Harford County Commission on Veterans' Affairs

Harford County Commission on Veterans' Affairs Phone: 410-638-4109, Ext. 1865 [email protected] The Commission assists veterans and families in Harford County.

Members: Robert Brown, Chairperson; Hayden Anthony, Johnny Boker, Lisa Brown, James Castelli, Arthur Kaff, Scott Kearby, Larry Kimble, William Montgomery, Mary Moses, Larry Owens, and Pamela Silcox. James McMahan, County Council. Ex-officio members: William Elliot (educator or educational administrator representative), Henry Suchting (business representative) The duties of the Commission are: To research, assemble, analyze and disseminate information and educational materials relating to activities and programs that will assist in meeting the needs of all veterans and their families; To institute and conduct educational and other programs, meetings and conferences to promote the rights and opportunities for veterans; To advise the County Executive and County Council on the status of programs and services in the state and County related to the needs of veterans and their families; To assist in planning appropriate public acknowledgement of the contributions made by veterans and assist in planning commemoration activities recognizing the contributions made by veterans. The Commission does not engage in advocacy activities at the state or federal level unless approved by the County Executive.

Mission: The Commission on Veterans' Affairs assists all veterans and their families in Harford County

New Patient Orientation Video - VA Maryland Health Care System
07/13/2019
New Patient Orientation Video - VA Maryland Health Care System

New Patient Orientation Video - VA Maryland Health Care System

Congratulations on enrolling with the VA Maryland Health Care System. You’ve taken the first step in accessing the wide range of health care services and programs you are eligible to receive through your service to our Nation.

The 13th Annual AEAONMS Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs Symposium, will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 2-4pm...
07/11/2019

The 13th Annual AEAONMS Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs Symposium, will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 2-4pm, at the Baltimore Convention Center. Excellent opportunity to learn about veterans benefits and changes to the claims process. The VA will have staff members on site to assist.

Soldiers from Aberdeen Proving Ground in the 2019 Edgewood Joppatowne Independence Day Parade, in Edgewood, MD
07/06/2019

Soldiers from Aberdeen Proving Ground in the 2019 Edgewood Joppatowne Independence Day Parade, in Edgewood, MD

Harford County Marine Corps League/Cpl Pete Arnold Detachment 1198 in the Bel Air Fourth of July Parade, 2019
07/06/2019

Harford County Marine Corps League/Cpl Pete Arnold Detachment 1198 in the Bel Air Fourth of July Parade, 2019

4th of July parade in Bel Air, Maryland.

20th CBRNE Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground in the Bel Air Fourth of July Parade, 2019
07/05/2019

20th CBRNE Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground in the Bel Air Fourth of July Parade, 2019

The 20th CBRNE Command celebrated America's Independence on the 4th of July by participating in the 2019 Bel Air Independence Day Parade. Brig. Gen James Bonner and Command Sgt. Maj. Henney Hodgkins led the 20th CBRNE Command Honor Guard and an up armored Humvee down Main Street to the loud cheers of a large patriotic crowd. #HappyBirthdayAmerica #LibertyWeDefend

07/05/2019
20th CBRNE Command

20th CBRNE Command

The 20th CBRNE Command celebrated America's Independence on the 4th of July by participating in the 2019 Bel Air Independence Day Parade. Brig. Gen James Bonner and Command Sgt. Maj. Henney Hodgkins led the 20th CBRNE Command Honor Guard and an up armored Humvee down Main Street to the loud cheers of a large patriotic crowd. #HappyBirthdayAmerica #LibertyWeDefend

Members of the Harford County Commission on Veterans' Affairs and family members in the Bel Air 4th of July Parade, 2019
07/05/2019

Members of the Harford County Commission on Veterans' Affairs and family members in the Bel Air 4th of July Parade, 2019

The Post-9/11 GI Bill, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
07/04/2019

The Post-9/11 GI Bill, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Post-9/11 GI Bill Eligibility for Active Duty and Veterans!!!
An individual who has served at least 90 days of active duty service after September 10, 2001 and received an honorable discharge, qualifies for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. If you have served at least 3 years of active duty after September 10, 2001 or been discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 continuous days of active duty service, you may qualify for the full benefit.
For more information, please visit https://bddy.me/2J3q3Ep

07/02/2019

A resident of Jarrettsville who is moving has a 4 year old Acorn Stair Lift she is willing to donate to a veteran for free if I it is removed. This Stair Lift is reported to work perfectly. If interested please call 410-960-6184 or 410-241-3261 for more information.

