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Forum staff reports, Published August 15 2013

Military service centers to host open houses

FARGO – The North Dakota National Guard’s Military Service Centers in Bismarck and Fargo will host open houses from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to encourage military families and veterans to become familiar with the programs and services provided by the service centers.

Lunch will be provided from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Along with military identification cards, Military Service Centers provide assistance to military families and youths, Military Outreach Services to connect veterans with resources and benefits, and information on TRICARE health insurance, life insurance, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and military records requests.

Other services include a military family life counselor, a personal financial counselor, Military OneSource assistance, transition assistance, the help of licensed social workers and chaplains, and members trained in assisting with sexual assault response and suicide prevention.