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.
UPCOMING EVENT to consider attending, if you are:
1) Anyone representing a VSO, whether full time staff or even local volunteers.
2) Anyone from the business community with “Veteran” or “Military” “Affairs” in their job title. Also those from businesses that support the Veteran community whether it’s through hiring initiatives or fundraising/donations. Human Resource Managers or Owners/Executives.
3) Anyone representing local/state/federal governmental organizations that support Veterans. Or elected officials.
We see this event as part professional/leadership development and part networking or forum for collaboration amongst VSOs and Businesses. The speakers and moderated panel will discuss the evolving veteran landscape and actionable ideas and best practices that attendees can take back to their respective organizations.
SEE FLYER FOR FULL DETAILS. Please make sure to RSVP in the Eventbrite link and let me know if you have any questions!
POC FOR QUESTIONS:
Corey Mulholland, CPFA
Great seeing so many of you who attended our JULY/AUGUST Community Network meetings. Our guest speakers are on the cc line – please feel free to reach out to any one of them directly on programs/services they offer!
We hope you will participate in some way in an activity, walk, or event during September’s “Suicide Prevention” month – or create one of your own at your organization!
Hope to see some of you at the Veteran Mental Health Summit – Sep 14.
Best to you,
CHRISTINE F. KUBIK
DELAWARE NATIONAL GUARD
DIRECTOR, JOINT SUPPORT & OUTREACH SVCS
The Delaware National Guard is your Hometown Force of Soldiers and Airmen with a mission to protect the lives and property of Delawareans and support the nation during War.
The DE Military & Veterans Suicide Prevention Coalition Presents:
“The Veterans, Military & Family Wellness Day” 5K.
When: Oct. 1, 2017, 5K at 10 a.m.
Where: Glasgow Park
Glasgow, DE 19702
- Event is free and open to all; 5K route maps provided
- Includes family fun, face painting, food, music & more following the run/walk!
- Free T-shirts for the first 100 participants!
- Help raise awareness for suicide prevention
FOR QUESTIONS, CONTACT:
Donald H. Daley
Suicide Prevention Program Manager
Contractor, Accenture Federal Services
Biden NGRC, New Castle, DE
Office: (302) 326-7098
HOSTED BY DELAWARE’S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
SOUTH: TUES, August 22, 2017
10am – 2pm
Wilmington University, Dover Campus
NORTH: THUR, September 15, 2017
Middletown Fire Company, 27 W Green Street, MiddletownParticipating Employer List
In support of Suicide Prevention Month, the Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition’s Military Subcommittee presents
2017 Military & Veterans Mental Health Summit
CHASE CENTER on the Riverfront
815 Justison St.
Wilmington, DE. 19801
Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:00AM-3:30PM
The Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition is pleased to announce the 2017 Military & Veterans Mental Health Summit in support of Suicide Prevention Month. This event will present and disseminate information and resources to veterans, service members, families and support members in Delaware. The event will emphasize workshops for service providers who may work with veterans and the military.
For details and to register:Download Application
We hope your organization will want to be included, so please complete the attached exhibitor form as soon as possible. Do not miss out on this important event. There are a limited number of spaces available. Please REGISTER NO LATER THAN FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2017.
Free Admission and Open to the Public
THUNDER OVER DOVER
August 26-27, 2017
Gates open at 9am
Dover Air Force Base, DE
For more info:
POC for inquiries:
Mrs. Dawne Nickerson-Banez
Chief, Community Relations
Greetings DJF Community Network!
Our next DJF Community Network NORTH quarterly meeting is fast-approaching.
Our focus topic this month is “SUICIDE PREVENTION”.
I hope that with the given topic and some pre-planning, we can expand the reach and activities to support Suicide Prevention Month in September! Come listen, learn, and see what you can do to raise awareness.
THU, AUG 17 • 0830 HOURS
DELAWARE NATIONAL GUARD
Biden National Guard/Reserve Center
250 Airport Road, New Castle, DE 19720
**Must have PHOTO ID **
Thanks for all you do to support our service members, veterans, and families.
For security purposes, PLEASE RSVP BY EMAIL, if you will attend.
