2018 Veteran Benefit Expo to be held in southern Oregon for the first time

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The state’s largest veteran resource event will be held in southern Oregon this month, when the Veteran Benefit Expo kicks off at 9 a.m. July 28 at the Medford Armory.

With over 65 booths featuring state and federal service providers, nonprofit agencies, employers and other local partners, this free event promises to bring together the best benefits, resources and programs Oregon has to offer veterans and their families.

The annual Expo is organized by the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs and is hosted in different locations throughout the state.

“The Veteran Benefit Expo was created with the intention of going to a new location each year, and it’s our privilege to bring it to southern Oregon for the first time this summer,” said ODVA Acting Director Mitch Sparks. “The southern Oregon veteran community has an incredible network of dedicated service officers and resource providers, and we’re honored to be able to join in and do what we can to support that great work.”

The Expo offers resources from many different benefit areas, including health care, claims assistance, finance, home loans, long-term care, mental health, education, business and recreation. The event will also include a Veteran Career Fair and Veteran Trade Show, showcasing veteran-owned businesses and entrepreneurs.

This year’s event is being presented in partnership with Oregon Lottery, a longtime supporter of causes important to Oregonians, including public education, the environment and the veteran community.

Space is limited, but there are still openings for employers interested in participating in the career fair or for veteran-owned businesses interested in the trade show. Please contact Tyler Francke at 503-373-2389 or tyler.francke@state.or.us for more information.

For more information about the Expo, visit www.expo.oregondva.com.

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