Veterans Town Hall Meetings Planned In Gladstone, Manistique

Veterans and their families are invited to a Veteran Town Hall in Gladstone, Michigan, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 71 located at 802 Delta Ave.  The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting the town hall, which is open to all Veterans and their families and friends.

Leaders from the VA Medical Center, Escanaba Vet Center, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, and County Veteran Service Officers will be on hand to provide a presentation on VA services, discuss updates to the Veterans Choice Program and other initiatives to increase access to VA healthcare, answer questions, and listen to Veterans’ comments and concerns.

“We have done a number of these Veteran Town Halls and found them to be very beneficial in our understanding of Veterans’ concerns and helping them to resolve any issues they may have,” said Brad Nelson, Public Affairs Officer at the Iron Mountain-based VA Medical Center.

The medical center will also be hosting Veteran Town Halls on Tuesday, May 9, in in Manistique at 5 p.m. (VFW Hall); on Wednesday, May 10, in Munising at 10 a.m. (American Legion Post 131), Gwinn at 2 p.m. (VFW Post 5670), and Marquette at 6 p.m. (American Legion Post 44); and on Thursday, May 11, in Chassell at 11 a.m. (VFW Post 6507).

In the last five years the VA medical center has conducted forty-two Veteran Town Halls throughout the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin.

Any questions can be directed to VA Public Affairs Officer Brad Nelson at 800-215-8262, extension 32001, or Delta County Veteran Service Office at 906-786-7228.