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Mobile Vet Center Coming to Dalton State

Dalton State College will host a Mobile Vet Center, an outreach of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Thursday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The MVC, which will be available to all active duty, Reserve, National Guard and veteran service members and their families at the College and in the community, will be located in the faculty/staff parking lot behind the bell tower quad.

“Dalton State is proud of the service of all our student veterans and active duty service members, as well as all the veterans in our community,” said Dr. Jami Hall, dean of students at Dalton State. “Hosting the Mobile Vet Center on our campus is just one small way we can say ‘thank you for your service.’”

Among the services available will be free and confidential group and individual counseling, family and marital counseling, bereavement counseling, and military sexual trauma counseling. Veterans and active duty troops can also receive help with applying for VA benefits, registering for an eBenefits account/MyHealtheVet, information/referral to community resources, employment guidance and referral, and filling out VA forms.

The Mobile Vet Center is based in Atlanta and is one of more than 300 MVCs nationwide that are deployed to rural areas to bring VA services to veterans who might otherwise not be able to travel to a Vet Center.

Hosting the Mobile Vet Center is just one in a series of activities Dalton State has planned to honor its veteran students. The College will also hold a Veterans Day Flag Ceremony, host a breakfast and a lunch for veteran students, participate in Operation Appreciation letter-writing campaign to veterans or active duty troops, and provide Green Zone Training for faculty and staff interested in learning more about how to help veteran students assimilate back into civilian life and especially life on campus.