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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.

Donated bricks surround the Kent County Veterans Memorial ParkWe 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.

Help The Veterans is sponsoring the Power Breath Meditation workshop in Delaware.

December 8th – 12th
Wilmington VA Hospital

It is free of charge for veterans and military members and is conducted by a national non-profit organization, Project Welcome Home Troops.

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If you or anyone you know may benefit from this workshop, please sign up by contacting:

Leslye Moore or
call (208) 409 7806

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Useful Links:
Recent Chicago Tribune article about the Project Welcome Home Troops
About the workshop

Meera and Raghav Garg
Help The Veterans
Charter School of Wilmington

Help The Veterans: is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible fund under Delaware Community Foundation

DJF Wednesday Workshop Series presents…
“Home Buying 101”

Come learn the basics to set yourself up for success in buying your next Home!


NORTH: WED, NOV 29, 2017
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.

Lunch provided by Presentations. You must PRE-REGISTER.

Command/Supervisor chain approval is required for Full-Time Employees to attend and attendance must be documented in the proper leave status.

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST is a two-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. ASIST provides practical
training and is suitable for anyone in a caring role or working with
vulnerable people, from teenagers upwards.

Wednesday Nov 29-30, 2017
All workshops are 0830-1630 hrs.

Biden National Guard Reserve Center
1 Vavala Way (GPS use: 250 Airport Road)
New Castle, DE 19720

PROGRAM POC to register:
Mr. Ronald Andrews, CTR
Suicide Prevention Program Manager

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2nd Annual Firehouse Family Day
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Dover AFB Fire Department

NEEDS-ALL AGES. This includes Active Duty families, retirees, civilian
employees on base, as well Guard and Reserve families from ALL BRANCHES of

For more info, Contact Sonya Dyer
(302) 677-6383

Customers can get help with their energy bills
and sign up for funding on-

There will be a total of four fairs held in the month of January –
one each in Sussex and Kent counties, and two in New Castle county.

DART will offer free rides to veterans on statewide bus services Nov. 10, in
observance of Veterans Day.

Veterans in uniform or displaying a veterans ID card – this would also cover
spouses – can ride for free on DART fixed route and paratransit bus

“The military is such an integral part of the community in Delaware. In
honor of Veterans Day, DTC employees came up with the idea of offering free
bus rides to the men and women serving in the military and to those who have
served, in recognition of their dedication and service,” said DTC CEO John

For more, call 800-652-DART.

Greetings DJF Community Network  

Our next DJF Community Network NORTH quarterly meeting is fast-approaching – see attached Agenda!

Our focus topic this month is “HOUSING, WINTER/UTILITY ASSISTANCE”.

THU, NOV 16 • 0830 HOURS

Biden National Guard/Reserve Center
250 Airport Road, New Castle, DE 19720

**Must have PHOTO ID **

PLEASE RSVP BY REPLY TO if you will attend the NORTH meeting.

O  302.326.7582
C  302.540.0711

Event Agenda

Delaware Guard hosts “Doing Business with the Guard” Workshop
Hometown Force wants to work with our Hometown Businesses

The Delaware National Guard, along with The University of Delaware
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), The U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA), and The Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD), have
joined together to host the upcoming workshop, “Doing Business with the

WORKSHOP: “Doing Business with the Guard”
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Delaware National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters
Major Joseph R. (Beau) Biden III National Guard /Reserve Center
One Vavala Way (GPS use: 250 Airport Road), New Castle, DE 19720

Business owners and leaders who are interested in doing business with the
Delaware National Guard are encouraged to register and attend the Workshop.
The event will provide a networking forum, along with presentations by
subject matter experts to give companies the know-how to do business with
the state and federal governments, along with a focused attention towards
any veteran business owners and OSD and SBF certifications. Attendees will
learn about SBA financial products and certifications. And most of all,
business leaders will be briefed on forecasted and upcoming federal and
state contract opportunities the Guard has anticipated in the future for

“Each year, the Delaware National Guard contracts for millions of dollars in
goods and services,” said Maj. Gen. Carol Timmons, Adjutant General,
Delaware National Guard. “This is an educational opportunity for businesses,
and especially small businesses, to learn how to be a part of that process.”

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For more information on this Workshop, please contact the registration
organizer at the PTAC office:
Ms. Dana Reece at (302) 831-0781 or;

or, the DE National Guard office contact:
Ms. Christine F.
Kubik at 302.326.7582, or email: .

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