Military/Veterans: Upcoming Events, Affinity Group & Resources

Upcoming Events

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Beginning at 6 p.m. this evening, Tuesday, September 10, REBOOT Recovery will offer a two-hour per week, 12-week course focused on the spiritual aspects of combat recovery. This free course provides practical help for veterans, service members, and families dealing with after effects of combat. Dinner is provided. Get registered »

Mark your calendar! The County of Albemarle will hold our annual Veterans Day Celebration on Monday, November 11, at COB McIntire. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the event.

On Wednesday, November 13, join us from 6 to 8 p.m. for Roll Call, our Veteran Benefits Open House, an opportunity for military, veterans, and family members who want to learn about the availability of resources and programs in our area. We will gather at COB McIntire in Rooms 235 and 241. Also during the Open House, we will provide more information about the Affinity Group (see below).

Albemarle County Veterans Affinity Group

The Veterans Affinity Group is a group of Albemarle County and Albemarle County Public Schools employees who are committed to enhancing the work experience of veterans and reservists through networking, resources, and professional development.

In addition to creating connections and an internal support network, the Veterans Affinity Group is interested in supporting various projects, like care packages for deployed family members, Albemarle County’s Veterans Day Celebration event on November 11, and an upcoming 5K to support our region’s military/veteran non-profits.

Please attend the Veteran Benefits Open House on November 13 to learn more about the Veterans Affinity Group or to get involved! You may also email for more information, or register to attend our upcoming learning opportunity, What in the World Is an Affinity Group?, on September 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. at COB McIntire, Room 246.


Gratitude Charlottesville is a website that offers a directory of military and police discounts in Charlottesville. Participating businesses have self-enrolled and eagerly agreed to offer special deals and discounts to active duty military, veterans, and public safety workers and their families.

Since 2009, the ParadeRest Virginia Board, composed of veterans, non-veterans, and representatives of the University of Virginia and Charlottesville/Albemarle County community, has donated its time to providing ways to engage military personnel and their families with the local community. Expressions of gratitude for our veterans have taken the form of donated tickets to entertainment and sporting events.

Blue Star Families of Central Virginia supports fellow Blue Star members and their friends and family members who are serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The organization shares educational information and supports military personnel through various service activities.

Our Community Salutes (OCS) hosts a free online community portal, OCS Connect, to provide the nation’s 150,000 new service members and their parents with expert advice and resources needed to effectively plan and prepare for higher education and personal financial success as they navigate their military journey.