Veterans

October 24, 2012

Riverside hosts third annual vet expo

Veterans won’t want to miss the Third Annual Veterans Expo 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oct. 27 at the Riverside County [Calif.] Fair Grounds.

The expo will offer assistance with healthcare, employment, education, legal issues, buying a home or just learning what benefits they are eligible for. Interested attendees will even be able to learn about and sign up for long-term care for elderly veterans and their families.

The event is in the Fullenwider Building at the fair grounds, on the corner of Highway 111 and Arabia in Indio. Any veteran, military member, their families and survivors, are invited to participate.

All veterans will be welcomed to the event, with food, entertainment, military exhibits, TV personalities, activities for the children, and watch for surprise “celebrity” guests.

The Third Annual Veterans Expo will host a 60- booth trade show, one of the largest collections of organizations serving a wide array of veterans’ needs. Last year’s EXPO served more than 500 veterans and family members.

During an opening program beginning at 9 a.m., local legislators will be on stage for a tribute to recognize four distinguished military members with appropriate honors. Two outstanding young Marines who are stationed at Twenty-nine Palms Marine Base, and two veterans from other earlier conflicts will be honored .

The guest speaker will be Secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs Peter J. Gravett, a retired Army major general.

Admission is free, and Sunline Busses will provide free transportation to and from the event from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with proof of military service, such as a DD-214 form, Military ID, or VA Benefits Card.

Anyone seeking benefits should be prepared to present their DD-214 form, or provide a Social Security Number and dates of service.

For more information, call Bill Young at (760) 861-0037.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

VA announces single regional framework under MyVA initiative

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Jan. 26 that it is taking the first steps under the MyVA initiative to realign its many organizational maps into one map with five regions to better serve Veterans. The new regions under the MyVA alignment will allow VA to begin the process of integrating disparate organizational boundaries into...
 
 
Navy photograph by PO2 Brian Wilbur

Nisei veterans honored with France’s highest award

Navy photograph by PO2 Brian Wilbur Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, delivers remarks at a ceremony honoring World War II veterans of the 100th Battalion 442nd Regiment at the Japanese Cultural Center of ...
 
 

VA announces appointment of new members to advisory council

The Department of Veterans Affairs is announcing the appointment of new members to the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses. VA will appoint Stephen L. Hauser, MD as committee chair for a term through September, 2016. Hauser is the Robert A. Fishman Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the...
 

 

Applications accepted for 2015 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

The Department of Veterans Affairs is accepting applications for the 2015 National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Registration began in early January and will close April 15. The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is a sports and rehabilitation program for military service Veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or certain neurological...
 
 

Report: Agent Orange planes hold risk years after Vietnam

The health of some U.S. Air Force reservists could have been put at risk from the residue left in planes that sprayed Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, the Institute of Medicine reported Jan. 9. There’s not much data about the level of contamination, but limited testing years later make it plausible that some reservists...
 
 

Consolidation of POW/MIA mission moving forward

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Jan. 9 the Defense Department will, effective Monday, consolidate into one new agency the organizations that account for U.S. military prisoners of war and those missing in action. Hagel called for a review early last year to bring together the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, the Joint Personnel Accounting...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>