Veterans Resource Fair

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Military Expo

Military Veterans Expo to be held Wednesday, March 22 at NTC Wausau Campus. Veterans and their families can explore and engage with community organizations that can help provide information about benefits and health resources while assisting with the transition between military and civilian life. Network with fellow veterans and military members. Connect with area support groups. Hear from a local veteran who was held captive and a panel of military members who will share their experiences. Talk to area employers that hire veterans. Visit resource Fair Burns Post and Auxiliary were there.  

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Support for Student Vets

Department Student Veterans Liaison Jim Maas presented a check for $100 from Burns Post 388, Wausau, to the UWSP Veterans Club for use in promoting their activities and membership. The Veterans Club provides a peer-to-peer network for veterans who are attending the University.   The Club coordinates social and service activities, provides pre-professional networking, and generally provides a touchstone for student veterans at UWSP to ensure that each student veteran is successful after their service.   By the way, Club President Holmes is a Life Member of the VFW through a gift from her grandfather of the Sussex Post.

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Student Vets write book about coming home

The UWSP Veterans Club is promoting this book. See Me for Who I Am aims to undermine these stereotypes. It brings together twenty young student veterans working to bridge the media-created gap that divides them from the American people they fought to protect. With thoughtfulness, humor, and honesty, they relive and relate their worst memories, illustrate shared experiences, explain to us the fulfillment of combat, and show us what going to war really entails. For veterans, these voices will ring familiar. For civilians, the stories open a view into a world few ever see and, in the process, affirm our common humanity. Available from Amazon. Proceeds help support UWSP programs.

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Battlefields to Books; Student Veterans Coming Home

Veterans helping veterans. That is why we have the Veterans of Foreign Wars. That is also why there are student vets clubs. Without programs and clubs for student vets, they often feel alone and alienated. UWSP has been very supportive of its veteran students and the Veterans Club, says the former charter advisor of the Club and current Student Veterans Advocate for District 7, Jim Maas. “The Club is doing exactly what we had hoped it would do. I’m very proud of them.” Most college freshmen are required to take a seminar, but at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 12 students are fulfilling that first-year requirement in a unique way: with a class specifically designed for veterans. “Back from the Front: Transitioning from the Military to Civilian Life” strives to do exactly what the class name implies — help veterans make the transition from service to life as civilians. After years of seeing war first-hand, being far from home and serving with soldiers who become closer than their own siblings, veterans often struggle with the return to everyday life. And that strenuous change … Continue reading

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Student Veterans Advocate advocates

Veterans returning from military service may feel alone and alienated on a college campus, unless they find the local veterans club. The UWSP Veterans Club works to help veterans adjust to life on campus and in the community. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Wisconsin intends to help. “No one does more for veterans” than the VFW.  

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Voices for Veterans

Wisconsin VFW District 7, UW-Marathon County, and Northcentral Technical College invite student veterans and their families to be a part of Voices for Veterans information fair on Wednesday, May 7 at the NCT Wausau Campus. The event will encourage veterans and their families to explore the many resources available to them in their communities. This event will be free and open to the public.

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Wausau Stand Down

For military veterans.   9 am to 3 pm  Thursday, October 17 VFW 388, River Drive in Wausau      Service providers available to assist you Consumer Credit Counseling        Social SecurityHousing & Shelter Information/Referrals      Health ScreenFemale Veterans Representative         ClothingFlu Shots           Financial CounselingPTSD/ Drug and Alcohol Treatment        VA BenefitsVeterans Service Employment Program        County Veterans Service Officers Lunch Provided All Veterans Welcome For more information, Call 715-261-1141   800-872-8662, ext. 64201

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Readjustment Counseling Service

“Dedicated to serving those who have served.” Vet Center 603 S. 24th Avenue, Suite 24Wausau, WI 54401715-842-1724 Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans served in any combat zone. Services are available to family members and significant others for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service to our country. All services provided are at no cost to the veteran or family. The Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center Program operates a system five community based counseling centers in Wisconsin. The Vet Centers are staffed by small multi-disciplinary teams of dedicated providers of which many are combat veterans themselves. Vet Center personnel are available toll free during normal business hours at: 866-644-5371.

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Student Veterans Advocate appointed

Jim Maas, member of Burns Post 388 of Wausau, has been appointed District 7 Student Veterans Advocate by District Commander John “Trapper” Schultz.   The Student Veterans Advocates will work with the State Chairman to set up visits so the VFW can help strengthen its relationship and learn of the needs of today’s veteran students. This will also allow the VFW to inform students of programs available to them and how they can help. The Veterans of Foreign Wars intends to learn about issues medical, socially and emotionally that they are dealing with. Maas helped organize the UWSP Veterans Club and was the club advisor for two years.

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