07/02/2019
Town of Bel Air Government

US Navy Band Country Current performing at William A. Humbert Amphitheater in Shamrock Park in Bel Air, MD.

US Navy Band Country Current performing at William A. Humbert Amphitheater in Shamrock Park in Bel Air, MD. Check out the rest of the Bel Air Summer Concert Series at https://belairsummerconcerts.org.

Maryland National Guard
07/01/2019

Maryland National Guard

Who's ready for summer time and great, patriotic music?
Come see your very own 229th Maryland Army National Guard Band play all summer long throughout Maryland!

Check out these dates:

June 28 Fri. - #RedWhiteandBlue Celebration
June 29 Sat. - Independence Day Celebration

July 1 Mon. - Red, White and Blue Concert Series
July 2 Tue. - Angel Park Concert Series
July 4 Thur. - 4th of July Parade (8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.)
July 5 Fri. - First Fridays in Havre de Grace
July 6 Sat. - Summer Concerts in the Park

August 18 Sun. - Bel Air Summer Concert Series

See flyer below for locations and more details!

06/27/2019
milConnect: Benefits and Records for DoD Affiliates

Effective 12 July 2019, all actively serving members of the armed forces who have 16 or more years of service will no longer be able to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their dependents. This restriction was put in place per change 1 to DoDI 1341.13, Post-9/11 GI Bill, dated 12 July 2018.

Active, Guard and Reserve personnel with dependent children are encouraged to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits as soon as they become eligible (not flagged, have six or more years of service) to avoid missing out on this extremely generous family benefit. To transfer your benefits go to: https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/

06/27/2019
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs

A reminder to us all that Freedom Is Not Free. Remembering our Korean War Veterans on what is today D+1 for the start of the Korean War

A reminder to us all that Freedom Is Not Free. Remembering our Korean War Veterans on what is today D+1 for the start of the Korean War.

Aberdeen Proving Ground
06/21/2019

Aberdeen Proving Ground

On Thursday, June 20, at 10 a.m. in the Myer Auditorium, Maj. Gen. Randy Taylor relinquished command of CECOM and as APG senior commander to Maj. Gen. Mitchell Kilgo. View full gallery here! https://www.flickr.com/photos/cecom/albums/72157709190497743
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U.S. Army Materiel Command
CECOM

Robert Brown, Chairperson, and Hayden Anthony, Vice-Chairperson, presented the Annual Report of the Harford County Commi...
06/20/2019

Robert Brown, Chairperson, and Hayden Anthony, Vice-Chairperson, presented the Annual Report of the Harford County Commission on Veterans' Affairs to the Harford County Council on June 18, 2019. Several members of the Commission were also in attendance.

06/15/2019
Aberdeen IronBirds

Aberdeen IronBirds

2019 IronBirds Opening Night and Military Appreciation Night presented by Leidos

#APG #MilApNight

06/15/2019
Aberdeen Proving Ground

Aberdeen Proving Ground

Today, we celebrate 244 years of defending and protecting America, and salute the generations of Soldiers who have answered the call to serve. #ArmyBday

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
06/07/2019

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion. Known as D Day, June 6 will be forever remembered as the turning point of WWII.

The Elkton Vet Center will have an Open House on June 12, 2019, at 3-5pm.  It is a 40th Anniversary Celebration. The Elk...
06/07/2019

The Elkton Vet Center will have an Open House on June 12, 2019, at 3-5pm. It is a 40th Anniversary Celebration. The Elkton Vet Center is located at 103 Chesapeake Blvd., Suite A, Elkton, MD.

MISSION Act
06/04/2019
MISSION Act

MISSION Act

The MISSION Act strengthens VA’s ability to deliver trusted, easy to access, high quality care at VA facilities, virtually through telehealth, and in your community. That means Veterans get the care and services they need, where and when they need them.

Denise Perry, one of the new members of the Harford County Commission on Veterans' Affairs, recently participated in a W...
05/31/2019

Denise Perry, one of the new members of the Harford County Commission on Veterans' Affairs, recently participated in a Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day; a military church service at Salem Lutheran Church in Jarrettsville, MD; and a Women's Memorial Service at the Maryland Women in Military Service Monument.

