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Cameron University Military Veterans Resource Fair aimed at service members, veterans and dependents

Active members of the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and dependents are invited to Cameron University’s Military Veterans Resource Fair slated for Monday, April 1, and Tuesday, April 2. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first floor of the McMahon Centennial Complex. The building is located at University Drive and D Avenue. Visitor parking is available across the street.

“Cameron’s Military Veterans Resource Fair helps to ensure that veterans, active military and dependents have access to a comprehensive list of services and programs,” says Vicki Henson, assistant director of financial services and coordinator of CU’s Office of Veterans Affairs. “There is a multitude of resources available, and we are pleased to present as many as possible to this significant group of constituents.”

Participating organizations and the topics/resources they provide include:

• Comanche County Veterans Council (activities and partnerships to ensure uniform, protective programs for veterans, spouse, widows/widowers, minor children, and other veterans)

• Disabled American Veterans (accessing the full range of benefits available to veterans)

• Fort Sill National Cemetery

• Fort Sill Survivors Outreach Services

• Gold Star Wives of America (survivor issues on both the federal and state levels)

 Integrated Veteran Care (formerly Community Care), a division of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

• Lawton Vet Center and Lawton Mobile Vet Center (readjustment counseling and information resources to veterans, focusing on services that help veterans make the difficult transition between military and civilian life)

• Muskogee Federal Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Processing Office (VA educational benefits, federal hiring process, how to access and utilize USAjobs, types of veterans preference, and tips for writing a federal resumé)

• Native American Nurse Navigator and Tribal Liaison

• Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs (claims assistance, appeals with claims before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

• Oklahoma Women Veterans Organization – Lawton/Fort Sill Chapter (numerous services for Oklahoma women veterans)

• Oklahoma Works – American Job Network (veteran services)

• Paws with Love Therapy Dogs, Inc.

• Redlands Veterans Upward Bound program (free college-prep program)

• Suicide Prevention Office/Peer Support, USDVA (suicide prevention resources and local veteran coffees)

• VA Health Care Eligibility

• VA Lawton Outpatient Clinic (Patient Advocate)

• VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VetSuccess on Campus program)

• Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts #1193 and #5263 (numerous programs and services, which include ensuring that veterans receive earned entitlements)

• Veterans Service Center at Fort Sill (VA compensation and pension benefits)

Cameron University will have numerous campus offices/organizations participating as well. They include:

• George D. Keathley Department of Military Science (Army ROTC, Army Green-to-Gold program)

• Office of Student Support Services (offering academic support services to Cameron students who have academic need, are first generation, have an economic need, or students with disabilities)

• Office of Veterans Affairs (general information about utilization of VA educational benefits)

• Student Veterans of America chapter (activities and services)



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