Wright State to host job and resources fair for veterans and their families

Veterans, military-connected individuals and their family members can connect with local employers and resource organizations at the annual Vets Moving Forward event on Wednesday, May 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Student Union at Wright State University.

About 60 veterans service organizations are expected to participate to connect and network with veterans.

Registration is not required. More information on the event is available on eventbrite.com.

All Wright State student veterans, faculty and staff, caregivers, spouses and military-connected individuals are welcome to attend.

Vets Moving Forward will feature a job fair with over 40 employers during which participants can talk to local institutions about available positions. Participants can also learn about local resources available to veterans and their families and connect with other veterans.

“Wright State is proud to partner with the Greater Miami Valley myVeteran Community to host this collaborative event where the veteran support community rallies to show support for our local veterans and service members,” said Seth Gordon, Ph.D., director of the Veteran and Military Center at Wright State University.

The Dayton VA Medical Center will hold an enrollment fair and help veterans sign up for services from the Department of Veteran Affairs. Disabled American Veterans,  will be present to assist veterans with filing claims with the VA.

Veterans can also receive assistance with disability claims, advice on wills and obtain a veteran ID card.

In addition, caregivers and spouses can receive information about available resources.

The Dayton Regional Transit Authority and Greene CATS Public Transit will provide free bus rides to veterans to and from Wright State on May 22. Proof of military service is required when boarding.

Vets Moving Forward is organized by the Greater Miami Valley myVeteran Community, which supports veterans, service members and their families by connecting regional veterans service providers, resources, advocates and other stakeholders.

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