WNCC program partners to host Veterans Stand Down event

March 21, 2017 GMT

The Veterans Upward Bound program at Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS) are hosting a Veterans Stand Down event on Thursday, April 13.

The focus of Veterans Stand Down is to reach out to veterans by connecting them to benefits, information, and on-the-spot services. Services provided are food, clothing, community housing referrals, medical treatment, readjustment counseling, dental screenings, free haircuts, employment, and spiritual services to name a few.

“The Nebraska Panhandle is fortunate to have so many organizations that can offer assistance,” said WNCC Veterans Upward Bound Assistant Director and Military and Veterans Affairs Director Chris Wolf. “This is a great opportunity for veterans of all ages to come and see what is available for them in the panhandle. We offer a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the VA Mobile Vets Center from Black Hills Health Care System is on site. We encourage all veterans to come and visit us.”


Participants in the event include WNCC, BHHCS, VetSET Nebraska, a rural Veteran Coordination Pilot funded through a grant from the VA Office of Rural Health to the Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors (NAHLD), and Nebraska Department of Labor.

Veterans Stand Down begins at 10 a.m. in the John N. Harms Center located at 2620 College Park in Scottsbluff, and concludes at 2 p.m. Guests are asked to use the south entrance of the building.

For more information about Veterans Stand Down, contact Chris Wolf at wolfc@wncc.edu or at 308-635-6042.