Veterans Talking To Veterans annual event @ the National Museum of Military Vehicles Returns 5/25/2024!

Grand and more radiant, presented through a dynamic partnership between the Wyoming Veterans Commission, Mentor Agility, and the National Museum of Military Vehicles, Veterans Talking To Veterans will shine the spotlight on esteemed speakers, VTTV graduation, and unveil an exciting, immersive Veterans Service Fair!

Click here for the 2024 Event Exhibit Application
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Circles of Healing, Service & Growth for May 25, 2024

Veterans Spark Your Creativity & Wonder!

Join us for an innovative Veterans Service Fair for a refreshing approach to connect with both national and Wyoming Veterans organizations. The Circles of Healing, Service, and Growth offers an exhilarating opportunity to engage with your fellow Veterans and national and statewide organizations. Discover the latest innovations in¬†healing, participate in impactful service projects, and explore the latest strategies for unlocking your full potential. This event promises exciting insights, shared camaraderie, and a chance to make a genuine impact. Whether you're a Veteran in search of support, passionate about giving back through service, or ready to embark on a personal growth journey, our event holds something truly exceptional for you. Don't miss this unique chance to be a part of a community that truly understands you ‚Äď your fellow Veterans.

Apply for an exhibit space

Last year we had over 45 booths. This year we're adding an event tent for more exhibitor space and an immersive experience!

Click Here to Apply for a booth

Applications for free tables for qualified vendors is now open.

VTTV Graduation 2023

The event commenced with Governor Mark Gordon and the First Lady Jennie Gordon as distinguished guests, opening the ceremonies. Lee Alley, a highly decorated Army veteran and author of "Back from War: Finding Hope and Understanding in Life After Combat," delivered a commencement speech. Conrad Washington, the Director for the VA Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP), shared insights into the broad range of national VA resources available to Veterans through partnerships with local organizations nationwide.

As part of the event, a graduation ceremony for Veterans Talking to Veterans took place. Governor Mark Gordon awarded the diplomas to the graduates, recognizing their commitment to becoming trauma-informed coaches and their dedication to supporting fellow Veterans.

Veterans Resource Fair 2023

The event sought to address the challenges faced by Veterans in accessing support and combat the epidemic of loneliness, isolation, and suicide. Recognizing the rural nature of Wyoming, which often posed difficulties in accessing services, the event brought together innovative approaches to support Veterans and their families. The Veterans Talking to Veterans event at the National Museum of Military Vehicles featured a Veterans Resource Fair, connecting Veterans to national and state resources. Over forty state and national organizations showed their support for Veterans, showcased their work, and offered assistance to improve the lives of Veterans.

AARP

AARP's Mission is to Empower Veterans, Military, and their Families to navigate the complexities of life's transitions by delivering tangible, actionable value; and providing authentic and unwavering commitment to those who have served our country.

Cent$ible Nutrition Program

The Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) is a statewide program serving people with limited resources through nutrition education and local partnerships that help make the healthy choice the easy choice.

NC Suicide Prevention Taskforce/Neverforgotten77

To spread hope to those affected by suicide. We focus on reducing suicides and the stigma surrounding suicide by providing awareness, resources, training and support to the community. 

A Community Event

The event began with a performance by the Big Wind Singers, one of the longest-standing Shoshone Song groups from Crowheart. Consisting of both Veterans and tribal members, they presented colors and performed the Shoshone Flag Song, Honor Song, and Soldier Boy Song.

Additionally, Wyoming PBS premiered "State of Mind: The Battle Inside - Veterans and PTSD," a powerful documentary. Veterans Talking to Veterans and Hunting for Heroes were featured. The film was followed by a guided conversation between the audience, filmmaker Mat Hames, Dr. Julie Elledge from Veterans Talking to Veterans, and a panel of experts, providing a deeper understanding of the issue.

Gracious Host National Museum of Military Vehicles

The National Museum of Military Vehicles, located in Dubois, Wyoming, provided the perfect setting for the event. It boasted the largest collection of U.S. military rolling vehicles outside of the armed forces, with a mission to honor the service and sacrifice of Veterans and their families. Situated amidst the scenic beauty of the Wind River Valley, Dubois retained the authentic feel of the wild frontier, making it a charming and fitting host for the event.

A Community Event

The event began with a performance by the Big Wind Singers, one of the longest-standing Shoshone Song groups from Crowheart. Consisting of both Veterans and tribal members, they presented colors and performed the Shoshone Flag Song, Honor Song, and Soldier Boy Song.

Additionally, Wyoming PBS premiered "State of Mind: The Battle Inside - Veterans and PTSD," a powerful documentary. Veterans Talking to Veterans and Hunting for Heroes were featured. The film was followed by a guided conversation between the audience, filmmaker Mat Hames, Dr. Julie Elledge from Veterans Talking to Veterans, and a panel of experts, providing a deeper understanding of the issue.

Gracious Host National Museum of Military Vehicles

The National Museum of Military Vehicles, located in Dubois, Wyoming, provided the perfect setting for the event. It boasted the largest collection of U.S. military rolling vehicles outside of the armed forces, with a mission to honor the service and sacrifice of Veterans and their families. Situated amidst the scenic beauty of the Wind River Valley, Dubois retained the authentic feel of the wild frontier, making it a charming and fitting host for the event.