KENILWORTH, NJ - Military personnel and service providers are invited to a free 'UC HERO' networking mixer August 23, from 6 - 9 p.m., at Galloping Hill Golf Course. The event is designed to help active veterans and active duty military connect with more resources and apply their unique life skills to new opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship.

The 'UC HERO' initiative launched in 2016 with the mission of enhancing opportunities for education, employment and well-being for eligible veterans and active duty service members and their families in Union County. Other upcoming special events include the first UC HERO camping trip, to be held September 16 - 17 at the Scout campground in Watchung Reservation.

Pre-registration for the mixer is required by contacting Janna Williams, 908-527-4918 or jwilliams@ucnj.org. More information about the camping trip, all UC HERO programs and activities, and the Union County Office of Veterans’ Affairs is available by visiting ucnj.org/uc-hero.

Galloping Hill Golf Course is located at 3 Golf Drive in Kenilworth.