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MSU Military Initiatives launches letter-writing campaign

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Morehead State's Office of Military Initiatives asks the campus community to write letters of encouragement to Kentucky Army National Guard soldiers as part of its ongoing effort to show the community's appreciation for their service.  

The letter-writing campaign takes place each semester, with participants from different academic departments, administrative offices, student clubs, and organizations. The letters will be collected until Wednesday, Feb. 24, after which they will be mailed to soldiers serving in the Kentucky Army National Guard.  

Dr. Silas Session, director of military initiatives at MSU, said it's important to recognize National Guard troops and veterans' service.   

"This demonstrates our appreciation for the commitment of Kentucky National Guard soldiers," Session said. "The Eagle family did well last semester in this effort. Let's support these national guard soldiers even better this semester." 

In addition to the letter-writing campaign, Session is also seeking donations of snacks, games, and other items for the LTC Alan R. Baldwin Veterans Center. Located in Breckinridge Hall, the center was established to build on the University's continued efforts of providing MSU's military and veteran students with the service, support and assistance they have earned.

The center assists prospective and current student veterans by providing counseling on educational benefits, enrollment and registration assistance, counseling resources and referrals, academic and career assistance, and creating a place for student veterans to study or relax and reconnect with their fellow student veterans. 

Letters and donations can be dropped off at the center, located at 304 Breckinridge Hall, or arrangements can be made to have donated items and letters picked up.

For more information, email ssession@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-9416.  

To learn more about military initiatives at MSU, visit http://www.moreheadstate.edu/veterans

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