NYC Department of Veterans' Services (DVS)
May 2018 Newsletter


DVS' monthly newsletter will share information about DVS programs and initiatives, upcoming and recent events, and news affecting NYC veterans and their families. To recommend content or find more information, please connect with us at, on social media @nycveterans, or via email at

USCG Drill Team
On May 10, Mayor de Blasio welcomed the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, Admiral Paul Zukunft, to City Hall for a ceremony recognizing New York City as the nation’s largest official Coast Guard City.
Established by Congress in 1998, a Coast Guard City is an honorary designation recognizing special efforts to celebrate the service and sacrifice of Coast Guard men and women. This designation recognizes New York City’s longstanding efforts to embrace Coast Guard men, women, and families stationed at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island during their tour of duty in New York City. 

Highlights: DVS Public Engagement in April

Networking for Veterans
Commissioner Loree Sutton moderated a panel with the Institute for Career Development (IDNYC). Fifty veterans and employers engaged in the art of networking following a workshop. The "Networking for Veterans: Tools for Job Search Success" workshop was lead by Justin Constantine.
BMCC x VOC Event
Borough of Manhattan Community College and Veterans on Campus hosted a panel discussion and networking event about careers in government. Student veterans from various New York City colleges and universities heard from military veterans working in government and met with HR representatives from government agencies. 

Community Resources


Mental Health First Aid

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we are spreading the word about Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). DVS offers free Certification in MHFA for Veterans across the city.  

This course is designed for those who want to learn how to help a veteran experiencing a mental health related crisis. 

For more info or registration, contact 

National Military Appreciation Month

Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999. During this month, we remember the service of those men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country. We also observe Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Armed Forces Day.

Stay tuned for our Military Appreciation Month special edition newsletter!


Upcoming events

Bronx Borough Veterans Appreciation Breakfast* at Maestro's Caterers, 1703 Bronxdale Ave.
May 14, 10 am - 12 pm 

Law Enforcement Wreath Laying Ceremony at Fort Hamilton 
May 18, 10:30 am

NY Harbor 27th Annual Women Veteran Health Conference* at 423 E. 23rd St. 
May 18, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Queens Vet Center's Flag Retirement Ceremony at Forest Park Bandshell
May 19, 11 am - 1 pm

Suffolk Country Armed Forces Day Ceremony at Armed Forces Plaza, 100 Veterans Hwy 
May 19, 11 am - 12 pm

Bunker Brews: Avoiding Legal Landmines for Startups* at WeWork, 300 Park Ave.
May 22, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Annual Flanders Fields Memorial* at Clinton War Memorial, 11 Ave. and W. 52nd St. 
May 24, 10 am - 12 pm

The Tribute Journey Fleet Week Afternoon Tea at The Lowell Hotel
May 25, 2:30 pm

Annual Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade at Metropolitan Ave.
May 27, 12 pm  

2018 Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade
May 28, 11 am - 2 pm

* indicates registration required
DVS in your borough 
Connect with DVS without ever leaving your borough! DVS satellite site locations below:
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center, 9 Bond Street, 5th floor:                                                    Mon & Wed 10-2pm

Bronx: Bronx County Building, 851 Grand Concourse, Room 209:                                                        Tue - Thu 10-2pm

Manhattan: Manhattan Borough President's Office, 431 W 125th Street:                                                        Mon & Fri 10-2pm

Queens: Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Room 222:                                                              Tue - Thu 10-2pm

Staten Island: Staten Island Borough Hall, 10 Richmond Terrace, Rm G-15:                                                    Tue-Wed 10am-2pm 
                        College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard Campus Center, Rm 216:                              Mon-Thu 10-2pm

Team DVS in the Community 

New York City Department of Veterans' Services 
1 Centre Street, Suite 2208
New York, NY 10007 
(212) 416-5250

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