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8th Annual Operations SEAs the Day (OSTD) Warrior Family Beach Week, scheduled for every September, will be delayed until 2021.

The OSTD Board thanks the organizations you represent & all your members for their unwavering support for the Warrior Families that have been (& will be) served by the Bethany Area OSTD event. We look forward to seeing all of you again in 2021 when the OSTD Warrior Family Beach Week can restart in a safe health environment.

Operation SEAs The Day has announced the 8th Warrior Beach Week will not be held in 2020. Becky Johns, President, stated “This event is important to Bethany Beach and surrounding areas, and we are extremely disappointed to make this decision.   However, the impact of COVID-19 on the health and well-being of our guest families as well as our volunteers and the community outweigh holding this event this year.”

Warrior Beach Week provides military veterans a week of rest and relaxation in the Bethany Beach area to enjoy the sun, sand, and recognition of our community. Our community’s tremendous support has changed lives and made this a highly desirable event for veterans and their families. Recognizing that warriors and their families still need our help, we respectfully suggest contributions that would be made to OSTD this year, be directed to veteran organizations and/or those being impacted by the pandemic.


While disappointing, all who support Operation SEAs The Day should be proud of the significant positive impact the Bethany community has made on our honored guests in past years.  In our 7 prior events, we have hosted over 1,000 individuals, held four weddings and, with your generosity, positively impacted the lives of our guests simply by the “Thank You” you have extended.  We look forward to again recognizing, cheering, and celebrating September 7-12, 2021.

Keep in touch with OSTD via our website www.operationseastheday.org .

FOOD BANK OF DELAWARE Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry

To help address increased demands for food assistance a midst the coronavirus public health crisis, the Food Bank of Delaware will host an additional three drive-thru mobile pantries in each Delaware county for families struggling to afford food. The Food Bank of Delaware is prepared to serve up to 2,500 households at each pantry.

  • Participants are asked to bring proof of identification and Delaware residency.
  • All food recipients must stay in a vehicle.
  • The Food Bank of Delaware also requests that participants make sure their trunks are cleared out so volunteers can load food with minimal interaction.
  • Service will be first-come, first-serve.
  • Participants should bring proof of identification and Delaware residency. Assistance is limited to one per household.

New Castle County

When: Monday, April 20 starting at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Christiana Mall, Newark, Del. (upon arrival, please follow traffic message boards)
Pre-registration: newcastlecountyfood.eventbrite.com

Kent County

When: Wednesday, April 22 starting at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Dover International Speedway (please enter through the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino entrance); 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover
Pre-registration: kentcountyfood.eventbrite.com

Sussex County

When: Friday, April 24 starting at 12 noon
Where: Sussex Central High School (upon arrival, please follow traffic message boards), 26026 Patriots Way, Georgetown
Pre-registration: sussexcountyfood.eventbrite.com

Veterans Awareness Center Foundations Delaware 2020 Veterans Stand Down Registration Package is available. We are proceeding with Registration of Service Provider, Volunteers and Veterans with hope that the pandemic will be over before September. With our country in such turmoil from the Coronavirus, we are erring of the side of caution and safety.

Pre-registration of Veterans is new for 2020. We are allowing Veterans to fill out their Registration Forms prior to arriving at the Stand Down event. The event seems to get larger each year and registration time becomes longer and longer. We would rather you take
time to visit with Service Providers than to stand in line to register.

We are handling Registration for the 2020 event as usual. However, if it becomes imperative to cancel the 12th annual Stand Down event, we will notify you quickly! Please write your email address and phone numbers clearly, so that our Team at the Veterans Awareness Center Foundation may be able to contact you.

We are looking forward to another great event. You make the event a success from year to year!

Founder, Veterans Awareness Center & Stand Down Public Affairs

Thursday 16 April 2020

Co-hosted with Military One Source

Kim Butler, Director of Operations for the Wilmington VA Medical Center will be our guest speaker. Please pass along to your service and family members who may be interested in learning more about VA operations, programs, and other benefits.

Valerie Camarillo, USAF Veteran
Community Outreach Specialist
Office of the Director
Wilmington VA Medical Center
Cell phone: 302-357-8715

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Operation Homefront, along with Food Lion is offering a Holiday Meal event on April 8.

