13 April MDVA News and Announcements

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News and Announcements  -  April 13, 2018


Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

Charlotte Hall logo

In the last edition of the MDVA e-newsletter, you learned about the activities of the Outreach and Advocacy program.

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home also has outreach staff who go to senior centers, community meetings and other events to talk with veterans and family members about admission to Charlotte Hall.

The photo below was taken at the Carroll County Seniors on the Go Expo 2018 held on April 4th. Carole Lewis, who is the Director of Marketing at Charlotte Hall spoke with many veterans and spouses about the benefits of residing at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

Carroll County Expo
From left to right: Rose Hobson, AARP, Edward Cramer, Jr. Vice President of the Carroll County Veterans Independence Project, Carole Lewis, Director of Marketing, Charlotte Hall and Larry Burbank, Chairperson, Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council

Calvert Chamber 2

Mr. William Radosevic of Dunkirk is pinned with Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin by MDVA Secretary George Owings at the recent Annual Gala of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce.

More Information about the 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War.

Photo credit: Ms. Teresa Schrodel

State Partner News

Maryland General Assembly Concludes 2018 Session

The Maryland General Assembly 2018 Legislative Session ended at midnight on Monday, April 9, 2018.  As a service to the veteran community, information on legislation of possible interest to veterans is provided below in this final 2018 report:

2018 Legislative Information

You may find more information on legislation by visiting the Maryland General Assembly website. 

Federal Partner News

VA Disability Compensation Rating = National Parks Pass, Military.com Article

In Case You Missed it - 60 Minutes Segment on IEDs and PTSD

April is the Month of the Military Child - See Military Kids Connect

April is also Financial Literacy Month - SBA Assistance for Small Businesses

VA Advisory Committee of Women Veterans - Notice of Meeting

VA Vet Centers - A Terrific Resource

VA Helping Veterans Respond to an Opioid Overdose

National Veterans Wheelchair Games

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Coming to Easton on May 31st

More Information on Traveling Memorial Wall Visit to Easton

Hire Our Heroes Training Opportunities

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.

April 14, 2018

Veteran Transition Workshop - Travis Manion Foundation

Free VA Loan Homebuyer Class - Laurel

April 17, 2018

TECHEXPO Hiring Event - Linthicum - Cl or Full Scope Polygraph Required

VET-Force Veterans Small Business Forum - Silver Spring

April 18, 2018

Technical Job Fair - Ft. Meade

Transitioning from the Military to Contracting - Columbia

April 19, 2018

Job Zone Job Fair - Joint Base Andrews

April 20, 2018

Career Fair - Sponsored by Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, Baltimore

April 21, 2018

5th Annual DAV Veteran Information & Benefits Seminar - Bowie

Veterans Housing Summit, Upper Marlboro

Veterans Hike Across Maryland - Series of Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

April 24, 2018

Job Zone Job Fair - Pax River

April 25, 2018

Second Chance Hiring Fair - For Those Formerly Incarcerated, Annapolis

April 26, 2018

CCBC Job Fair, Catonsville

AT&T Public Sector Open House - Linthicum - Full Scope Polygraph Required

April 27, 2018

Maryland Military and Veteran Women Business Conference

April 29, 2018

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans & Vietnam Era Veterans - Indian Head

Free VA Loan Homebuyer Class, Annapolis

May 1, 2018

Military Spouse Job Fair - Ft. Meade

May 3, 2018

Maryland Apprenticeship Career Fair - Randallstown

Workshop: The Federal Hiring Process, Waldorf

May 5, 2018

Military Appreciation Fair and Fun Run - UMUC, Upper Marlboro

Veterans Hike Across Maryland - Series of Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

American Legion Honors Gold Star and Blue Star Mothers - Indian Head

May 6, 2018

Military Mother's Recognition Banquet

May 9, 2018

Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Summit - Washington, DC

May 15, 2018

7th Annual Southern Maryland Hiring Event

May 18, 2018

Marines Helping Heroes Charity Golf Tournament

May 19, 2018

Veterans Hike Across Maryland - Series of Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

May 20, 2018

Massing of the Colors - Ft. George G. Meade

Maryland Center for Veteran Employment and Training (MCVET)

Has several upcoming events, and invites the public to attend:

A Salute to Vietnam Veterans - Saturday, May 26th

MCVET Homeless Veteran Stand Down - Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd and June 3rd

23rd Annual 5K/10K Run and Walk - Sunday, June 10th

Visit MCVET for More Information