Expo For Veterans Moves To The Mass Mutual Center

A yearly event to help homeless veterans in Springfield, Massachusetts is being revamped. What used to be called Stand Down, is now the Western Mass Veterans Expo. It’s taking place this Thursday at a new venue, the Mass Mutual Center.

Area Vets Reflect on Troop Withdrawal

 

While troops have been rotating through Iraq and Afghanistan for almost a decade, some veteran support groups are expecting an uptick in the need for veteran services after the last troops come home. Christopher Mcgurk of Belchertown is a veteran who now works for the "SAVE" program — a state service to help veterans reintegrate into civilian life.

“now you're going to see an influx in veterans into various systems and it's going to be a challenging time for a lot of service providers.”