Veterans Fair: May 25, 2024

Circles of Healing, Service & Growth 

Veterans Spark Your Creativity & Wonder!

Join us for an innovative Veterans Fair for a refreshing approach to creating community. The Circles of Healing, Service, and Growth offers a festive and exhilarating opportunity to engage with your fellow Veterans, national, state, and local leaders and statewide organizations. 

 A Festive Celebration of Community starts @ 7:00am until 6:00pm

Explore the latest strategies for unlocking your full potential, participate in impactful service projects, and discover the latest innovations in¬†health and wellness. This event promises exciting insights, shared camaraderie, and a chance to make a genuine impact. Whether you're a Veteran in search of meaning, 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.

National Museum of Military Vehicles

To honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans and their families. To educate next generations on the history of American freedom. To preserve and share historic military vehicles.

 

 

Wyoming Veterans Commission

The Wyoming Veterans Commission’s mission is to develop, enhance, and promote programs, services, and benefits for Wyoming veterans and their families through outreach, education, communication, and legislation. We strive to improve the quality of life of every Wyoming veteran.

Mentor Agility

Your trauma-informed coaching experts, we offer credentialed training by International Coaching Federation & National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching. Committed to providing the highest standards in training, story isat the center of everything we do, our trauma-informed coaching approach is novel and effective. 

VA Cheyenne Health Care System

We provide you with health care services at Cheyenne VA Medical Center and at 8 outpatient clinics in the tri-state area of southeastern Wyoming, northeastern Colorado, and southwestern Nebraska. We also offer long term care at The Old Glory community living center (nursing home) at our medical center. To learn more about services we offer at each location, visit our Cheyenne VAMC health care page. The Cheyenne Healthcare System is part of Veterans Integrated Service Network 19 (VISN 19), which operates 8 healthcare systems across 10 states. VISN 19, also called VA Rocky Mountain Network, spans 540,000 square miles and includes medical centers in Aurora and Grand Junction, Colorado; Fort Harrison, Montana; Cheyenne and Sheridan, Wyoming; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Oklahoma City and Muskogee, Oklahoma; and 123 other health care sites

VA Sheridan Health Care System

In the Sheridan VA Health Care System, our teams are highly dedicated and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Find a health facility near you and manage your health online. Sign up for community events and updates.

 

 

 

 

 

Entertainment & Educational 

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.

Wyoming State Parks & Historic Sites

A quality of life agency, the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources provides the state's citizens and visitors a variety of opportunities to enjoy our arts, parks and history. Wyoming's state parks, historic sites and state trails program offer abundant recreational and educational opportunities. 

Entertainment & History

Watch LIVE vintage tanks demonstration or take a ride on historic military vehicles. They will be running throughout the Immersive Veterans Fair on May 25, 2024

 

Reconnecting Workshops Help for Veterans and Military Families

Reconnection Workshops aim to ease the stress that comes with change. This free, confidential Red Cross program offers effective ways to work through challenges, improve wellbeing and build skills through small-group discussion and hands-on activities. Workshops help improve connections at home, at work and within communities. We invite active-duty service members, members of the Reserves and National Guard, veterans and military families to participate.

Veterans Talking To Veterans

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Veterans Commission are bringing FREE Certified VTTV Coaching groups to your community. Certified VTTV Coaches are Veterans or family members from your community. Join an ancient process that invokes curiosity, wonder, and camaraderie or play The Way, Refining Your Health, Wealth and Wisdom to peak your potential.

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.

 

 

J & J Second Chance Small Holdings

We bring goats to bring happiness to those that need it.

American Red Cross Animal Visitation

Across the country and around the world, American Red Cross therapy dogs use their time and talent to serve the community in unique ways. They comfort disaster survivors who may have lost everything after a storm, veterans receiving medical care at hospitals, and military families in need of support before, during and/or after deployment.

 

Rocky Mountain Horse Dream

Offering Equine Assisted Coaching and Equine Facilitated Learning for veterans, first responders, emergency medical personnel and others seeking post trauma growth and healing. 

