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STLCC-Wildwood to Host Hands-on Resource Day for Veterans

February 21, 2014

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To assist veterans in taking the vital first steps to access the resources available to them, St. Louis Community College-Wildwood will host a free, hands-on event for all veterans in the St. Louis area 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 29.

“I know from my own experience that finding and signing up for benefits can be a daunting process,” said Tracy Carpenter Bond, STLCC’s Veterans Affairs coordinator.  Bond serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom.

“This is more than just an informational session,” she added. “We want to equip veterans to acclimate back into their lives and provide the crucial next steps toward achieving their goals.”

During the event, veterans will have the chance to participate in workshops focused in the areas of health, family and future opportunities. They will be able to apply for VA educational benefits, register for e-Benefits accounts, start the disability benefits process, make an appointment to take the Military to Civilian Career assessment, network with employers over lunch and speak with Missouri’s Senate and House members. Speaker Tim Jones, Sen. Brian Nieves, and Reps. Paul Curtman and David Hinson will attend. Veterans also can apply for admission to STLCC, join the STLCC Student Veterans Club, and join the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Registration is not required, but is appreciated. Visit calendar.stlcc.edu and click on March 29 to register, or contact Debbie Ward at dward106@stlcc.edu or 636-422-2241. The campus is located at 2645 Generations Drive in Wildwood.