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Veterans Forging Forward

Veterans Appreciation F17 Event Banner
Throughout November, AACC will recognize the sacrifices and contributions of our military families through a variety of virtual displays, initiatives and events. If interested in attending any of the events, please email veterans@aacc.edu

Nov. 1-30

Veterans Appreciation Exhibit

The Andrew G. Truxal Library has created a guide that highlights print and electronic library materials to support learning about veteran's experiences and challenges, both historical and contemporary.


Nov. 9, 6:30-8 p.m.

Virtual Reading Night

The AACC Ambassadors Campus Team will be hosting a Virtual Reading Night for the children of AACC's Veterans and Active-Duty Military to show our appreciation for those that have served. Register now by filling out our form! Please fill out one per child!


Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Virtual Spring 2021 Priority Advising & Registration for Military-connected Students

Spring 2021 registration opens Nov. 10! Drop in to our virtual event between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and you'll receive help with the selection of courses that meet GI Bill requirements, assistance with registration, timely processing of GI Bill paperwork, an explanation of the certification process, clarification on housing allowance payments and answers to any other questions you may have. Email veterans@aacc.edu to register!


Nov. 10, 3 p.m.

Job Search Conversations for Military-connected Students 

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the landscape of the work environment. Job seekers must know how to effectively navigate the ever-changing job market. What does this mean for job seekers? What skills can you transfer from your past experiences? How do you achieve career growth as you start a new job? Drop in to a virtual event hosted by AACC'S Employment Services on Tuesday, Nov. 10, between 3 and 4 p.m. to get answers to these and any other questions you may have about your job search. Log in or create your account on College Central and register. You will receive the Zoom meeting information after you register. Questions? Email employmentservices@aacc.edu


Nov. 11

Virtual Veterans Day Observation

AACC’s annual tribute to those who serve and have served. There will be tribute messages posted throughout the day on AACC social media accounts. 


Nov. 11, 11 a.m.

Virtual Moment of Silence

AACC’s Student Government Association will present a live moment of silence in observation of Veterans Day on the Office of Student Engagement’s Facebook page.


Nov. 12, noon

“Eat Smarter and Healthier” Virtual Workshop

Join Stephanie Jenkins, AACC's AACC's new registered nurse in the Health & Wellness Center's, to discuss the importance of half your plate being filled with fruits and vegetables. There will be a focus on nutrition and overall health. We'll also discuss importance of hydration and present ways to make water more appealing. Participants will receive a reusable drink pouch! Email veterans@aacc.edu to register!


Nov. 13, noon

Virtual Radical Knitting Club

Join AACC's Radical Knitting Club virtual gathering on Friday, Nov. 13, at noon to hear an excerpt from veteran and AACC student Wendy M. Rodgers’ book, "Memwars: A Story of Survival," while crafting with AACC students, faculty and staff! Email veterans@aacc.edu to receive the Zoom link. 


Nov. 16, 2 p.m.

“How to get more ZZZ's” Virtual Workshop

Join AACC's Health & Wellness Center's registered nurse Stephanie Jenkins to discuss the importance of getting a good night's sleep for improved mental and physical health. We'll also talk about ways to improve your sleep and clean up your sleep hygiene. Participants will receive a sleep sac, which includes a sleep mask, ear plugs and lavender essential oil! Email veterans@aacc.edu to register!


Nov. 17, 3 p.m.

Virtual Newcomer’s Briefing

AACC's Military/Veteran Resource Center will host a new student orientation for military-connected AACC students, including active duty, reservists and veterans, as well as spouses and dependents. Join us and learn more about the MVRC services and resources specifically designed to support servicemen and women, veterans and their families. RSVP to veterans@aacc.edu for Zoom link.


Nov. 18, 3:30 p.m.

“Self-Care Strategies for Veterans” Virtual Workshop

Join us for a virtual discussion on self-care strategies for veterans with AACC Counselor Letha Valiaveedu. There will be a facilitated discussion on post-traumatic growth strategies, as well as self-care/resiliency strategies. Email veterans@aacc.edu to register! 


Nov. 19, 2 p.m.

Student Veterans of America (SVA) Club Meet and Greet

Join the AACC Chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) organization for this virtual social event. Get to know the chapter leaders and learn more about how you can get involved. Email veterans@aacc.edu to register! 


Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

AACC’s Disability Support Services Information Session

Join AACC’s Disability Support Services (DSS) for the next monthly virtual, drop-in information session to learn more about how DSS can assist military-connected students. Email veterans@aacc.edu to register!


Nov. 30, 6 p.m.

Student Veterans of America (SVA) Club Gamer Night

Join the SVA for a virtual social event to geek out and discuss games of all types. We'll discuss card games, board games, video games and more! What are your favorite games? What games did you love as a kid? Let's chat about games! Email veterans@aacc.edu to register!

Veterans Appreciation Board

Spotlight on Military Service

Have you served? Submit your profile to be shared on AACC social media accounts throughout the month. Open to students, faculty, staff and AACC community members.

Service Activity: Honor Salute Volunteers Needed

Volunteer your time and creative skills to Hospice of the Chesapeake by crafting a quilt to donate or making “thank you” cards to veterans with the children in your life.