2022 Information Fair

Veterans Day LogoThe Veterans Day information fair at the University of Central Arkansas is a chance for the community to learn more about various products and services offered by local companies and organizations that benefit veterans, their families and the community. 

This year, the information fair will take place on the McAlister Hall Lawn from 12 – 1:30 p.m. In addition to exhibitor booths, participants can enjoy free a hamburger, hotdogs and beverages. 

The following organizations will be participating in the 2022 information fair.  

American Legion (Post #0016)


Arkansas Division of Workforce Services

Arkansas Army National Guard

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (Suicide Prevention Coordinator)

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (ARCVMA)

IGY6 K9 Training

Jacksonville Museum of Military History

Operation Red White and Brave

Office of Congressman French Hill

State of Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (Faulkner County Veterans)

The BridgeWay

U.S. Army

U.S. Marines

U.S. Navy 

U.S. Air Force

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VFW Post 2259


Airlifter Brass to provide music during UCA Veterans Day event


Airlifter Brass, the Brass Quintet of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, will provide the music during the ceremony. The brass quintet will also perform a concert in Snow Fine Arts on Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Airlifter Brass is the Brass Quintet of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America. With the traditional instrumentation of two trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba plus percussion, the ensemble is known for its versatility and outstanding musicianship. A component group of the Band of Mid-America, their performance repertoire spans five centuries, from the glorious antiphonal sounds of the Renaissance to the rich diversity of American musical styles.

Whether a military march, jazz standard or an original arrangement of patriotic favorites, each Airlifter Brass program is thoughtfully planned for a blend of inspiration and entertainment. Its repertoire has universal appeal and includes special programming for younger audiences. This ensemble not only performs in concert halls and civic events, but also adds a distinctive presence to official military ceremonies and events of state. These six gifted players proudly represent the skill and professionalism of the United States Air Force as musical ambassadors before military and civilian audiences throughout the band’s ten-state area of responsibility.

2022 Keynote Speaker: Brigadier General Bradley J. Cox

Brigadier General Bradley J. CoxBrigadier General Cox was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He graduated from Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, AR, in 1987 and received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Arkansas State University in 1991. He received a Master’s degree in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas in 1998 and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2012. 

Brigadier General Cox enlisted in HHC 1-114 Aviation in November 1988 and was commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry upon graduation from the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Arkansas State University on July 12, 1991. After completing the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, he served as a platoon leader in Company D, 1-153 Infantry. Brigadier General Cox served in several positions within the 39th Infantry Brigade, including Commander of Company B, 1-153, Operations Officer 39th BSB, Brigade Assistant S3, Brigade Intelligence Officer, Commander 1-153 Infantry and Commander 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Brigadier General Cox’s Headquarters assignments include Environmental Manager, Comptroller, United States Property and Fiscal Officer, National Guard Bureau and Construction and Facilities Management Officer, and Land Component Commander Arkansas Army National Guard. BG Cox currently serves as the Director of the Joint Staff Arkansas National Guard.

Brigadier General Cox’s military education includes Infantry Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Support Operations Course, Command and General Staff Officers Course, United States Army War College, Joint Commander Training Course and Dual Status Commanders Orientation Course.

Brigadier General Cox’s military awards and decorations include The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Clusters, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal.

Brigadier General Cox lives in Jacksonville, AR, with his wife, the former Melissa Priest of Jacksonville. They have two daughters, Allison Heffington and her husband, Austin Heffington; Jordan Eubanks and her husband, Dr. Colton Eubanks. He has one granddaughter Parker Heffington.