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"Launch Your Dreams" Scholarship" for U.S. Veteran, spouse, or child of a U.S. Veteran

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Soldier & Family Support Center distribution, Open to all services not just Army:

Introducing the $2,500 “Launch Your Dreams” Scholarship

Complete this entry form (click on website link)


Must be a U.S. Veteran, spouse, or child of a U.S. Veteran and

currently enrolled in, or planning to enroll in continuing education and

must be a legal resident of the U.S.


Saturday - December 31, 2011


The GOVETS Foundation was created to help our veterans transition from military service to business ownership. We enjoy freedoms of protection, and we can make choices to launch a new business and employ others. Our veterans have made a difference in protecting us, now they can make a difference in owning their own business.

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Veteran’s Day Career Fair

NOV 10, 2011

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Richmond Raceway Complex

Henrico Hall

600 East Laburnum Ave.

Richmond, VA


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Annual Retiree Summit & Career Fair- NOV 5

Military Retirees (TO INCLUDE those within 6 months of retirement), Family
Members & Surviving Spouses are invited to attend the……..

Saturday, November 5th
8am - NOON
@ JEB Little Creek - Rockwell Hall

Participate in Town Hall style panel discussion with information provided on
Policies, Current Legislature, and the Secretary of the Navy Retiree’s
Council Report.

Looking for that next CAREER?  Come out and network with local employers and
educational institutions.

Sampling of organizations currently confirmed to participate in the Career

City of Virginia Beach
Deloitte Consulting LLP
VTC’s Educational Opportunity Center
H&R Block
Navy Exchange
NMCRS (Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society )

Portsmouth Police Department
SYSTEK (Systems Technologies)

Troops to Teachers

Virginia Employment
Commission Wells Fargo and more…

For more information contact:

Fleet & Family Support Center
JEB Little Creek - Fort Story
1450 D Street Bldg 3129
Virginia Beach, VA 23459
(757) 462-7563
DSN 253-7563

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domesticviolence is a serious issue that affects families across all walks of life,including some in the military. As members of a community it is everyone’sresponsibility to speak up if they or someone they know is in an abusiverelationship. Dr. Clifford Stanley, Undersecretary of Defense (Personneland Readiness) recently made clear DoD’s commitment to preventing domesticabuse, protecting victims, and holding offenders accountable.

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE orvisit

National Domestic Abuse Hotline - 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Did youknow? Technology (like your computer) can be used to jeopardize your safety, oras a means to ensure your safety.


Victim Assistance

Do you know someone in anabusive relationship?

Do yourecognize any of these common tactics used by an abuser to control their spouseor partner?

—Verbally insults, demeans, or threatens

—Isolates from family, friends, or other people

—Organizes schedules with intent to follow or harass

—Limits mobility or access to money

—Explodes into a rage and assaults physically or sexually

—Strangles, punches, slaps, kicks, or uses other forms ofviolence

—Excuses each attack and makes promises to change

If you knowsomeone you think is being abused, there are many civilian and militaryresources available to help victims remain safe.


Domestic Abuse Victim Advocates

DomesticAbuse Victim Advocates provide a broad range of services tomilitary-affiliated victims of domestic abuse. Advocacy services areprovided with the goal of increasing victim safety and autonomy.

Services include but are not limited to: 
Crisis reponse
Individualized safety assessment and safety planning
Accompaniment to court and other legal appoinments
Assisting with requesting military or civilian     protective orders
Transportation on a case-by-case basis
Provide education on the dynamics of domestic violence

Linking victimsto valuable resources in both the civilian and military communities

Navy after hours Victim Advocate757-438-4180

Little Creek-Fort Story757-462-7563

Norfolk 757-444-2102


Oceana/Dam Neck757-433-2912

Portsmouth 757-953-7801


Army (Ft Eustis)757-817-6149

National Violence Hotline




FamilyViolence Services

A pathwayto safety…a source of hope

Are you being abused?

If you partner:
Frightens you or your children
Threatens you, blames you
Controls you and your activities
Is jealous of your friends
Has an explosive temper
Pushes, shoves or hits you
Promises that it will never happen again

Then call HOTLINE for:
Support, Shelter, Counseling and support group,     Outreach services, Legal advocacy, Children’s services & Services for     older battered women

24-hourHOTLINE: 757-723-7774 TTY/TDD: 723-6862

If your arein immediate danger, call 911.

