VA to Host Veteran Town Halls in Eastern UP

IRON MOUNTAIN – Veterans and their families are invited to Veteran Town Halls in St. Ignace, DeTour, and Sault Ste. Marie Wednesday and Thursday, December 13-14, 2017.  The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting these town halls on December 13 in St. Ignace at 10 a.m. at VFW Post 5144 and in DeTour at 2:30 p.m. at the DeTour Town Hall.  The town hall in Sault Ste. Marie will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 14, at American Legion Post 3.  The town halls are 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 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.

In the last five years the VA medical center has conducted fifty-four 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.

Download the flyer and schedule at the links below:

Sault Ste. Marie: Download

St. Ignace:  Download

Detour: Download

November 28, 2017