August 2, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Potomac Boy Scout Gives Back to Veterans

Potomac Boy Scout Joel Berinstein gathered a group of fellow scouts and volunteers to put together 304 care packages for veterans staying in VA Hospitals. Body wash, shampoo, conditioner, combs, tissues, toothpaste, lotion and deodorant can be found inside the boxes. For veterans with a longer stay, the gifts include activity and puzzle booklets. Each […]

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July 21, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Wounded Army Vet to Move to Specialized Home in Poolesville

Sgt. Emmanuel “Manny” Melendez-Diaz, an Army veteran who served in Iraq, will have a new specialized home in Poolesville thanks to Homes for Our Troops. In December 2004, Melendez-Diaz had been serving in the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division on a road clearance patrol when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. The tragedy left him with intestinal damage, a collapsed lung, and, […]

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June 30, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

MCPL Launches Brainfuse Online Tutoring, Job Search and Veteran Assistance Services

Montgomery County Public Libraries is now offering online services using HelpNow, JobNow and VetNow from Brainfuse. County library cardholders can log on to the website and access tutoring services, job search services or veteran assistance by entering their library card number and pin, according to a Montgomery County press release. All three services are free […]

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May 24, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Ranks Seventh Best State For Military Retirees

WalletHub ranked Maryland the seventh best state in the country for military retirees. The number one state on the list is Virginia. WalletHub, a company that offers free credit score reports and provides financial advising services, ranked the states based on a variety of criteria, including job and economic opportunities for veterans, quality of life, […]

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March 23, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

It’s National Puppy Day! Warrior Canine Connection Celebrates New Litter of Future Service Dogs

Tuesday marked National Puppy Day, and Warrior Canine Connection in Boyds is celebrating since they recently welcomed a litter of future service dogs for Veterans in need. WCC has placed 75 canines to date and has helped thousands of Veterans nationwide through its Mission Based Trauma Recovery Model, where Warriors help train service dogs for […]

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March 8, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Maryland Women’s Caucus to Honor Veterans in Virtual Event

The Maryland Women’s Caucus is hosting a virtual celebration to honor women veterans on March 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The celebration also looks to pay tribute to the state’s first woman veteran, Harriet Tubman. This will be the Caucus’ third Women Veterans Day but the first virtual celebration.  The event will feature […]

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February 8, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Vaccines Available for Veterans Ages 65 and Older

The Department of Veterans Affairs is now vaccinating individuals who served in the military ages 65 and older. The VA is also vaccinating younger veterans if a person has several pre-existing conditions, is homeless, lives in a group home, is on renal dialysis or uses a wheelchair. Veterans already receiving healthcare from the VA are […]

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November 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Warrior Canine Connection in Need of Puppy Parent Volunteers

A special announcement just in time for Veterans Day- Warrior Canine Connection needs puppy parent volunteers. The organization is headquartered in Boyds and provides specially trained service dogs to Military veterans nationwide. WCC Puppy Parent Program Manager Cheryl Bingham says although becoming a volunteer takes work, it is extremely rewarding because the puppies grow up […]

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October 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Warrior Canine Connection Hosts 2020 Graduation Virtually

Although this year marked Warrior Canine Connection’s eighth annual graduation, it was their first virtual ceremony. The special presentation showcased successful service dog placements that will help veterans in need nationwide. On Saturday, six Veteran Service Dog teams, two Facility Dogs, and five Breeder Dogs graduated. Click here to view the entire ceremony. WCC is […]

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September 15, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Seneca Boat Launch Gives Veterans, Walter Reed Patients Easy Access to Potomac River

Kayakers, canoeists, and paddle boarders looking to set sail at the Seneca Landing Special Park now have a safer and easier way to embark on their journey. Located at one of the busiest access points to the Potomac River and C&O Canal, the new floating launch for canoes, kayaks, and other paddle boats is fully […]

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