If you have time to pack,gather the following: Checkbook, money, credit cards, Insurance and socialservices documents, Social Security card, ID papers, Birth, marriage/divorcecertificates, School records, Immunization & medical records, Medicines,keys, clothes & toys for your kids. 


Military OneSource
Call anytime 1-800-342-9647

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The Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP)

MSEP is committed to aiding spouses in finding and identifying portable jobs.  The partnership consists of 96 companies looking to fill over 54,000 positions.  Visit for more information or follow this link,, to read more about this organization

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Practice ASVAB


If you have a child who maybe interested in joining the Military see below:
“What Can the Military Do for You” ASVAB Preparation Workshop
(Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test)

Interested in Joining the Military for the Wonderful Benefits and
Opportunities?? If So, Come Out to the Youth Career Café, Meet a Recruiter,
and Take a Practice ASVAB with Results Given Promptly After Finishing!!!

When: December 8, 2011

(Starts Promptly at 4pm)

Where: Youth Career Café
Patrick Henry Mall, Newport News VA
Located near Macys

To Attend This Workshop Please RSVP No Later Than 7pm on December 7th by
(757) 249-2104
Monday- Friday 10am -7pm and Saturday 12pm-4:30pm

***All youth under the age of 14yrs old should be accompanied by an adult***

Take a practice ASVAB

Learn Study Tips

Information on all Branches of the Military

***No Cost***
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Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads

Every year during the Thanksgiving holiday season, the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads sends out referral request for families in need of food assistance to local military commands from all branches of service.  In a couple weeks, we will be asking for those referrals.

In 2010, the Holiday Assistance Program (HAP), provided close to 700 military families with turkeys and food baskets, although we received requests for around 1200.  This year, we would like to be able to assist even more families in need.  To help cut down the cost we are asking local commands to assist us by holding a non-perishable item FOOD DRIVE.

The suggested items for the baskets are listed below:

Green Beans (can)

Corn (can)

Sweet Potatoes (can)

Cranberry Sauce (can)

Fruit (can)

Stuffing Mix (bag or box)

Instant Mashed Potatoes

Corn Bread Mix (boxed)

Muffin Mix (boxed)

Biscuit Mix (boxed)

Cake Mix (boxed)

Cake frosting

Pie Mix (can)

Macaroni Noodles

Naturally, these are not exclusive items, we will accept all food donations and make sure they are distributed to families in need. All items much be collected no later than Monday, November 14, 2011.

If your command is interested in the Holiday Assistance FOOD DRIVE please contact me via email.

As always, thank you for your continued support of the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads and allowing us to SERVE THOSE WHO SERVE AMERICA.

Juanita Pryor

Regional Programs Director

Media Relations

Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads

(757)363-1884 (W) / (757) 309-3650 (C)


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Habitat for Heroes

This year, Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads, joined other Habitat affiliates around the country in a program to develop first-time home-buying opportunities for veterans of the United States Armed Forces.  Habitat SHR and its supporters have committed to building a minimum of one house per year for a qualified veteran and family.

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Free Military Zoo day this Sunday- OCT 16

Military Appreciation Day at the Norfolk Virginia Zoo on Oct 16, 2011 is an annual event where Military members and their families are honored with free admission to the Zoo.  Anticipated attendance:  7,500 military and dependents.  This event is open to the public, free to military and dependents.

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Please see attached Zoo Day Flier. 

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Fashionable Little Ones!

Naval Air Station Oceana’s Family and Military Support (FAMS) program presents … Fashionable Little Ones!

Fashionable Little Ones is another way for service members to help each other by passing on new or “gently used” baby and/or children’s items to service members who need them. Donated items will be FREE to ALL SERVICE MEMBERS “shopping” at Fashionable Little Ones. And, that’s what it’s all about: Service Members helping Service Members!

Donation and Shopping Location:
Navy College Office
1896 Laser Road
Bldg 531, Room 101B
Virginia Beach, Va. 23460

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