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NAMI Homefront

A free six-session online class for family and friends of Military Service Members and Veterans.

The class helps families comprehend what the Military Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life, PTSD and other mental health conditions. Topics covered include mental health, communication, handling crises, treatment and recovery.

The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/ Veteran.

For questions:
Jenn Ford
Multi-Cultural Engagement Manager
NAMI Delaware
Phone 302-427-0787 ext 116
jford@namide.org

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Hosted by the DE Department of Labor

If you are applying to any position on usajobs.gov, take the time to attend this excellent workshop to learn how to navigate the federal application process, create a winning resume and become the BEST QUALIFIED applicant.

DOVER

FRIDAY, October 11, 2019
1:00pm to 4:00pm

DE Dept of Labor Offices
Blue Hen Corporate Center
655 S. Bay Rd., Suite 2H
Dover, DE 19901

RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY!
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

To register, contact Danny Mosby at (302) 857-5881 or email danny.mosby@delaware.gov

When you contact Danny by phone or e-mail make sure you leave a clear message with your name and phone number so he can call back with further instruction, parking details, and registration info.

Federal Resume Workshop- Dover AJC October2019

Maj. Gen. Michael Berry, Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Military Affairs, will keynote the 6th Annual Friends of Delaware Veterans Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino Rollins Center.

The annual black tie optional fund-raising dinner, hosted by the Friends of Delaware Veterans, is the primary event that benefits the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund. The 6 – 9 p.m. affair includes entertainment, a plated dinner and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $100 each or $1,000 for an 8-person sponsor table.

The Friends’ board is comprised of 11 military veterans who work pro bono in collaboration with the Commission.
“We are honored to have Delaware’s top military leader as our guest,” said Dave Skocik, Friends president. “General Berry’s more than three decades of military service includes Afghanistan, where he was attached to the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He understands the challenges faced by those in uniform.”

General Berry assumed his duties as Delaware’s Adjutant General on March 1, 2019. He is responsible for the mission readiness of all Delaware National Guard units, including over 1500 Soldiers and 1100 Airmen for both federal and state missions.

His military career began in September 1988 when he enlisted in the Delaware Army National Guard under the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Simultaneous Membership Program. He received his commission through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at the University of Delaware in May 1989.

General Berry earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from University of Delaware in 1989 and is a 1990 Delaware State Police Graduate obtaining his Law Enforcement Certification. He is also a 2008 graduate of the United State Army War College, receiving his Masters in Strategic Studies.

He has served in numerous command positions, including 262nd Heavy Equipment Maintenance Company, 160th Engineer Company, Delaware Army National Guard Officer Candidate School, 193rd Regiment Regional Training Institute, 72ndTroop Command, Land Component Commander, as well as Director of Joint Staff and Special Assistant to the Adjutant General, Joint Force Headquarters, Delaware.

Visit www.DelawareVeteransTrustFund.com or call 302-257-3117 or email sherri.taylor@delaware.gov for information and reservations for the dinner.

VETERANS RESOURCE FAIR
WILMINGTON VA MEDICAL CENTER IN THE AUDITORIUM & 1ST FLOOR
OCTOBER 1, 2019
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Community partners, Entertainment, Refreshments, and FREE Haircuts!

Applications still being accepted for 2019/2020 Program Year

Program starts October 1, 2019 and ends August 31, 2020.

This is an exciting opportunity in an award-winning AmeriCorps program for Military Veterans or immediate military family members. Learn skills and gain certifications that will assist you in gaining employment in the natural resources field.

Perfect opportunity for military veterans, recently retired veterans, active guard and reserve members, military spouses and immediate family members to earn money, gain skills, and earn an education award!

Slots are limited and fill quickly.

Trails/Park Project Team – As part of a team, you will learn and perform a variety of conservation activities including trail maintenance, invasive
plant identification and eradication and park based projects.

Environmental Stewardship Team – you will serve directly with our field experts learning and performing Environmental Stewardship activities.

FBI fingerprint background investigation is required, provided by the program at no cost to participants.

Positions available statewide.

Benefits include:

  • Stipend paid every two weeks
  • Education Award upon successful completion
  • Outstanding training, certifications, and experience
  • Uniforms
  • Admission to all Delaware State Parks
  • Eligibility
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

To Qualify:

  • Must be a military veteran and/or military family member
  • Able to pass State and FBI criminal background check
  • Committed to a full term of service (1700 hours)
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • U.S. citizen or U.S. national or lawful permanent resident alien of the U.S
  • Available some weekends and evenings. Mostly day participation Monday – Friday, 7am-3pm

Job Requirements

  • Able to perform hard physical outdoor work in various conditions
  • Able to learn local flora and fauna
  • Possess good communication skills
  • Able to work as a part of a team and alone with little direct supervision
  • Able to learn and apply program rules, regulations, policies and procedures

Apply now online >

POC:
Karen Minner CIG, CPSI
Veterans Conservation Corps – AmeriCorps Program Director
Grants Administrator
Delaware State Parks

PLEASE NOTE – NEW EMAIL ADDRESS IS KAREN.MINNER@DELAWARE.GOV
P: 302-739-9208
F: 302-661-7209

WILMINGTON, Del. – The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) recently announced as part of their commitment to provide excellent health care for Veterans, under VHA Directive 1085, the department will implement a new policy restricting smoking by patients, visitors, volunteers, contractors and vendors at its health care facilities by October 1, 2019.

Although VA has historically permitted smoking in designated areas, there is growing evidence that smoking and exposure to secondhand and thirdhand smoke creates significant medical risks, and risks to safety and direct patient care that are inconsistent with medical requirements and limitations. Accordingly, VA’s Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has collaborated with key stakeholders to update and recertify the policy to be consistent withthe department’s commitment to Veterans and the community.

“We want to increase the high-quality of care to our Veterans by creating a smoke-free campus by eliminating exposures to secondhand smoke and other tobacco products that may present harm to our Veterans,” said Director Vince Kane who oversees the Wilmington VAMC and its five outpatient clinics in Delaware and southern New Jersey.

The Wilmington VA Medical Center and it’s five outpatient clinics include Dover and Georgetown, Delaware and Northfield, Cape May and Vineland, New Jersey are scheduled to go smoke-free by October 1.

VHA’s new smoke-free policy applies to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, any other combustion of tobacco and non-Federal Drug Administration approved electronic nicotine delivery systems, including but not limited to electronic or e-cigarettes, vape pens or e-cigars.

If you are a Veteran and want to stop using nicotine products contact the VA Quit Line at 855- QUIT-VET (855-784-8838), or text, “VET” to 47848.

The Wilmington VA Medical Center offers smoking cessation classes every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in room 7070 on the seventh floor to eligible Veterans, no consult needed.

For additional smoking cessation resources:

Veterans.SmokeFree.gov >

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