Homecoming Celebration for Veterans and Active-Duty

It’s labeled as a “homecoming.” In reality, it’s an opportunity for veterans to take advantage of  free health screenings, job information and to learn about their VA benefits.

Families greeting returned Florida National Guardsmen in December 2010 after almost a year's deployment.

The “Welcome Home America’s Heroes Celebration” for active-duty military and veterans who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is set March 26, a Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of South Florida, Tampa Campus, Martin Luther King Plaza.

The USF campus is home to about 1,000 war veterans and was the first to establish a VetSuccess on Campus program in June 2009. VetSuccess provides a full-time, experienced Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and a part-time Vet Center Outreach Coordinator on campus to support war veteran students.

The “celebration” will give veterans and their families access to members of VetSuccess, the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, USF Veterans Association, USF Office of Veterans Services, state and federal veterans affairs officials as well as elected officials.

You can learn more about the at the VA Vocational Rehabilitation Program and VetSuccess links or call 1-800-827-1000.

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