INTERVIEW on AUGUST 10TH for some great opportunities!
Interviews taking place onsite with Placers – schedule yours! Placers has a HUGE need to fill positions for their customers. They have a wide array of open job opportunities for full-time & part-time direct hire, contract-to-hire and contract positions throughout the state of Delaware – with very reputable companies!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017
20-minute Interview time slots are available 9am-3pm.
First come, first served.
Interviews will take place at:
BIDEN NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE CENTER
250 AIRPORT ROAD, NEW CASTLE, DE 19720
Interviewing for the following open jobs:
- Accounting Clerk
- CNC Operator
- CNC Programmer
- Commercial Floor Installers
- Customer Service Rep (3)
- Diesel Mechanic
- General Technician (2)
- Inside Sales Representative (2)
- Machine Operator
- Machine Operators (9)
- Production Manager
To schedule your interview:
Attach your resume and state the job you are interested to interview for.
DJF Wednesday Workshop Series
Come meet members of the Delaware Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection and Investor Protection Units as they talk about the work they do to protect Delaware’s consumers and investors, including service members and veterans.
Many referrals to the DE DOJ have realized positive results in helping our service members out of a challenging situation! They are a valued resource.
Learn about the most common consumer frauds and investment scams, and how to avoid them.
The Consumer Protection Unit will teach you about state laws that protect consumers, as well as the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), which provides specific protections for service members. The Investor Protection Unit will show you how to check up on your financial adviser before handing over your hard-earned money.
LUNCH & LEARN
NORTH: WED, AUG 9 • 11:30-12:30
Biden National Guard/Reserve Center
250 Airport Road, New Castle, DE 19720
SOUTH: WED, AUG 23 • 11:30-12:30
Dover Air Force Base
Dover AFB, Building 202 Room 213 Dover AFB, DE
*In order to attend workshop, you MUST have Dept. of Defense/DOD ID for Dover AFB base access.
No Walk-Ins – You must PRE-REGISTER.
Bring your own Lunch.
To REGISTER, please email: Christine.F.Kubik.email@example.com
Command/Supervisor chain approval is required for Full-Time Employees to attend and attendance must be documented in the proper leave status.
DISCLAIMER: The Delaware National Guard and Air Force Reserve does not endorse individual companies or agencies. The information provided herein is distributed to our soldiers and airmen in the event they may wish to take advantage of the stated offer or event. This message is not an endorsement for the company/organization or its affiliates named within the content of the message.
ODESSA – Rick Aubin, a watchmaker from New York has retired to Delaware to be with family and to train veterans in his highly specialized skill at the Veterans Watchmaker Initiative in Odessa.
Training of the first six students from Delaware and several other states will begin after a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, September 13, at 10 a.m., according to school founder Sam Cannan, a master watchmaker who trained in Switzerland.
Mr. Cannan, a former Baltimore police officer, moved to Kitts Hummock nine years ago. Since then he has spent a great deal of time working to establish a facility to train disabled military veterans, whose unemployment rate is a dismal 82 percent.
Mr. Aubin, a veteran of the Vermont Air National Guard, trained at the Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking in 1971 in Queens, NY, which eventually closed as a result of the advent of quartz watch technology in the 1970s and 80s.
Since then, however, mechanical watches have been enjoying a world-wide resurgence and new professionals are urgently needed. The Veterans Watchmaker Initiative, unique in the nation, will help fill that need by training disabled veterans.
Mr. Aubin’s more than 4 decades as a watchmaker includes work for an uncle’s jewelry store until the uncle retired and independent work for numerous stores throughout New England until his wife’s career led him to New York and additional training at Rolex, Omega, and Cartier.
“My retirement to Delaware allows us to be closer to our daughters and their families and to contribute to the Veterans Watchmaker Initiative as a volunteer instructor. It is my privilege to give back to those who have served our country.”
The Odessa location is the forerunner of a planned school in Middletown, Del., that will accommodate as many as 25 students. “Disabled veterans will be housed, fed and trained at no cost to them. That’s the least we can do for those who gave so much,” said Mr. Cannan.