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Second Annual Veterans' Workshop Coming to Nashville

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 06:52am
NASHVILLE – U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-5) will partner with the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs and several Veteran Service Organizations for the Second Annual Veterans’ Workshop.  The Middle Tennessee Veterans Outreach Event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and run through 1:00 p.m. (CDT) on Tuesday, May 22 at the Hall of Flags Drill Hall at the Tennessee National Guard Armory at 3041 Sidco Drive in Nashville.  All active duty military personnel, veterans and their families are welcome to attend.
 
Representatives from TDVA, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, US Department of Veterans Affairs, National Guard Services and several representatives from area universities and Veterans Service Organizations and will be available to answer questions, provide information and assist with enrollment opportunities for veterans and other eligible beneficiaries. The workshop will focus on the claims process for federal benefits, educational opportunities, employment options, financial planning and transitional resources. 
 
Veterans will need to present a copy of their DD-214 and any other service related documents to assist with filing VA claims.
 
WHO:              U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper, Representatives from TDVA, TN Dept. of  
                         Labor, USVA, area universities, Veteran Service Organizations
 
WHAT:           Second Annual Veterans’ Workshop
 
WHEN:           Tuesday, May 22, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (CDT)
 
WHERE:         Hall of Flags Drill Hall, Tennessee National Guard Armory, 3041 Sidco  
                           Dr., Nashville
 
The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs is organized to accomplish its mission of serving Tennessee's veterans and their families with dignity and compassion, and being their principle advocate in ensuring they receive the care, support, earned entitlements, and recognition they earned in service to our nation. For more information, visit the department’s web site at www.tn.gov/veteran, facebook/myTDVA or twitter @TNDVA.
 
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