Teaching Kids About Emergency Preparedness

The American Red Cross works closely with schools and youth-serving organizations to provide emergency preparedness¬†education¬†to young people to build resilience in communities across the country and abroad. Our age-appropriate¬†preparedness materials include engaging activities and easy action steps that youth will find both fun and effective.¬†‚ÄčWe offer Prepare With Pedro for grades K-2nd.¬†

HandsOnly CPR

Hands-Only CPR can help gain precious time for a person experiencing a cardiac event but knowing First Aid, CPR and how to use an AED will enable you to provide life-saving care in a range of emergencies. The Red Cross offers convenient, flexible training options in this and other health and safety topics. Hands-only CPR, or compression-only CPR, is simple and easy to learn in a quick 30-45 minute course. This is an introductory course to CPR and does not provide a certificate of completion. Please go to Redcross.org/takeaclass to register for a full OSHA approved CPR/AED/First Aid 2 year certification. 

Disaster Preparedness

Everyone knows the Red Cross helps people during emergencies. But you may not know that it‚Äôs also part of our mission to help you help yourself! Becoming ‚ÄúRed Cross Ready‚ÄĚ for an emergency means following our simple steps in advance to ensure you can weather a crisis safely and comfortably. Being prepared may not prevent a disaster, but it will give you confidence to meet the challenge.

 

Wyoming State Parks

Booth Activities

  • Apply for/receive your Wyoming Resident Disabled Veteran's¬†Lifetime Pass (covers all Day Use and Camping fees!)
  • Meet Jupiter: The Wyoming Game and Fish Great Horned Owl Ambassador!
  • Meet our Pathfinders and get familiar with the Wonder Map - your Wyoming State Parks Outdoor Recreation Concierge - and plan your ideal Wyoming
  • Outdoor Adventure!
    Check out our Winter Camping Camp Basics: Winter tent and stove exhibit
  • Stay curious and get busy with engaging kids activities rooted in outdoor recreation and stewardship
  • Take a Story Quest Walk

Career & Job Fair

Dept of Workforce Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

The Department of Workforce Services, as a whole, aims to collaborate toward supporting a thriving workforce and economy.  The Veterans Program serves qualifying Veterans and eligible spouses with a one-stop shop for employment assistance needs, from searching for jobs, to completing applications and resumes, to interviewing. DVR takes a holistic approach, looking at identifying needs, barriers, limitations, as well as interests, skills, and abilities.  

Small Business Administration / Veteran Business Outreach Center

The Small Business Administration and the Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC) provide services and programs to veterans in Wyoming centered around business ownership. We assist veteran entrepreneurs setting their business up for success.

Veteran Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Veteran Vocational Rehabilitation Services are recovery-oriented and therapeutic services that include skill development, assistance with obtaining and maintaining employment for Veterans through educational, and vocational training.

First Command Financial Services

First Command is committed to coaching our Nation’s military families in their pursuit of financial security. Since 1958, First Command Financial Advisors have been shaping positive financial behaviors through face-to-face coaching with hundreds of thousands of client families. We help you build successful financial behaviors early in your military career and together we apply them consistently throughout your lifetime. That’s why our Advisors are in 175+ offices worldwide - with emphasis on being near major military installations - to keep you financially squared away wherever life takes you. The Financial Advisors at our Cheyenne, WY office are a team of highly-knowledgeable professionals - many of whom are veterans or military spouses themselves. Visit us today to get started.

Wyoming Small Business Development Center

The Wyoming SBDC Network is a partnership between the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Business Council, and the U.S. Small Business Administration offering business expertise and technical assistance to help you start, grow, reinvent, or exit your business.

As a member of the Wyoming’s Business Resource Network, we’ll make sure you get connected with the resources you need to succeed.

  

Department of Corrections

The mission of the Wyoming Department of Corrections is to contribute to public safety by exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane management , while actively providing offenders opportunities to become law abiding citizens.  We do this through workforce excellence, role modeling, teamwork and successful and collaborative reentry efforts.  The WDOC believes our veteran staff are well suited for work in corrections because of their sense of service and commitment, discipline and integrity.  Regarding our incarcerated veteran population, we recognize that the transition from service member to inmate often stems from veterans having difficulty in their transition from military to civilian life. We do not excuse or justify the criminal behavior of our incarcerated veterans.  We do, however, recognize their unique experiences and challenges and respect and appreciate their service to our country.   Because of the generosity of the Wyoming Military Department and the Veterans Talking to Veterans Program, we have been able to bring Veterans Talking to Veterans into the prison environment with much success.

