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Veterans Appreciation Month

Throughout November, AACC will recognize the sacrifices and contributions of veterans and their families through a variety of visual displays, initiatives and events. For more information, please email

NOV. 1-16

Prisoner of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) Table Displays These tables serve as a remembrance for fallen, missing or imprisoned service members. The items on the tables are symbolic representations of emotions or feelings by those service members or the family members left behind. SUN Hawk's Nest, Truxal Library and AMIL Lobby

NOV. 1-30

"Beyond the Uniform" Literary Exhibit A curated selection of books and military memorabilia highlighting the challenges of military transition. Andrew G. Truxal Library


Veterans Appreciation Ceremony

We will hear from select speakers and read the names of veterans submitted by those in our community. Reception to follow. All are welcome.

This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Anne C. Armstrong, J.D., D.L.S. Armstrong is a native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.S.), Washington College (M.A.), Catholic University (J.D.) and Georgetown University (D.L.S.). She spent 20 years as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and D.C. Air National Guard and is currently the chief historian at the Defense Information Systems Agency. This year’s student speaker is James Mastrodomenico.

11 a.m.

Veterans Memorial Garden at the Amphitheater

Rain location: CALT 100

Annapolis Vet Center Support Group Session

This monthly support group for AACC veterans and their families covers a variety of topics throughout the year, including mental health, general wellness and employment strategies. This month’s topic is “Managing Triggers Through the Holidays.” Registration is required by calling 410-605-7826.

3 p.m.

LBRY 110


Annapolis Vet Center Information Table

Drop by the table to learn about the Annapolis Vet Center’s confidential help for veterans, service members and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting. Their services include counseling for needs such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST). 10 a.m.-2 p.m. SUN Dining Hall

"Transitioning from the Military to the Civilian Workforce" Presentation

This session will help you understand what transitioning service members should consider when preparing for a transition to civilian life as they pursue jobs or enter the college environment. It will also provide insights for organizational leaders who want to attract veterans and build a culture where veterans want to stay and perform. The information from this session will help participants improve the transition experience for veterans. The speaker is John Wojcik, D.B.A., J.D., a Leadership Anne Arundel Flagship-23 graduate and AACC assistant professor in the Legal Studies Institute. 3 p.m. Virtual - RSVP


Spring 2024 Priority Advising and Registration for Military-Connected Students

Drop in and complete your spring 2024 course registration, receive help with your GI Bill paperwork and get answers to your questions. 10 a.m.-2 p,m. LBRY 112


Easterseals Campus Visits

Drop in to learn more about Easterseals’s support of veterans, particularly in the areas of housing, employment and job training. For more information, email

2-4 p.m.

LBRY 112


Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Campus Visits

Drop in to learn more about this Maryland Department of Labor program that assists with occupational support and provides information about VA benefits. The Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) staff provide specialized intensive employment assistance to eligible veterans who have special employment and training needs. The DVOP assists individuals to overcome barriers that prevent them from gaining meaningful employment. For more information, email

2-4 p.m.

LBRY 112

Check out our additional events and resources on the Veterans Appreciation Month webpage.

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