On Wednesday, May 17, the Benefits and Wellbeing Office, the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility and the Veterans Group will co-sponsor a Wellness Wednesday workshop as part of the Inclusion Matters 2023. The How World Events Can Impact Veterans’ Mental Health workshop will be facilitated live by ComPsych-EUAP from 1-2 p.m. (CT). Current events can be triggering for veterans, impacting their mental health and overall well-being. In trying to make sense of world events, veterans often experience emotional,…

Jeff Meisner holds the mic for his father Walter Meisner as he says a few words and receives his quilt, made by the Illinois Quilts of Valor Foundation, coordinated by Rita Pennington. Photo: Leticia Shaddix

Fermilab veterans and friends celebrated Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 9, in the Big Room at Building 327. Special guests included keynote speaker Allen Lynch, a recipient of the Vietnam Medal of Honor; Rita Pennington, Illinois coordinator of the Quilts of Valor Foundation; and Elaine A. McCusker, United States deputy undersecretary of defense.

From WDCB’s First Light, Nov. 11, 2018: On the surface, it may seem a little strange for a high level research center to turn to the veteran community as a resource for new workers. For Fermilab, it’s been a perfect match. Listen to the 11-minute segment.

From Kane County Chronicle, Nov. 8, 2018: Fermilab’s internship program expands to include more student veterans.

From Daily Herald, Nov. 7, 2018: Fermilab’s innovative VetTech program began when Fermilab approached the College of DuPage about hiring student veterans in such fields as engineering, computers, automotive service, manufacturing and HVACR for full-time paid internships.