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WNCC Veterans Upward Bound Program to host Veterans Stand Down Event

March 23, 2016
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS) and the Veterans Upward Bound program at Western Nebraska Community College will host a Veterans Stand Down event on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
 
The focus of Veterans Stand Down is to reach out to Veterans by connecting them to benefits, information, and on-the-spot services. Services that will be provided are food, clothing, community housing referrals, medical treatment, readjustment counseling, dental screenings, free haircuts, employment, and spiritual services to name a few.
 
"The Nebraska Panhandle is fortunate to have so many organizations that can offer assistance," said WNCC Veterans Upward Bound Assistant Director and Military and Veterans Affairs Director Chris Wolf. "This is a great opportunity for veterans of all ages to come and see what is available for them in the panhandle. We will offer a free lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and will have the VA Mobile Vets Center from Cheyenne VA Medical on site. We encourage all veterans to come and visit us."
 
Participants in the event will include: Vet Set Nebraska, Bellevue University Military Service Center, Nebraska Department of Labor, SSVF, Nebraska National Guard, and Supportive Services for Veterans and Families.
 
Veterans Stand Down will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Harms Advanced Technology Center located at 2620 College Park in Scottsbluff, and will conclude at 2:00 p.m. Guests are asked to use the south entrance of the building.
 
For more information about Veterans Stand Down contact Chris Wolf at wolfc@wncc.edu or at 308.635.6042.
 
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