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Military Veterans Resource Fair aimed at active duty 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, November 6, and Tuesday, November 7. 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.

“There is a vast array of resources for veterans, active military and dependents,” says Vicki Henson, Assistant Director of Financial Assistance Services and Coordinator of Veterans Affairs. “Cameron’s Military Veterans Resource Fair will help ensure that those constituents have to a comprehensive list of services and programs.”

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)

• 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 resume)

• 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)

• Open Arms Behavioral Health (Professional behavioral health services and equine-assisted therapy) (Tuesday only)

• Paws with Love Therapy Dogs, Inc.

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

• Suicide Prevention Office, USDVA (suicide prevention resources)

• VA Health Care Eligibility

• VA Lawton Outpatient Clinic

• VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program)

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

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

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 Enrichment Center (personalized non-academic support, coaching sessions aimed at increasing study skills, access to community resources to help meet food, housing, and health care needs, job shadowing and internships, financial literacy and more)

• Student Veterans of America chapter (activities and services)



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