Town of Bel Air Government
05/28/2019

Town of Bel Air Government

Many thanks to all who participated in and attended our Memorial Day Ceremony yesterday. A beautiful opportunity to thank and honor those who have served.

Mark your calendars!
05/28/2019

Mark your calendars!

Photos from today's Memorial Day Ceremony in Havre de Grace, MD.
05/27/2019

Photos from today's Memorial Day Ceremony in Havre de Grace, MD.

On this beautiful Memorial Day, the City of Havre de Grace reaffirms its commitment to honoring the sacrifices made by our service men and women.

We would like to thank the American Legion Joseph L. Davis Post 47 for organizing this morning’s event and our guest speaker, Major General Randy S. Taylor.

Today's Memorial Day Ceremony in Bel Air, MD.  Members of the Commission on Veterans' Affairs had refreshments available...
05/27/2019

Today's Memorial Day Ceremony in Bel Air, MD. Members of the Commission on Veterans' Affairs had refreshments available and also provided information about the Commission.

Photos from today's Memorial Day Ceremony, Aberdeen, MD.
05/27/2019

Photos from today's Memorial Day Ceremony, Aberdeen, MD.

05/27/2019
05/25/2019

Memorial Day Observances in Harford County:

Aberdeen, MD:

The VFW Post 10128 and the American Legion Bernard L. Tobin Post 128 will be cosponsoring a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11AM in Veteran's Memorial Park, corner of N. Rogers St. and N. Parke St., Aberdeen, MD.

Bel Air, MD:

A Memorial Day Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 27, 2019, at Shamrock Park, 39 N. Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, MD. Music starts at 10:30 AM and the Ceremony begins at 11 AM.

Havre de Grace, MD:

American Legion Joseph L. Davis Post 47 will start the day on Monday, May 27, 2019 at Angel Hill Cemetery at 9 AM. A Memorial Day Ceremony will occur at 11 AM at Millard Tydings Memorial Park, 908 S. Washington St., Havre de Grace, MD.

Aberdeen Maryland
05/25/2019

Aberdeen Maryland

Aberdeen Festival Park is gorgeously adorned with 100 American Flags in honor of Memorial Day. Special thanks to the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce for coordinating this beautiful tribute.

Happy Armed Forces Day!
05/19/2019

Happy Armed Forces Day!

Happy #ArmedForcesDay! Be sure to thank a service member for his/her service in support of our country today. #KnowYourMil

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
05/19/2019

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Today was military appreciation day at the running of the 144th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. #WarofWill took home the 🏆, the U.S. Navy Parachute Team "The Leap Frogs" dropped in, and the Maryland National Guard soldiers escorted the trophy to the track. #KnowYourMil #ArmedForcesDay

Harford County Chamber of Commerce Annual 2019 Military Appreciation Luncheon
05/18/2019

Harford County Chamber of Commerce Annual 2019 Military Appreciation Luncheon

On Thursday, May 16th, the Harford County Chamber of Commerce held their 42nd Annual Military Appreciation Luncheon at Richlin Catering & Event Center.
All images were photographed by Robin Sommer and Bill Rettberg of MidAtlantic Photographic LLC.

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
05/15/2019

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs

Today is Children of Fallen Patriots Day. Today we honor the families of Fallen Heroes, especially their children. Please show appreciation today for the little ones who have lost a mother or father in service to our country.

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
05/11/2019

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs

Have you thanked a military spouse lately? If not...today's the day to do it! May 10 celebrates National Military Spouse Appreciation Day. They serve too!

05/01/2019

The Reverend James T. Luoma, Board Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Chaplain, Chief, Chaplain Service, VA Maryland Heathcare System will present a workshop for those who provide support to Veterans in our communities.

This workshop will focus on the following topics:
· Moral Injury and PTSD
· Suicide Prevention in Veterans
· End of Life Considerations in Hospice/Palliative Veterans
· Role of Clergy in Community Pastoral Care with Veterans
· Resources for Veteran Care and VET Center

The workshop will be May 4, 2019 from 8:45 – 3:30 pm at
UM Upper Chesapeake Medical center
Chesapeake Conference Center
500 Upper Chesapeake Dr
Bel Air, MD 21014

The workshop is FREE and LUNCH is included.
There are only 50 seats available.
Please RSVP by MAY 2 to secure your seat and attend.

