3rd Annual NEK Veterans Summit
Saturday, March 14, 2015

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Purpose

The purpose of the summit is to bring veterans, their families, and veteran service organizations together to build relationships, stronger connections, and an enhanced regional support network in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and Northern New Hampshire.

Highlights

The Stand Down

The Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting a one-day Stand Down in conjunction with the NEK Veterans Summit. Stand Downs provide services to homeless Veterans such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling, and referrals to a variety of other necessary services, such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment.

The Mobile Vet Center

Available throughout the Summit, the Mobile Vet Center is a 30-foot long bus and is operated by the White River Junction Vet Center. It provides readjustment counseling and information resources to combat veterans. Like community-based veteran centers, Mobile Vet Centers focus on services that help combat veterans make the transition between military and civilian life.

Exhibitor Booths

Over 50 Veteran Service Organizations will have information booths providing a one-stop-shop for veteran services, clubs, and resources.

Speakers

Ruth Crocker, widow of Army Captain David R. Crocker, Jr. and author of Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War; and Deborah Amdur, director of the White River Junction VA Medical Center

Breakout Sessions

  • PTSD and TBI
  • Veteran Family Members
  • Women Veterans
  • Student Veterans
  • Veteran Farmers
  • Veteran Benefits
  • Writing Memoir and Personal Stories
  • Education Benefits for Student Veterans
  • Employment Opportunities for Veterans
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
  • Improving your Credit Score
  • VA Loans

Schedule Overview

Pre-Summit Event

Mangroves Concert
Friday, March 13, 2015
VFW Post 793, 204 Eastern Avenue, St Johnsbury, VT.
Doors open at 6 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m., $5.00 cover charge. All proceeds go to the LSC Student Veterans Club to fund travel to the Student Veterans of America Conference in Orlando, FL in January 2016. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

3rd Annual NEK Veterans Summit
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Lyndon State College, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Post-Summit Event

2nd Annual Ian Muller Rail Jam
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 4:30 to 10 p.m.
Q Burke Mountain Resort
223 Sherburne Lodge Road, East Burke, VT.
If you don’t know what a rail jam is, check out this video from last year: http://vimeo.com/89408760

Post-Summit Event

Free Lift Tickets for Veterans and their Families
Sunday, March 15, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Q Burke Mountain Resort
223 Sherburne Lodge Road, East Burke, VT.
(Proof of service is required)

For more information

Thom Anderson, Associate Provost and Advisor to the LSC Veterans Club
Thomas.Anderson@lyndonstate.edu
Vail 356
802 626-6346