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Veterans Hiring Preferences

Senate Bill 245, Veterans Hiring Preferences – Spouses, became law on October 1st.  Senate Bill 245  authorizes an employer to grant a hiring and promotion preference to an eligible veteran, the spouse of an eligible veteran who has service-connected disability, or the surviving spouse of a deceased eligible veteran.

All states grant some form of employment preference to veterans in the public sector, but private employers have been hesitant to favor veterans because of provisions in federal law that prohibit discrimination in hiring. An exception to the federal law, however, allows preferences for veterans if they are authorized under federal, state, or local law. An eligible veteran is a veteran of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and the military reserves, who has received an honorable discharge or a certificate of satisfactory completion of military service.

A copy of the legislation may be found by clicking here.


Enterprise Car Sales is honoring Military Appreciation Month

During the month of November, Enterprise Car Sales is honoring Military Appreciation Month with a very special offer!

In honor of Veterans Day this November, all active United States military members, veterans and dependents, will have a FIRESTONE PREPAID MAINTENANCE PACKAGE VALUED AT $300 included in their used vehicle purchase from Enterprise Car Sales. Redeemable at any Firestone, Tires Plus, and affiliate locations.

This offer is valid nationwide at more than 120 Enterprise Car Sales dealerships. In the Washington, DC area, we have dealerships located in Rockville, Woodbridge, New Carrollton, and Marlow Heights. Search pricing, inventory, and locations at See offer details below or at




1: 1Offer applies to all active United States military members, veterans and dependents. Prepaid Maintenance Package will be in the form of a $300 Firestone Complete Auto CareTM gift card, which will be issued within 60 business days after purchase of vehicle. Offer valid only on Enterprise vehicles purchased 11/1/16 – 11/30/16. To receive the offer, active and veteran military personnel must present one of the following: Common Access Card, Uniformed Services ID Card, DD Form 214 / Report of Separation papers, or state-issued ID reflecting military status. Dependents of active military personnel must present a valid Uniformed Services ID Card. Offer void when 7-Day Repurchase Agreement is activated. No cash advances. Not valid on previous purchases. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

2: Gift card will be honored at all Firestone Complete Auto CareTM, Tires PlusTM and Hibdon Tires PlusTM locations. Not valid in CA and OR. Gift card expires 12/31/18. No card expiration in WA. Used vehicles were previously part of Enterprise short-term rental and/or lease fleet or purchased by Enterprise from other sources including auto auctions, with previous use possibly short term rental, lease or other.

Photo for illustration purposes only. The “e” logo, Enterprise and “Haggle-free buying. Worry-free ownership.” are trademarks of Enterprise Holdings, Inc. Firestone and Firestone Complete Auto Care are registered trademarks of Bridgestone Brands, LLC. Tires Plus and Hibdon Tires Plus are trademarks of Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2016 Enterprise Car Sales. Visit for more details.

Stars, Stripes, and Snowflakes Holiday Party


Blue Star Families invites you to attend
the Stars, Stripes, and Snowflakes Holiday Party!

Sunday, December 4, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 PM

Spates Community Club
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
214 McNair Road, Bldg. 407
Fort Myer, VA

Stars, Stripes, and Snowflakes is a special time for us to recognize and celebrate our military families with a special visit with Santa, activities for the whole family, raffle prizes for the adults, and gifts for the children.

This event is for Wounded Warriors and service members
(E-6 and below) and their family members.

We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you!


This event is brought to you by Blue Star Families and is one of the numerous benefits you receive as a member. Please use the forward option below to share with anyone you know that would enjoy these benefits as well. 

8th Annual Tribute to America’s Veterans Concert

The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs is in collaboration with the Silver Spring Towne Center in sponsoring this event.  Once again this year, the Walter Reed Society is significantly supporting this event. We hope that there will be a great turnout.  Please see in email below more information about the event.  Morton Davis, Korean War Veteran will be keynote speaker.  There will be a tribute in memory of Fred Cherry, POW, Vietnam War.

Join us for the 8th Annual Tribute to America’s Veterans Concert Thursday, November 10th at 6pm in the Great Hall of the Silver Spring Civic Building. Along with saluting our Vets, this year’s event celebrates music and dance of the Korean War Era. You will not want to miss this evening of 50’s swing music and dance with the Natty Beaux!

The Natty Beaux (pronounced nat-tee bohs) are a swingin’ jump-blues/rockabilly band and 10-time winners of  Washington Area Music (WAMMIE) Awards. This fun-lovin’, finger-snappin’, hoppin’ and boppin’ combo featuring musicians from some of the Mid-Atlantic region’s finest groups including: Billy Coulter BandThe Junkyard SaintsAlexandria Kleztet and more. Folks just can’t sit still when they hear ’em play toe-tappin’ mid-century classics from Louis Prima, Ray Charles, Louis Jordan, Bobby Darin, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Gene Vincent, Nat King Cole, Jerry Lee Lewis and other greats.
This event is not to be missed! Free and everyone welcome!

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