A forum next month will inform Vietnam veterans and their families about Agent Orange exposure, the health problems it can cause and benefits and services they are eligible to receive. The event is scheduled April 22, 2017, from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Main Building Dining Commons on the campus of Greenfield Community College. It is open to all veterans from across New England, as well as families of veterans. For more information, contact Niejadlik at 413-772-1571 or Greenfield Community College Veterans Affairs Counselor Christopher Demars at 413-775-1825.
District 9 of the American Legion, Department of North Carolina, Veterans Assistance and Rehabilitation Pillar, will hold a Veteran’s Benefit Action Center, in cooperation with the office of Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C., and the Veterans Administration. The event will be held 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., March 30, 2017 and 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., April 1, 2017, at the American Legion, Post 10, 702 Pine Grove Dr., Wilmington, NC 28406. The event is for veterans and their dependents who have questions concerning their VA claims, appeals and health care. For more information, contact email@example.com.
In an effort to better serve those who have served this country, Chattahoochee Technical College will host a free Veteran and Family Member Benefit Expo next month at its North Metro Campus. The expo will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. March 16, 2017, in Building D at the campus, which is located at 5198 Ross Rd., Acworth, GA. The benefit expo is intended to inform military servicemembers, veterans, and veteran family members about benefits, services and support channels. Lunch will be provided for all guests. For more information about the event, contact Dr. Barry Munday at VeteranServices@ChattahoocheeTech.edu or call the Veteran Service Center at 770-528-3491.
The Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will hold the second in a series of veterans outreach gatherings and breakfasts with this one scheduled to be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the American Legion David Walker Post 274, located at the corner of Franklin Avenue and North Seventh Street in Steubenville, OH 43592. Staff members will be on hand to answer questions and talk about veteran benefits. Call 740-283-9109 for more information.
In honor of national Women's History Month, the Providence VA Medical Center is honoring women veterans with two events on Thursday, March 16, 2017, both at the Medical Center and at Rhode Island College, along with a Warwick Vet Center benefits seminar for women vets. The first event is a women veterans history event, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the fifth floor auditorium of the main hospital building at 830 Chalkstone Ave. It will feature women veteran speakers, eligibility information and resource materials for women veterans who wish to learn more or enroll for VA health care services.
During the evening session, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Rhode Island College Student Union ballroom, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave. in Providence, Rhode Island, the Providence VAMC will collaborate with the gender and women's studies program at the college for a screening of "Soldier On: Life After Deployment." The documentary film by Tree of Life Productions tells the story of three women veterans confronting the challenges of readjusting to civilian life after their post-Sept. 11 military service.
Both events are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For more information or to reserve a place at either or both sessions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another opportunity for women veterans to meet, socialize and learn about VA benefits will occur on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Vet Center, 2038 Warwick Ave., Warwick, Rhode Island, along with another session on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the same location, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information, call Carla Murchelano at the Vet Center at 401-223-3651.