Military will reach out to veterans at Rowan College

Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ) will host its annual military outreach event for veterans, service members and their families at its Deptford campus on Saturday, April 6.

The event will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the campus math and engineering center and is meant to connect attendees to one another and expose them to state resources available for military members.

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The event is also open to the community and will include kids’ activities such as a bounce house, Corn Hole games, coloring books and sidewalk chalking.

Veterans and military members can explore state and federal benefits and assistance with health care, housing, education and employment, and speak to representatives of the Gloucester County Veterans Association for information on resources close to home. They will also learn about Project Refit and the peer support it provides for veterans and first responders.

Veterans will also be able to talk with Rowan College recruiters and staff from the school’s Office of Military Affairs and learn about Bridging the Gap, which helps prepare veterans and their families for career success after honorable service.

Lethal Means Safety and Suicide Prevention and Staff Sgt. Gordon (SSG) Fox Suicide Prevention will be on hand to share information that can saves lives. A representative from Virtua Health College of Medicine and Life Sciences of Rowan University will help attendees connect to physical and mental-health resources.

Free water, soft pretzels and water ice will be available at the event and Mission BBQ will offer food and hand out free food coupons to veterans and military members.

“It’s an honor to assist New Jersey veterans by connecting them to the many resources available in Gloucester County, along with services and support provided through the College,” said John Ryder, the college’s director of Student and Veteran Affairs.

“We’re looking forward to a fun and informative event that has something to offer the whole family, and we’re hoping to see a lot of new faces there.”

Learn more about support services and educational opportunities available to the college’s military students at For questions on the outreach event, contact Danielle Crawford at

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