Veterans resource agencies come to Radford University

Veterans resource groups will gather in the Hurlburt Student Center plaza from 1-4 p.m. on April 11 to provide veterans in the community access to the benefits and services available to them.

All services are provided free of charge and are open to all veterans and their families. Attendees are advised to bring information, such as form DD214, JST and military identification card, with them.

“This is a great opportunity for both people on campus and those in the community to access a variety of military resources,” said Radford University Military Resource Center Director Bill Kennan.

Organizations present at the event

Description of agencies

DAV will bring a mobile service office, which travels to small towns and rural communities, to counsel and educate veterans and their families regarding available benefits and services. Representatives will be on-hand to provide assistance. The DAV has alternate hours and will be at Radford University from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Roanoke Vet Center will be present to discuss counseling available through their office, which includes trauma, bereavement and family counseling, as well as employment assessment and referral. The Roanoke Vet Center will also bring a mobile service office to campus.

The VEC will be on campus to provide job referrals, training and job placement assistance. The VEC also works with people who are transitioning out of the military.

VA Benefits will be on-hand to assist and educate veterans and their families about benefits that may be available to them.

Team Rubicon combines the skills and experiences of veterans with that of first responders to deploy emergency response teams. Representatives will be on-hand to discuss opportunities.

“The Radford University Veteran's Fair, sponsored by the MRC on campus, is designed to provide the opportunity to access important resources for veterans, active duty, dependents, spouses and families,” said Kennan. “The MRC is proud to serve all who are military affiliated, whether on or off campus.”

Apr 10, 2017
Max Esterhuizen