16 February MDVA News and Announcements

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News and Announcements  -  February 16, 2018


Spotlight on Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

Charlotte Hall logo

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home now has two new buses that will be used to transport residents.  The buses are used to provide transportation for resident's medical appointments off campus, to attend activities and to take the residents out to dinner.  The buses also allow the Charlotte Hall residents to participate in the annual Veterans Day Parade.


Shown below are the two drivers with the buses: Ms. Daisy Clagett and Mr. Anthony Riley.  Pictured in both photos is Sharon Murphy, MDVA Director of Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.

With warmer weather on the way, the residents who are able to participate in trips are looking forward to traveling.

CH Bus Photo 1

CH Bus photo 2

CSM Jones pinning

Secretary George Owings met Command Sergeant Major Hollowell S. Jones, US Army, Retired, having lunch with his two daughters, Cathy Williams and Tracey Everette-Duncan recently.  Secretary Owings presented CSM Jones with the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration pin and certificate.  Military service runs in this family, as Ms. Everette-Duncan served in the Air Force Reserves. 

James E. Smith

Even when attending church, Secretary Owings is on the lookout for Vietnam Veterans who have not received the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration  pin and certificate.  In the photo above, Secretary Owings presents Mr. James E. Smith, who served in the Navy from 1966 to 1970 with the Commemorative pin and certificate.

State Partner News

Changing MD for the Better

Following through on Governor Larry Hogan's promise to improve access to government services for all Marylanders, the Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT) unveiled a new statewide licensing portal. Known as Maryland OneStop and available at onestop.md.gov, the portal provides a single point of entry for citizens to access all offices of state government that issue licenses or permits, from hunting licenses and fishing permits to drivers’ licenses and commercial permits. 

Read More Here

Maryland Kicks Off FeBREWary


Veteran & Community Hiring Event at Morgan State University, March 6, 2018


University of Maryland College Park Veteran Program - Diamondback Article

2018 Session of the Maryland General Assembly has Convened

The Maryland General Assembly is currently meeting in Annapolis for the 2018 Legislative Session.  As a service to the veteran community, information on proposed legislation of possible interest to veterans is provided below:

2018 Legislative Information

You may check the status of proposed legislation by visiting the Maryland General Assembly website.

Veterans of Afghanistan & Iraq Conflicts Scholarship Program

2018-2019 Application Period Open

Federal Partner News

This is National Salute to Veteran Patients Week

Camp Lejeune VA Health and Disability Benefits

VA Virtual Enrollment Fair, Tuesday, February 27th, 3:00 to 4:00 pm

February is Heart Health Month, Health.mil article

VA Welcome Kit

Army Medicine Fighting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Health.mil

Joint DOD/VA Online Tool for Discharge Upgrade Process

Department of Labor Program Honoring Employers Who Hire Veterans

Volunteer with the Maryland VA Health Care System

Veteran Self-Check Quiz

VA Resource Fair at Ft. Meade Exchange on March 15, 2018

Prevent Cold Weather Injuries, Health.mil

Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

    Community Partner News

    For Your Information

    The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs does not endorse the organizations sponsoring these events, and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.  The views and opinions expressed in any referenced document do not necessarily state or reflect those of MDVA.  The information provided is intended for your general knowledge only, and serves solely as a MDVA community outreach effort.

    Community Calendar


    February 17, 2018

    NABVETS Buffalo Soldiers Memorial Banquet in Baltimore (Note: There is a fee for this event)

    American Legion Randolph Furey Post 170 Black History Month Event, Indian Head



    February 20, 2018

    Women Business Chamber and DC Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs: Speed Vetworking


    February 21, 2018

    Travis Manion Foundation - Character Does Matter Training, Washington, DC


    February 22, 2018

    TECHEXPO Polygraph Only Hiring Event - BWI Marriott


    February 23, 2018

    American Legion 2018 Winter Conference & Career Event, Washington, DC


    February 24, 2018

    African American Patriots Day, Baltimore

    Clean Healthy Nutrition Workshop - Offered by the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals

    Marathon Bluegrass Jam Maryland 2018 - Fundraiser for Fisher House


    February 27, 2018

    VA Virtual Enrollment Fair, 3;00 to 4:00 pm


    March 2, 2018

    Stress Resiliency Program, 6 sessions - Offered by the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals


    March 3, 2018

    American Legion Auxiliary Randolph Furey Unit 170 Honoring Women Veterans's Luncheon, Indian Head

    Veteran Home Buyer Class in Carroll County


    March 4, 2017

    A Night of Comedy to Benefit Howard County Veterans Foundation, Note: There is a fee for this event


    March 6, 2018

    Veteran & Community Hiring Event, Morgan State University


    March 7, 2018

    Free Veterans Legal & Benefits Clinic, Silver Spring

    Upper Shore Hiring Event


    March 8, 2017

    Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Championship at Capitol One Arena


    March 10, 2018

    DAV Veterans & Dependents Information Seminar, Lexington Park


    March 15, 2018

    Department of Veterans Affairs Resource Fair, Ft. Meade Exchange


    March 21, 2018

    Ft. Meade Technical Job Fair


    March 29, 2018

    Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Sponsored by Hospice of the Chesapeake


    March 30, 2018

    Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Sponsored by Gilchrist Hospice