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Events

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The following list is provided as the events may be of interest to women Veterans.  By sharing information to raise awareness, VA does not sponsor or endorse any external event.

Interested in making CWV a part of your event?  Request an CWV Speaker at your event.  Please complete the VA CWV Conference Invitation Request.  Requests can be emailed to 00w@va.gov.  Please allow 10 business days for final decision.

Calendar of Upcoming Events
DateEvent

February

25

Armed Services Arts Partnership: More than a Uniform External link to a non-government website
February 25, 2018
Washington, District of Columbia
Veteran comics and storytellers reflect on the rewards and absurdities of military service and civilian life.  The performance features graduates of the Armed Services Arts Partnership’s Comedy and storytelling bootcamps.  Followed by a panel discussion on humor, narrative, and the military experience.  Register now.

February

25

DAV 2018 Mid-Winter Conference
February 25-28, 2018
Arlington, Virginia
Reserve online.

February

27

African American History Month Luncheon External link to a non-government website
February 27, 2018
Oceanside, California
This is a Free, Two-day Event providing Training and Networking for Business Owners and job seekers.  You will have the unique opportunity to meet with important agencies such as the Small Business Adminiistration (SBDCs,VBOCs +SCORE), the Veterans Administration, CalVET and several Federal and State procurement organizations.  The list is growing!  This is a not-to-miss event – please register now!

February

27

African American History Month Luncheon External link to a non-government website
February 27, 2018
Arlington, Virginia
In celebration of African American History month, The Center for Minority Veterans in partnership with The Center for Women Veterans and Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc. will host a luncheon at the Women’s Memorial.  Register now.

March

1

Women Veterans Artist Exhibit and Resource Expo
March 1, 2018
Hines, Illinois
Come celebrate Women’s History Month with us.  Free refreshments, raffle, prizes and giveaways in the auditorium from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

March

1

“Hello Girls” World Premiere
March 1, 2018
Arlington, Virginia
The Women In Military Service For America Memorial is hosting the world-premiere of the documentary film, “The Hello Girls,” Thursday, March 1, 2018.  Co-sponsored by AT&T, the Women›s Memorial Foundation, Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans and the Veterans Canteen Service, doors open at 11:00 a.m. and the program begins at 11:30.  A light lunch will be served.  The event is free and open to the public, but since seating is limited, RSVPs ARE REQUIRED and should be made by Thursday, February 22, to hellogirlsrsvp@gmail.com.  Please include name, number in the party, contact number and e-mail address.  Located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, the Women’s Memorial is accessible by METRO Blue Line, Arlington Cemetery Stop, and paid parking is available in the Cemetery Visitor Lot.  Directions to the Women›s Memorial can be found at www.womensmemorial.org/Visit/directions.html.

March

1

Secrets for a Successful Transition to Civilian Employment – Key Information for Your Financial Security Now and in the Future External link to a non-government website
March 1, 2018
Webcast
Join the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service and Employee Benefits Security Administration and America Saves for this free webcast geared to answer your most important questions to help you and your family.  You’ll learn how best to prepare for a civilian career including where to find the critical employment and transition assistance resources available and how to make the most of your employer’s benefits including a retirement savings plan, which can help you continue to build savings for your future financial security.  Register now!

March

2

Book Talk with Liza Mundy: “Code Girls” External link to a non-government website
March 2, 2018
Washington, District of Columbia
In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Veterans History Project and The Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress will co-host Mundy for an in-depth discussion of her book, which includes veterans from the VHP collections, and how she came to discover these incredible stories that were all but written out of history.  The discussion also will highlight the importance of preserving Veterans’ stories for future generations.  Register now!

March

5

Hyalite Canyon Ice Climb External link to a non-government website
March 5-8, 2018
Bozeman, Montana
Spend four days ice climbing with other veterans in Hyalite Canyon, near Bozeman, MT.  With world-class ice climbing cliffs less than a fifteen-minute walk from the parking area, this climbing course will maximize your time amidst the vertical.  Climbing will take place on the flanks of the glacially carved Hyalite Canyon walls, situated on the northern fringe of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

March

7

Workshop on Women’s Mental Health Across the Life Course through a Sex-Gender Lens External link to a non-government website
March 7, 2018
Webcast
Join the Committee on Population on March 7 for a workshop that will explore how environmental, sociocultural, behavioral, and biological factors affect women’s mental health across the life course and across different racial/ethnic groups.  Register now!

