UT to host mobile service office for disabled veterans Oct. 20

October 20, 2014 | Events, UToday
By Aimee Portala



Ohio is home to the sixth largest population of veterans in the United States, with a total number of veteran residents nearing 900,000.

The University of Toledo Military Service Center is hosting the Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office and the Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center to help further efforts to assist veterans in northwest Ohio.

The Mobile Service Office and Mobile Vet Center will be in the parking lot of UT’s Rocket Hall Monday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mobile Service Offices travel across the country to counsel and assist veterans, and to educate veterans and their families on the benefits and services available to them in thanks for their service. The centers provide readjustment counseling and information resources to veterans, focusing on services that help ease the difficult transition between military and civilian life.

“We are committed to helping not only our student veteran population, but veterans throughout our communities,” said Navy Reserve Lt. Haraz N. Ghanbari, UT military liaison. “Ohio is working toward becoming the most veteran-friendly state in the nation, and it is important for service members, veterans and their families to know what benefits they may be eligible for and how to apply for them. Our intent is to help provide a platform for that to happen.”

The University of Toledo and its Military Service Center is committed to helping service members, veterans and their families with a successful transition from military service to the classroom and beyond.

For more information, contact Ghanbari at 419.530.4137 or haraz.ghanbari@utoledo.edu.