This event is the first in the city, and officials hope it will continue for years to come, according to the release. It serves as an opportunity for local veterans to connect with a range of organizations and services they may be eligible for.
“Since working with Operation Shockwave, we’ve learned there are more than 13,000 veterans that live in our city,” said Niki Tapia, with the Chandler Diversity Office, in the release. “We’re committed to assist with outreach to ensure our veteran community is aware of all of resources available at this event and through Operation Shockwave.”
During the free event, there will be a series of workshops, and a attendees may sign up for any workshop during registration the day of the fair.
Emotional Freedom Technique: Tapping
Presenter: CaS Facciponti, co-founder of Operation Shockwave
Living with PTSD
Presenter: Adam Bigelow, PTSD Foundation, Arizona Chapter
How Trauma Affects Your Window of Tolerance
Presenter: Laura Wood, Benavieri Counseling
Breath Work for Mental Health and a Discussion in Cold Therapies
Presenter: Ryan Anderson
Signs You Are Questioning Your Faith
Presenter: Marcus Ray
VA Loans and the Homebuyers Experience
Presenter: Lee Griffith, MilSpec
Additional services available at the fair include: motor vehicle division informational booth on licenses and services, college enrollment services, VA eligibility and enrollment, VA disability claim assistance, palliative and hospice options, veteran court, case management, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System/Department of Economic Security, counseling services, faith-based support services, haircuts, chiropractic evaluations and massage chairs as well as several food vendors, according to the release.