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UVa-Wise set to host event for veterans

staff report • Oct 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

WISE — The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will host a regional Veterans Expo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the college’s David J. Prior Convocation Center.

The event is designed to connect veterans and their families to area resources and service providers.

Breakout discussion sessions will address veterans issues such as combat stress, benefits, employment, credit counseling and health care.

All veterans, military retirees, surviving spouses and family members are invited to the free event.

For more information and to register call 1-888-744-4693 or visit www.veterans-expo.eventbrite.com.

Auxiliary aids and services during the event are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

The event will provide an opportunity for veterans and their families in Southwest Virginia to benefit from the exhibits of community service providers, health care professionals, Veterans Administration benefits organizations, education and training providers, business start-up assistance organizations, and employers.

The Veterans Expo will also include health screenings as well as assistance with writing résumés and job interview skills.

Veterans and family members are encouraged to register at the Web site or by calling the toll-free number to ensure adequate resources are available.

Some of the veterans services may require a DD-214 document and/or veterans identification.

If calling 1-888-744-4693 and in need of assistance registering or other information, at the prompt enter extension 103 to leave your name and contact information. Someone will return your call promptly to provide further assistance.

The Veterans Expo is funded in part through the Workforce Investment Act by the Southwest Virginia Workforce Investment Board, Virginia Employment Commission in Norton, UVa-Wise, Mountain Empire Community College and Old Dominion Power Co.

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