Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Virginia Veterans Expo

From Virginia State Senator Bill Carrico:


Expo Geared to Help Veterans Transition From Military to Civilian Life

CEDAR BLUFF (April 22, 2013) – Senators Phillip Puckett and Bill Carrico today announced that they will host the 2013 Veterans Expo at SWCC to help Veterans gain insight into the services, resources and opportunities available to them and their families in the Southwest Virginia region. The Expo will offer information about career opportunities, education, health and community support that is specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of Veterans and their families.

“I am honored to co-host the Veterans Expo Event with Sen. Bill Carrico. I want to encourage all veterans to plan to attend the special event. It is our opportunity to say thank you to all our veterans and help them learn about and understand available services and benefits,” said Puckett.

Veterans and their family members are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the Veterans Expo that will be held at the Charles R. King Community Center of Southwest Virginia Community College in Cedar Bluff from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 1st. Registration is open through May 30thfor attendees and May 18 for exhibitors. For more information on the Veterans Expo, please visit http://veterans-expo.eventbrite.comor call (888) 744-4693.

"Once again, I am honored to co-host the Veterans Expo with Sen. Phillip Puckett,” said Senator Bill Carrico. “Last year's event was incredibly successful, and I'm eager to build on that success this year. Our veterans and their families deserve all the support our community can give them, and I am proud to have a role doing something positive for our service men and women."

There will be Federal, State and local Veteran agencies participating, including the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, Virginia Department of Veterans Services, Veterans Upward Bound and Veterans Affairs. Workshops and booths will provide Veterans with assistance in resume writing, succeeding in job interviews, career counseling, and how to translate military experience to civilian occupations as well as credit counseling, small business startups, understanding benefits and other topics. There will also be several local colleges/universities, healthcare representatives and local community groups in attendance.

The free event is for Veterans and their family members. Attendees are encouraged to register in order to ensure adequate resources for all attendees. Some veteran services may require the DD214 and/or Veteran’s Identification. 

Senator Phillip Puckett
Office: 276.889.0650
Senator Bill Carrico
Office: 276.236.0098"