March

10

ASAP Operation Improv External link to a non-government website
March 10, 2018
Washington, District of Columbia
We offer eight-week, beginner-level improv classes at no cost to Veterans, service members and military family members.  Our improv courses provide veterans with a safe, constructive, and team-oriented environment to build valuable skills and express themselves.  Submit your application by February 25, 2018.

March

23

After Her Service External link to a non-government website
March 23-25, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana
After Her Service (AHS) is a program for Post-9/11 women Veterans aimed at supporting their personal and professional success.  AHS combines a skill-building retreat with 6 months of individual coaching focused on setting and attaining life and career goals.  Developed by the University of Michigan, the program is grounded in strategies known to be effective for increasing resilience, life satisfaction, and empowerment.  Apply now!

March

24

ASAP Storytelling 101 External link to a non-government website
March 24, 2018
Washington, District of Columbia
We are thrilled to partner with Story District to offer free storytelling classes for Veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers.  This six-week, Storytelling 101 course, will help students translate experiences and stories into meaningful performances.  Submit your application by February 25, 2018.

April

2

River Leaders: Military & Veteran Raft Guide School External link to a non-government website
April 2-6, 2018
Bryson City, North Carolina
Military Outdoors provides scholarships for Veterans and members of the Guard and Reserve who are interested in pursuing seasonal employment as a raft guide.  This fast-paced program will provide you with the skills necessary to work as a professional river rafting guide for commercial outfitters, summer camps, whitewater clubs, outdoor schools, and more.

April

9

River Leaders: Military & Veteran Raft Guide School External link to a non-government website
April 9-13, 2018
Bryson City, North Carolina
Military Outdoors provides scholarships for Veterans and members of the Guard and Reserve who are interested in pursuing seasonal employment as a raft guide.  This fast-paced program will provide you with the skills necessary to work as a professional river rafting guide for commercial outfitters, summer camps, whitewater clubs, outdoor schools, and more.

April

20

PTSD Retreat External link to a non-government website
April 20-22, 2018
Groton, Massachusetts
Escape the darkness of PTSD and other life struggles with clear goals and a solid plan.  This Ladder UPP retreat will help you figure out where you are going and how to use your traumas and trials as fuel to live.  Register now!

April

24

The Career Coaching Workshop External link to a non-government website
April 24, 2018
Arlington, Virginia
A full day designed to assist military officer and senior enlisted women in making successful career transitions after their military service, as well as Veteran officer women who are considering a career change and interested in improving their career success.

April

25

The Officer Women Leadership Symposium (OWLS) External link to a non-government website
April 25-26, 2018
Arlington, Virginia
OWLS provide military women the opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues and to grow professionally and personally through keynote messages, workshops and panel discussions.

April

27

Women Veterans Leadership Summit (WVLS) External link to a non-government website
April 27-29, 2018
Washington, District of Columbia
The WVLSummit is part of an ongoing national conversation for women Veterans, empowering and equipping these women to lead a movement that inspires community change efforts and advancement towards equality.  Each year, WVLS brings together the voices and insights of a diverse range of female luminaries from the worlds of business, philanthropy, entertainment and politics.  Apply now!

May

2

2018 Women MILVETS Summit & Expo External link to a non-government website
May 2, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
The N.C. Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and the NC Veterans Business Association, working with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other partners, will conduct a special event designed to Empower, Educate and Enrich the lives of North Carolina›s women who served in our military.  Our 2018 theme is “I Served.  My Voice Matters.”  Allow us to recognize and honor your service and contributions to our nation.  Register now!

May

4

Owyhee River Rafting External link to a non-government website
May 4-9, 2018
Boise, Idaho
This 6-day Owyhee River rafting trip is a guide favorite and an avid paddler’s dream trip though Southeastern Oregon’s Grand Canyon, combining sheer, plunging cliffs of dark amber, gold, ruby red and pearl with fun Class III rapids and excellent wildlife viewing.  Due to a short window of raftable flows on the Owyhee, this Owyhee Canyonlands adventure is typically only available as an early-season rafting escape in April and May when water levels are at their peak.

May

7

Military and Veteran Whitewater Guide School External link to a non-government website
May 7-13, 2018
Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah
Military Outdoors provides scholarships for veterans and members of the Guard and Reserve who are interested in pursuing seasonal employment as a raft guide.  O.A.R.S.’ Dinosaur Whitewater Guide School is taught by professional river rafting guides.

May

17

Memorial Day Chattooga River Run External link to a non-government website
May 17-21, 2018
Mountain Rest, South Carolina
This three day outing will include one day of kayak/canoe instruction and two days whitewater rafting sections III and IV of the wild and scenic Chattooga River.

