Veterans and their families are invited to two town halls hosted in this region early in September.
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain is hosting the town halls September 6 and 7 in Minocqua and Crandon.
Spokesperson Brad Nelson...
"....the event is kind of two-fold. One is to be there and present some of the updates about VA health care, on our initiatives to increase access for veterans, especially in the rural areas, but the main event is always listening to our veterans and their families to their feedback, comments, concerns, any questions they may have...."
Nelson says they encourage those interested to come to the town halls...
"....there's a misconception out there that a lot of veterans don't think they qualify because they weren't in combat or war, and that is the furthest from the truth. Many of our veterans we see and serve are not necessarily combat veterans. There may be a lot of eligibility criteria that they qualify under to be enrolled in VA healthcare so we encourage those veterans to attend to find out what is involved in VA health care...."
The veterans town halls will be held September 6 at 5 p.m. at the American Legion in Minocqua and Thursday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. at the American Legion in Crandon. The medical center will also be hosting a town hall Wednesday, September 6 at the VFW Post in Wakefield, Michigan.
Nelson says you can call him at the VA center in Iron Mountain(800-215-8262) or contact your local Veterans Service Officer.