MTSU plans Veteran and Family Benefits Expo for co...

MTSU plans Veteran and Family Benefits Expo for community April 22

Veterans at MTSU and across the Middle Tennessee region are welcome to attend the Veteran and Family Benefits Expo, which will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 22, on campus, event organizers said.

The benefits expo featuring at least 20 vendors will be held outside the Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center, 1848 Blue Raider Drive, on the east side of campus in Murfreesboro.

Veteran and Family Benefits Expo in the Campus Rec Center.

Veteran and Family Benefits Expo in the Campus Rec Center.

In the event of rain, activities will move inside one of the Campus Recreation Center gymnasiums. To find the rec center and nearby parking, visit

Sponsored by The Journey Home Project, MTSU Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veteran and Military Family Center and June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students, the expo is held to help veterans and their family members be aware of available assistance

“We welcome people from the community and campus, and want them to bring their families,” said Heather Conrad, counselor and rehabilitation counselor for VetSuccess on Campus.

Veteran service providers will include Greenhouse Ministries, Waffle House, Two Men and a Truck, Vietnam Veterans of America, Tennessee Department of Labor Mobile “Career Coach,” Tennessee Valley Health Services Women’s Health Center, Rolling Thunder Inc., Whelen Security, Wounded Warrior Project, Veterans Recovery Center/Mental Health Counsel and more.

Food is being provided by The Journey Home Project and will be served from 4 to 6 p.m.

Families are welcome to utilize the rec center’s indoor pool during the event.

The event will be hosted by the Blue Raider American Veteran Organization, or BRAVO, Tennessee Department of Labor, VetSuccess of Campus, Veterans Benefits Administration and Veterans Health Administration.

For more information, call 615-898-2974 or 615-898-2540.

— Randy Weiler (