Highlights from Vets Rock 2016

WTNH/Jacquie Slater

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (WTNH) — At Vets Rock 2016, the ballroom was packed for the expo and career fair. The energy level throughout Mohegan Sun was high as veterans and active duty military personnel gathered to celebrate Veterans Day.

“I’m feeling overwhelmed, and overwhelmed in a good way because the response has been so strong. It’s already looking like at least double what we had last year,” said Justin Nash.

Nash is the founder of Til Duty is Done and Vets Rock. The event is also made possible by equal efforts from the Tribal Council at Mohegan Sun.

“I think we have some irreversible momentum going on. There’s greater attendance. There’s greater preregistration and you can feel it. The energy in the room is hot,” said Kevin Brown, Chairman of the Tribal Council.

The expo center was filled with veteran’s support services and more than 100 companies looking to hire veterans. Companies included General Dynamics, FedEx, and Nine Line Apparel.

As representatives from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy came together the main goal was to help ensure mental health and success. One of the busiest areas was the Save A Suit booths where attendees could receive a free suit before venturing into the career fair.

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