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Maryland Living: Good Things To Know

United States and Maryland State Flag Protocol

Would you like to know more about flag protocol? Do you need to know when it’s appropriate to either lower or raise the United States Flag or the Maryland Flag? Do you have a request for a flag to be flown over the Maryland State House Dome? The Maryland Secretary of State’s Office provides a  Read More…


Federal and State Benefits For Service Connected Veterans

The following are added benefits for veterans based on US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) service connection.  Some of these benefits are very complex and have eligibility requirements.  Contact your local MDVA service program office for details. 0% Evaluation VA medical treatment for any service connected condition VA Fee Basis card for treatment of service  Read More…


Do you have medical equipment to donate?

The Maryland Department of Aging is providing durable medical equipment (DME) to Marylanders with any illness, injury, or disability, regardless of age, at no cost. All equipment is collected via donation and is sanitized, repaired, and redistributed to Marylanders in need.This service will improve the quality of life for many Maryland residents and provides the  Read More…


Women Veterans/Inclusion Program

The MDVA Women Veterans/Inclusion Program was established in August 2021 to collaborate with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, state and local governments, and community organizations to coordinate events to raise awareness of the needs of Maryland’s women, minority, and underserved veteran populations.  A statewide advisory group has convened to identify resources to support  Read More…


2022 Legislative Session Concludes

The General Assembly is Maryland’s legislative body and directly represents the electorate. The state has 47 districts represented by 47 Senators and 141 Delegates. The 2022 Legislative Session commenced on January 12 and ended April 11. The following update represents the status of bills introduced and/or passed in 2022 which may impact military service members, veterans, and  Read More…


Veterans Services Specialist Program

Did You Serve in The Military?  Do You have a Family Member Who Served in the Military? Veterans Services Specialist Program (VSS Program) Frequently Asked Questions All Maryland State Government Departments and Agencies have a Veterans Services Specialist or “liaison” who can provide general information to State employees who have served in the military or  Read More…


Voting: Register to Vote Online and Request Absentee Ballots

The Maryland State Board of Elections website allows residents to register to vote in Federal, State, County, and City elections in Maryland, to request an absentee ballot, and to update voter registration if your name or address has changed.  You can also update your registration if you want to change to a new political party.  Read More…


Find your local veterans commission here.

The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs has identified numerous local veteran commissions, work groups and councils.  If your County provides local services to military service members and veterans, and you do not see your commission or council represented, please contact the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Outreach Director, Dana Burl, at dana.burl@maryland.gov.    Anne Arundel  Read More…


Outdoor Living: Natural Resources Wounded Warrior and Veteran Outreach Program

Department of Natural Resources Wounded Warrior and Veteran Outreach Program From the mountains of Western Maryland to the sandy beaches of Assateague, the Maryland Park Service is proud to offer wonderful recreational opportunities for our wounded warriors, veterans and their families to enjoy.  With 72 State Parks, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources provides activities  Read More…


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