What: "Joint Operation" for local veterans and their families

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

Where: Museum Center, 200 Inman St. E., Cleveland

More information: Veterans with questions about the event should contact Senator Corker's Chattanooga office at 423-756-2757.

State and local officials are hosting an event this week aimed at giving veterans and their families access to needed resources services.  

The "Joint Operation," a free event, will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Museum Center at 5ive Points in Cleveland, Tenn. It is open to all Tennessee veterans and their families and will feature more than 45 agencies and organizations with information on a number of resources, including VA claim assistance, vocational rehabilitation, education, employment, mental health, housing, legal assistance and more.

The event, organized by the office of U.S. Sen, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., is being co-hosted by Bradley County Mayor Gary Davis and Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland.

"Joint Operation is a one-stop shop to make it easier for veterans to get the help they need and will bring more than 45 organizations under one roof to answer questions and offer assistance," Corker said. "We are truly inspired by how the community is coming together to help those who have served our country and also appreciate the assistance we have received from Mayors Davis and Rowland."

Participating groups

Alliance of Therapy Dogs

All Veterans Stand Down

American Jobs Center

American Red Cross

Belhaven University

Boots to Business

Bradley County Trustee's Office

Bryan College

Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association

Chattanooga National Cemetery

Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga VA Clinic

Chattanooga Vet Center

Cleveland – Bradley Chamber of Commerce

Cleveland Housing Authority

Cleveland State Community College

Cleveland State Small Business Development Center

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee

Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee

Job Corps

Legal Aid of East Tennessee

Lee University

Military Women Across the Nation (MWAN)

Miller-Motte Technical College


National Guard

Operation Freedom Dogs

Operation Song

REBOOT Recovery

Sharon's Senior Services

Southeast Tennessee Development

Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Southeast Tennessee Veterans Coalition

Southern Adventist University

Survivor Outreach Services

Tennessee Department of Labor

Tennessee Department of Veterans Services

Tri-State Therapeutic Riding Center

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Social Security Administration

United Way of the Ocoee Region

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Volunteer Behavioral Health

Volunteers of America