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The Department of Labor will provide employment and job training guidance to veterans at an upcoming event to help Connecticut's 200,000 veterans.

Stand Down 2018 will take place from 8am to 2pm on Friday at the Department of Veterans' Affairs main campus in Rocky Hill.

More than 70 government agencies and social services organizations are expected to take part in the program, which is organized by the Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs. Besides employment and education services, there will be information about state and Veterans Administration benefits, legal and motor vehicle matters and housing matters.

There will also be medical, dental and mental health screenings, as well as free clothing.

The Department of Transportation will provide free bus service from a number of locations around the state.  A bus will be leaving from the Danbury War Memorial at 7am.  Return transportation will also be provided.

Pre-registration is no longer required.  Veterans will have to show proof of service such as VA card.

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