April 8, 2019 

Media Contact:
Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412

COLUMBIA, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball held a 2019 “Year of the Veteran” celebration today at Howard Community College to connect veterans and military families with services and opportunities. The event included free medical and dental screenings and collected over 100 donated suits and accessories to assist veterans in need of professional attire.

“My father is an Air Force veteran and I am personally grateful every day for the sacrifices of our military personnel and their families,” said Ball. “I want to thank every Howard County veteran for their service, not only for their time in the armed forces, but also as they continue to serve our community in business, nonprofit leadership, athletics, education and more. Today’s event was about honoring their service and providing a pathway to future opportunity.” 

More than 20,000 veterans live in Howard County and over 1,100 self-identified military students attend Howard County schools. Today’s free event brought together over 40 government agencies, nonprofits and veteran service organizations to offer support programs and employment opportunities. 

The following groups participated in the event: 

  • American Legion, Ellicott City Post 156
  • American Red Cross Services to Armed Forces
  • Baltimore Military Muster
  • The Baltimore Station
  • Blue Star DC Chapter
  • Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating
  • Fort Meade ACS Employment Readiness
  • Hero Dogs
  • Hiring Our Heroes, US Chamber of Commerce
  • Howard Community College
  • Howard County Commission for Veterans and Military Families
  • Howard County Joint Military Council
  • Howard County Library System
  • Howard County Dept. of Community Resources and Services
  • Howard County Dept of Housing and Community Development
  • Howard County Health Department
  • Howard County Office of Human Rights
  • Howard County Office of Workforce Development
  • Howard County Recreation and Parks
  • Howard County Veterans Foundation
  • Marine Corps League, Detachment 1084
  • Maryland Center for Veteran Employment and Training (MCVET)
  • Maryland Dept. of Labor Veteran Services
  • Maryland Dept. of Veteran Affairs
  • Maryland Legal Aid
  • Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center
  • Operation Tohidu
  • Military Corps Career Connect
  • The Mission Continues
  • National Alliance of Mental Illness of Howard County
  • National Veterans Creative Arts Competition and Festival
  • Oakland Mills High School JROTC Color Guard
  • Office of Congressman John P. Sarbanes
  • Premier Health Express Urgent Care
  • Project Opportunity
  • Serving Our Willing Warriors (SOWW)
  • Serving Together
  • Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP)
  • The Stephen A. Cohen Military Family Clinic
  • Success in Style
  • Team Rubicon
  • United States Department of Veteran Affairs
  • University of MD Clinical Neurobehavioral Clinic
  • VA MD Health Care System
  • Veterans Program at Emory Healthcare
  • Vet Arts Connect
  • Vet Centers
  • Veterans Curation Program
  • Veteran Friendly Business Program of Howard County
  • Vets Ready2Work program 
  • Voices of Vets, Inc.

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