KENILWORTH, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders invite all military veterans and active duty personnel, their families, and veterans service providers to attend the Networking Mixer for Military personnel on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course, 3 Golf Drive in Kenilworth.

The event is coordinated through the Union County Office of Veteran Services UC-HERO program.

“We are all honored and grateful for the many military personnel and their families who live in Union County, and we will continue to develop more resources for them access opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “Union County residents with a military background possess skills and training that have great value in the civilian workforce, and we hope this mixer will enable them to forge new connections in the community.”

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The networking mixer is free but preregistration is required. To register contact the Office of Veteran Services Coordinator Janna Williams by phone at 908-527-4918, or email

The event includes complimentary food. Statewide veterans services officials will be on hand to provide information.

Other upcoming events organized through the Office of Veteran Services include:

  • The “Know Your Benefits Expo,” a comprehensive presentation of benefits and services on Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 2:00 to 7:00 pm at the STEM Center at Kean University, at 1075 Morris Ave. in Union.
  • The annual Veterans Camp-Over is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16 in the Watchung Reservation.
  • On Friday, October 5 there will be a military campfire and hayride at Union County’s Warinanco Park in Elizabeth. This event will begin at 6:30 .pm.

UC HERO was launched by Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen when he served as Chairman in 2016. The program builds on Union County’s longstanding services for veterans by working to enhance opportunities for education, employment and well-being for eligible veterans, active duty service members and their families. 

UC-HERO continues to develop this year as part of Chairman Granados’s 2018 “Moving Union County Forward” UC HEART (Helping, Empower, Advocating, Reaching and Teaching) initiatives fostering personal growth and community service. For more information about Office of Veteran Services programs, visit online at or contact Ms. Williams at 908-527-4918, or email