The Delaware Veterans Coalition’s goal is to keep our website current as a source of information on benefits, opportunities, and events for our readers. Check back often. Please note you can sign up for a free update on veteran-related legislation by clicking on the newsletter registration link on the right. You can also submit an application for membership on the left. Membership is open to all honorably-discharged veterans residing in Delaware at only $20 per year. We meet every other month on the 4th Monday of the month, beginning in January of each year.
We also support the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park which tributes Gold Star Mother and Families, those lost in Vietnam, Korea, and the Middle East. The park also contains a POW/MIA Chair of Honor, a War Dog memorial and a UH-1 “Huey” Dustoff helicopter perched on an 18-foot stand. The park is financed through the sale of memorial bricks. If you wish to honor a family member or loved one who served, buy a brick to support the memorials, visit the Support the Memorials page.
Recognizing the Challenges of Reintegration and Building a Pathway to Care and Resources
Thursday, June 21, 2018
9:00a – 4:00p
Life Community Church
750 Otts Chapel Road
Newark, DE 19713
Check-in will begin at 8:00a. Seating is limited for this FREE event, so please register TODAY.
For registration, please call or email:
Minister Terrie Williams
Catholic Charities, Inc.
The National Guard Employment Support Program recognizes the generosity of many civilian employers who go above and beyond providing for military absences from civilian employment for a period of military service. While they follow the statutory requirements of USERRA, they also provide additional benefits and pay during times of mobilization, and more importantly, support and encouragement to our military families in the absence of their military employee.
Employers are invited to attend our free Workshop to learn more on USERRA, employer obligations, and have your questions answered by Subject Matter Experts! Hear about FMLA and qualifying military exigency leaves for military families. Discover how you can access and advertise your job openings to those who are job seeking. Military members have tremendous talent, skill and discipline they bring to the workforce.
Wed, Jun 27, New Castle
Wed, Jul 25, Smyrna
Wed, Aug 29 Bethany Beach
All workshops are 12pm – 1pm. See flyer for more details.
No cost to attend, and breakfast/lunch will be served. But, please register with:
Dawn Walker, CTR
Program Support Specialist – DE
National Guard Employment Support Program
Friday, 21 September 2018
9am – 2pm
Schutte Park, Dover
Stand Down Info Package
This is the 10th year for Delaware Stand Down and each year has become larger and larger! Your expertise is greatly needed to serve those that have given so much for our Freedom.
POC for questions:
William F. Jiron Jr.
Public Relations Manager
Delaware Veterans’ Stand Down
September 7, 2018
300 East 8th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
Thank you for your courage and sacrifice to protect our families and the country.
BUY A BRICK
Thursday, June 14th
VFW Post 7234
Ocean View, DE
Mark Taylor, Army Veteran
Veterans Community Outreach Specialist
Wilmington VA Medical Center
Cell (302) 932-7519
New Castle County Police Department Officer First Class Nicholas Hurst addressed the bimonthly meeting of the Delaware Veterans Coalition in Dover on May 29. Hurst, who served two combat deployments with the U.S. Marines between 2005 and 2007 in Fallujah, Iraq, is a founder of The Veterans Response Team program, launched in September 2017, and is only the second in the nation. It teaches military veteran first responders to effectively and peacefully resolve incidents involving a veteran in crisis, using their own military experiences to connect with veterans, defuse the situation, and help them get needed resources. His work stemmed from Crisis Intervention Team training that provides critical training to law enforcement officers throughout Delaware to help citizens with serious mental illness. The program has prevented suicides and other potentially violent actions.
Bloom Energy is hosting a Military & Veteran Job Fair
Tues, June 12, 2018
3PM – 6PM
Bloom Energy Manufacturing Center
200 Christina Parkway, Newark, DE 19713
WALK-INS WELCOME • APPLY IN PERSON • ON-THE-SPOT INTERVIEWS
See flyer for all details. Job fair is open to service members, veterans, and military spouses.
Bloom Energy will be accepting applications, and even may conduct on-the-spot interviews for those who qualify for the following positions:
MATERIAL HANDLER: Experience (2 year minimum) with Oracle database utilizing inventory, receiving & cycle count modules. Ability to work independently. High School degree required; Associate’s degree or better preferred.
ASSEMBLY TECHNICIAN: High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. Initiative, responsible follow through and a willingness to help. Strong trouble-shooting skills required. Strong interpersonal skills and effective communicator.
WELDER: High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. TIG/Pulse welding experience in a manufacturing/production environment preferred. TIG experience with INCONEL/Stainless steel. Must be able to read welding prints/ work instructions. Vocational training and/or welding certificate preferred.
For questions or more information, please contact:
Ms. Shannon McCartney
Randstad US (for Bloom Energy)
Ms. Dawn Walker, CTR
Employment Program Specialist (ESP)
Director of Psychological Health
Delaware Air National Guard (New Castle)
The primary purpose of this position is to provide professional social work services to eligible military medical beneficiaries. Clinical and administrative duties focus on psychosocial assessment, prevention services, and treatment of child and partner maltreatment cases. Serves as a local professional authority on partner abuse and child maltreatment. Also, provides prevention programs and support services aimed at reducing the
incidence of family maltreatment among eligible military medical beneficiaries which include: primary and secondary prevention programs; training for other health care professionals and other personnel installation-wide on issues related to the prevention of family maltreatment; and multi-level community organization collaboration.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: Degree: Social Work. Must fulfill all of the requirements for the master’s degree in social work in a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
ASIST is a 2-day, intensive suicide intervention skills-training workshop aimed at those who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
Classes are open to the community. ASIST provides practical training and is suitable for anyone in a caring role or working with vulnerable people, from teenagers upwards.
This training is aimed at:
- Suicide Intervention Officers (SIOs) and Gatekeepers
- Medical/dental health professionals; counsellors and therapists
- Emergency service workers; chaplains and chaplain assistants
- Anyone who cares about helping a suicidal person
The 2-day Workshops are 0830-1630 hrs. You must attend BOTH days.
NEW CASTLE COUNTY: WED-THU, JUN 6-7, 0800-1630 hours, Biden National Guard/Reserve Center
KENT COUNTY: WED-THU, JUL 11-12, 2018, 0800-1630 hours, Smyrna Readiness Center
SUSSEX COUNTY: WED-THU, AUG 8-9, 2018, 0800-1630 hours, Georgetown Readiness Center
Pre-registration is required to attend.
For DEARNG Soldiers only: Open to AGR & M-Day personnel. Command chain approval is required to enroll. Funding available through J9. Priority is given to unit’s Suicide Intervention Officers (SIO), so they meet training
requirements under their DAO.
PROGRAM POC to register:
Mr. Ronald Andrews, CTR
Suicide Prevention Program Manager