Annual Stand Down event for veterans set for Friday at airport

Stand Down, an event designed to help veterans in need with medical screenings and legal, housing and employment assistance, is set for 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at the North Terminal, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Free transportation to and from the airport will be provided by Princess Tours. Buses will serve the Northway Mall and the VA Domiciliary at 3000 C St. Pickups will occur on the hour, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except noon) from the mall and on the half hour, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (except 12:30 p.m.) from the domiciliary. Also, People Mover buses will be free to veterans with VA ID cards. People Mover can take vets to the mall or domiciliary, or Bus 7A drops off at the North Terminal.

Those who wish to volunteer can call Judy Thompson, VA Voluntary Services, at 257-5474. Social service providers may call Shawn Duthie, HUD, at 677-9877. Donations may be sent to Stand Down, PO Box 92135, Anchorage, 99509.

Anchorage Daily News /