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Make Your Vote Count
There is still time for military voters and their voting age dependents who are stationed here away from their state of legal residence to register as an absentee voter. This is completely free, and can be done on your own (for all but 4 states) by visiting http://www.fvap.gov and using the online registration tool, which will generate a PDF form that you can print and mail. Most states allow you to submit this form electronically via fax as well.
If you are a resident of Alabama, Alaska, Virginia, or Wisconsin (which requires a witness), or if you have any questions at all about voting, you can visit your installation's Voting Assistance Office (IVAO) to register. Anyone who can reach an IVAO can get voting assistance, not just absentee military. The hours of operation may vary, so please call ahead. Points of contact can be found at https://www.cnic.navy.mil/NDW/About/NavyVotingAssistanceProgram/index.htm.
You should register promptly to ensure you receive a ballot. You may still vote even without one, but that process is more involved.
2012 Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Event
Join us Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a hiring fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses at the Bolling Club, Theisen Street, Building 50 on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. This event will be a one-of-a-kind free hiring fair for both employers and job seekers. General Electric will host an employment workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. To register for the workshop go to www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/events scroll down and click on JB Anacostia-Bolling. These events are part of the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling's National Military Family Appreciation Expo.
Employers must register for free at HOH.Greatjob.net, and job seekers can register for free at HOH.Greatjob.net to guarantee admission. Walk-ins are welcome, but space not guaranteed.
This Verizon-sponsored hiring event is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) Military Family Support Center, the Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, United States Navy, the United States Coast Guard, NBC News, and other local partners.
For registration questions, please contact us at hiringourheroesuschamber.com or call 202-463-5807.
All Saints Day Services
All Saints Day services will be held Nov. 1 at 7 a.m. at the Washington Navy Yard Chapel, and at noon in the Catering and Conference Center. For more information call the chaplain's office at 202-433-2058.
Joint Service National Volunteer Day
Calling all volunteers! The Joint Service National Volunteer Day is Nov. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Armed Forces Retirement Home on Rock Creek Church Road & Upshur St., NW, Washington, D.C. National Family Volunteer Day is a day when families are encouraged to volunteer as a unit to perform community service and to instill the value of volunteering in children. Join us to help our veteran "living legends" preserve their home and prepare for the holidays. Volunteers needed for:
. Children's Holiday Card Project
. Clear the Historic Canal (Swell)
. Thanksgiving Decorating
. Rake Leaves (Please bring a rake)
. Wheel Chair Wash
. Holiday decoration inventory
. Remove invasive plants
Registration is at 8 a.m., followed by orientation 8:30 a.m., with a rain date scheduled for Nov. 18. To register, send an email to Olivia.hunternavy.mil with the names and ranks of all attendees, their commands, branches of service, age of children if any, and an emergency contact name and phone number. For more information contact:
Army: (202) 685-0493
CG: (202) 372-4087
Navy: (202) 433-6854
Marines: (202) 433-0016
Air Force: (202) 441-2680