Dear Editor:

My name is Jerry Russell-Operations Administrator from Brookdale Community College and I am working to get the word out regarding efforts by New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development. We would like veterans in the community to know they are invited to a Veterans Orientation at the Monmouth County One-Stop Career Center, 60 Taylor Avenue in Neptune on Friday, November 30th, 2012 from 9:30 a.m.to 12:00 noon.

Our veteran's representatives, Victor Alvarado, and Donald E. Alexander will facilitate this session. There will also be speakers to cover such subjects as New Jersey Veteran’s benefits, Federal Veteran's benefits, Veteran’s Administration (VA) benefits eligibility, resume review and other timely issues.

In addition, The Department of Veteran's Affairs will be on hand with their mobile medical unit to perform blood pressure screens, flu shots, light physicals for those that need it as well as register veterans for VA medical benefits.   This service is subject to co-pay, depending on your priority group.

Please have your DD-214 and two (2) forms of ID with you if interested in medical benefits. Should you need help in obtaining a copy of your DD-214 or job placement, a veteran‘s representative will be able to assist you from 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment only.

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the veterans section at 732-775-1566 to speak with John. H. Brown.

Sincerely,

Jerry Russell
Operations Manager at Brookdale Community College