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Veterans can learn about services at networking event

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A networking event to connect veterans to veterans’ service organizations and several colleges and universities and employers is set to launch Wednesday at Wright State University.

Veterans Moving Forward will bring together nearly 70 groups for the veteran-oriented event from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Apollo Room of the WSU Student Union.

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Some participants expected include the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, Advanced Technical Intelligence Center, Disabled American Veterans, Military Veterans Resource Center, Ohio Means Jobs, and several employers such as Peerless Technologies and Reynolds and Reynolds and colleges and universities.

“There’s a really wide range of veterans’ organizations that will be in attendance,” said Cassie B. Barlow, one of the organizers and a retired Air Force officer.

Last year, the first time it was launched, the event drew about 200 people, she said.

The Greater Miami Valley myVeteran Community has organized the event. To register, log onto www.veteransmovingforward.org.

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The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority and Greene CATS will offer rides without charge to and from the event. RTA riders should show active military or military retiree identification, said Jessica Olson, an RTA spokeswoman.

Greene CATS will provide the service on flex routes and veterans should show a DD 214 identification, said executive director Kenneth Collier of the transit service.