Veterans News


Military Veterans career fair

All job seeking veterans, active duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and spouses are invited to attend the third annual New Year, New Career job fair on Thursday, Jan. 14.

Hosted by Military Veterans Resource Center, the career fair will feature over 60 military-friendly employers from the Dayton and Miami Valley areas. It will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center, located at 10823 Chidlaw Road.

Veterans should remember to dress for success, bring copies of their resumes, and be prepared to speak with employers about their skill sets and experiences.

For more information, contact Kelley Koons at 937-329-9559, or kelley.koons@milvetsrc.org.

VFW Post 8066

The VFW 8066, 401 W. Lexington Rd., Eaton, holds it monthly meetings on the First Monday of each month. The Ladies Auxiliary meets the second Monday of the month; the Men’s Auxiliary meets the third Monday of the month. Wii bowling will be played at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Karaoke is from 7-11 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call 937-456-5281.

DAV meetings

Disabled American Veterans meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post #322 at 1477 503 South in West Alexandria. Members are encouraged to attend. Veterans looking for a home legion are welcomed to come. Active duty and younger veterans are encouraged to become members as well.

PC Veterans Service ID Cards

Preble County Veteran Services is now offering honorably discharged veterans the opportunity to have a picture identification card. You may obtain your ID card at Veterans Services at no cost to you. You must bring a copy of your DD214 verifying character of discharge. For additional information you may contact Veterans Services at 937-456-6111.

“We Care” Program

In an effort to acknowledge the sacrifices of our local veterans and to promote spending within our own community, Preble County Veteran Services has launched a new program entitled “We Care”. Veteran Services will supply local honorably discharged veterans with an official “picture identification card” which would be presented to local businesses when making their purchases. The veteran would then receive a discount from the total cost of the purchase. We have sixteen businesses’ currently enrolled in the program. If your business would like to participate in this program, contact Veteran Services at 108 N. Barron St., Eaton.