Health Fair

Sheridan VA Health Care System

The Sheridan VA Health Care System serves Veterans across three-quarters of Wyoming, with a medical center in Sheridan and clinics in Afton, Casper, Cody, Evanston, Gillette, Riverton, Rock Springs and Worland. The system provides a complete spectrum of mental health services, primary care, women’s health care services, pharmacy services, rehabilitative therapies and other specialty services.

 

 

 

 

Wyoming Health Fairs

We provide you with health care services at Cheyenne VA Medical Center and at 8 outpatient clinics in the tri-state area of southeastern Wyoming, northeastern Colorado, and southwestern Nebraska. We also offer long term care at The Old Glory community living center (nursing home) at our medical center. To learn more about services we offer at each location, visit our Cheyenne VAMC health care page. The Cheyenne Healthcare System is part of Veterans Integrated Service Network 19 (VISN 19), which operates 8 healthcare systems across 10 states. VISN 19, also called VA Rocky Mountain Network, spans 540,000 square miles and includes medical centers in Aurora and Grand Junction, Colorado; Fort Harrison, Montana; Cheyenne and Sheridan, Wyoming; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Oklahoma City and Muskogee, Oklahoma; and 123 other health care sites

 

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Avalon Action Alliance

Can you imagine what it must feel like to lose parts of yourself to invisible wounds like Traumatic Brain injury (TBI), Post-traumatic Stress (PTS), and Substance Abuse (SA)? How difficult it must be to integrate into civilian life when you feel lost and hopeless. Your days become consumed with surviving and your world feels smaller and smaller every day. 

This is the reality for many of our nation’s veterans and first responders. This is why Avalon Action Alliance exists. Together, with an alliance of partners, Avalon connects our nation’s heroes with life-changing care. The type of care that creates hope and heals families without financial barriers. Avalon is here because we care. We’re here because we believe in better days. 

 

 

Amazing Feature

The Marcus Institute for Brain Health (MIBH) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a clinical care and research institute for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health (PH) conditions such as post-traumatic stress (PTS), anxiety and depression. The mission of MIBH is to provide in-depth interdisciplinary care to military Veterans, first responders, and active service members who are having ongoing symptoms following a mild to moderate TBI and/or psychological symptoms.

Measuring and treating TBIs requires precision medicine and targeted individualized care by an interdisciplinary team. MIBH offers evaluations and treatment recommendations for these symptoms through an integrated (interconnected, organized) approach.

NC Suicide Prevention Taskforce/Neverforgotten77

The Natrona County Suicide Prevention Task Force is a collaboration of individuals and organizations focused on reducing suicides and the stigma surrounding suicide by providing awareness, resources, training and support to the community. - To spread hope to those affected by suicide.

 

Reserve Component Transition Assistance Advisor Program

A Reserve Component Transition Assistance Advisor is your local contact for accessing benefits and health care governed by the secretary of defense and the secretary of veterans affairs. Advisors are available in every state, territory and the District of Columbia to ensure you receive the benefits earned through your military service.

Substance Abuse Mental Health Ombudsman WGC

The Wyoming Guardianship Corp. Is a nonprofit Organization that provides services statewide. Guardianship & Conservatorship, Representative Payee Special Needs Trust , Substance Abuse Mental Health Ombudsman. Ombudsman services are free for anyone

 

 

Service Fair

Casper Vet Center

Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional counseling to eligible Veterans, service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families. Counseling is offered to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military. Individual, group, marriage and family counseling is offered in addition to referral and connection to other VA or community benefits and services. Vet Center counselors and outreach staff, many of whom are Veterans themselves, are experienced and prepared to discuss the tragedies of war, loss, grief and transition after trauma.

 

Downrange Warriors

Downrange Warrior’s mission is to prevent suicide by those coping with the adversities of post-traumatic stress of war and law enforcement that wound the Heart, Mind and Soul. To bring trauma healing through: resource contacts, outdoor activities, 1-week interventions, 12-week trauma healing courses, ongoing weekly meetings, dog therapy, horse therapy, weekly ongoing small groups, honest communication and transparency, Christian brotherhood and sisterhood accessing the healing power of Jesus Christ to attain victory.

