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CBC to host free Veteran’s Fair Nov. 16
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BEEVILLE — Coastal Bend College invites all veterans and community members to attend the Veteran’s Fair being held at the Beeville campus on 3800 Charco Road inside the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Student Union Building (SUB) from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. A free lunch will be provided for all veterans.

During the Veteran’s Fair, representatives from more than 15 different agencies and companies will be on hand to speak to veterans about employment opportunities, services and benefits for which veterans may qualify.

Veterans, their families and the general public are also encouraged to stop by the San Antonio Mobile Vet Center provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Mobile Vet Center is one of 50 in the nation and is designed to provide outreach and counseling services to veterans living outside major metropolitan areas. VA staff will be on hand to help answer questions about claims, benefits and counseling services available to veterans. All services provided at the Mobile Vet Center are free of charge.

“The goal of the Veteran’s Fair is to give veterans access to information and services all under one roof. CBC helps them by bringing all the services to them, and we also get to honor local veterans. Their contributions and sacrifices mean a lot to the college,” explained Rosie Streicher, the veteran’s affairs specialist for CBC.

The keynote speaker will be Al Puga, who works for the Bee County Community Affairs Department as the VA county services officer. Puga will speak to veterans about his military background and the services his office offers locally.

Also present will be CBC staff from admissions, counseling/advising, financial aid, Weekend College and other CBC programs to help answer any questions about enrolling at CBC and utilizing benefits.

“CBC provides many services to help veterans reach their educational and career goals. We’re here to serve them, and we’re eager to help them get started here at CBC. We’ll help them every step of the way,” Streicher added.

For more information about the Veteran’s Fair or VA benefits available at CBC, contact Rosie Streicher at (361) 354-2421 or via email at rstreich@coastalbend.edu.
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