May

18

LGBTQ Veterans Retreat External link to a non-government website
May 18-20, 2018
Groton, Massachusetts
The retreat will offer a weekend of educational and empowering workshops highlighting relevant LGBTQ Veteran topics.  The retreat will also focus on Educating, Empowering, and Healing survivors of sexual assault and harassment.  TIPS, STEPS & TOOLS to take back after the retreat will be addressed and education about the psychological factors associated with trauma and harassment will be covered.  Register now!

June

1

William Shakespeare’s Henry IV External link to a non-government website
June 1-30, 2018
Los Angeles, California
Veterans are entitled to free tickets to performances of the live presentation of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, outdoors in the evenings at the Japanese Garden on the grounds of the West Los Angeles VA campus throughout June of 2018.  This is made possible in part by gifts from The Land of the Free Foundation and the Hollywood Canteen Foundation.  Veterans interested in reserving free tickets, must put their names on an email list on The Shakespeare Center website.

June

2

California Whitewater Guide School External link to a non-government website
June 2-8, 2018
Lotus, California
Military Outdoors provides scholarships for Veterans and members of the Guard and Reserve who are interested in pursuing seasonal employment as a raft guide.  O.A.R.S.’ California Whitewater Guide School is taught by professional river rafting guides.

June

8

Native American Women Veterans Retreat External link to a non-government website
June 8-10, 2018
Groton, Massachusetts
Project New Hope Inc., announces its first retreat exclusively for Native American women focusing on MST & PTSD.  Native American women Veterans face numerous cultural and economic barriers.  By providing support, education and resources, PNH hopes to improve the quality of life for Native American women.  Register now!

July

26

Veteran Outdoor Leaders Summit:  Main Salmon River Rafting External link to a non-government website
July 26-31, 2018
Lotus, California
The Wild and Scenic Main Salmon River in Idaho, AKA ‘The River of No Return:’ carves through the heart of Idaho Wilderness and forms the second deepest canyon in the US.  The Main Salmon River Rafting Trips boasts broad sandy beaches, Class II-IV whitewater, wildlife, canyon walls, hot springs, and history all come together to make this an outstanding river trip experience.  The full wilderness run encompasses 80+ miles of river and drops 1200’ in elevation.

August

12

Military Kids Summer Camp External link to a non-government website
August 12-17, 2018
Groton, Massachusetts
Project New Hope and Grotonwood have partnered once again to provide an awesome week of summer camp for kids of Active Duty Service Members, National Guard and Reserve.  Proof in the form of Birth Certificate must be provided a minimum of 10 days prior to attendance and, military ID shown on check in day.  Register now!

August

26

Military Family Retreat External link to a non-government website
August 26-31, 2018
Ocean Park, Maine
Showing parents how to build more balance, productivity and peace in their homes with back-to-basics strategies.  Discover how you can manage family through such unbelievable stressors, using basic and realistic team-building strategies that solidify family communications and relationships.  Register now!

September

6

Green River Rafting through the Gates of Lodore External link to a non-government website
September 6-9, 2018
Vernal, Utah
For the sixth consecutive year, we are excited to partner with O.A.R.S. and Don Hatch Expeditions to raft through the incredible Gates of Lodore section of the Green River.

September

13

Green River Rafting through the Gates of Lodore External link to a non-government website
September 13-16, 2018
Vernal, Utah
For the sixth consecutive year, we are excited to partner with O.A.R.S. and Don Hatch Expeditions to raft through the incredible Gates of Lodore section of the Green River.

September

14

Talk and Veterans Mindfulness Meditation Day External link to a non-government website
September 14-16, 2018
Groton, Massachusetts
Mindfulness meditation can help to deal.  Learn how meditation practices can support you in your daily life in coming to terms with the emotional, spiritual, and moral wounds of war.  Hundreds of Veterans have found these retreats invaluable in their healing process.  Register now!

October

12

Women Veterans Retreat External link to a non-government website
October 12-14, 2018
Groton, Massachusetts
These retreats are about peace, calm, healing and just getting back to basics.  There is ample time for quiet reflection, hiking, biking, kayaking or sitting around the camp fire.  Register now!

October

19

Honor Flight Austin – All-Woman Flight External link to a non-government website
October 19-20, 2018
Austin, Texas
We need help finding all eligible World War II Women Veterans from anywhere in the state of Texas.  And women Veterans from the Korean and Vietnam Wars are also eligible.  We will fly them to Washington, DC, free of charge to see their memorials.