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
About GO VETS
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.
NOV 10, 2011
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Richmond Raceway Complex
600 East Laburnum Ave.
OPEN TO MILITARY VETERANS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC!!
Military Retirees (TO INCLUDE those within 6 months of retirement), Family
Members & Surviving Spouses are invited to attend the……..
ANNUAL RETIREE SUMMIT & CAREER FAIR
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
Looking for that next CAREER? Come out and network with local employers and
Sampling of organizations currently confirmed to participate in the Career
City of Virginia Beach
Deloitte Consulting LLP
VTC’s Educational Opportunity Center
NMCRS (Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society )
Portsmouth Police Department
SYSTEK (Systems Technologies)
Troops to Teachers
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
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 www.TheHotline.org
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.
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:
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
Army (Ft Eustis)757-817-6149
National Violence Hotline
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.
Call anytime 1-800-342-9647
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 www.msepjobs.com for more information or follow this link, http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=65617, to read more about this organization
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)
Sweet Potatoes (can)
Cranberry Sauce (can)
Stuffing Mix (bag or box)
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Corn Bread Mix (boxed)
Muffin Mix (boxed)
Biscuit Mix (boxed)
Cake Mix (boxed)
Pie Mix (can)
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.
Regional Programs Director
Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads
(757)363-1884 (W) / (757) 309-3650 (C)
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.
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.
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