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Cameron University hosts Veterans Resource Fair

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Cameron University welcomed veterans, active military and dependents to their second annual Veterans Resource Fair.


The fair featured representatives from numerous local, state and federal organizations all offering service and assistance to those who need it.


Over nineteen organizations came out those including; the Federal Department of Veteran Affairs, The Red River Mobile Vet Center, Oklahoma’s Woman Veterans organization and more.


"A lot of veterans don't know how many assets we have available out there,” said David Langston, Veteran.

"More information, the more you know, more knowledge,” said Jason Richter, Veteran.

Langston and Ritcher were just a couple of student veterans that stopped by the resource fair Wednesday.

This is the second-year Langston decided to take part.

He said many of the vendors became a resource to him over the past year especially the U.S. department of Veteran Affairs crisis line.

"The ability to call and know there is someone out there that is available to listen,” said Langston. “Because there's just so many veterans committing suicide and everything."

He said the crisis line helped him deal with and handle his stress and on this day, he tried to stop by the booth once more.

"They are there and they have been able to put me in the right direction,” said Langston.

Cameron University's Veterans Affair Coordinator Vicki Henson said that was the goal of the day---to help people like Langston get the information they need.

 

"There are so many benefits available to them that many don't know or what those benefits are,” said Henson. “This is a great opportunity to do a one stop. To find out about that nagging question that may be in the back of their mind."

Langston encouraged those who haven't already to come out to the fair.

"There's a lot of things out there to help the veterans,” said Langston. “They should utilize everything they can to assist them in their time out of the military."
 
“Our service members are just so important,” said Henson. “They served our country and spent a lot of time taking care of us. So, it's important we give back and make sure they are aware of what benefits are available to them."

The Veterans Resource Fair will be held again April 13 at Cameron University from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you are unable to visit the fair you can contact Vicki Henson office at
580-581-2301 for more information.

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