Calendar of Events and News 

VAC in the Community

  1. NEW Veterans interested in training for agricultural jobs, here’s some good news! The VA Maryland Health Care System’s vocational services is offering a training program, “Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture,” beginning March 2, 2020. Interviews to be considered for this program are starting soon! If you are a Veteran enrolled in the VA Maryland Health Care System and interested in agricultural career fields  and want to be part of this training program, contact Tamara Ervin  at the Baltimore VA Medical Center at 410.637.1264 or Vicky Hadry at the Perry Point VA Medical Center at 410.642.2411  ext. 25580. The deadline is Feb. 18, 2020, so don’t delay.
  2. NEW The Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to United States armed forces personnel who served in the Afghanistan or Iraq Conflicts, and their children or spouses who are current high school seniors, and full-time or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland post-secondary institution.  Apply here by March 1, 2020.
  3. NEW As a Veteran, you can see live entertainment at the Weinberg Center for free through the Vets’ Night Out Program! To get your tickets, please contact Jef Cliber in the Weinberg Center Box Office at jcliber@cityoffrederickmd.gov or 301.600.2878. Simply confirm the name and number of the party, and show you would like your tickets for with Jef, and specify that you are participating in the Vets’ Night Out program.
  4. NEW The Veterans Consortium offers a Pro Bono Legal Clinic every Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Transition and Care Center, Washington VAMC. 
  5. Public Law 116-23, (Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act 2019) was signed into law on June 25, 2019 and takes effect January 1, 2020
  6. DoD is expanding access to Commissaries, Exchanges, and Recreation effective January 1, 2020. Read more about it here.

NEW Schedule of 2020 VAC Meetings


February


1 VA Claims Assistance Workshop10 AM, FSK AL Post 11, 1450 Taney Ave., Frederick
4 Community Veterans Engagement Board
9 AM, St. Mary’s Frederick Campus, 5350 Spectrum Dr.
19 Frederick County Veterans Advisory Council Meeting
6:30 PM, Winchester Hall, Frederick
25 Frederick Veterans Service Network
9 AM, Mental Health Association, Frederick

March
3 Community Veterans Engagement Board9 AM, St. Mary’s Frederick Campus, 5350 Spectrum Dr.
4 2nd Annual Women Veterans Day
8:30 AM, House of Delegates, Room 180 6 Bladen Street Annapolis, MD 21401
18 Frederick County Veterans Advisory Council Meeting6:30 PM, Winchester Hall, Frederick
19 Veterans Claims Clinic & Resource Fair10 AM, Carroll Community College, Bldg. A
24  Frederick Veterans Service Network9 AM, Mental Health Association, Frederick


Veterans Resource & Recognition Day - Wednesday, July 10

Veterans Resource & Recognition Day: Exhibitors will share information about services and benefits for individual of all ages who have served in the armed forces, as well as family, caregivers, and others interested in our veterans. In addition, there will be exhibits, speakers, lunch catered by Palmtree Catering, a message center where participants can create a greeting card for a hospitalized veteran, and other activities.

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