Thru Project Duration
Maine Veterans' Legacy Project
The Maine’s Veterans' Legacy Project was announced November 3, 2015 and will continue as long as the project is supported. All Maine veterans are encouraged to participate in this project to record and archive Maine veterans' histories. The project will also record stories from civilians who supported veterans, family members affected by their service, war industry workers, medical volunteers, troop greeters, and others. The Maine Veterans' Legacy Project is one of over 450 national and local partners collaborating with the Library of Congress (LOC) and its Veterans History Project to archive information.
Maine Bureau of Veterans Services
Visit WomenVetsUSA History, Memorials, Museums, and Observances for more military women's history.
May 1, 2023
Cold War Victory Day
Every Monday and Thursday/ 8:30 am-1:30 pm: By Appointment or Walk-in
Maine Veteran Medical-Legal Clinic
Location: Maine VA Medical Center, Room 200/Building 206, 1 VA Center, Augusta ME 04330
The Medical-Legal clinic at the Maine VA Medical Center began offering services in 2015. The on-duty attorney provides legal assistance to veterans during clinic hours, by appointment or walk-in, and also provides consults to healthcare staff during clinic hours.
**Before traveling, call the phone number below to confirm an attorney or another representative will be available.**
PTLA Central Administrative Office Phone Number: 207-774-4753
For specific county office information, visit this web page: PTLA County Contact Information
The Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services also posts information about these clinics at:
Monthly Statewide Veteran Events
What are medical-legal clinics?
Other Legal Contacts
May 1-31, 2023
Mental Health Awareness Month
May is national "Mental Health Awareness Month." To find out more about Department of Veterans Affairs mental health services, guides and tools visit the link below.
May 1-December 31, 2023
Maine Bureau of Veterans' Affairs Events Calendar
Visit the Maine Bureau of Veterans' Affairs events calendar for posted veteran happenings.
Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services "Statewide Veteran Events” Calendar
May 1-December 31, 2023
"Stay in the Loop" Veteran & Military Event & Services Updates: E-Mail Notifications, Subscriptions, & Mobile Applications
Do you want to choose what you wish to stay informed about? Here are some options:
Maine Transition Assistance: E-mail Updates
Receive Maine job announcements as well as upcoming Maine military and veteran program and event notices. Add your e-mail address by contacting:
Transition Assistance Advisor-Maine
Augusta ME 04333-0032Skyline Ultd, Inc - Contractor
194 Winthrop Street
Augusta ME 04333
"Stall Talk": Maine Guard E-Flyer/Bulletin
Receive a weekly e-flyer/bulletin with quick announcements about Maine military and veteran activities and services. Add your e-mail address by contacting:Military Family Assistance CenterWork: 207-430-5772Fax: 207-430-5783Family Assistance Line: 1-888-365-9287 Website: http://www.me.ngb.army.mil/family/newsletters.aspxAddress:DVEM Family Program#33 State House StationAugusta, ME 04333
Maine.gov News, Alerts, and Updates: Free Notification Services
Maine.gov news, alerts, and updates, are offered via a few free notification services. Subscribe to receive automatic Maine.gov e-mails for specific topics of interest, including veteran-specific, labor and other state department, news, weather, alerts, lottery numbers, foliage reports, and other updates.
Subscribe to Maine.gov RSS feeds to receive automatic updates for topics of interest, including news, weather, alerts, lottery numbers, and more. What is RSS? RSS is the acronym for Really Simple Syndication. It's an easy way to keep up with news and updates from a variety of websites without having to visit each site. You receive the information you choose to follow with automatic updates delivered to the electronic address you provide. RSS is becoming more popular and you'll find many sites now offering RSS feeds.
Maine.gov was designed for mobile applications to make your experience fast and easy on any device. It is a responsive design offering Maine.gov on any screen size. Other online services and state agency websites continue to be developed into responsive, mobile-ready design.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): Events Portal
This VA portal offers online interactive chat events about VA benefits and services.
May 3, 2023, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Wednesday)
Maine VA Management Advisory Committee (MAC)
Location: VA Maine Healthcare System, 1 VA Center, (Bldg. 205, Room 112), Togus Campus, Augusta, Maine 04330
Maine VA Medical Center Director hosts a quarterly veteran update video conference with the Veteran Integrated Services Network 1 (VISN 1) Director. The Maine VA Medical Center Director then meets with Veteran Service Organization, state legislative, and other veteran organization representatives as well as interested veterans. The Maine VA Women Veterans Program Manager attends this meeting. It is sometimes referred to as the "mini-MAC" meeting.
The meetings are usually the first Wednesday in February, May, August, and November, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Maine VA (Togus) in Augusta, Maine. The building and room number may change. Exceptions to this schedule are released by the Maine VA Executive Secretary to the Director.
To verify the date, times and location, contacts are noted below.
Meetings may be virtual during COVID pandemic. Contact meeting organizers for details on how and when online meetings convene.
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m: Veterans Integrated Services Network (VISN 1/New England) Update
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Maine VA Updates: Facilities/Clinical Update & Recruitment/Benefits Office/Women's Health/Other
For additional discussion items, call 207-623-5714.
