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AASU hosting military appreciation week events

POSTED: November 11, 2013 5:18 p.m.

Armstrong Atlantic State University’s office of veteran affairs is host a weeklong series of events celebrating the service of the university’s military and veteran students.  The university’s inaugural Military Appreciation Week will raise money for local military organizations and heighten awareness about timely issues affecting the military community.

Armstrong has more than 1,000 military-affiliated students on campus.

On Tuesday, the Student Veterans of America will honor and remember veterans and service members will a ceremony at 12 noon in the Compass Plaza between Armstrong’s Student Union and the Memorial College Center Annex. Tuesday night, from 7:30 p.m. until close, B&D Burgers at 11108 Abercorn St. will donate 10 percent of all proceeds to the Student Veterans of America. Donations will be used to fund local military efforts and organizations.

AASU will hold a mental health awareness forum on Wednesday. A speaker from the Department of Veterans Affairs PROGrESS Study Program will discuss mental health issues pertaining to service members and veterans such as posttraumatic stress disorder. The forum will be held in Armstrong’s Student Union Ballroom A, 11935 Abercorn St., at 6 p.m.

Joe Penny from the Armstrong Police Department will discuss domestic violence Thursday at 6 p.m. in Armstrong’s Student Union Ballroom A at 6 p.m.

In honor of Red Shirt Friday, Armstrong will host a cook out Friday at 11 a.m. in the Residential Plaza behind Armstrong’s Student Union. Proceeds from the cookout will go toward the Student Veterans of America and other local military support groups.


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