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Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs

Public Veteran Events

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Central Nebraska Veterans Memorial

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Central Nebraska Veterans Memorial postcard

Date: June 6, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Central Nebraska Veterans' Home
4510 E 56th St., Kearney, NE 68847

Come help us celebrate the groundbreaking of this new, one-of-a-kind memorial that will honor all veterans in Nebraska. 

Park in the east main parking lot; ceremony will take place in the area east of the parking lot.

Event Time: 
4:00 p.m.
Event Date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Cass County V.E.T.S.

Veteran Resources that will be onsite:

  • Mobile Vet Center— acts as a traveling resource, providing assistance to veterans by providing readjustment counseling and more.
  • Cass County Veterans Service Officer, Brian Coffman, will be available to answer your questions.
  • Jan Carlin, My HealtheVet Coordinator, U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs—helping veterans to connect with VA technologies
  • Susan Prater—U.S. Census Bureau—job opportunities for veterans with the upcoming census

Cass County V.E.T.S. (Veterans, Education, Training, & Support)
Primary Goal: To assist all veterans, their spouses, and children.
Mission: To meet informally to inform, network, and share the opportunities for assistance as related to education, training, and support available for veterans and their families.

—Veterans Helping Veterans—
For information contact: Ed James (402) 981-7405 or Bonnie Brewer (402) 994-5315

Cass County V.E.T.S. flyer

Event Time: 
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Event Date: 
Sunday, June 9, 2019

Veterans Coffee & Counsel

FREE LEGAL SERVICES FOR VETERANS

Veterans are paired with senior certified law students who will provide legal advice under the supervision of clinical law faculty. 

Assistance limited to the follow legal issues:

  • Estate Planning Advice,
  • Criminal Conviction
  • Set Aside and Pardon,
  • Criminal Record Sealing,
  • Debt Collection Defense,
  • Rental Disputes,
  • Bankruptcy, Child Support Modification,
  • Divorce,
  • Name Change,
  • Small Claims

CIVIL CLINICAL LAW PROGRAM
Veterans Advocacy Project
402-472-3271 | civilclinic@unl.edu

Starbucks, 33rd and O (1-hour sessions, by appointment only)

Coffee and Counsel Flyer

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Veterans Coffee & Counsel

FREE LEGAL SERVICES FOR VETERANS

Veterans are paired with senior certified law students who will provide legal advice under the supervision of clinical law faculty. 

Assistance limited to the follow legal issues:

  • Estate Planning Advice,
  • Criminal Conviction
  • Set Aside and Pardon,
  • Criminal Record Sealing,
  • Debt Collection Defense,
  • Rental Disputes,
  • Bankruptcy, Child Support Modification,
  • Divorce,
  • Name Change,
  • Small Claims

CIVIL CLINICAL LAW PROGRAM
Veterans Advocacy Project
402-472-3271 | civilclinic@unl.edu

Starbucks, 33rd and O (1-hour sessions, by appointment only)

Coffee and Counsel Flyer

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

9th Annual Veterans Freedom Music Festival in the Railyard

Lincoln's Largest FREE Music Festival. 

At The Railyard in The Haymarket 

Veteran information tables set up from 12 Noon to 5 pm to disseminate information for Veterans and interested people.

Opening ceremonies at 4pm.

Music from 6 bands starts at 4PM till 10pm. 

LEARN MORE HERE

Event Time: 
12 pm - 10 pm
Event Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Veterans Claims Clinic

Who: Discharging Servicemembers, Veterans, their families and Survivors 

What: Discharging Servicemembers, Veterans, their families and Survivors will be able to file disability claims, submit evidence, speak with a claims processor or healthcare representative and in some cases, have a VA medical exam completed all in one day. Additionally, representatives from Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs will be assisting with applications and benefit questions. 

Where: Knight Museum, 908 Yellowstone Ave. Alliance, NE

When: Wednesday, June 12, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Provided by Veterans Benefits Administration Lincoln VA Regional Office

Having all the services available in one place can significantly cut down the time it takes to get a disability claim Rating Decision. Typically a Veteran who submits a disability claim during a Claims Clinic will spend about 4 hours from in processing through the medical exam process with a Rating Decision being completed in approximately two weeks. Whereas a Veteran who submits a disability claim through the traditional process waits an average of 100 days for a Rating Decision. In addition to the Lincoln Regional Office, Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs Veteran Service Officers (VSOs) will be available to assist with answering questions and filing claims.

Questions? Contact your County Veteran Service Officer or the State Service Office at 402-420-4021.

Flyer - Alliance Claims Clinic.pdf

Claims Clinic Flyer Image

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Career Fair

Veterans, National Guard, Reserve Members, Transitioning Service Members, and Military Spouses and Dependents are welcome!

Interested in learning how your military experience transfers into the civilian workplace?

Workshops held the day of the event will discuss best practices for engaging with employers, making
a positive and memorable first impression, and reviewing tips for creating a marketable résumé. If
you’re interested in receiving free résumé assistance and review, please submit your résumé to this
address: H2HNebraska@gmail.com

Your résumé should include your name and a method of contact for follow up. If you need additional
assistance, please contact Andrew Strasburg at the Nebraska Department of Labor Career Center
at andrew.strasburg@nebraska.gov or 402-471-9776.

 

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019