Participate in Green Zone training to support vets


August 29, 2013

The G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Center for America's Veterans has introduced and is working with the Green Zone Initiative at Mississippi State. The initiative's purpose is to encourage awareness of and advocacy for student veterans, service members, and dependents at MSU.

Many faculty and staff members across campus are showing their support in the Green Zone Initiative with stickers and posters displayed in their offices or work spaces. These items are to show designations of "Green Zones" or veteran-friendly areas where veterans can come for mentoring or for advice. The G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Center for America's Veterans is looking for more faculty and staff volunteers to help with initiative.

The center will host a Green Zone Initiative training workshop on Wednesday [Sept. 4], from 2:30-5:30 p.m., and Thursday [Sept. 5], from 4-7 p.m. in Colvard Student Union, Fowlkes Auditorium. Particpants will learn how to better mentor or help veterans, service members and dependents. This training will give the basics on being an active listener, various issues of concern to veterans, and resources that can be utilized to help veterans. The center urges participation in this workshop because veterans, service members and the dependent population need assistance and deserve it.

Please RVSP to Yolanda Tate at btate@saffairs.msstate.edu and further information will be provided.