Stand Down for veterans and their families

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MINOT, N.D. - It might be cold outside, but veterans and their families were feeling toasty at the North Central Veterans Stand Down, which was held Thrusday at the Armed Forces Reserve Center.

The event aims to connect veterans to service organizations, including health care, insurance and educational support.

While the event is geared toward informing veterans about exclusive support opportunities, Veteran Service Director at Minot State, Andy Heitkamp says these benefits help more than just the individuals who earned them.

“Basically we're here to help people that have interest in learning about their educational benefits they would have earned through their service, and we have service members that have the ability to pass some things down to their children, or they have grandchildren, or other service members in their family. Just to help educate them and make them aware to the services that are available to the educational system, for them,” said Heitkamp.

You can learn more about the Stand Down and other veteran affairs at