The folks from the Walter Fox Legion have generously allowed us to use their facility to distribute 100 meals and gift cards.

As with any Operation Homefront event, registration is required.


====QUESTIONS, contact:
John Rickards
US Navy Chief (Ret)
Area Manager PA,NJ,DE
Operation Homefront
Cell: (267) 721-3385

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The Mental Health Association in Delaware is hosting

E-Racing the Blues South: A Walk for Suicide Prevention

Saturday, April 4, 2020
Rehoboth Beach
Registration: 10:30 AM (Rehoboth Beach Bandstand)

The event includes Zumba, a two-mile walk along the Boardwalk, and raffle prizes.


Jennifer Smolowitz
Project Director for Suicide Prevention
Mental Health Association in Delaware
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 600
Wilmington, DE 19801-6604

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Join us!

On Friday, February 14, 2020, the DE State and New Castle County Chambers’ Joint Military Affairs Committee would like to invite you to join us at the Delaware Air National Guard base for our annual “State of the Guard” briefing.

The morning will include briefing with information about the current missions and operations of the Guard. The Delaware National Guard leadership team will share information about upcoming projects, current missions and activities. This event provides a wonderful opportunity to show support and gratitude to the 2,700 men and women who serve our state and nation in the Delaware National Guard!

The State of the Guard Briefing is open to the public. The cost to participate is $10 per person. To join us, DSCC and NCCCC members and the public should visit the one event link provided below and register for the event.

The deadline for Registration is Monday, February 3. Due to security requirements for base access, each attendee will need to provide: Full Name, Date of Birth, and Driver’s License Number/State.

Because of the elevated force protection conditions, NO WALK-INS will be allowed. Everyone must pre-register. Photo ID will be required the day of the event.



Suiting Warriors to Provide Professional Attire to all United States Military Veterans and their Spouses through Annual SuitUP^

SuitUP^ to Coincide with Army-Navy Game Week in Philadelphia

Suiting Warriors, a mobile suiting service that provides upscale professional attire, wardrobe consulting, and education to transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses who are on their way to a new career, is bringing its annual SuitUP^ event to the URBN Sourcing Department in the Naval Yard on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, by appointment.

On Thursday, December 12th, Suiting Warriors will host its Annual Suiting Warriors Charity Dinner from 6:00PM to 8:00 PM at the Freedom’s Foundation in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

At the Army-Navy Game on Saturday December 14th, Suiting Warriors will be hosting a Tailgate Party at Lincoln Financial Stadium, Parking Lot M-N. Fans and patrons can stop by, visit, learn more about Suiting Warriors, and donate to help support the cause, while celebrating our veterans at this time honored annual tradition.

Tickets for all events are available by visiting the Suiting Warriors Eventbrite Page

The Suiting Warriors SuitUP^ Program travels up and down the East Coast with their stylists and works with those who are preparing for job fairs, interviews, networking events and looking for daily career wear and formal attire. Suiting Warriors has served over 5,000 veterans and their spouses since 2012.

Registration for SuitUP^ is required. Appointments will be estimated one hour and will include an individual wardrobe consulting discussion about your professional clothing needs, measurements you can take home and time to try on several pieces. Be prepared to show your DD214 and/or Veteran I.D. or Military Spouse approved information.

Men will receive at least: 2 suits, 1 sports coat, 2 ties, dress socks, and if available additional dress pants, an overcoat, or tuxedo. Women will receive 1 suit, 1 blazer, 1 blouse, skirt, pants, and if available accessories to match. All items are first come, first serve.

About Suiting Warriors:

Suiting Warriors provides wardrobe consulting, education and transitioning services to veterans and their spouses on the path to a new career. The SuitUP^ Program provides business suits and professional business attire to transitioning veterans from active duty. Suiting Warriors also prepares returning veterans for graduation, assists in support for job fairs, interviews, networking events, daily career wear and formal attire. During SuitUP^ events, Suiting Warriors volunteer stylists provide professional attire and assistance for each veteran’s individual fit and style preference. Suiting Warriors also partners with various employment, career, and educational organizations to connect services with the transitioning veteran population. Partners include VSOs, ESGR, National Guard, Colleges, and Universities, private technology schools.

Learn more about Suiting Warriors >

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