 

 

American Legion

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

 

 

 

Overwatch-6

OVERWATCH-6 is a small non-profit organization dedicated to funding stem cell therapy for our Veterans and first responders through outdoor skills and firearms training. When you sign up and attend one of our courses not only are you expanding your firearm skills and capabilities outdoors, but you are also helping improve someone’s quality of life. Those who have chosen to serve have put excessive physical wear and tear on their bodies to the point where many have life-altering injuries and surgeries. Stem cell therapy has been proven to improve the quality of life for those who are eligible without the recovery from a surgery. Help us take care of those who have watched over us.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace. 

 

 

 

 

Restoring Family Links

By reconnecting families separated by crises, helping to rebuild communities devastated by disasters, or working alongside health organizations to eliminate global disease, the International Services of the Red Cross works every day to provide relief.

 

 

 

 Disaster Relief Services

We respond to an emergency every 8 minutes.

From small house fires to multi-state natural disasters, the American Red Cross goes wherever we’re needed, so people can have clean water, safe shelter and hot meals when they need them most. Our ERV (Emergency Response Vehicle) is equipped to provide food & supplies to people affected by  disasters.

  • We respond to¬†an average of about¬†65,000¬†disasters every year
  • The vast majority of disasters we respond to are home fires

Services to the Armed Forces

The Red Cross helps members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to, the challenges of military service.

  • Volunteers provide home comforts and critical services on bases and in military hospitals around the world
  • We support military families during deployments and emergencies
  • We continue serving our nation‚Äôs veterans after their service ends

The Episcopal Church in Wyoming

We are an all-embracing spiritual home for everyone, where people come to love and be loved, to grow in faith and spirit, and explore together the spiritual dimension of life.
Building on our frontier pioneering history, the Episcopal Church in Wyoming is focused on seeing the message of Christ taken to "new frontiers," through an ongoing exploration of spiritual discovery that engages the frontiers of our hearts, minds and communities.

Catholic Charities of Wyoming

The mission of Catholic Charities of Wyoming is to foster community action by calling upon all disciples and people of good will to join in compassionately serving and advocating for persons in need.

Wyoming Military Department

Integrated Primary Prevention Workforce for the WYMD - focused on prevention of harmful behaviors in within the organizaiton and their family members (suicide, family violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault)

 

 

Wyoming Women's Memorial

We are the leading memorial and education center honoring the commitment, contributions and experiences of Servicewoman. Three million women have served in or with the Armed Forces since the American Revolution. By contributing names and information to our Register, you can help us record and preserve stories that will otherwise be lost to history and unknown to future generations.

Volunteers of America

Moral Injury

Moral injury is the damage done to one’s conscience or moral compass when that person perpetrates, witnesses, or fails to prevent acts that transgress one’s own moral beliefs, values, or ethical codes of conduct. Moral injury is the internal pain we may feel when life’s experiences violate our own understanding of right and wrong. This wounding of the soul may leave us feeling emotionally broken, distrustful of others or not being able to trust our self. Such anchors on our soul limit our capacity to live fully and to live at peace. Our focus is on creating community awareness of moral injury, offering training so as to create a moral injury network in the communities we serve, and providing training and support for moral injury healing groups.

Volunteers of American

What We Do

We are one of the largest run nonprofit organization in the Nation. We work with a VA funded grant, SSVF (Support Services for Veteran Families). Our program helps prevent veteran homelessness and works on assisting veterans and their families to maintain future housing stability. Our VOA team has many other veteran based programs such as moral injury, mental health aid, employment aid, healthcare navigation, SOAR assistance and legal assistance. The Volunteers of America is a spiritual-based ministry of service, and has provided essential services to heal the body and spirit.

 

 

Volunteers of America

Homeless Services

The Community Outreach Program is a lifeline for our neighbors struggling with homelessness. Volunteers of America is committed to extending a hand up to those in need through homeless prevention, rapid rehousing, and emergency shelter. The Community Outreach Program focuses on housing-first, case management-driven solutions. Through homeless prevention, rapid rehousing, and emergency shelter (as funding allows), our staff provide individualized service coordination to find creative, collaborative solutions using available resources to combat homelessness.

 

 

Lander Community Veterans Resource Center

The Lander Community Veterans Resource Center, Inc. (a.k.a. the Lander Veterans Center) recognizes the contributions and honors the sacrifices that Veterans of the U.S. military (including current and former active-duty, reserve and national guard members) have made through their service to our country.

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon is a veteran-led humanitarian organization that serves global communities before, during, and after disasters and crises. Our vision is to support humanity and build resiliency for vulnerable communities across the world.