrade Clinic on Sept 12, 2019



Join The Mission Continues & MOVA at "Clay Day"- July 20th

Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 12pm-5pm. On behalf of Richardson Dwellings Resident Council, they extend an invitation to participate in the Annual"Clay Day" community event. There will be vendors, performers, food, moon bounces and many table giveaways.
Clothing, housewares and children's books will also be distributed.
In order for all of this to go smoothly, TMC need about 10-15 additional volunteers to assist with the moon bounces and tables of items. Churches and residents will have vending stands also for this event.   RSVP HERE


3rd Annual Parent Career Fair

The Office of the Attorney General’s Child Support Services Division (CSSD) invites you to participate in our 3rd Annual Parent Career Fair on Thursday, August 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Old Council Chambers located at 441 4th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001.

This annual event brings together District employers and parents who are looking for career opportunities and ultimately, ensures that parents with child support obligations can find employment and provide a bright future for their child. 


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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 Tommingo