Carol A. Rogers, Executive Secretary to the Director
May 8, 2023, 6:00 p.m. (Usually 1st Mondays September-June)
Maine Veterans' Coordinating Committee (MVCC)
Location: Maine Veterans’ Homes Central Office, 460 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330 (Verify with meeting POCs)
The Maine Veterans' Coordinating Committee (MVCC) membership includes several Veteran Service Organizations. The committee receives updates from Maine VA Health and Benefits, Maine Veterans' Services, and Maine Veterans' Homes representatives, MVCC officers and members, as well as other guests. Maine's Congressional Delegation, interested veterans, and Veteran Service Organization auxiliary members also attend.
Meetings convene the first non-holiday Monday September through June annually and may be rescheduled/cancelled due to inclement weather.
Meetings have been virtual during COVID pandemic. Contact meeting organizers for details on how an when online meetings convene.
Contact: David Patch at email@example.com or Kelley Wynne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 29, 2023
Memorial Day Remembrance: Placing Flags on Veterans' Graves & Services
Location: National Cemetery at Togus VA and Maine Veterans Cemeteries
Placing flags on veterans' graves is open to anyone interested in participating. Flags are oftentimes placed the Saturday before Memorial Day Services.
Memorial Day services are held at some or all of the cemeteries. For dates, times and other details, contact:
Director, Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services
117 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0117
Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services
June 21, 2023
Native American Veterans Day
July 27, 2023
Maine Korean War Veteran Recognition Day
September 1-30, 2023
Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign
Location: Maine Department of Labor (Virtual and Physical Location TBD)
The Maine Department of Labor along with their sponsors kicked off their annual "Hire-A-Vet" campaign on September 1st. The Hire-A-Vet campaign goal: at least 100 employers commiting to hire 100 veterans in 100 days. Previous annual campaigns were very successful.
2015: 259 veteran hires
135 participating employers
2016: 197 veteran hires
147 participating employers
2017: 296 veteran and military family member hires
$23.16 average placement wage
195 participating employers
2018: 286 veteran hires
$23.05 average placement wage
191 participating employers
2019: 283 veteran hires
$22.78 average placement wage
254 participating employers
September 15, 2023 (3rd Friday in September)
Prisoner of War-Missing in Action Recognition Day
November 5-11, 2023
Veterans' Week (Sunday to Saturday inclusive of November 11th)
November 11, 2023
Veterans Day (Armistice Day)
January 1-31, 2024
Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Maine Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Network
For the past five years, there has been growing momentum in Maine around the issue of human trafficking. In early efforts, there was a push to raise awareness and provide basic training to service providers and law enforcement. Soon after, we saw the development of local anti-trafficking multidisciplinary teams and public policy changes at the statewide level. These teams provide the backbone for how Maine will likely manage anti-trafficking services now and in the years to come. There is increasingly a focus on supporting local anti-trafficking teams to provide a collaborative and comprehensive response to the needs of a human trafficking victim. As awareness of the issue increases, so does the need for safe, appropriate, victim-centered services. (Website post December 31, 2022)
For access to immediate services in Maine call the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888.
Maine's Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence centers offer 24-hour support to survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Visit here to find out more about your local sexual assault support center or dial 1-800-871-7741 for immediate services. Visit here to find out more about your local domestic violence agency or dial 1-866-834-4357 for immediate services.
Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is hosting a conference on January 11, 2023, :30-11:00 a.m. EST at the Pentagon Auditorium.
The Department of Defense “Combating Trafficking in Persons” vision as of January 2023:
The Department of Defense (DoD) sustains an effective program to combat trafficking in persons in both its domestic and international environments.
To institutionalize Department of Defense Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) policy and programs and set conditions for effective prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnering activities in concert with, and supportive of, national efforts.
Reduce the risk and incidence of trafficking in persons within DoD's garrison and deployed operations
Identify victims and help alleviate suffering
Improve monitoring and reporting
Identify criminal activity
Educate stakeholders on DoD's stance on trafficking in persons
Train all DoD personnel on combating trafficking in persons
Inform contractors of DoD CTIP policies and best practices
Department of Defense Combatting Trafficking in Persons: https://ctip.defense.gov/
February 1-28, 2024
Go Red for Women: American Heart Month
February is the national campaign month to raise awareness about women's heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women with and without Military service.
Get Your Numbers
Own Your Lifestyle
Realize Your Risk
Educate Your Family
Don't Be Silent
Department of Veterans Affairs Heart Health Outreach Campaign
March 1-31, 2024
Women's History Month
Generations of women--in the air and on sea and ground--served in the U.S. armed forces with honor and pride. If you're interested in the history of women in the United States' military, visit these links:
Library of Congress: Women’s History Month
National Women’s History Alliance
History: National Women’s History Month
WomenVetsUSA Women’s History Month
WomenVetsUSA Historical Timelines (many related resource links)
March 30, 2024
Vietnam War Remembrance Day
April 1-30, 2024
National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
For more information, visit the following links:
Presidential Proclamation--National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 2022
Department of Veterans Affairs
Servicewomen's Action Network (SWAN)
Maine National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) Program
Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA)
April 9, 2024
Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day