Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
Welcome Home 2012
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center along with partner South Carolina Department of Employment and Work Force will host its fifth annual Welcome Home event for all Veterans, active duty service members and their families aboard the USS Yorktown May 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
The free event features a job fair with over 85 employers, and a VA health and benefits fair to provide onsite enrollment and information to Veterans and their families. The job fair offers a great opportunity for Veterans to meet potential employers such as Google, SPAWAR, defense contractors, federal, state and local organizations. Veterans and their families will also enjoy free tours of the USS Yorktown.
“Our Welcome Home is an excellent opportunity for the VA and the community to thank all of our Veterans for serving their country and welcome home our returning service members,” said Scott Isaacks, acting director of the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC.
In 2011 more than 260 Veterans participated in the event along with an unprecedented 75 employers, area college representatives and community organizations from around the Lowcountry offering information about job and education opportunities. The VA health and benefits fair offers onsite enrollment, health screenings and information on topics like post traumatic stress and women’s health.
The event, which reflects VA’s commitment to our nation’s heroes and their families, involves over 100 volunteers and donations from numerous organizations to ensure its success. All Veterans and their families are invited and service and community organizations are encouraged to support the event through donations or volunteering.
To donate or volunteer for Welcome Home call (843) 789-7230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employeer/Participant Registration must be received Online, or by E-Mail, Fax (843) 574-1891or Mail South Carolina Department Of Employment and Workforce Charleston Center
1930 Hanahan Road, Charleston, SC 29406 by May 4, 2012 Downloadable Registration Form