Allen Siegel, OFS, RN, MA, BCC, CCISM
Director, Spiritual Care Services
UM Upper Chesapeake Health
[email protected]

Aberdeen Proving Ground
04/24/2019

Aberdeen Proving Ground

Two U.S. service members died this weekend. Staff Sgt. Albert J. Miller, 24, of Richmond, New Hampshire, died April 19 at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Miller was stationed at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, from Richmond, Kentucky, died April 20 in Ninawa Province, Iraq, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Riley was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of Maryland, Inc. invites you to a Veterans Benefit Information Seminar,...
04/16/2019

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of Maryland, Inc. invites you to a Veterans Benefit Information Seminar, Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10am - 3pm, Bernard L Tobin American Legion Post 128, 44 N. Parke Street, Aberdeen, MD 21001. Please see photo below for more information.

From the Maryland Chamber of Commerce:MD Spotlight: Veterans in the WorkplaceVeterans in the Workplace aims to educate b...
04/13/2019
MD Spotlight: Veterans in the Workplace

From the Maryland Chamber of Commerce:

MD Spotlight: Veterans in the Workplace
Veterans in the Workplace aims to educate business leaders and human resource (HR) professionals how to effectively source and support veteran hiring in the workplace. A part of Maryland Chamber’s MD Spotlight series, this event will focus on identifying, attracting and filling in-demand roles with top talent.

Each year over 200,000 service members return to civilian life creating a large pool of talent that may not be top of mind for all employers. Tapping into the knowledge and perspective of service members transitioning to the civilian workforce has proven to be a successful strategy in workforce development. There is a tremendous opportunity for employers to look to the expertise of veterans and utilize their skill sets.

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is bringing together military personnel, employers, educational institutions and workforce development professionals to discuss:
the array of benefits that come with hiring veterans
what civilian business professionals can learn from military ethos and mindset
success stories of businesses with programs and initiatives aimed at educating and hiring veterans
resources and tools that are currently available to assist with implementation of successful programs within businesses

As a business community, let’s work together to improve upon the employment processes and opportunities for transitioning veterans. Together, we can continue to make Maryland a stronger state.

For more information and registration, see the following website:
https://mdchamber.org/event/md-spotlight-veterans-in-the-workplace/?utm_source=Maryland+Department+of+Commerce+%28MAIN+LIST%29&utm_campaign=650f484c2d-BiWeekly_Business_Pulse_04_11_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f78deb20ad-650f484c2d-215296277

Veterans in the Workplace aims to educate business leaders and human resource professionals on ways to effectively source and support veteran hiring in the workplace. A part of Maryland Chamber’s MD Spotlight series, this event will focus on identifying, attracting and filling in-demand roles...

04/07/2019
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Maryland Health Care System to host job and resource fair at VAMC Perry Point April 24, 11:00-2:00 on the grounds of Perry Point. To learn more contact Jack Charles, 410-642-2411, ext. 26456.

VA Maryland Health Care System to host job and resource fair at VAMC Perry Point April 24, 11:00-2:00 on the grounds of Perry Point. To learn more contact Jack Charles, 410-642-2411, ext. 26456.

Address

212 S. Bond Street C/o Council Member Andre Johnson
Bel Air, MD
21014

General information

Commission on Veterans’ Affairs c/o Councilman James McMahan 212 S. Bond Street Bel Air, Maryland 21014 Members: Eight appointed members who are veterans: Hayden Anthony, Robert Appleby, Robert Brown (Chairperson), Lisa Brown, Arthur Kaff, Scott Kearby, William Montgomery, Pamela Silcox. Four members representing the general public: Jennifer Button, Dennis Miller, Denise Perry, Victor Petrosino. Member appointed by County Council: Councilman Andre Johnson. Ex Officio members: A county citizen who is an educator or educational administrator, recommended by Harford Community College: Janice Cassady. A county citizen who owns or operates a local business or is an employee of a local business, recommended by the Harford County Chamber of Commerce: Michael Sean Ray. This Facebook site is a limited public forum for matters related to Harford County Government issues, programs and services. We welcome your comments and questions. You may also contact us at [email protected] or 410-638-3420. To view our social media comments policy, please visit http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2674/Social-Media-Comments-Policy

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